Never Trust A Pirate (Playful Brides #7) by Valerie Bowman
Synopsis: The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . .
A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother’s estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he’s actually a viscount, Cade’s renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter. And even though a case of mistaken identity can be quickly set to rights, matters of the heart are quite different…
Miss Danielle LaCrosse is startled to learn that the handsome gentleman who radiates sin and has the devil in his eyes is not her employer the Viscount, but rather his infamous brother. A former heiress, orphaned and left penniless, Danielle has more than a few secrets of her own. Cade may be skilled at coaxing even the most hidden desires out of Danielle but can he earn her trust–and win her heart–as they embark on an adventure to confront a dangerous enemy from both of their pasts . . . and uncover the identity of the so-called Black Fox along the way?
Review: This was a fun and entertaining adventure. Both have secrets they cannot share. She is sent into the home of Cade Cavendish’s brother in order to spy on Cade. Cade is in London on a mission of revenge and he plays up the “black sheep of the family” persona so that no one figures out his true purpose, not even his brother knows his mission. Danielle mistakes Cade for Lord Cavendish when she sees him, drunk and heading into the wrong room. She goes to help him and ends up on his lap just as the real Lord Cavendish and Lady Cavendish come to the door. From then on, the attraction builds between the two. Cade loves her open and independent nature and how she speaks her mind and flirts with him. Danielle enjoys their interactions and talks and she finds herself falling for her mark. Their attraction builds up to the point that she leaves him after they share a very romantic dance in her room. She has a new mission, to hunt down the man who killed her father. Cade gets word about the man who tortured his brother is leaving London and he races to catch him. I don’t want to spoil anything but when they reunite, man it was wonderful to watch. I enjoyed their adventure and the characters are strong and the plot is entertaining. This was the first book that I have read
This was the first book that I have read by this author and I think I will definitely go back and read books 1-6 in the series.