The Pirate Hunter's Lady (Regency Pirates, Book 2)
"Diana Worthing is the spouse of an English naval hero, daughter of a naval hero—she’s had relatively adequate of heroes, thanks. So while James Ardmore, Southern gentleman pirate hunter and thorn within the aspect of the British military, abducts her from a tedious condominium get together and spirits her off to his send, she we could him recognize what she thinks of heroes.
James interrogates her concerning the tiny island of Haven her father owns, the place Diana and her father and deaf daughter retreat to flee the realm. Diana resists, understanding that Captain Ardmore is an enemy of the English. but if Ardmore pins her to the wall of his cabin and asks her to sail away with him, sparks fly, and the temptation is superb. yet although Diana is an unhappily married lady, she has a daughter who wishes her, and she or he refuses.
James is familiar with the island of Haven holds the key to the pirate he’s been looking for years. He can’t bend the attractive girl Worthing to his will, even though James is intrigued by means of this lady of unquenchable fireplace. He we could her move, studying not anything. yet he’s happy to discover himself stranded on Haven the subsequent 12 months, Diana Worthing now a widow, and the sparks among them simply as scorching . . .
Peered anxiously throughout the window to the shadows of the road. there has been not anything to work out, in fact. There by no means were. Her mind's eye on my own had conjured Christopher out of the quite thick air. Honoria's sister-in-law Diana climbed extra gracefully into the carriage, settled herself beside Honoria, and gave the footman a nod to shut the door. The carriage jerked ahead. The fog grew dense, swallowing the crowds, the road, and ghosts of pirates. "Are you very well, Honoria?" Diana.
used to be a bastard. Their frigates strolled the seas with overweening vanity. They blocked sea lanes from valid investors, and blockaded islands within the West Indies to bar american citizens from buying and selling there. They observed East Indiamen, the massive ships of the East India corporation, to Asia, not just to guard them, yet in attempt to maintain all japanese alternate British. British frigates floated over all corners of the globe, and if their captains felt peevish, they bullied American service provider ships, which had.
"Nope." "Or my prestige as a lady." "True." "You didn't behave as a gentleman should." James permit himself smile. "If i might been a gentleman and driven you out the door, you would were mad as hell." "Very possibly." "So what may possibly I do yet take you down?" Diana traced his cheek. "We may have had tea." "You might have thrown it at me." "I don't consistently throw nutrition at you, James." "Only if you end up indignant. and that is lots of the time." Diana smoothed her thumb throughout his decrease lip, her contact.
Room. James lay in the midst of an important mattress, a brocade cover shading him from the overdue sunshine pouring throughout the home windows. He'd evidently been tucked into the mattress at one time, yet he'd pulled the sheets from his physique. Now he was once sprawled on his part, his again to the door, his correct thigh and part his bottom uncovered. throughout his again, approximately masking it, have been damaged, indignant stripes, a few scarring over, a few nonetheless crimson and uncooked. His damp black hair brushed bruised and scarred shoulders. A cry.
Sparring as basically Diana Worthing may possibly spar. He sought after the dream to head on, to turn into a gathering within the sand outdoor the shallow caves. Diana could throw her fingers approximately his neck and breath into his mouth, "James. Kiss me." The dream dissolved, and James opened his eyes. He did lay facedown, his fingers outstretched, however the white underneath him was once linen, now not sand. The mattress was once huge, the sheets sweet-smelling, and a funky breeze issued from darkish home windows. used to be he domestic, in Charleston? may Honoria faucet on.