#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey brings her “signature blend of witty writing, charmingly unique characters, and a sexy love story” (Booklist) to the tempestuous tale of Jacqueline Malory, whose furious thirst for revenge leads to a confrontation with the handsome pirate who abducted her—and sparks a much steamier kind of desire.


For the first time, James Malory and his in-laws agree on something: it’s payback time for the culprit who kidnapped James and Georgina’s beloved daughter Jack from her debutante party and whisked her away to the Caribbean. James has finally figured out who masterminded the dastardly plot and is leading a fleet of ships to the West Indies to deliver some Malory-style retribution.


More interested in revenge than in finding a husband, Jack is furious that her father left her behind. So she decides to track down her abductor herself, but as Jack re-engages in a battle of wills with him, she realizes that he is no ordinary pirate. In fact, he may not a pirate at all, but a nobleman determined to settle a score that dates back to the days when her father was known as Captain Hawk—and what endangers her most is the increasingly passionate attraction they feel for each other.



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JOHANNA LINDSEY has been hailed as one of the most popular authors of romantic fiction, with more than sixty million copies of her novels sold. World renowned for her novels of “first-rate romance” (Daily News, New York), Lindsey is the author of nearly fifty previous national bestselling novels, including her popular Malory novels, many of which reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Lindsey lives in New Hampshire with her family.


    Q. How would you describe your life in only eight words?

    A. Currently, peaceful and full of laughter. Overall—amazing.


    Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

    A. I don’t think anything that broad in scope can be described. It’s one of those “to each his own.” For me it’s rather simple—sharing my life with someone I love.


    Q. What’s your greatest fear?

    A. Loss of loved ones.

    Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

    A. Where I am.


    Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

    A. Cool. Yeah, it’s outdated, but it’ a rare day you’ll catch me saying “awesome.”


    Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

    A. I used to paint with oils. Didn’t have much talent for it, and I don’t have the patience to actually acquire some skill for it, but if I could, that would be—cool.


    Q. What is your greatest achievement?

    A. That all of my books have made the New York Times list, including four in the #1 spot.


    Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

    A. That I smoke.


    Q. What’s your best quality?

    A. My willpower, when I choose to let it work.


    Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

    A. This question doesn’t relate to me, since I’ve never wished to be anything other than what I am.


    Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

    A. My sense of humor.


    Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

    A. James Malory.


    Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

    A. Villains are meant to be hated. I have no favorites.


    Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

    A. Are you kidding me? Being a writer, what could top that?


    Q. What three personal qualities are most important to you?

    A. Trust, dependability, a good sense of humor.


    Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

    A. Not thinking about my eternal diet, I’m going to say pizza.


    Q. What are your five favorite songs?

    A. “What You Give” by Tesla. “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” by Nickelback. “Overkill” by Colin Hay. “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone. “As a Judgement” by Ennio Morricone.


    Q. Who are your favorite authors?

    A. I would have to say Kathleen E. Woodwiss and Rosemary Rogers, who started this wonderful genre.


    Q. What are your five favorite books of all time?

    A. The Wolf and the Dove, Sweet Savage Love, The Clan of the Cave Bear, and two of my own, Tender Rebel and Warrior’s Woman.


    Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

    A. Don’t laugh, but I like to reread my own books. A few can make me cry again, and most of them can make me laugh again.


    Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

    A. Put your heart into what you’re writing. If you can’t laugh at your own characters, or shed a tear for them, or even get angry at one of them, no one else will either.


    Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

    A. That they love the Malorys. So do I.




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