Official Blurb: Excitement heralds the arrival of Captain Brendan Jay Merrick, a dashing privateer whose daring sea battles against His Majesty’s fleet have made him a legend in the American colonies. Brendan has plans for the Ashton Shipyard to build his magnificent new schooner. But one look at the handsome Irishman, and Ashton’s daughter Mira is making plans of her own . . .
Mira Ashton – queen of schemes and mistress of spunk – disguises herself as a crew member and sneaks aboard the newly built Kestrel to become the schooner’s sharpest gunner … and the captain’s most outrageous distraction. As passions flare, desire explodes with the turbulence of an angry sea with Mira 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.
My Thoughts: This is the second book I have read by Danelle Harmon, and I’m hooked on her writing. Captain Brendan Merrick is one swoon worthy hero. He is lucky as the day is long and a real charmer. I love how he has faith in himself and crew. He also trusts with his complete heart. Everything about Brendan makes my heart go pitter-patter. He is a daredevil when the moment calls for it and tender and loving in the next. Brendan is a great friend and person. You can’t help but fall for him with his sense of honor and humor. He truly is a hero.
Mira Ashton is exactly how I would like to picture young women from America’s early days. She is a straight shooter that doesn’t let anything get past her. What drives her fierceness is her compassion. Mira has a caring soul. She does not like seeing people or animals hurt, and she does just about anything to help them. Mira loves with her whole heart and when she decides to love Brendan nothing can keep her from him.
This story has all the elements I love in a historical romance; action, humor, love, compassion, heartache and so much more. I love all the secondary characters and side stories happening during the story. Ms. Harmon knows how to deliver a fantastic romantic story. I have determined that whatever you read from Danelle Harmon will be spectacular.
-Romance Reader Girl