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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (July 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743466500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743466509
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #723,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Virginia Henley A splendid read! The sexual tension grips you from beginning to end.

Heather Graham Sexy and original! Sensual island heat that is not to be missed.

About the Author

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult series The Arcana Chronicles. Her books have been translated into many foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists in the US and abroad. Visit her at KresleyCole.com and TheArcanaChronicles.com.

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Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers Series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master's grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

Her IAD books have been translated into eighteen foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and "far too many animals." You can learn more about her and her work at www.kresleycole.com or www.facebook.com/KresleyCole

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Good story, fun characters and great sex scenes.
Beth
I enjoyed the author's first book CAPTAIN OF ALL PLEASURES and looked forward to reading this story.
baltimore0502
I loved the first book as much as the second one.
Chris Flessner

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By M. Rondeau VINE VOICE on April 22, 2005
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At the age of 13, Victoria "Tori" Dearbourne, had learned to endure. Surviving a shipwreck, Tori, her mother, who sustained a broken back and later died; and her governess Camelia "Cammy" Scott, would be marooned on a deserted island in the middle of Oceania for the next eight years. Living alone Tori developed skills of survival including building, hunting, and catching fish. The one time they thought they might be rescued, the sailors attacked them and after Tori and Cammy barely escaped rape were left stranded once again.

Grant Sutherland, is captain of the ship that has finally reached Tori's island, having been sent on the latest expedition in search of the missing Dearbourne family. Spying the young woman racing across the beach, Grant was so surprised and overwhelmed at locating her he immediately raced after her. With Tori's past experience with sailors, being far from pleasant, she was taking no chances on being caught and Grant found her eluding him at every turn. For the very unemotional and stodgy Grant, his experience with the very unladylike antics of Tori were hard to digest and yet, he couldn't help but feel powerless to prevent his imagination from running wild with desire for her. The journey back to civilization would be a test of will as Tori battled Grant for his affections, and Grant battled his sense of propriety and honor over his passion for Tori!

*** Kresley Cole has once again crafted a marvelous tale featuring the brother of Derek, her first hero in THE CAPTAIN OF ALL PLEASURES.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By TheSchemer on September 8, 2005
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The only child of explorers, thirteen-year old Victoria Dearbourne travels the world with her parents, accompanied by her governess, Miss Camellia Scott. But Tori's carefree life changes forever when the Serendipity goes down during a storm in the South Pacific, taking her father to his watery grave. Tori, her gravely injured mother, and Cammy are the only ones to survive, washing ashore on a deserted island. When it becomes clear her mother will not survive, she makes Tori promise never to give up hope that her grandfather will send someone to find her. But eight years pass in their paradise prison, and the few times sailors have come upon their island, rescue was not their goal. Now wary of men, Tori is determined to elude the latest batch who've arrived on their shores.

Like everyone else in England, Grant Sutherland and his crew are well acquainted with the tragic story of the Earl of Belmont's family. Although his son, daughter-in-law, and only grandchild were presumed lost at sea nearly a decade ago, the elderly earl refuses to believe they are dead and has beggared himself sending out countless search parties. Commissioned by the ailing nobleman to do one last search, in exchange for the earl's estate after he dies, Grant has almost given up when he sees a beautiful young woman running on the beach of an isolated island. Convinced he has found the missing Dearbournes, Grant quickly mobilizes a team to go ashore and retrieve the survivors.

Instead of being greeted by grateful castaways wanting to leave, Grant and his men find themselves outmaneuvered time and time again by their quarry. For Grant, frustration gives way to respect, along with a growing attraction for this impetuous island woman.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kristi Ahlers on September 6, 2004
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I really enjoyed Ms. Cole's first novel "The Captain of All Pleasure" and anxiously awaited her latest effort. Trust me it was well worth the wait, and in my opinion better than the first.

The characters, action, and chemistry all combined to make a this read not only a pleasure to read, but fun. Victoria and Grant were wonderful main characters. Their angst and conflict was not over the top and was actually true to form for both characters. Victoria was a true free spirit, and Grant could not have been more uptight. I know how could these two different people fall in love? You'll just have to read the book. Secondary characters such as Cammy, and Grant's family (yes, they are all back) only add to the story. They are not "behind the scene" characters used as filler. They actually play a very important and at time funny parts. I laughed and I cried. A true sign that a book is excellent if you can care about the characters enough to feel an emotion. Also a sign of a talented author that can draw that reaction from a reader!

Ms. Cole is truly a talented author, and one that I will now buy simply because her name is on the cover. I am hoping her next effort won't be long in coming and that it might just be Ian's story (hint, hint...). In any event this is a read that I highly recommend that you add to your "must read" list. Trust me you won't be sorry.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Phipps on September 21, 2004
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...And you can imagine the rest. SHE was shipwrecked as a pre-teen, and so has none of the inhibitions on proper British young ladies. HE personifies British dignity, manners, and control--and he's a hunk, too. When HE meets HER, you will keep reading and reading until you are dying for them to throw their upbringings out the window and to get in bed together! K. Cole writes sexual tension splendidly, but she also gives us a full book experience, with settings that seem real and secondary characters that are interesting in themselves, and not just cardboard props for the hero and heroine. Talented author, great book. Not the same old historical romance!
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