Book 1 - Seward series Merrit tried to hide her fear as she glared at the raven haired irate captain. No man had the right to be so handsome . . . or so cruel! He'd taken her hostage, stolen her dowry, and now he was robbing her of her sanity as well. How could she explain her craving for his caress? What other reason could there be for the sensations his startling green eyes aroused in her, for the stormy desires he sparked with the gentlest touch? She had to be mad to love such a devil, yet she knew she would find heaven in his strong arms.
Nicholas had never discovered a more alluring treasure. That she was betrothed to his enemy only added to her charm, for what better revenge than to send his foe a bride who had lost both her dowry and her innocence! And teaching her the pleasures of passion would be even more enjoyable than spending her wealth! He could easily imagine her flushed with desire, welcoming him into her sweet embrace, ready to forsake everything to remain the Pirate's Captive!