Headstrong Violet Redmond proves that family fortune doesn’t make a lady — not when she’s more intent on locating her missing brother, Lyon, than finding a husband. The newly minted Earl of Ardmay, Captain Asher Flint, is no gentleman. Dubbed “savage,” he is still more interesting than any man Violet has met. An English bastard, raised on the high seas, he is determined to catch the notorious pirate known as Le Chat.
He’s convinced that Le Chat and Lyon are one and the same, so in order to persuade Flint of Lyon’s innocence, Violet sneaks aboard his ship when he sets sail for Cadiz. Her loyalty to her brother, courage, sensuality and intelligence captivate Flint, but he cannot give up his quest. But as they sail the high seas the man with nothing to lose and the girl with the heart of a lion will end up risking everything for a chance to uncover the truth. (AVON, Jul., 380 pp., $7.99)