Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Bride and the Buccaneer

The Bride and the Buccaneer
by Darlene Marshall
Published by Amber Quill Press

Copyright 2009

I do love a Darlene Marshall romance! They are the perfect company for a blustery winter afternoon with a throw wrapped around my legs and a cup of Orange Spice tea at hand. Who could resist Florida in the 1820s, sunshiny, bug-blighted and inhabited by a ballsy, young British woman who inherited an eidetic memory and a treasure map, and a handsome young privateer doggedly after the same treasure? Oh, yes.

Marshall once again gives us well-drawn characters, snappy dialogue and a few hot and heavy sex scenes to warm a cold afternoon. Her characters are terriers at feint and parry with words. Zap! Zap! Such fun!

The plot of The Bride and the Buccaneer is somewhat less bright and involving as Marshall’s previous novels, but her characters and dialogue are so intriguing that I didn’t really notice until I was finished with the book.

Most certainly recommended for an afternoon of sweet diversion.

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