The Raider Author:Jude Deveraux Beautiful, proud Jessica Taggert captains her late father's fishing boat to support the Taggert household in colonial Maine. But her outspokenness against British oppression has incurred the wrath of a British admiral, who orders her to marry an American in 14 days, or an Englishman in 15. The only man she has ever loved is The Raider, a brave... more », masked crusader who avenges British attackes on innocent citizens. His nightly visits leave her breathless with desire, but he tells her he can never marry.
Instead, Alexander Montgomery, wealthy and overweight, obliges her. Although fond of this true friend who had come to her family's aid on several occaions, she dreams of The Raider's caresses.
And Alex, who had lied when he told her he was unable to make love, lies awake in agony, yearning to touch her. Alex is actually The Raider and must protect his identity - for he knows she would risk her precious life in an instant to fight by his side! But how long can he keep up this deception?« less