Captured by a Rogue Lord

Book 2 in the Rogues of the Sea Series

She would marry no man…

Serena Carlyle dreams of a happily ever after. Firmly on the shelf at twenty-five, instead she’s determined to find the perfect match for her beautiful younger sister. What better prospect than their neighbor, the wealthy, rakishly handsome Earl of Savege? Now Serena can beg his help in halting a local band of smugglers. Then, one night, stealing away from yet another disappointing ball, Serena finds herself trapped alone with a stranger …

Until he captured her—body and soul.

His kiss was irresistible, his caress unforgettable, and he hides a devastating secret. A Robin Hood upon the sea, Alex Savege is the brazen pirate Redstone, seizing the yachts of spoiled noblemen to settle an old debt. Serena needs a hero, but her heart is in the gravest danger—for it is soon to be captured by a man as skilled at seduction as he is at plunder.

“The ideal, sexy, honorable pirate”

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“You are a rake, aren’t you?”

“Sticks and stones.” Slowly, ever so slowly, he caressed her buttock. Serena struggled for air.

“Everyone knows rakes are horrid. I agree.”

“Your tone does not suit your words, my dear. Nor do your breaths.”

“My breaths?”

“You are breathing swiftly.”

“Probably because you are holding me so tightly that I cannot draw in air.”

“Paltry excuse.” His amused tone acted upon her primed senses like a spark to kindling. He was not quizzing her, instead he seemed to be inviting her to enjoy this scandalous moment. No man ever cared about her enjoyment. Not even her beloved father. Her stepbrother Tracy tried, but never quite succeeded.

“I shall scream.”

“If you intended to, you would have already,” he said with great good sense.

“You know this from experience, no doubt.”

He chuckled again, and his laughter cascaded through her, wonderful and intoxicating. Robert had never laughed when he held her tight. He had never laughed at all. This man’s ready amusement felt marvelous. Serena’s blood seemed to flow with warm honey.

He tilted up her chin with his fingertips as though hoping to get a clearer view of her face through the darkness.

“I have no need to force myself upon unwilling women, my dear.”

She did not doubt that, bathing her senses in his musky scent, his arms holding her with leashed strength.

“There is a first time for everything,” she whispered.

“I daresay, but it will not be this time,” he murmured. “Now be a pet and remain still so I can kiss you.” His breath feathered over her cheek and lips, scented with wine. Despite the dark, Serena closed her eyes, her nerves singing with perverse anticipation.

He paused.

“Or perhaps I shall not kiss you after all.”

She swallowed lumpily. Her chance at escape beckoned. But a man’s hand was already spread upon her behind. In for a penny…

“Why not?” she uttered breathlessly.

A beat of silence.

Another.

Finally, “Why not, indeed?” and his lips brushed hers.

His thumb caressed her jaw languidly, tilting her chin up to fit her mouth more fully to his. She released another tiny sigh. He dipped the tip of his tongue between her lips, warmth flooded into her, and Serena awoke from her mystical sleep of sham respectability into the glorious, sparkling realm of her thoroughly tarnished virtue.

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Captured by a Rogue Lord

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Avon

Mar 29, 2011

ISBN-10: 0061965642

ISBN-13: 978-0061965647

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Captured by a Rogue Lord

is Book 2 in the Rogues of the Sea Series

The full series reading order is as follows:

Reviews:

2011 Best Historical Romantic Adventure winner

2011 Reviewers' Choice Awards

TOP PICK! and K.I.S.S. (Knight In Shining Silver) Hero
Ashe knows how to captivate readers with her action-packed romance brimming over with marvelous characters, sexual tension, witty repartee and action, action, action. Her take on the pirate tale is novel, exciting and highly romantic... Alex Savege is the ideal, sexy, honorable pirate readers dream of.

RT Book Reviews

Brimming with surprising plot twists, action-packed adventure...witty repartee, multifaceted characters, sexual tension and tender romance... I highly recommend Captured by a Rogue Lord.

Romance Junkies Reviews

A spectacularly sensual adventure… I adored Serena and Alex so much that I will happily re-read their romance again and again and again.

Joyfully Reviewed

The characters are rich, enduring, full of life, determination and love. … A fast paced, page turning story that will leave you wanting more. A must read.

My Book Addiction Reviews

I readily recommend Captured by a Rogue Lord. Pirate romances have come a long way since the bodice-rippers of the olden day, and Ms. Ashe is a welcome new voice in the genre.

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