At Her Pleasure
Harlequin Blaze, Sep 2008, $4.99
In Amity, Michigan History Professor Adam Carroway persuades his depressed friend nurse Nicole Howard to go on a Caribbean vacation with him. Actually the academic plans to work while at sea as Adam based on an autobiography, believes the treasure of Passionata, the famous early eighteenth century pirate queen, is on Passionata’s Island, a deserted island near Jamaica. He also hopes the trip will cheer up a despondent Nicole, who was fired twice by her ex boyfriend Dr, Kenneth Brambling; he dumped her as his lover and as a nurse at Amity Surgical Associates.
However, the isle proves not to be totally deserted as British scientist Ian Marshall is there. He has reasons to hide why he is there from the newcomers. However, he also possesses a so called love potion even if he is one hundred percent certain it will not work. When he and Nicole partake, he revises his opinion although he admits he was attracted to her before he sipped the elixir.
This is a fabulous heated contemporary romance with some historical passages (from Passionata’s autobiography written while in Newgate). The story line is fast-paced, but totally driven by a wonderful lead couple and a strong support cast including the infamous eighteenth century pirate queen with apparently more pleasures for readers to come