The Captain of All Pleasures Mass Market Paperback – Jul 1 2003
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About the Author
Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Game Makers series, and five award-winning historical romances. A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. You can learn more about her and her work at KresleyCole.com or Facebook.com/KresleyCole. Sign up for Kresley’s email newsletter to receive the latest book release updates, as well as info about contests and giveaways (KresleyCole.com/Newsletter).See all Product Description
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Derek is a troubled soul who is willing to turn his back on his heritage and past. He spends his days trying to forget his responsiblities and drinking. He is also drawn to the sea and the race that will save his shipping interest. Add to that he finds himself drawn to Nicole Lassiter. She is everything that he should stay clear of but is unable to do that.
Nicole also has a love for the sea and when her father is put in jail under false pretences she decides that she will sail in the Circle Race. The Lassiter's need the win as much as Sutherland (Derek) does but fate has other plans and it throws Nicole and Derek back together yet again. Nicole is equally attracted to the dark and brooding Captain and she finds herself wondering what it would be like to call him her own.
This was a strong first time novel and I look forward to her upcoming story which is Grant's (Derek's brother)next. For a great weekend read pick this book up.
This was a very good debut novel that leaves you with a satisfying end and whets your appetite in setting up the stage for a sequel starring Derek's' brother Grant.Read more ›
Derek Sutherland and his crew are amongst the challengers, but he is more desperate to win than most because victory is the only way to save his tottering shipping line. Derek and Nicole are attracted to one another, but neither trusts the other. Nicole believes that he is sabotaging her family's shipping business. Fate intervenes when Nicole's vessel is damaged in a storm and Derek rescues her. As they become lovers in love, they soon have an epiphany that a third party is behind the troubles destroying both their shipping lines.
Victorian England on the high seas is as vivid as can be pictured in this action-packed historical romance. The lead couple is a delight as they brawl, argue, and fight until they realize that they are in love. Though the intrigue subplot and the "disputes" between her father and her beloved add tension, it seems unnecessary as Jason and Nicole have so much baggage to go through anyway. Still readers will enjoy sailing with Kresley Cole at the helm.
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I really, really enjoyed reading this! I had to give it 5 stars because for a debut novel it was brilliant. I shouldn't be surprised though... Read morePublished on Dec 12 2013 by Jessica
Wow, what a wonderful story. I couldn't believe this was Kresley COLE's first novel. She is a fabulous author. This book is captivating and takes the breath away. Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2010 by The Wraith
I ordered this book after noting all the 5-star reviews it received and I must say, I am in total agreement. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004
This was the best book I've read in years. Love it! Can't wait to see more from this author.Published on Dec 1 2003 by Lise Fuller
Excellent read, I highly recommend picking up a copy, it's a definite keeper! This book was extremely well written and fast paced, I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2003 by Babydoll171
I read a lot of books. This was one of the best books that I have had the pleasure to read in a long time. And it was a pleasure. Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2003 by Jennifer Banker
Wow - how can this be a debut novel by Kresley Cole? She has a fantastic future ahead of her. I could not put this book down. Read morePublished on July 24 2003 by Helena U Kjellander
Captain Derek Sutherland is every woman's fantasy. Once you start to read this book you won't be able to put it down. The scenes are hot, steamy and downright sinful. Read morePublished on July 20 2003
Don't miss this terrific new book by Kresley Cole. A hero to die for, a strong, smart, sexy heroine and lots of adventure on the high seas. Read morePublished on July 14 2003 by The Readin' Librarian