Saturday, January 21, 2017

#SaturdaySpotlight: To Tempt an Heiress by @SusannaMCraig from @LyricalPress #HistoricalRom

To Tempt an Heiress
Great story, great romance, and beautifully done all the way around.”—RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

After her beloved father dies, Tempest Holderin wants nothing more than to fulfill his wish to free the slaves on their Antiguan sugar plantation. But the now wealthy woman finds herself pursued by a pack of unsavory suitors with other plans for her inheritance. To keep her from danger, her dearest friend arranges a most unconventional solution: have Tempest kidnapped and taken to safety.

Captain Andrew Corrvan has a reputation as a ruthless, money-hungry blackguard—but those on his ship know differently. He is driven by only one thing: the quest to avenge his father’s death on the high seas. Until he agrees to abduct a headstrong heiress…

If traveling for weeks—without a chaperone—isn’t enough to ruin Tempest, the desire she feels for her dark and dangerously attractive captor will do the rest. The storm brewing between them will only gather strength when they reach England, where past and present perils threaten to tear them apart—even more so than their own stubborn hearts…

Reflected sunlight limned her profile: the gentle curve of her jaw, the translucence of her skin, the sunrise shimmer of her hair. Hers was a pale, radiant beauty, like an eggshell held up to a candle’s flame, or a spider’s web touched with dew at dawn. Fragile.
Without conscious thought, his left hand rose, his fingertips eager to trace the highlighted features of her face. But before he reached her, she turned slightly to face him. Her close-cropped curls made her wide eyes look even larger. As her gaze locked with his, he was reminded that the true beauty of delicate things sometimes lay in their unexpected strength.
He could not be sure which he named—the woman, or the storm-clouded depths of her eyes. In this moment, they were one and the same.
Her throat worked. “I suppose I haven’t much choice, have I?”
And with that monosyllable he condemned himself to spending an eternity at sea with her. Forty days, give or take.
And forty nights.

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Susanna Craig said...

Thanks for hosting, Patricia!

Patricia Preston said...

Hi! You are welcome!