July 13, 2007

Bored by society’s rules and strictures, Kathryn “Kit” Cranmer yearns for adventure –and she finds it on Britain’s rugged eastern coastt, dressed as a boy at the head of a rag-tag band of smugglers. But there’s another who rules the night: the notorious Captain Jack, the ruthless leader of a rival gang who will allow no trespassers...and who stops Kit’s breath with his handsome, etched features and powerful physique.

In no time, Captain Jack sees through Kit’s brazen disguise –and tempts her with kisses that compel the beautiful adventuress to surrender her cherished independence for nights of imcomparable bliss, But her lover is much more than he seems –a man of secrets and dangerous mystery– and becoming Captain Jack’s woman will carry Kit into a world of sensuous pleasures and unparalleled perils...and to new heights of excitement beyond anything she’s ever dreamed.

It has been a while since I read a Laurens and reading Captain Jack’s Woman I remembered again why I like her so much.
I enjoyed every page, every character, every turn of events and Laurens is incomparable in her beautifully written erotic scenes. Although I must say in this book they weren’t as abundantly present as in several of the Bar Cynsters I read. But that certainly didn’t spoil any of my fun.

I loved the story of Jack and Kit.
They’re both such strong personalities and so fit for each other. A gaze or the slightest touch enough to light their fire.

Kit is amazing. She’s the epitomy of the wild tomboy underneath the neatly polished veneer of a worldly woman of the London society. For her own reasons she doesn’t believe in love and enjoys her freedom to do as she pleases when she pleases.
In a way Jack is not much different, a man full of secrets beneath the disguise of an aloof and distant nobleman. A bit overbearing but in a delicious alpha-manner you can’t but fall for.

Kit is quite a handful, always planning and plotting her own wild way. Everytime Jack thinks he’s got her figured out, she manages to surprise the daylights out of him. But he knows exactly how to handle her: with passion and love!

The smuggling plot was not quite my cup of tea but offered the excitement that balanced excellently with the love-story.
I’m looking forward to reading the novels of the Bastion Club, knowing this one was just the prequel and I liked it a lot, it can only be better.

Heavens –it was worse than she’d thought! He was perfectly gorgeous –mind-numbingly, toe-curlingly gorgeous–

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