this is the first mary kingsley book ive read and i find it amazingly beautiful..The cover may look like just any other typical pirate-plotted story but the new elements like a father who could not love his self-sacrificing daughter and a pirate hero who does not have the normal ego-laden machoism is quite refreshing. He seems almost real with his vulnerabilities as well as his abilities to understand rebecca's (the heroine) pain and wants in life. i find that the story weave in and out smoothly but i wished that the author had shed more light on what further happened to rebecca's father and her sister Amelia. Somehow i wished the father had shown some sort of regret more. All in all i love this book and hope very much that there's a sequel! or somehow an extension of another story to it with reference to Marcus and Rebecca's continued future.
Bodice-ripping historical romance. Pirates, a beautiful spinster, the high seas, London, Washington, lust, & love.
DANGEROUS ENCOUNTER, IRRESISTIBLE OFFER, SOARING PASSION
They call him the Raven, his black cloak swirling about him like the dark mystery that hides his identity. His pirate ship swoops down on English frigates in tropical seas, and he takes what he wishes. But Miss Rebecca Talbot of Washington, spinster that she is, is either too naive --- or too brave --- to fear him. Taken captive while accompanying her beautiful sister on a voyage to London, tall, green-eyed Rebecca is stunned when the handsome buccaneer winks at her and presses her delicate wrist to his lips. Outwardly proper, but inwardly a little wild, she daringly offers to be the Raven's mistress if he will keep her sister safe. "Yes," he says.
Surprising them both, their sudden desire becomes a storm bound by flesh and spirit neither can control. Together they are floating on a sea of passion. But when the voyage ends, the Raven and his secrets are off to another world, another life, leaving Rebecca's heart still captive . . . leaving her with dreams of love.