4 stars · Historical · Intrepid Reads · Regency · Romance

The Pirate’s Tempting Stowaway (The Dukes of War, #6)

★★★★

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By Erica Ridley

Captain Blackheart leads a simple life of roving the seas, wenching and treasure-hunting. He steers clear of romantic entanglements that could tie him to land. He shouldn’t have any trouble keeping his hands off the gently-bred lady he’s commissioned to abduct—except his cargo turns out to be feisty and passionate! She’d be a prize worth treasuring, if having her aboard didn’t jeopardize everything…

Clara Halton thought the worst loss she could suffer was to be stripped of her family, stricken with consumption, and left to die alone. Then she meets Blackheart. Their attraction is ruinous…and irresistible. When he delivers her like so much plunder, his mission is over — but hers has just begun. She’ll force him to acknowledge their connection, even if she must storm his ship to do it!

My review

The book is quick and easy to read. It is the sixth book in the series and can be read as a stand alone, but most characters were introduced in earlier book and I strongly recommend reading the previous books (at least The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower and the The Major’s Faux Fiancée before. Erica Ridley’s books are hit or miss for me, but this one is definitely a hit. I liked the characters, the writing and the story.

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