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Harts Desire (Pirates & Petticoats #1) by Chloe Flowers. ARC Review.

An independent young lady meets a bold merchant captain pursued by a band of Caribbean pirates...what could possibly go wrong?

After a daring escape, Captain Landon Hart sails the Desire to Charleston for repairs and to keep a mysterious appointment with a plantation owner. He meets a sword-wielding, fiery-haired temptress on the way, and he isn't prepared for the impact she has on his tightly guarded heart...nor the trouble she manages to attract.

Keelan Grey had a solid plan that would save her from an arranged marriage to a cruel plantation owner until a deathbed confession from a loved one plunges her into a dark plot of deception and revenge. 

Desperate for help, Keelan finds an unlikely ally in the exasperating but irresistible sea captain. But while she trusts him with her life, can she trust him with her secrets?

Hart's Desire is set just prior to the War of 1812, when privateers sailed the seas looking for enemy merchant ships to plunder. Hart's Desire is a story about a young woman from England, who's suddenly thrust into plantation life as the daughter of the plantation owner. Hart's Desire is rich with fascinating insights into the Low Country of Charleston, the food, the medicines and the lifestyles of the people of that time. Keelan is a very independent woman who is determined to avoid a marriage of convenience. Landon and his business partner dock their ships in the Charleston harbor for repairs. Weeks earlier the merchant fleet owner, Landon's mentor, set up a mysterious appointment with George Grey of Twin Pines plantation-Keelan's father. It is this meeting which forces Landon and Keelan's paths to cross. 

Keelan has been well-tutored by her father's valet, and not only can she read, write and keep the accounts for the plantation, but she can also fence and defend herself with a dagger. Romance readers will love this spunky heroine and the scoundrel who can't help but fall in love with her.

Captain Landon Hart has just lost the man who taught him all he knows to the sea.  Now he must find out what the man was so desperate to visit a nearby plantation owner for.  Meanwhile his crew can repair the damage to the ship,  and unload the cargo. 
Keelan Grey is a very independent minded woman, in a time when all women are treated like brainless idiots that need a man to care for them.  Her father is a disgraced Commodore who barely escaped England with his life.  Now after the deaths of several of his loved ones, he is dying.  He needs to see his daughter settled first. 
An action packed, emotional adventure with fabulous characters.  A naughty hero,  a defiant heroine and a very devious enemy that is closer than they think.  Lots of fun with a suspense building in the background.
Our author is very cruel and leaves us needing the next book as soon as possible. 



I live in Ohio with my tall, dark and handsome husband, three children and two rambunctious dogs, Indiana and Luke, who are named after my two favorite action heroes.

In my youth, I loved reading Kathleen Woodiwiss novels. Today, I enjoy reading books by Julia Quinn, Debbie Macomber, Bella Andre, Barbara Freethy, John Sanford, James Pattenson, George Lucas, Linda Howard, Miranda Liasson and Sheridan Jeane. 

Variety is bliss, is it not?

ARC Received through 2016netgalleychallenge

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