A swashbuckling outlaw and a spirited young woman play a dangerous game of cat and mouse on the Mississippi River in this romance from “a superb writer” (RT Book Reviews).
Mississippi River, 1879. Delta Jarrett is desperate to end the recurring dreams that haunt her: disturbing, passionate dreams about her ancestor, pirate Anne Bonny, and Anne’s lover, Calico Jack. In need of distraction, Delta agrees to serve as a reporter for her brother-in-law Hollis’s newspaper, the St. Louis Sun. She’ll cover stories onboard a Louisiana showboat, the Mississippi Princess, at each port of call as it makes its way to New Orleans.
Brett Reall, on the run from a murder he did not commit, is back in the bayous of Louisiana after a decade, disguised and on the lookout for bounty hunters and the law. His enemies could be anywhere, but after boarding the Mississippi Princess, he has a new fear: that his unquenchable desire for Delta will put her in harm’s way.
Delta can sense the danger that surrounds Brett, but her vivid dreams and growing love for this real-life pirate only draw her closer to him—and to disaster.
“A compelling romance that incorporates all the mystery, adventure, and passion of a historical novel with a fresh approach—the perfect tale for the reader who craves a hint of the unusual within a love story.” —RT Book Reviews