Silver Storm (Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family, Book 1)

Silver Storm (Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family, Book 1)

by Cynthia Wright

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From a New York Times bestselling author comes the captivating novel hailed as "Romance the way it was meant to be."

~ Dashing and untamable, André Raveneau is the Revolutionary War's most reckless privateer captain when Devon Lindsay stows away aboard his ship after her Connecticut town has been burned by the British. Raveneau cynically agrees to deliver her to her childhood sweetheart in Virginia but doesn't count on his own potent attraction to the enchanting, courageous Devon. 

Although Raveneau has vowed to never succumb to love, can he stand by and watch Devon marry another man?

Through high adventure, swashbuckling sea battles, and the colorful history of America's revolution, the couple struggles against the fiery passion that binds them together.

"This is my ALL-TIME favorite historical romance - and André Raveneau is my favorite hero! I've read hundreds upon hundreds of them and it simply doesn't get any better than SILVER STORM." ~ PAST ROMANCE, Historical Romance Reviews

Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family series:
1 - SILVER STORM (André & Devon)
2 - HER HUSBAND, THE RAKE: a sequel novella (André & Devon)
3 - SMUGGLER'S MOON (Sebastian & Julia)
4 - THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella)
5 - SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay)
6 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)
7 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)
8 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012769817
Publisher: Cynthia Challed
Publication date: 07/19/2011
Series: Rakes & Rebels Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,358
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Cynthia Wright is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, and a member of the Jewels of Historical Romance, 12 internationally beloved authors you know and trust. Cynthia is best known for her Rakes & Rebels series, 13 intertwining historical romances starring the irresistible Raveneau & Beauvisage families. Her other acclaimed series are Crowns & Kilts and Rogues Go West. Romantic Times Magazine hails Cynthia's novels as "Romance the way it was meant to be."

Cynthia’s latest releases are RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE, Book 4 in her Crowns & Kilts series, set in 16th century Scotland, and HER HUSBAND, THE RAKE, a Raveneau family novella. Coming in mid-2020: QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER (Lennox & Nora).

Cynthia lives in northern California. She enjoys riding a tandem bike and taking road trips in an airstream trailer with her Colombian-born husband, Alvaro & their corgi, Watson. She is also devoted to her two adorable grandsons who live nearby.

