Monday, May 17, 2010

Lord of Devil Isle-Connie Mason

Lord of Devil Isle
Connie Mason
Leisure, May 2010, $7.99
ISBN: 9780843964035

In 1775 England, Eve Upshall is sent to Newgate Prison though she committed no crime. All it took was an accusation without any evidence. Eve is freed from incarceration, but bound for the rebellious colonies where she is to marry a gentleman farmer. However, her string of calamites continues when the vessel she rides across the Atlantic is shipwrecked and sinking with sharks everywhere.

Captain Nick Scott rescues the foul mouthed beauty and asks her to be his mistress. With words only a sailor would use she tells him where he can go. That is until he begins his seduction with a kiss. As they fall into lust and love on Bermuda, the pair is trapped in the middle of a sedition scheme aimed at King George III.

Lord pf Devil Isle is a great gender war on the High Seas (and Bermuda) as Nick is used to taking what he wants and he wants Eve while she has been on a run of misfortune to rival Job and believes she must remain prim and proper for her farmer. Fast-paced, Connie Mason provides a wonderful colonial romance with traitorous intrigue to add suspense to the mix.

Harriet Klausner

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