♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I Loved the Mickey O’Connor! He was the perfect bad boy who falls in love with a good girl and everything changes. He and Silence made a wonderful pair. Perfect opposites. I also loved that you could see O’Connor’s men start to care for Silence as well and we get watch Mickey start to love his daughter.
I do have to comment though: “The home for unfortunate infants and foundling children.” The amount of times this was said in the book.. well, you could almost do a shot game for this! Then they added “The ladies syndicate for the benefit of...” to the beginning of it, and wowsa… a wee bit much I’m thinking… I did have to laugh when a character in one of the books actually commented about how the name itself is crazy.
Ashford McNab really made this story come alive for me. She did a lovely Irish lilt for Mickey’s voice and it was great to listen to. This book, I think may be my favourite of the series so far. Can’t wait to start the next one!
Here's the blurb:
Can a pirate learn that the only true treasure lies in a woman's heart?
Widowed Silence Hollingbrook is impoverished, lovely, and kind--and nine months ago she made a horrible mistake. She went to a river pirate for help in saving her husband and in the process made a bargain that cost her her marriage. That night wounded her so terribly that she hides in the foundling home she helps run with her brother. Except now that same river pirate is back...and he's asking for her help.
"Charming" Mickey O'Connor is the most ruthless river pirate in London. Devastatingly handsome and fearsomely intelligent, he clawed his way up through London's criminal underworld. Mickey has no use for tender emotions like compassion and love, and he sees people as pawns to be manipulated. And yet he's never been able to forget the naive captain's wife who came to him for help and spent one memorable night in his bed...talking.
When his bastard baby girl was dumped in his lap--her mother having died--Mickey couldn't resist the Machiavellian urge to leave the baby on Silence's doorstep. The baby would be hidden from his enemies and he'd also bind Silence to him by her love for his daughter.