With a special blend of humor and sensuality, the second novel of the Wild trilogy pairs a prim governess with a roguish sea captain and plunges them into a perilous situation awash with desire.
Though she has no experience, Patience Pedigrue is certain she can be a good governess: she knows Latin, she is very neat, and she is extremely proper. So, when she arrives at Miss Bodrill’s School for Young Ladies to meet her new charge, nine-year-old Emaline Dalton, she is shocked to find a screaming, wild-eyed urchin who looks as though she’s never had a bath.
It turns out that Emaline was raised by a primitive tribe after being lost in a shipwreck, which Nantucket shipping magnate Captain Garrick Dalton neglected to tell Patience upon enlisting her services. Nor did he mention that a killer was stalking the child… But Captain Garrick is certain he has crafted a plan that will save Emaline’s life and it includes marrying Patience.
Even though she finds herself melting into the strong arms of the captain, it doesn’t take long for Patience to realize she is in double danger. With an unknown enemy coming closer and the threat of losing both the child and the man that have stolen her heart, she is unsure of her next step as time is running out.
Lisa Bingham is the bestselling author of more than thirty historical and contemporary romantic novels. Some of her works include the Sweet St. Charles series, the Taggart Brothers series, and the Wild Pedigrue series.