Beverly Jenkins does a wonderful job of bringing Dominique and Clare to life and I really appreciate how she leaves out no detail to spare the reader's sensibilities regarding the plight of the slaves back in the day. There was little to no sugar coating of just what it meant to be a slave or simply a person of color living in those times. I thought that Dominique and Clare's backgrounds were very realistic and I liked how the story didn't take the easy way out and made them more fortunate than they were. Clare and Dominique were very likable characters and I found myself cheering them on as they fell in love, tried to find a good life for themselves and yet were thwarted at every turn. I was very glad to see that they got their happily ever after and the justice served at the end was positively poetic. A page-turner to be sure, this is definitely a book worth picking up.
She was the most irresistible treasure of all . . .
Dominic LeVeq, the most notorious privateer ever to command the high seas, has just captured a coveted prize: a British frigate. On a dangerous mission against the Crown, Dominic should be thinking only of his ship's safety. But the rebel captain is utterly entranced by Clare Sullivan, the stunning slave on board. Consumed by desire, desperate to have her, Dominic offers Clare her freedom in exchange for a forbidden night in his bed—a night he assures her will be most pleasureable indeed.
Clare believes that Dominic is nothing more than a seductive rogue used to getting what he wants. But she too feels a tantalizing passion between them, and so she submits to just one night of bliss. She'll soon realize that Dominic has captured more than her body. He's captured her heart . . . and she doesn't want him to ever let go.