The Lady and the Pirate. Childhood sweethearts who went different ways only to meet again years later on a sinking ship. From the Virginia coast to Nassau and all around the Caribbean, our condemned hero strives to prove his innocence, but the biggest challenges are before him — his nemesis and the woman he loves. Lee has written an exciting blend of action, adventure and romance. Fans will enjoy the well-written, fast-paced, suspenseful novel, while wishing the romance wasn’t such long distance.

Lady Cassandra Shepherd is headed home to Virginia when her ship is attacked by the infamous Captain Rose. She is wary of the instant attraction she feels for him, until she realizes that the pirate is none other than her childhood sweetheart Richard Davenport. He left her to pursue his life at sea and she fled to London. Neither found happiness. Richard entrusts her with his secret and begs her help in capturing the man who betrayed him and forced him into piracy. Cassandra grudgingly agrees, but when all is on the line, she finds the courage to stand by her man and help him find vindication and redemption, and a new future together. (HARLEQUIN HISTORICALS, Jun., 288 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Maria Ferrer