GOOD GROOM HUNTING
A treasure map, a thrilling hunt, a
pair of sworn enemies turned lovers,
a vicious feud, a wild adventure and
utterly delightful characters add tang and pleasure to Galen's latest treasure.
Josephine Hale believes her grandfather's outlandish stories about his days on the high seas, and she has the map to prove it. One problem: Stephen Doubleday, her sworn enemy, has the other half. The Hale and Doubleday families have been at odds since Nate Hale killed his partner, Lord Westman, on their ship, The Good Groom.
Neither family speaks of the other, so how is Josie to get the rest of the map? Seduce Stephen, that's how! For Stephen, the possibility of a fortune in hidden treasure and a passionate woman are compelling. But as they begin their hunt for the fortune, they enter perilous waters and make an enemy of the feared pirate One-Eyed Jack. They also uncover the truth about the day Westman died. But the danger is worth any price for the chance to claim their love and unite their families. (Avon, Feb., 384 pp., $5.99)