The Spanish Rose Author:Shirlee Busbee Maria Delgato should have felt only vengeance when her brother, Diego, finally captured her family's worst enemy --the English pirate Gabriel Lancaster. But from the moment she gazed into Gabriel's burning emerald eyes, she became prisoner of a passion she must struggle to deny. — When Gabriel, bent on revenge, escapes on a pirate ship, he finds ... more »he cannot put Maria's tempting beauty out of his mind. It is during a brutal raid on the Spanish fort of Puerto Bellow that their paths cross again -- but now it's desire, not pride, that moves their innermost souls.
Just as they discover true happiness together on Gabriel's Jamaica plantation, Diego kidnaps Maria to marry her off to the influential, titled Don Clemente, and thus increase the family fortune. The next time Maria sees her beloved Gabriel, it will be on the deck of a burning ship, locked in a deadly battle that could kill them both!« less