Swept Away By a Kiss

Swept Away By a Kiss

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"A Secret Identity". When pirates storm Viscount Steven Ashford's ship upon the high seas, it brings him closer than ever to the nefarious criminal he seeks to ruin. Only one seductive detail threatens his victory: the scandalous beauty imprisoned with him, Lady Valerie Monroe. Temptation has never been so intoxicating or so forbidden, for Steven is disguised as a French priest. If they make it off the ship alive, to protect her from his enemies he must never see her again...An Undeniable Love. Back in England, and under the ton's scrutiny for a reckless past she hasn't escaped, Valerie dreams of the breathtaking man of the cloth with whom she shared her greatest adventure. Then he reappears in society under his true identity, Viscount Ashford, but, despite the danger, their consuming passion cannot be denied. Now standing in the way of their desire are Valerie's wounded heart, Steven's lone destiny, and a villain who will stop at nothing to crush them both.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.33g
  • AVON BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061965626
  • 9780061965623
  • 266,664

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A Secret Identity

When pirates storm Viscount Steven Ashford's ship upon the high seas, it brings him closer than ever to the nefarious criminal he seeks to ruin. Only one seductive detail threatens his victory: the scandalous beauty imprisoned with him, Lady Valerie Monroe. Temptation has never been so intoxicating or so forbidden, for Steven is disguised as a French priest. If they make it off the ship alive, to protect her from his enemies he must never see her again . . .

An Undeniable Love

Back in England, and under the ton's scrutiny for a reckless past she hasn't escaped, Valerie dreams of the breathtaking "man of the cloth" with whom she shared her greatest adventure. Then he reappears in society under his true identity, Viscount Ashford, but, despite the danger, their consuming passion cannot be denied. Now standing in the way of their desire are Valerie's wounded heart, Steven's lone destiny, and a villain who will stop at nothing to crush them both.
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"Swept Away By A Kiss" is a breathtaking romance filled with sensuality and driven by a brisk and thrilling plot. Her characters are intelligent, vibrant and wonderfully complex. Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power--what a compelling read!" -- Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author A hero who is not what he pretends, a heroine who is determines to unmask him, and a sexual chemistry that burns up the pages. -- New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill "A wonderfully written, sensuous romance by an author who expertly weaves time and place into her story." -- Kat Martin "You'll be swept away by Katharine Ashe's evocative writing. This unforgettable tale will dazzle you with its memorable characters, fascinating plot, and sizzling tension." -- Sabrina Jeffries "Ashe's debut is worthy of high praise. She presents readers with an incredible romance with enough sexual chemistry to singe your fingers. The characters are complex and highly sensual, the plot riveting and the backdrop vividly detailed. This is both a page-turner and a keeper." -- RT Book Reviews-- 4 and 1/2 stars, Top Pick "Packed full with adventure, witty repartee, an intriguing plot, wonderful characters, steamy hot love scenes and even pirates, this story is unforgettable. I highly recommend SWEPT AWAY BY A KISS, and I look forward to more works by author Katharine Ashe." -- 4.5 Blue Ribbon Rating--Romance Junkies "From the danger and adventure to the sensuality and romance, Ms. Ashe has definitely gained a new fan in this reviewer." -- Coffee Time Romance "4 stars! Ms. Ashe has taken the extra step and given her readers a twist of originality, offering everyone the pure pleasure of a breathtaking romance." -- Affaire de Coeur "10 (Perfect!) TOP PICK! I absolutely loved this book. This is on my favorites list...The sexual tension between the two is nothing short of amazing, beautiful and steamy! ... Fellow romance lovers run, don't walk to your nearest bookstore and get this book." -- The Season
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About Katharine Ashe

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call "intensely lush" and "sensationally intelligent," including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors' Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA(R) Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers Weekly, Women's World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world. Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine's books, please visit her website or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.
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772 ratings
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5 22% (173)
4 34% (265)
3 30% (232)
2 9% (73)
1 4% (29)
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