Can two people from such different worlds learn to love each other, or will Lilly's heart be broken if she dares to kiss the captain?
From Heartbreak to New Beginnings
In 1879, near the small northern California town of Ridgeway, Lilly Warren is a young woman who has recently lost her father. There is little time for mourning, though, as the responsibility of running the twenty-six-acre farm now belongs to her. To make matters even more complex, her father has deeded the house and the land to her in his will with an interesting condition: that she share the land with a person she's never met, or forfeit ownership.
Leaving the Sea Behind for a New Love
Ricardo Benigno is a Spanish captain of the Anna Juanita, a shipping vessel bringing spices and oils to the shores of California. Seeking out the farm of his old friend Leonard Warren, he discovers that the older man has passed away. To his surprise, Ricardo has also been willed joint ownership of Warren land, as long as he shares it with Lilly, Warren's only child.
Will There be Romance or Rebellion?
The attraction between them is instant, and they both agree that marriage is the only acceptable way they can share the land...
About the Author
Like any good Southern belle, Kianna Alexander wears many hats: loving wife, doting mama, advice-dispensing sister, and gabbing girlfriend. She's a voracious reader, an amateur seamstress and occasional painter in oils. Chocolate, American history, sweet tea, and Idris Elba are a few of her favorite things. A native of the TarHeel state, Kianna still lives there with her husband, two kids, and a collection of well-loved vintage 80's Barbie dolls.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Couldnt put down my nook until the story ended.....cant wait for part two
A quick read that was sweet in nature and flowed fine Kissing the Captain was my first read by Kianna Alexander and I thoroughly enjoyed this love story. In this first book in the Roses of Ridgeway series, we meet Lily Warren, who is dealing with the loss of her father, and discovering at the reading of his will that in order to maintain ownership of her familial home, she must work with the son of an old family friend. In steps, Ricardo Benigno, a Spanish captain whose father was old friends with Mr. Warren. Ricardo just happens to pay a visit to the farm hoping to entice Mr. Warren into training a young recruit, only to find that old man Warren passed away the prior week. Once Ricardo and Lily meet the attraction is apparent and Ricardo is smitten. When he learns of the stipulations of the will, he convinces Lilly that the best option is for them to marry and run the farm together. Each realizes they both come from different worlds and must learn to adjust and recognize what abilities they bring to the table and how they can make this marriage work and continue to build the land. An added bonus is that both realize the mutual attraction and must try to allow the love to grow. Will they succeed? To find out, readers need to pick up their copy of Kissing the Captain. This was a quick read that was sweet in nature and flowed fine. It was surprising to see this couple fall in love so quickly and try to adjust to the impact of the changes they were encountering. Throw in the fact that Lilly has never been involved in a relationship, some of the events that occur in this book, will have readers experiencing her emotions and wanting to kick Ricardo for his thoughtlessness as well as laugh at how Lilly treats him for it. Overall this was a sweet read and I would love to read the second installment and catch up on how this couple’s marriage is fairing. -Reviewed by Deborah
This is a short and sweet story for those who like uncomplicated romance without too much drama. This is clean enough to share with young and old readers.