Synopses & Reviews
New author Tessa Dare takes passion to the high seas in this steamy tale of a runaway bride and a devilishly disarming privateer.
Desperate to escape a loveless marriage and societys constraints, pampered heiress Sophia Hathaway jilts her groom, packs up her paints and sketchbook, and assumes a new identity, posing as a governess to secure passage on the Aphrodite. She wants a life of her own: unsheltered, unconventional, uninhibited. But its one thing to sketch her most wanton fantasies, and quite another to face the dangerously handsome libertine who would steal both her virtue and her gold.
To any well-bred lady, Benedict “Gray” Grayson is trouble in snug-fitting boots. A conscienceless scoundrel who sails the seas for pleasure and profit, Gray lives for conquest-until Sophias perception and artistry stir his heart. Suddenly hell brave sharks, fire, storm, and sea just to keep her at his side. Shes beautiful, refined, and ripe for seduction. Could this counterfeit governess be a rogues redemption? Or will the runaway heiresss secrets destroy their only chance at love?
The second novel in the lighthearted, love-laden Regency romance trilogy by the author of "Goddess of the Hunt" features a ravishing runaway bride, a devilishly dashing privateer, and a passion on the high seas. Original.
About the Author
Tessa Dare a part-time librarian, full-time mommy, and swing-shift writer. She makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a dog.