by Kresley Cole

ISBN: 0-7434-6649-7
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Mass Market Paperback

Nicole Lassiter was raised with a ship under her feet. She didnít know anything else, except that she wanted to win this race, and would do anything to accomplish it. Taking her fatherís ship into competition would be challenging and risky, especially if she had to contend with his enemy, Derek Sutherland. Sutherland was known far and wide for his ruthlessness, but Nicole was determined he would not best her.

Derek Sutherland was a man of skill, cunning and ruthlessness. This race would save his shipping line; he had to win no matter what. Nicole was too stubborn to admit that a mere woman could not captain a ship and expect to win. But when Nicoleís ship was about to sink in battle, Derek soon found out that this mere slip of a woman was capable of running a tight ship as well as capturing his heart.

Newcomer Kresley Cole brings us a wonderful story of two stubborn and willful people who know what they want and will stop at nothing to get it. Derek is dark, handsome and mysterious. Nicole is beautiful, reckless and strong. Throw in a fun, quirky crew and you have a fantastic story.

Ms. Cole writes her characters true to life. You will never be left wondering whatís going on or how they are feeling. The love scenes set the pages on fire. The plot is never slow and the scenery is very bright and believable.

Kresley Cole is a bright new voice in todayís genre of historical romance. I predict that we will be seeing great things from this author, so look out!

Reviewed in July 2003 by Debbie.

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