He wanted no woman, except one made of sails and wood and wind ...
Handsome, wily Irish privateer Captain Brendan Jay Merrick is running from a painful past -- and fighting for a new nation's future when he arrives in the colonial town of Newburyport, Massachusetts, with plans for shipwright Ephraim Ashton to build his magnificent new schooner. Brendan's daring sea battles against His Majesty's fleet have made him a legend in his adopted country—but one look at the dashing stranger and Ashton's daughter Mira starts making plans of her own. . . . She wanted no man—but him. Brash, hot-tempered, and born at sea in a raging gale, Mira Ashton is more than most men can manage. Disguising herself as a crew member and sneaking aboard Brendan's newly-built Kestrel, she becomes the schooner's finest gunner . . . and the captain's most outrageous distraction. As desire ignites between them, Mira finds herself competing against Kestrel for Brendan's love. But when tragedy strikes, Mira must join forces with her mighty rival in a daring adventure that turns the tide of battle and brings glorious victory to the colonists, the captain . . . and the lady who has captured his heart.
Series: Heroes of the Sea, Book Two
A READER'S OPINION
Captain Brendan Jay Merrick is a rising Naval officer in the British Royal Navy, and just like his father before him, his love and mistress was the sea. An all around golden boy, loved and admired by all, he was going places. Nothing could go wrong for the young rising star until one fateful day he boards his old ship, of which the vile and cruel Captain Crichton is in command and who was caught whipping one of the sailors. What ensues is life altering for Brendan, who's shot and falls overboard. Years pass and Brendan and Crichton will meet again.
Mira Ashton is a young woman you has guts is vulgar and unrefined not your typical young lady. Her father owns a ship-building company and her brother is a well known privateer, and Mira his best gunner. Mira doesn't ever back down from a challenge she defends the weak, loves rescuing cats, riding like the wind, and sailing with her brother. Mira first meets Brendan when her brother brings him in half drowned, and her fascination with him turns to instant attraction. Brendan doesn't know what to make of her; he only knows that he can't help the attraction that burns in his veins for her. Brendan has Mira's father build him the finest ship in America history, and Britain for that matter.
So much adventure and breathless discription of battles fought of life and death only enhances the lure of Danelle Harmon's gift of story telling. Will Captain Crichton get his revenge on Brendan? Can Mira compete with Brendan's love of the sea? Follow Mira and Brendan through an epic adventure on the high seas! Beautiful story and breathtaking battles, and a love story that will leave you wanting more!
Danelle Harmon is incomparable in capturing your heart with her magical storytelling.
Format Read: E-Book
Book Source: Provided by the author or publisher
Reviewer's Rating: 5 Stars | Content Rating: 4 Hearts | Reviewed by: Maria Rose Dariotis