High-seas adventure, simmering sexual tension and enough excitement to satisfy those who dream of a swashbuckling heroine and a too hot to handle nobleman just waiting to catch her off guard. You'll be tempted to stay up all night reading this book and then dream of your own pirate escapades.

With a band of overprotective brothers (a la Lindsey's Mallory crew) it's a miracle Mirabelle Hawkins sails on the family's ships. For a beautiful woman she deals well with the seven seas, but when one man boards their pirate ship she's plunged into a maelstrom of emotions.

His brother's death at the hands of pirates sends Damian Westmore on a mission of revenge. He intends to find the outlaws responsible, join their crew and destroy them. Then he meets Mirabelle and the temptation to seduce her overpowers his hunger for vengeance. Mirabelle has never been attracted to a man the way she is to Damian, but she could never betray her brothers. She must convince Damian they had nothing to do with his brother's death even if she has to seduce the man known as "the Duke of Rogues." And with her brothers watching her every step, that's not going to be easy. (Avon, Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin