Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Captain’s Private Journal, May 30, 1790
My heart pounds hard in my chest as I think of her—the lass awaiting me, naked in my cabin as I commanded. She was discovered masquerading as one of my seamen, yet I am still appalled at myself for demanding such a lewd price for her passage. But when I looked into her eyes—wide, but somehow beckoning—I was filled with a need deeper than any I’d ever known.
For her. For Julianna.
Can I truly touch her and taste her and satisfy my lust on her without taking the maidenhead meant for another? I am a man of impeccable self-control—an asset that has redeemed my family and ensured I’ll not become my wayward father. Then what has taken hold of me? Each moment, the urge to go to her and steal away all that rightfully belongs to another man grows more irresistible. I must touch her. I must hold her. I must drive myself into her…
I must not.
Captains Price was short but dynamic. I really liked the theme; who wouldn't want a ship Captain.
Julianna was running to America away from her father and his arranged marriage for her. She had to work as a man since she pretended being one and everything was great until one fatal mistake caused her to show that she was a woman and not one of the men.
Captain Drew ran a tight ship he did not like to be taken for a fool and he had two females playing him a fool. Julianna was a woman who he would love to control but she was heading toward a man he didn't know or could confront, yet.
Their love story began with Drew humiliating Julianna as she humiliated him in front of his crew by stowing away as a man. As his boldness got to be more than he thought she could tolerate, Julianna surprised him by not being repulsed, but wanting his attention any way she could have it. She tried to stay loyal to Jeffrey but as the days passed, memory of Jeffrey diminished in her mind and Drew grew to be the man of her dreams. When a pirate ship threatens them, it was Julianna that came to the men’s rescue. She knew what needed to be done and did it.
Giving Julianna time when they landed was the only way that Drew could be sure that she wanted him, not because of what they shared, but because her heart wanted him. Knowing that Drew was the man of her dreams after all, she made her choice after learning that Jeffrey had married and that what they shared was a girl’s dream not the dream of a woman.
This story has everything anyone could want: danger, love, deception, and a heroine that isn't afraid to fight for what she wants and a hero who allows her time to discover herself.
4 Tea Cups!