Shannon MacCready cannot believe her lover, the notorious pirate, Patrick Flannigan, is leaving her. Forever.
Patrick has to escape, lest the beautiful Shannon seduce him into revealing his dark secret. He sets sail, hoping distance will numb the love he found in Shannon’s sweet kiss.
But Shannon isn’t ready to let him go, so she stows away on his ship. When fate throws them into the hands of an unforeseen enemy, will Shannon's love be strong enough to overcome both their enemy and the pirate’s secret?
He leaned forward and placed his elbows on the table. The dangerous look in his piercing, deep blue gaze made her gulp. “Do ye know who I am, lass?”
She caught a glimpse of white teeth. Not many pirates were cultured enough to care for their teeth. Her heart fluttered, yet she met his eyes with boldness. “Aye. You are Patrick Flannigan, the pirate.”
He leaned back, his chair creaking, a half-smile spreading across his face. “Aye. I am. I’m a dangerous man, lass. You don’t want to get involved with one such as I.” His voice was deep, rich, full of rasping texture. Like he had spent a lifetime barking orders over the resounding crash of the sea.
She smiled, knowing her smile was one of her best features. He raised an eyebrow, his gaze fastening on her plump, lightly-rouged lips.
“And I’m not exactly a pitiful, mewling kitten, Mr. Flannigan.”
The eyebrow shot up even higher. She took a long draught of her ale and wiped her lips with the back of her hand. “I’m just a farm girl, Mr. Flannigan. I need some adventure to liven my nights.”
Adventure was just what she got.