Clara Halton has expected that she will die alone after being struck with consumption. She sent her daughter off to England never expecting a rough pirate to come and abduct her from her home. With hope of finally seeing her daughter again, she agrees to travel with Captain Blackheart.
Captain Blackheart, known as Gregory Steele in another life, was expecting his package to be an old woman on her death bad. He never imagined that the woman would be about his age and not as sick as everyone imagined.
Fighting a mutual attraction during their trip to England, both know that nothing to come of it. But as both get back to their "normal" lives, they can't stop thinking about the other.
What happens when Clara throws all caution to the wind and stowaways on Blackheart's ship?
I have been waiting for Blackheart's story since he was first introduced. We get to see glimpses of him throughout the series, but it was never enough!! I'm so glad that Ridley decided to write his story!!
Who doesn't love a pirate story!?! One reason I like them so well is that the H/H are thrown into close quarters and they have to interact with each other a lot more than if they were living in London and only seeing each other at ton events. Given that Clara is trying to recover during the voyage, that means the time they spend together is in the privacy of the captain's cabin! Lots of alone time!!
This is definitely another great addition to the Dukes of War series. The next one comes out in March!! The Duke of Ravenwood will finally get his HEA!!