By Delle Jacobs
Reginald Beauhampton's career as an author may come crashing to
an end before it takes off if he doesn't find the perfect heroine.
Lady Chloe Daventry's quest to find a husband to save her younger
sisters from her despicable cousin turns up nil until she meets
a hero with ink-stained hands.
glance at the enthralling Lady Daventry and Reginald is certain
she is the only woman he can pattern his lady pirate after. Against
his code of honor, he pens Chloe as a brazen woman who rides the
bow of a ship like a pirate king. But Reggie soon discovers he is
in more danger from the genteel maid than he would ever be with
his fictional vixen.
and Chloe's tentative relationship grows into love and their problems
just grow. She is distraught over the plight of her sisters and
Reggie is battling inner conflict over his father's obsession to
control him. When the Duke uses Chloe's sisters as a more direct
method of wrecking Reggie's hoped for marriage to Chloe, the newly
acclaimed author and the lady come up with their own agenda to put
Jacobs is an extraordinary author; my first read from her work,
Loki's Daughters was an eye-opener to her talent. She follows
that same path with Lady Valiant. Her characters are unique in their
emotions, the plot is regency with a twist, and the secondary characters