A GENTLY BRED VIRGIN
Lady Sophia Grace Radcliff, the epitome of a genteel Englishwoman, has no idea what awaits her, when she is summoned to her father’s study to meet her prospective husband. Given the miserable state of the family finances, she understands she will be sold to the highest bidder, to save the earldom from a humiliating declaration of insolvency, and it is a sacrifice she is prepared to accept. But the impeccably tailored garb and clean-shaven face do nothing to conceal the menacing demeanor of her intended. How will she survive a match to a man she fears?
A COLD-HEARTED PIRATE
Leland Stryker, known throughout the pirate ranks as The Marooner, for his practice of abandoning his victims on deserted islands, is a ruthless buccaneer who reluctantly signs a pact with the English, in exchange for a full pardon for past crimes. But the Crown extends no protection to the fairer sex, and it is in the sensual realm that Leland feeds his basic instincts. After he successfully negotiates the purchase of a highborn bride, he proceeds to well and truly debauch her. But something happens on the journey to America, as his wife assumes her position without complaint, and soon Leland realizes he faces his most lethal opponent. Who will win the battle of the hearts?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The latest installment of the Pirates of the Coast brings us The Marooner's story and is one-click worthy. From the lush details of the ship you are transported into this story and swept away by the intimacy of the characters. You are truly enveloped into the Pirates of the Coast and that happens when a master storyteller is at the helm. Leland has faced insurmountable challenges and will have to face his biggest one yet when he meets Lady Sophia, is she his true soul mate? Hang on to your heart, it's about to melt and squeeze multiple times. This story is about redemption for The Marooner and when you see who he is now,, you will wish that it was you on that ship. I wonder which pirate will be next in this high-seas adventure series?
Loved! Loved! Loved! 6 stars Omg, Barbara Devlin has outdone herself, with The Marooner, her third novel of the Pirates of the Coast series! The first page grabbed my attention and something wonderful happened! I could not put it down! Truly, I had so much fun following Leland and Sophia's high sea adventure that soon it became a real page turner. It can be enjoyed from the first page until the very last one, only to find out that I wanted more! There was never a dull moment from the very beginning. The story starts as Lady Sophia Grace Radcliff is sold by father, because of his debts. She is a kind, sweet and gentle Englishwoman, who never thought this would happen to her. That's when Leland Stryker, known as The Marooner, enters her life. She feels humiliated being sold as merchandise and claimed by Leland as a prize. Can she marry for money, without any love. However, she will soon discover that she can charm her new husband to get things her way, by playing the seduction games! And Leland's power of seduction is so sensual, that she will really love being his wife. She will soon captivate him, take hold of his heart and never let him go. Leland is so surprised to find out that Sophia has so many talents, that he falls deeply in love with her. Leland and Sophia are such a beautiful couple together! Although, they have secrets hidden in their past, they will trust and share them, in order to know each other better. Let yourself be swept away with this high sea adventure with Leland and Sophia! I loved the teasing and banter between them! Some scenes are so cute and funny, you won't be disappointed with The Marooner. Please note that I gave my review an extra star, because it’s so well written and I enjoyed it so much!