In the aftermath of a hurricane, Lacey Delahaye finds herself marooned on an island on the Gulf coast of Florida with a mysterious man. They are immediately drawn to each other, but before Armand can confess his identity, they are kidnapped and taken to a tiny island in the western Caribbean. With the help of her son Crispin and a cadre of loyal followers, she and Armand must face down pirates, power-mad ideologues, and palace intrigue, if they are to restore the once idyllic tropical island to its former serenity.
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I really like M. S. Spencer, but I was beginning to be afraid her books were getting to be a bit formulaic. The last few all seemed to begin with a murder on the heroine’s first day at work. They grabbed me and kept me burning through the pages, and each cast of characters was different, but I confess I was starting to worry. Whirlwind Romance is very different. Each chapter begins with either a jelly recipe or a pirate-themed sea chanty. Lacey Delahaye’s jellies are well-known and Armand, the man who fetches up in the roots of the mangrove tree outside her home on Florida’s West Coast is far from dead, as he demonstrates while she’s trying to rescue him from drowning. He is, however, on the run—from pirates. No, it’s not an historical story; it’s contemporary. And when said pirates find Armand hiding in Lacey’s house, they kidnap her along with him. Thus begins an adventure Lacey never imagined getting caught up in. Her greatest ambition was to open a jelly store, not get caught up in piracy or the governmental affairs of a Caribbean island. Oh, and let’s not forget romance. Lacey is definitely caught in a whirlwind, and you will be, too—one you can’t put down. Clear the decks before you pick up this book. I recommend Earl Grey, hot, with crumpets, butter, and red currant jelly whilst you read it.