One of my favorite series continues to thrive. Jack is a Marcone and most think she is a man by reputation but she’s a woman alright. And when she’s confronted by Haydrian Victis, she’s in big trouble in more ways than one. Seems she accidentally blew up a ship of people since the ship was so old the warning shot destroyed it. As she’s taken by Haydrian to use as leverage against Marcone, she finds herself taken in all ways imaginable. And liking it.
Haydrian has struggled for years to rebuild his planet and if he has to steal to do so, so be it. Marcone has gone too far this time and Haydrian has the perfect plan to draw him out and end him. Or so he thinks.
I really liked Jack and Haydrian from the start. Both strong people as the result of their upbringings they clash immediately and make spectacular fireworks. Haydrian both attracts and repels Jack, but the attraction wins out when he turns on his considerable sexual charm. And in reverse Haydrian finds himself drawn to Jack’s waspish tongue and vengeful attitude. While we could all see they were falling in love, they missed the memo. And when the truth of Jack’s identity came to light the expected occurred. How could it not? My one disappointment was that the ending was a little quick and neat. I would have liked a touch more drama.
Series: Entwined Fates; Previous Book: Slaves
Jacquelyn Marcone is taken hostage by infamous space pirate, Haydrian Victis. He plans to use her as bait to lure Captain Jack Marcone. Unfortunately, or possibly fortunately for Jacquelyn, Haydrian has no idea that Jacquelyn is the 'Jack' he's hoping to bait.
Haydrian’s intent was never to actually take her, but just make the man he was looking for think he did. But the pretty blonde who constantly fights him at every turn becomes too much of a temptation to ignore. 'Jack' will make a few discoveries of her own, such as her desire to sexually submit, her shocking reaction to flogging, and the fact that her Pirate captor isn't at all who she initially thought.
Desperate circumstances can make people do things they normally wouldn't and for this Pirate/King that rings all too true when he finds he must become a thief in order to save his people. He's survived many battles, but the one thing he may not survive is the hurt he'll feel when he finds out the delectable blonde submissive he's falling in love with is the infamous Captain 'Jack' Marcone he's been determined to get revenge against.