The Pirate Hunter's Lady (Regency Pirates, Book 2)

By Jennifer Ashley

"Diana Worthing is the spouse of an English naval hero, daughter of a naval hero—she’s had fairly adequate of heroes, thanks. So whilst James Ardmore, Southern gentleman pirate hunter and thorn within the facet of the British army, abducts her from a tedious condominium get together and spirits her off to his send, she we could him comprehend what she thinks of heroes.

James interrogates her in regards to the tiny island of Haven her father owns, the place Diana and her father and deaf daughter retreat to flee the area. Diana resists, realizing that Captain Ardmore is an enemy of the English. but if Ardmore pins her to the wall of his cabin and asks her to sail away with him, sparks fly, and the temptation is excellent. yet although Diana is an unhappily married lady, she has a daughter who wishes her, and she or he refuses.

James understands the island of Haven holds the key to the pirate he’s been looking for years. He can’t bend the gorgeous girl Worthing to his will, although James is intrigued through this lady of unquenchable fireplace. He we could her move, studying not anything. yet he’s happy to discover himself stranded on Haven the subsequent 12 months, Diana Worthing now a widow, and the sparks among them simply as scorching . . .

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Move forward and hate me, Diana. i am used to it. Diana had roused her father once she'd reached the home. Lockwood had pop out of his room, alarmed, and but while calm, as if he'd been awaiting this. they might convened within the research on the admiral's advice. "Well, Ardmore," Lockwood acknowledged quietly. "What do you need me to assert? " "I wish you to inform me the identify of the pirate who has you operating for him," James stated. Lockwood's face hardened. For an immediate, James observed the place Diana got here through her outstanding scorn.

For what needs to come after. She considered Isabeau tucked in mattress, not able to listen to the thunder that had shaken the home. His gaze grew to become questioned. "Diana, what's it? " She shook her head, attempting to make a decision the way to clarify, yet James wasn't a sufferer guy. He tossed the foremost to the bedside desk. "I be aware of you do not supply a rattling approximately morals--not your English society's model of morals besides. you are fearful of whatever. Me? " The absurdity of that made her chuckle. "Goodness, no. i haven't been frightened of you. " "Other ladies have informed me that.

No aspects. Or not less than, no matter what aspect is opposed to Napoleon. " "I see. Commendable of you. " She didn't stream. James went on, "This is the key you didn't wish me to work out? Why did you think that i'd care if you happen to ran items prior Bonaparte's continental procedure? I have interaction in blockade working myself, whilst i've got the time. The shippers in Gibraltar are creating a fortune out of it, shifting banned items to impartial ships and operating them out and in. " "We don't do it for money," Diana acknowledged, the pistol unwavering.

Those will visit Gibraltar, to be taken north via French traces to British infantry. " James smiled in the dead of night. "The French have pretty well deserted southern Spain, were you aware that? Your basic Wellesley is giving them a great run towards the north. now not lengthy from now, he will take France itself. He does not desire this little stash of British, French, and Prussian guns. " "French? What are you conversing approximately? " "This isn't really a stockpile, Diana. this is often plunder. " "Good Lord, James, what are you accusing my father of now?

I'd have performed whatever to come back at him for that, together with stealing the lady he enjoyed. If Alexandra had now not been who she was once, i'd have ruined her and damaged Finley's center. i'd have wrecked either their lives and pulled them down into my distress. " James reached around the desk and touched the thick gold band round Diana's finger. "There's an international of wounding contained in the Ardmores. you just need to examine us to determine it. i have determined it is time to switch that. " Diana studied his hand, scarred with years of combating and surviving.

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