The Siren's Captain
by Regina Scott
Series: Grace-by-the-Sea #6
Published by Edwards and Williams
Publication Date July 19, 2021
Genres: Action/Adventure, Historical Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: England Regency Era – UK – 1795 – 1837
Written for: Adults
Lord of the Smugglers or lord of her heart?
French singer and spy Marie-Louise Fortier has spent her life protecting idealistic men like her father, who died trying to wrest France back from Napoleon. So when the British War Office asks her to safeguard a former naval captain in the little spa village of Grace-by-the-Sea from the emperor’s threats, she doesn’t hesitate, even if it means pretending to be engaged to the legendary Captain St. Claire to remain at his side.
Quillan St. Claire has been taking care of himself since he was a foundling. He’s fought Napoleon in battle and now smuggles the tyrant’s secrets from France to aid England’s cause. He’s certainly not willing to trust the pretty soprano with his life, yet her siren’s voice seems to call to him. As danger draws closer, Marie and Quill must work together to protect the friendly little village that welcomed them, only to discover that protecting each other may mean risking their hearts for a real chance at love.
If you love sweet, witty Regency romances with a touch of adventure, then you’ll love The Siren’s Captain, the final book in a series by an award-winning author.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: The Matchmaker’s Rogue , The Heiress's Convenient Husband , The Artist's Healer, The Governess's Earl , The Lady's Second-Chance Suitor
While I’m sad to see the conclusion of the delightful Grace-by-the-Sea series, I was also so glad to see all the loose ends wrapped up. I’ve heard rumors of a new series by the author and that perhaps we won’t be saying goodbye to this hamlet after all, which makes me very happy! I’ve grown to love the characters who people this series and am loath to say goodbye to them.
As with the other stories in the series, the adventures included smuggling, the danger of invasion by Napoleon’s troops, and Maudie’s amusing declarations of trolls and mermaids around every corner. And don’t forget the formidable women’s militia! There were even some surprise appearances, one character from a different series and one from… Well, you’ll just have to read the book to find that one out!
When the War Office sent Marie-Louise (Ree) to protect Quillian from the assassin determined to destroy him, little did she expect that she would find a place that truly is home. Or that her heart would be lost to the daring captain. I loved that Ree is such a strong heroine. Seeing her defeat seasoned sailors with her skills was quite rewarding. She was so feisty!
It was great fun getting to know Quill better, as well. Despite being such a brave and seasoned soldier, he knew when to defer to Ree and allow her to be strong. And I loved how much he respected Maudie and even gave credence to her somewhat fantastical stories.
If you enjoy historical fiction, the Grace-by-the-Sea series is a must-read!