Commanding His Heart

American Pirate Romances: Book 2

Part of the American Pirate Romances series:


In Jamestown 1785, Emeline Winthrop has long imagined her wedding day, exchanging vows with a dashing groom…

But when Em’s parents bestow her hand to a coldhearted widower three times her age, Em is desperate to flee her fate. On the eve of her engagement, she escapes to the James River and stows away aboard an acquaintance’s rigger. Little does she realize, the affable commander she’d followed to port is a gentleman pirate!

Commander Miers Redding would never have dreamed of pirating in his naval days…

However, a hostage in Barbados needs his help, and partnering with the unsavory Captain Crawley is his only means to afford her ransom. His mission is nearly foiled by a young lady sneaking aboard The Black Rose. But the quick-thinking commander saves their skins by pretending to be her husband.

A façade as newlyweds during a dangerous, whirlwind voyage to the Caribbean is bound to convince not only the pirate crew of the couple’s affections, but possibly each other. Yet, isn’t the mystifying Virginia belle engaged to wed another? And who, exactly, is the imperiled young woman that Commander Redding must rescue?

Commanding His Heart is the second standalone book in C.K. Brooke's American Pirate Romance series.