from our review:Grace Chastain was always treated coldly by her father. Nothing she did pleased him and she could not figure out why. Then she discovered that her biological father was really Harmon Jeffries, the Viscount Forsythe. Although Forsythe has never come to see Grace, for obvious reasons, he has sent money for her upkeep. When the book begins, Grace has discovered that Forsythe has been found guilty of treason and is about to be hanged. Even though she has never seen him, he is still her father, so Grace bribes the jailer to let him escape.A week later as Grace sails to Scarborough to visit her aunt, her ship is stopped by privateer Ethan Sharpe, captain of the Sea Witch. Ethan tells the captain of Grace’s ship that she is wanted for questioning about a matter of national security. Actually, Ethan wants revenge. He and his crew were betrayed by a traitor and most of the crew were killed. Ethan was tortured in a French prison before he finally escaped. Ethan believes that Forsythe was the traitor and that Grace is his mistress. He plans to make her his mistress and find out where Forsythe is so he can kill him.Naturally Ethan’s plans change as soon as Grace comes on board. She is feisty, strong-willed and breathtakingly beautiful. He is strong and handsome with revenge on his mind. Now if this book had been written back in the 1980s, we’d have rape on the high seas until Grace’s will has been broken and she learns to love her captor. But Grace is not a weak woman under a feisty exterior and Ethan is not a rapist. Gradually, they begin to fall in love and finally they make love with Grace being the instigator. When Ethan finds out that Grace was never Forsythe’s mistress, he delivers her to her aunt. Then Grace turns out to be pregnant, and they marry. But what will Ethan do when he finds out that the man he thinks betrayed him is his father in law?
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