Jenkins infuses her dynamic stories with memorable characters -- sassy heroines and alpha heroes who fight injustice and compel readers to cheer them on. Her latest is no exception, and readers will take Clare and Dominic to heart, believing in their love and their struggle for freedom.
Dominic LeVeq, the son of a Frenchman and his black mistress, is a privateer with a double agenda: to capture British ships and free slaves. Clare Sullivan is returning to Savannah with her mistress when their ship is overtaken. Though she fights Dominic tooth and nail, he brings her aboard his vessel. He plans to take her to his island and show her what freedom means.
Since Clare's children are in Savannah, she makes a deal with the devil: She'll spend a night in his bed if he'll take her home. But their passion soars, and their island idyll opens Clare's eyes to the value of both love and freedom. When Dominic plots a dangerous mission to steal Clare's children, it takes great courage and trust to follow through, but Clare and Dominic have an abundance of both. (AVON, Oct., 350 pp., $6.99)