Love and intrigue go hand in hand in the latest Brides novel from bestselling author Valerie Bowman.
Valerie Bowman grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she's number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her mini-schnauzer, Huckleberry. When she's not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS. She is the author of the Secret Brides series, starting with Secrets of a Wedding Night, Secrets of a Runaway Bride, and Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage.
"Thrilling, delicious, and suspenseful." --Kirkus
-Thrilling, delicious, and suspenseful.- --Kirkus Reviews-Wonderful, sprightly repartee, a fast pace and delightful characters blend together in another enthralling Bowman romance. Always smart and sassy, Bowman's heroines delight in piquing the hero; taunting and tempting. Together they heat up the pages and turn readers' thoughts to what original storyline she'll come up with next for their -keeper- shelf.- --RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)
"Thrilling, delicious, and suspenseful." --Kirkus Reviews"Wonderful, sprightly repartee, a fast pace and delightful characters blend together in another enthralling Bowman romance. Always smart and sassy, Bowman's heroines delight in piquing the hero; taunting and tempting. Together they heat up the pages and turn readers' thoughts to what original storyline she'll come up with next for their "keeper" shelf." --RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)"An engaging literary treat for all romance readers who don't take their historicals (or themselves) too seriously." --Booklist"A delicious mix of intrigue and red-hot romance. Bowman pens a fun, fast page-turner of a romance, filled with characters that communicate even as they struggle to trust each other. For readers who like a soupcon of suspense with their romance, this is a book to keep you guessing." -- BookPage"A beautifully written tale, Never Trust a Pirate is a very enjoyable read." -- Romance Reviews Today"Bowman blends a lighthearted romp through Regency London with a secret spy mission and, yes, action aboard a pirate ship for a perfectly lovely novel." -- Bestselling author Maya Rodale"This book definitely had me on the edge of my seat and my head spinning with trying to figure out who was actually who and what was going to happen next. Valerie Bowman took me on a wild, adventurous, sexy & passionate ride with this book and I cannot wait for the next book in this series." -- Crazii Bitches Book Blog"A fun and entertaining adventure." -- Rendezvous with a Romance"Never Trust a Pirate is an intriguing book filled with secrets, deception, and romance. I loved it." -- Write-Escape "Never Trust a Pirate is a highly sensual read featuring independent, passionate characters and compelling Napoleon-era backstories." -- Jessica Shuck"If you're looking for a fun, mystery-adventure, pirate-themed novel with a rakish bad boy hero and a strong, sassy, secretive heroine, Never Trust A Pirate is an excellent romance story that is fully capable of sweeping you away to another time, and another place. The characters are compelling, the story is engaging, and the easy, natural writing style is seriously on point." -- Okie Dreams book reviews"Valerie Bownan has delivered a cast of vibrant characters and a suspense filled plot with witty dialogue, sexy times and a heartwarming romance." -- Francoise's Reading Corner