ONCE A PIRATE
After being caught in a storm, fighter pilot Carly Callahan is fished out of the water by a man dressed as a 19th-century seaman calling her Lady Amanda; she soon discovers the year is 1821.
Captain Andrew Spencer has waited a long time to exact his revenge on the man who destroyed his family and his life. Holding his rivals fiancie, Lady Amanda, hostage will be the means to an end. But the woman claims to be someone else from another time period and she certainly doesnt act like a lady.
Using her wits, Carly begins to fit into life at sea, making friends with the crew. She does whatever she must to learn more about the handsome captain and soon loses her heart to her captor.
Try as he might, Andrew cannot simply use Carly and toss her to his life-long enemy. Yet Carly wonders if she will stay in the past or somehow be whisked back to the present. She learns the answer when they are in the most danger.
An entertaining, adventurous time travel by a fresh new voice in paranormal fiction, Susan Grants tale is smart and sexy. Its the kind of quick-paced read that will satisfy readers from beginning to end with its colorful backdrop, appealing characters, and passion-filled romance. (On-sale Feb., 380 pp., $5.99)