Rhea blinked in disbelief. “What an insufferable man you are. And whether you are, as you would have me believe, a marquis, or whether you are a tinker, I would still find you the rudest, most vulgar individual I have ever had the misfortune to encounter.”
“Well done, my dear. I am impressed by this splendid show of ladylike disdain, feigned though it be, but well done nonetheless. But the light of truth has revealed you in my cabin. Now, how do you explain yourself out of that?”
Lady Rhea Claire, kidnapped and shipped to the Colonies as an indentured servant, manages with wits and courage to escape…straight into the arms of a ruthless English pirate.
For all his worldly ways, Dante Leighton, Marquis of Jacqobi and captain of the Sea Dragon, never expected to discover his redemption and his greatest treasure within the amethyst eyes of a beautiful English refugee.
My Review: Chance the Winds of Fortune would be my first book by Laurie McBain and the first in this series. Chance the Winds of Fortune is the second book in the Dominick Trilogy. Well, let me start with what I enjoyed about this book. That was the action. After they finally kidnapped Lady Rhea Clair is when the book really took off and got interesting. Everyone got into the action of trying to locate Rhea Claire even down to her two little brothers. Laurie McBain has done a tremendous job of writing strong characters and an even better villain. Laurie McBain did provide a little history behind the Dominick family history, so even though this was the first story for me I didn’t feel like I was missing any main points. (However, I will go back and read Moonstruck Madness to help better understand this family backstory.) The why and who really wasn’t the focus, since the villain was told from the start. However it’s the how which was the main focus of this romantic suspense.
On to what I didn’t like about the story, like I said above the story was interesting, but I was really about to give up after reading…or I should say skimming through three chapters of narratives. It was an effort, but the payoff was worth every bit of it. Especially to see how it turned out in the end.