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#1 in Jeweled Dagger
Category: Romance: Historical
Average Rating: 1.0
Would you keep a secret to save someone you barely know?
Angelina Stewart is a beautiful, bold, independent woman hiding a terrible secret. After returning home from a sea voyage, she is touted as a hero for saving her family's ship and crew from a band of ruthless pirates, but Angelina feels like such a fraud. At the same time, her psychic abilities are becoming more pronounced as she attempts to unravel the mystery of London's gruesome murders before she becomes the killer's next victim.
Captain Jude Deveraux is leading a double life. He and his band of French privateers steal, rob, and plunder unsuspecting ships that have the misfortune of wandering into their domain. Awarded a title by the King of France for bravery during battle, The Duke of Bayonne, aka Pirate Captain, Jude Deveraux, takes what he wants from the world as he and best friend Honore live each day as if it were their last. That is until the day Jude discovers that the only thing he truly wants is to capture the untamed heart of fiery tempered Lady Stewart for his own.
Diane Merill Wigginton made the gravest mistake an author can make by not finishing this book. The story ended quite abruptly. This is a stereotypical romance with cookie-cutter characters and totally unrealistic plot. The history wasn't even accurate. Hetty Elliott's performance was adequate, but nothing to rave about. If I'd known the story was unfinished, I'd have stopped listening much earlier.
Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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