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.
About the Author
The American Library Association's Booklist named Katharine Ashe one of the "New Stars of Historical Romance" and RT Book Reviews awarded her debut historical romance, Swept Away By A Kiss, a "Top Pick!" Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her husband, son, two dogs, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European history, she has made her home in California, Italy, France, and the northern US.
Praise for Swept Away By a Kiss…
“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