The Bride And The Buccaneer
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by Darlene Marshall
Category: Romance/Historical Fiction Beacon Award Winner
Description: "Lucky Jack" Burrell's quest for revenge against Sophia Deford will have to wait until he discharges a debt. He has to help her find the fabled pirate treasure Garvey's Gold, then he can wring her dainty neck.
Sophia has no intention of sharing anything with anyone. She will have all of Garvey's Gold, no matter how much Jack's lean-muscled body makes her want to get to know him just a little bit better before she gets rid of him.
As the two adversaries squabble their way across Territorial Florida following the clues on their treasure map, they know that before they're through they're either going to kiss each other, kill each other, or both...
Genres: Romance / Historical Romance
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: June 2010
2 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [412 KB]
Reading time: 267-375 min.
"A 6 RATING!......I finished it with a silly smile after the decidedly wonderful last lines of dialogue... the romance is genuine and warm and the characters are interesting."--The Book Smugglers
"A RATING of 5/5!...I can't say enough how wonderful this book is. The ending is just perfect--and will have you laughing and sighing, and not wanting this adventure to come to an end...a wonderful tale full of humor, adventure, and a lovely romance that will sweep you away."--Smexy Books
"...The strongest aspects...are the chemistry, banter system, and likability of its two adorable main characters.... a wonderful time reading this story because Jack and Sophia are simply too much fun to follow."--Mrs. Giggles
"B+..."A fantastically matched couple, fun and adventure, seeing Captain Sinister again = a happy Jayne when I electronically flipped the last page."--Jayne, Dear Author
"...a wonderful romp through the wilds of Spanish Florida. Laced with a host of unique characters, intriguing clues that reveal the depth of Marshall's research, and humorous lines, this spellbinding tale snares the reader from the opening page to the end?Sure to capture a pirate lover's heart."--Cindy Vallar, Pirates and Privateers
"Running a bookstore is hardly living a sybaritic life of revelry, Captain Burrell. What a whining person you are, to carry on so after all this time! Take me to Florida, Captain, and we will find enough treasure that all your dreams of avarice and luxury will be fulfilled. You can retire from robbing ships and play at highwayman or do whatever else suits you. And you never have to see me again."
"If I throw you to the sharks, I also never have to see you again!"
"Yes, but you will not have Garvey's Gold. And Whitfield might get it. Then how would you feel?"
"You don't have what it takes to find Garvey's Gold," he sneered, firing his last salvo.
She stood and leaned forward, hands flat on the table, her face so close to his she could see the stubble on his square chin.
"The treasure is estimated to be worth fifty thousand pounds, Captain Burrell. Fifty thousand pounds. I would walk through hell, barefoot, to get fifty thousand pounds of gold and silver. And I wager you are willing to put up with me to get your share of the booty."
"If I join you in this fool's quest, your share might be only twenty-five thousand."
"We shall see," was all she said. She sat back down in the chair, and watched Jack Burrell stand and pace his cabin, glaring at her. Sophia could tell this wasn't playing out as he intended. No more so than the scene in the cave some five years back. He still underestimated her, and that was a good thing. She couldn't relax her guard, not now, but if she could keep leading him along, she might get the prize in the end.
And then she could deal with Lucky Jack Burrell once and for all. The man simply was not cut out for a life of larceny, at least not with her in his vicinity.