Danger forces Catherine Amberly to disguise herself as a cabin boy on a privateer bound for the Caribbean. But the threats she left behind follow her into the heat of the tropics, where she must face her feelings for her captain, Ransom Duprey.
Ransom has his own enemies—and suspicions about the beautiful young woman in the Barbados ballroom. Although they’ve never met, she seems to know him better than he does himself, and the more she denies him, the more determined he is to uncover all of her secrets...
"This is a fun-filled adventure with pirates, villains, lords and ladies, suspense, romance, and much more." – Bookbug
Two-time RITA Finalist Deborah Simmons is a USA Today bestselling author of historical romances originally published by Avon, Harlequin, and Berkley, as well as a romantic comedy.
KEY THEMES: pirate romance, action adventure, strong heroine, Regency romance, romantic suspense, independent heroine, Caribbean romance, disguise, island historical romance, masquerade, shipboard romance, captain hero, happily ever after, love story
USA Today bestselling author Deborah Simmons began her career as a journalist, but left nonfiction for the world of happily ever afters. She’s written historical romances originally published by Avon, Harlequin, and Berkley, as well as a romantic comedy.
Her books A Lady of Distinction and The Gentleman Thief were finalists in Romance Writers of America’s annual RITA competition. Two other releases, The Gentleman's Quest and Glory and the Rake (now titled Glory and the Duke), were up for The Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence for Mystery/Suspense. And her work has been translated and published in more than thirty countries, with graphic novel editions available for some titles.
She believes in strong heroines, wry humor, a touch of mystery, and love that can’t be denied.