cover image The Pirate Bride

The Pirate Bride

Shannon Drake, . . HQN, $7.99 (378pp) ISBN 978-0-373-77316-9

The high seas make for great adventure and red-hot passion as a beleaguered ship captain meets his match in the notorious scoundrel Red Robert. When Scottish lord Logan Haggerty is captured at sea, he is shocked to discover that “Robert” is a beautiful and fearless woman leading the boat of dutiful and deferential pirates. Red is wary of Logan but cannot deny the chemistry they have, though she refuses to let it interfere with her single-minded devotion to taking vengeance on the murderous con man who ruined her life. As disaster threatens, identities are finally unmasked, and Red and Logan seize the chance for passion. Drake (The Queen's Lady ) constructs a well-drawn plot and provides plenty of sexual tension and romantic encounters as well as exotic scenery. (Nov.)