Pirate captain Fredrick Thorne intended
to kidnap Governor Charles Prescott when he and his crew
attacked Port Monmouth. The governor was not there so
Fredrick decided to take his daughter, Arabella, instead and
hold her for ransom. Arabella was engaged to marry
Lieutenant Nicholas Wentworth, but he was killed by pirates
before they had a chance to wed. Arabella hates pirates.
Unfortunately, Fredrick entices her like no man ever has.
Her attempts to deny him are futile and once on his ship
Arabella finds herself a pirate’s lover. A proper young miss
and a pirate have no future together, so why is it so hard
for Arabella to deny her captor? Why is her captor not
willing to let her go? A gypsy’s tarot cards told Fredrick
that a woman would be his downfall. Fredrick scoffed at the
woman but it seems she may have been right after all.
One minute Arabella is enraged with Fredrick and the next
she is crying out in ecstasy in his arms. Fredrick on the
other hand is a pirate and proud of it. He stands by his
actions and easily bends Arabella to his will. Arabella may
say no at times, but she definitely means yes. The sex is
very hot in Crossed Swords and the story is
pretty good as well, but the love/hate relationship between
Arabella and Fredrick became a bit tiresome by the end.