Author: Shana Galen
Series: Book #3 in the Sons of the Revolution series
Release Date: 7 February 2012
Number of pages: 384 pages
Source: ARC provided by author for review
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Grade: 4.5 stars
Goodreads apetizer: Passionate, action-packed Regency romance by RT Reviewer’s Choice award-winning author Shana Galen features the swashbuckling Sebastien Harcourt, marquis de Valere, and the nautical genius heroine destined to best him. After escaping France on a privateer’s ship, Sebastian becomes the notorious privateer Captain Cutlass. His reputation as a rogue precedes him and he’s undefeated in battle, until he crosses swords with the beautiful daughter of a British admiral. Raeven Russell is out for revenge, but now she’s not so sure she wants the dashing captain to change his wicked ways.
"I know we've not formally met," Cutlass said, "but might I ask why you keep referring to me as a 'bastard pirate' when I’m neither a pirate nor a bastard? It's rather impolite."
"How does revenge taste?" Raeven asked several hours later. [...]
"Sweet." He kissed her neck. "Mmm. A little like cherries." She laughed.
"Was it what you hoped? I'll have to live vicariously, as it doesn't appear I’ll ever have my revenge." He grinned.
"You don't have to kill me. What if you made me miserable every day for the rest of my life? That would be a kind of revenge, no?"
“I believe I made a promise to myself in the marketplace in Gibraltar,” he said, still on one knee, still holding her hand. “I realized I’d met my match, and I’d better marry you before you killed me."