In 1803, Charleston native Brandy Winters is anxious to escape her drudgery-filled life working at her father's tavern, so she stows away on Marcus Delaine's ship. When Marcus finds her, he is furious, and he becomes even angrier when she is almost raped by a member of his crew. But at last his rage turns to desire and passion. Brandy responds in kind, even though she knows that his first love is the sea. When an accident leaves Marcus paralyzed, Brandy helps him learn to walk again even though she knows he will leave her for life on board his ship. And so he does, only to realize, once he is sailing the high seas, how much he has left behind. Martin's newest book has few surprises but lots of energy and adventure. The writing is crisp and clear, and the characters are larger than life
Historical Romance. Good writer - keeps your interest.
Fun but predictable story, if not the best writing. Good mindless fun for vacation or beach.
Great romance by Kat Martin - great characters and suspenseful.
very adventurous and very breath-taking. kat martin creates the perfect love story with beautiful and courageous characters.
Regency romance about Brandy, the barmaid, & her love for a sea Captain. Never liked the song; didn't like the story - completely predictable, boring. Not Kat Martin's best.
From Publishers Weekly: "Martin continues her seagoing Regencies with this breast-heaver about tavern girl Brianne Brandy Winters and hard-muscled Marcus Delaine, Lord Hawksmoor and the owner of Hawksmoor Shipping. Brandy, the prettiest bit of baggage in Charleston, S.C., hates the boredom and the pawing at her fathers White Horse Tavern, so she stows away on Marcuss ship, the Fairwind, in order to see a bit of the world. While Brandy learns about life on the open sea, Marcus unsuccessfully fights off the urge to bed her. Disaster comes when someone trying to sabotage Hawksmoor Shipping sets up an accident that leaves Brandys lover paralyzed from the waist down. Its only after Brandys father dies, leaving her rich, that she goes to England, nurses the crippled, impotent Marcus back to health and virility and learns how to be a lady. Unfortunately, while historical romances often rely on an acceptable share of clichs, Martins at best are flat and puerile." Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.