Miss Aimée Peters desperately craves respectability: after her father scandalously auctions off her virginity, she flees London to become a governess in remote Yorkshire. She’s horrified to discover her new employer, the piratical Captain Corcoran, never sought a governess – he wants a bride!
TO BE CAPTAIN’S FIRST MATE!
Aimée’s unadorned charm makes Captain Corcoran forget the true reason he married her. Then he discovers the fortune of coins stitched into Aimée’s bodice – what secrets does his new wife hide behind her oh, so innocent façade?
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The Captain and the Hoyden
I really enjoyed this book from the start. Aimée does not behave like it is expected from a staid governess or a gently raised girl; she was fun to read about. She is practical above all things, but she can also dream and is not afraid of much. The sailors who are Captain Corcoran’s servants are great secondary characters, and provide a nice background. And then of course the Captain himself. Who is portrayed very lively, and has been burned badly by his first wife. This makes him very untrusting of Aimée’s motives and jumping to the wrong conclusion very often. But Aimée takes it all in stride, and she holds her own against his accusations. I liked them together, both are not looking for love, but finding it nonetheless. Aimée has no idea how to run a household, but she is determined to learn. Unfortunately, the Dowager Duchess really hates her, and does her best to make her miserable. I had fun reading this book, and I do recommend it if you like a lighter writing style and your historical romances outside the ballrooms of the ton. I am looking forward to reading more of Annie’s books.
a good read
a sweet story of how good two people can be at misunderstanding each other. I like the story though and the characters, and unlike many stories of a similar character it doesn't feel embarrassing or silly. A good read.
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