The Captain of All Pleasures by Kresley Cole
rating: 1 of 5 stars
This is Kresley Cole's disappointing debut novel. If I hadn't read her other work before this book, I would never read her again. The plot was terrible. The hero was a jerk. The dialogue was stilted and random. The characters were in situations that were not believable.
If you want to read Kresley Cole, I recommend starting with her "If You..." series and skipping the "Pleasure" series altogether.
Pub. Date: July 2003
Series: Sutherland Brothers Book 1
Synopsis: Raised as a free spirit aboard her American sea captain father's majestic clipper ship, willful Nicole Lassiter has never encountered an obstacle she couldn't overcome — until she meets Captain Derek Sutherland. His sizzling kisses leave her longing, but after they share a night of passion, his subsequent disdain makes her blood boil. Nicole vows to take her revenge — by helping her father beat Sutherland in a high-stakes competition: the Great Circle Race from England to Australia.
Nicole's scheme is thrown overboard after her father is wrongly imprisoned, yet she remains undaunted — taking to the high seas with her father's ship. But a storm wrecks her plans, and she finds herself a virtual prisoner aboard Sutherland's vessel. And while her mind tells her she should escape, her body urges her to surrender...