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Silver Storm 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 258 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They both cheat multiple times and he is rude and hateful to her the entire book. He treats her like dirt and she just is so in love with him that she keeps coming back.  It's not realistic or romantic it's actually quite sad and pathetic. She has three love interests, gets married to someone else and he has even more love interests than that. I enjoyed the first 300 pages very much but it goes down hill quick, I kept hoping it would get better but by page 550 I realize he's cheating yet again. Not a good book and there are to many stupid twists. Not worth the time.  
goldieinaz More than 1 year ago
Anyone who enjoys a book with romance, fantastic characters and a good story line will enjoy this book. As soon as I finshed it, I purchased two more and can't wait to start reading them. This author knows how to write stories that leave the reader wanting more. Needless to say, I highly recommend it.
Larissa Margraf More than 1 year ago
Sooo in love with reading Cynthia's books! They take you away and put you in the storyline with the characters. A must read along with her other books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know how anyone can say this is a good story. I was highly dissapointed and depressed by all the things devon had to go through. Andre lies, cheats, and pretty much treats her horrible the entire book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Ms. Wright. The story was believable. The lead characters were good. The female lead was not strong but i liked her anyway. The romance was good but not explicit. The ending was great.
LilyBart More than 1 year ago
Cynthia Wright's legendary series of American Colonial romances culminates in this perfect gem of a book. Devon Lindsay is a delicious little patriot with a perky smile and bouncing red-gold curls who just happens to think that French sea-captain Andre Raveneau is to die for! Unfortunately Andre is so used to bedding scores and scores of eager and willing beauties that it takes time for him to realize that his bouncy little stowaway is really the love of his life. Devon begins the book "engaged" to a childhood playmate who is not really worthy of her -- but out of loyalty she stows away in Andre's ship in a desperate attempt to rescue her weak fiancee! Don't miss what happens when the two of them finally get together in this fun, touching, and inspiring tale of true love and American patriotism.
Gretchen44 More than 1 year ago
This book keeps up with all the fun, love, passion and excitement as the first two novels Cynthia Wright wrote. Devon, a feisty heroine and Andre her sarcastic love interest. Andre didn't win me over until the end and now they're my favorite couple! Cannot wait to read Surrender the Stars and revisit with them! For historical romance at its best--you must read Cynthia Wright!!
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
TYPE FAST AND ORDER THIS FANTASTIC E-BOOK! I have read many of Cynthia Wright's novels, and stayed away from this series, because I like more Regency or Highland Romances. But, since I have never been disappointed in the novels she writes, I went ahead and purchased the bundle. MY OH MY, what a fantastic choice. This book can stand alone, but why not immerse yourself in this slow building love story and purchase the bundle? I won't go into the story, as it has been described, but I couldn't stand the suspense, and must admit that I peaked several times ahead in the book. Don't do it, because the build up is fantastic, but my heart couldn't take not knowing the outcome. The ending is beautiful, tender and has twists (no cliff hanger-thank goodness). At times, I became upset with both our H/H but it made the reading more worthwhile. I highly recommend this series, or even just this book, which is free. (ljb)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, lots of romance and adventure. My favorite book of hers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the book. I liked Andre Raveneau the best. I am buying the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the book. I had a little trouble in the beginning i felt aa little overwhelmed with charectors. That was resolved by the end of the first or second chapter. I also felt that the romance scenes could have been develped a little more because it was the focal point od their relationship. I liked the story line and how he struggled with changing even after he met the "love of his love".
Love2Read53 More than 1 year ago
A hero to remember, great history, adventure, a fast-paced plot = super reading!
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
I have always loved novels about Pirates and the strong women who manage to get under their skin!! This historical romance by Cynthis Wright is one of the best I have ever read. It takes place as the colonists are starting to fight for their independence from Britain-a rather dangerous time. But not as dangerous as the Privateer André Raveneau. Devon Lindsey thinks she has just lost her entire family--scared and alone she makes her way to the pier where a sailor decides he is going to take advantage of her plight and gets her aboard André Raveneau's ship. Andre figures it out and keeps her in his cabin for safe keeping--he really is a gentleman. Of course she has told him she wants to find her fiance who is in Virginia somewhere, which she actually does. Now Devon is not exactly a prim and proper lady of that time period--she is a fighter!! Does she listen to all of Andre's dictates? Of course not! I simply loved the way this story progressed-eventually learning why Andre was still single and planned on staying that way--By the way--he was pretty sneaky himself!! If you, like me, loves to read historical romances with handsome, slightly dangerous men and feisty women--you will find very few better then this one!! I will be reading more of this series--you can place bets on it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the way it was written. Never a dull moment and had me full of different emotions. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical romance. I can't wait to read more from Cynthia wright.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy the storyline and the love-hate relationship was definitely challenging. Historically ... I expected more of the historical language though. Good book overall.
ilovetoreadBY More than 1 year ago
Very exciting Read. Good to the very last page.I love Cynthia Wright books and you will tooo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was a good read if you like romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story it can be a stand alone but the characters are fantastic I wiil definitely would like to own the bundle to continue the saga historical romance at its best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
654 pages. Enjoyed!
pretty-bird More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed her (Cynthia Wright's)style of writing. Good story plot. Keeps you turning the pages. If you enjoy reading the old swashbuckler pirate and the pretty young maiden stories, you will love this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad story line just not well written. So many ups and downs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining. One of them all nighters.
Lorelle More than 1 year ago
The Pirate Andre Raveneau was such a fun character to read about. I was totally involved in reading this book and enjoyed every minute of it. This book typifies why I love reading BR's from the 70' and 80's and makes it worth being seen in public with these lusty book covers.
Rebecca Biernasz 4 months ago
Anonymous 12 months ago
Devon and Raveneau’s story is a tempestuous adventure on the high seas. Sparks fly as they learn to adapt to their new love. Set during the revolutionary war mostly on board ship, they have many great plot twists including being pirates and spies. Their love grows and they are eventually presented with a beautiful daughter (after requisite interference by a spoiler). I recommend this book.