Chef Adrian St. Claire and his two sisters have finally gotten their Pearl Island B&B off the ground. During the launch process, both sisters managed to find soul mates, and Adrian now has a new niece.

The St. Claires have one more dream to follow: recovering a legendary powder horn and necklace that was lost when the infamous Captain Jack Kingsley's ship sank. The tragic love story of Captain Jack and St. Claire ancestor Marguerite Bouchard LeRoche has intrigued the siblings for years. To confirm that the powder horn was on Captain Jack's ship, they will need assistance from Jack's descendant, Jackie Taylor.

Adrian uses all his charm to try to convince Jackie to help in the attempt to recover the missing items. Ghosts from Jackie's past make her extremely reluctant to get involved in the quest. Still, Captain Jack's adventurous spirit lives on in her, so how can Jackie say no?

Finishing up what has been an extremely fun and satisfying trilogy, Ortolon sends her much-loved characters on a treasure hunt. Sexy romance with lots of heart makes this the perfect way to spend your leisure hours. (Feb., 352 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith