Publication Date: December 14, 2022
If not for deplorable timing, Celia Breckenridge might have avoided a pirate attack. She’s grateful for her rescuer, truly, however the stubborn man is sailing in the wrong direction! Most alarming still? The silver-eyed rogue is devilishly attractive and Celia must keep reminding herself she’s betrothed to another.
Jackson Beaumont had a plan: sail to the Caribbean; find a hidden cache of emeralds; return to society a wealthy man. Alas, he arrives in Charles Town with marauding pirates, a disgruntled heiress, and a hurricane at his heels. Rescuing the lady from pirates posed little challenge – allowing her to return to her betrothed is proving far more difficult.
But Jack won’t return to England without his fortune, and when it comes to another man’s bride, he’s not above a little plundering himself.
Seventeen-year-old Celia Breckenridge yearns for adventure. When her aunt gets ill, Celia is ready to make the trip from England to Bermuda. After all, she will soon return and marry her betrothed.
Alas, Celia’s return trip is interrupted by pirates. Fortunately, another ship enters the fray and saves the day, with Captain Jack Beaumont leading the way. In The Dangers of Loving a Rogue, author Jeri Black explores the forbidden connection between the ship captain and the English lady.
Celia is a strong character, very capable of standing her ground, but she’s baffled by the emotions she feels toward Jack. The storyline moves from the high seas to the Colonies, where continued close proximity fans the flames of their desire.
Before Jack can deem himself worthy, he must complete a treasure hunt. There’s a rather interesting plot twist that upends their budding relationship. Meanwhile, the secondary characters add quite a bit of flavor.
The Dangers of Loving a Rogue features plenty of adventures, including a depiction of The Great Hurricane of 1752, which was extremely destructive to Charles Town. From pirates to treasure hunting and a fiery romance, this story even has a good dose of humor.
A love of history and happily-ever-afters lured Jeri Black from reading historical romances to writing her own. She earned a B.A. in Finance after working several years as a bartender. Spending countless nights with a variety of humanity has given her a unique perspective on the attitudes and exploits between the opposite sexes. Her lively, witty characters are a result. Jeri writes historical and contemporary romance and is a 2017 Golden Heart Finalist. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her husband and forty-year-old box turtle rescue named Klide—who likes strawberries, chasing bunny rabbits, and chewing on her shoes.
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