Published by Jove on July 1st 1995
Genres: Historical Romance
His shoulders were broad, and muscles that had to have been developed by years of hard labor bulged from beneath his half-opened, white linen shirt. His legs were the width of mighty oaks that stretched the black material of his breeches to the limit, demonstrating every bit of prowess his body had to offer. But it was his face that made women catch their breath. A strong jaw. Sculpted cheekbones. A dangerous smile. Handsome, much too handsome. . .
His name was Captain Lucifer. His ruthless mastery of the sea was a notorious as his wicked way with women. And Catherine Abelard was his beautiful captive. By enslaving the stepdaughter of his enemy, the infamous pirate would have his final revenge. He would punish her with his kisses and force her to surrender to his every whim, every passion, every desire. But the devilish captor became the prisoner of his own longing. For Catherine found the tenderness beneath the treachery, the beauty within the beast. . . the lover behind the legend.
This book firmly belongs on my keeper shelf! I read this ages ago so I’m definitely due for a re-read but I remember being so surprised by this story (despite the bodice ripper style blurb!) and really loved the character development between Catherine and Lucifer. He plays the role of a big, bad pirate but who really is a softie when it comes to Catherine. A revenge style plot romance with lots of adventure on the high seas! You won’t be able to put this one down! The paperback is OOP but there is a Kindle version on Amazon