"an enjoyable good romp!"
During a midnight ride, Kit Cranmer stumbles across a band
of smugglers and helps them escape capture. They are
grateful for her help, and thinking that she is a man
because of the breeches that she is wearing, the smugglers
ask Kit to be their leader. Being of the adventurous
type, how could she refuse?
Jonathon, Lord Hendon's mission is to control the
smuggling routes along the coast of England to ensure that
no French spies use these routes. He is known as Captain
Jack and he must convince the rag-tag gang of Kit's to
join forces so that he has complete control of the area.
Jack soon sees through Kit's disguise and because of her
unusual coloring he assumes she is the illegitimate
daughter of one of the Cranmers. Of course, Kit doesn't
Jack wants her for his mistress. Kit only wants to
experience passion. She foolishly believes she can walk
away unscathed. They may face perils at every turn, but
the real danger is the ardor that they have unleashed.
Jack and Kit's devotion to each other is intense with love
scenes that are quite racy. However, there were times
that I wanted to hit Jack over the head. He loves Kit,
but wants to change and control her, which didn't make
sense. It was her wild streak, which made him fall in
love with her. Eventually, they do work this all out.
Kit doesn't lose her identity, but in reality maybe grows
up a tad. Even Jack does a little changing for he loves
Kit, and accepts her for who she is. Overall, I have to
say that the story was an enjoyable good romp!
Michelle Nutt: Author site
Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted November 2, 2006