"The Devil's Necklace" by Kat Martin
The necklace promised great happiness or great tragedy -- and nobody could elude its power . . .
To British privateer Ethan Sharpe, Grace Chastain was nothing but a pawn for vengeance against Harmon Jeffries, the traitor responsible for his brutal years in prison. Believing Grace to be Jeffries' mistress, he plans to humiliate his enemy by seducing her.
Grace fears her priceless heirloom necklace has begun to live up to its curse when Captain Sharpe makes her his prisoner aboard his schooner. Defiantly she resists his coarse advances, and suspects there is more to this complex sea captain than his brooding anger and silent accusations.
But Ethan quickly realizes that she is not the wicked woman he imagined her to be. Grace is as headstrong as she is lovely, and the battle of wills that ensues weakens his resolve. Now Ethan must decide: can he settle the demons of his past and follow the destiny his heart commands?
# Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
# Publisher: Mira (September 28, 2010)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0778328694
# ISBN-13: 978-0778328698
MY THOUGHTS: This is book 2 of 3. I started this series by Kat Martin last year. I wanted to finish it up. Grace is born on the wrong side of the bed and being raised by her mother and stepfather. Her real father is Marquises of the realm and has been tried and sentenced to hang for treason. Grace helps him break out of prison. The man who is hunting her father is Ethan is the man trying to hunt him down. Ethan kidnaps Grace from her ship and thinks she is the Marquises mistress. As Grace and Ethan are sailing they have a passionate night. Grace becomes pregnant and Ethan marries her. But can Ethan forgive Grace for being the daughter of a traitor? Does Grace's father get caught and hanged? You'll have to read the book to find out.
MY RATING: 5