Lady Katherine Wilde believes she has overcome any romantic feelings toward Brandon Deverill, who rejected her six years ago. Now that the rogue needs polishing to claim his title and inheritance, she’s willing to strike a practical bargain: Kate will mold the brash privateer into an acceptable English nobleman if Deverill will safeguard her from brigands on a voyage to recover lost family treasure.
Brandon had often thought of the day he turned Kate away from his bed all those years ago. Even a rake such as he couldn’t seduce an innocent beauty before sailing into battle. But now that he’s inherited a title and must take a suitable bride, it is Kate he sets his sights on. Brandon never grew up in a home with love and the notion of love was something he’d never before experienced. However, Brandon soon realizes he’d gladly trade his life to save a woman who has captured his heart.
*** Nicole Jordan and her ongoing series of Legendary Lovers has been both a success for her and brought extreme enjoyment to me. While I appreciated the banter and the seductions I did feel something missing and that would be just a bit of suspense with something more to overcome than just Brandon not realizing his feelings for Kate as love.
The contretemps with the pirate Louvel was and should have been expanded to a much higher level rather than the small tiff it seemed to represent. Other than that the seduction was sublime and and sensuality irresistible.