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A Captain and a Rogue

Between the devil and the deep blue sea.Captain Benjamin Forrester’s mission is clear:To Do: travel to the Greek island of Melos and recover a mysterious ... read more

ISBN: 9781472044471
Published: December 2014


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Between the devil and the deep blue sea.

Captain Benjamin Forrester’s mission is clear:

To Do: travel to the Greek island of Melos and recover a mysterious statue.

Not To Do: evoke the wrath of pirates by sailing away in the dead of night without the statue but with a tempting and yet completely forbidden stowaway!

Thessa Cherroll desperately needs Ben’s help, so with the wind at their backs they set sail for the horizon. But at such close quarters can either resist the temptations that surface during those long, hot days – and nights – at sea?

Continuing the Melos saga .....

Rating By Julia,25/01/2015

Previous Stories ___________ Release Date 1 __ Safe in the Earl’s Arms ___ 07/14 (Warrington and Melina) 2 __ A Captain and a Rogue ___ 12/14 (Ben and Thessa) This story continues the journey from the last. Warrington had government business and stopped off in Melos. Melina was trying to get passage to England to find her father and to sell her stone. Warrington takes her on board but his brother Benjamin (Ben) who is Captain of the Ascalon is not happy about it. Being a long time sailor he sees women as bad luck along with the rest of the crew. They face a storm and Ben is injured. They make it back to London and Melina and Warrington marry. At the end of the book and beginning of this Ben is despatched to Melos for the rest of the statue and to see if Melina’s sisters want passage to England. On returning to Melos, the ship is watched as Melina was meant for Stephanos one of the strongest and self-appointed leader of the Island. Stephanos turned his attentions to Thessa but was not happy to see the ship that had taken Melina away back in his waters. There is friction between Stephanos and Ben to a degree but Ben is more laid back about things. His love of mermaids comes up a lot in the first part of the book and later on too. Stephanos asked Ben to pay a large amount for the stones but after looking at them Ben is not happy and offers a much much lower amount. It is not resolved so Ben retires to his ship and Thessa and her sister Bellona are at home but their peace is shattered by Stephanos who wants Thessa to marry him that night and her sister Bellona to marry his man Mikis. Bellona is less that happy about that and just before he arrived Thessa told Bellona that she is not keen to marry Stephanos. In a daring escape Thessa and Bellona make it to the Ascalon and Ben has to set sail straight away. They are chased and Stephanos catches up to them. Unlike with the first book, the relationship between Warrington’s brother Ben and Melina’s sister Thessa is bland compared to the banta that took part in the first book. Their journey continues to London and Thessa and Bellona are given into the care of Melina. Not use to the world they now find themselves in Thessa is more unsettled and goes back to London to see Ben. This comes to a head and is worked out between Ben and Thessa. The book lacked so much that was in the first story. It sort of got lost a bit and the story was a lot weaker. I am hoping that the author does finish with Bellona and Dane’s story but I think it needed more to help it along. However, the ending was pure gold and it would be wonderful to get everyone together in the last book. It is rare for any trilogy to have 3 amazing stories and although, I was not into this story, it was a good story and well written and had some fantastic moments within, that were fun. The ending was worth the read.

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