Pirate. Privateer. Duke. Who is the man behind the mask?
Seven years ago, Lord Lucas Deverell, only child of the Duke of Montinyard, “died” and donned the guise of the infamous Pirate Captain McGregor. After years of fighting the French, Lucas has returned home and is ready to take up the reins of the duchy. Right after he asks the woman he loves, the woman who thought he was dead, to marry him. Assuming she doesn’t kill him first.
Miss Jaqueline Sinclair is renowned for her beauty, her fortune, and her sharp tongue. She sees no reason to change, as she has no intention of marrying, anyway. She loved once, truly loved, and none of her tepid suitors will ever compare. At least not until a masked marauder that sounds far too familiar sweeps her off her feet in a ballroom. Then saves her from bandits.
Time heals all wounds, or so it’s said. Lucas hopes they’re right. He must convince Jacqueline of the truth of his identity and that he still loves her before the villain who hired the bandits tries again. Lucas will do anything to protect her, even if it means dying a second time.