Upon her brothers death, Valoree Aisley takes command of their pirate ship. Raised on the high seas and with the respect of the crew, she becomes a force to be reckoned with, as she seeks out her brothers killers.

Suddenly, Valoree discovers she must return to England and marry to inherit the ancestral estates before completing her mission. With the help of her crew and a hired aunt to act as chaperone, she can now hunt for a husband.

Daniel, Lord Thurborne, needs a wife. Valoree is a fresh face and definitely the most unusual woman he has ever encountered. Daniel proposes to help her find a groom, but then falls for her himself, and is caught in a trap of his own making.

With the addition of Valorees mission, an unlikely villain working to confuse the situation, and some real surprises at the chilling climax, readers are in for a wild and exhilarating ride that sweeps from the high seas to Londons ballrooms and bedrooms.

Lyndsay Sands has just the right touch of humor and the perfect amount of mystery to hold you in her grasp. With the best pirate crew to be landlocked since Maggie Osbornes Lady Reluctant, LADY PIRATE is a delicious treat. SENSUAL (Jan., 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin