To Tame A Scoundrel's Hart
Katrina Needham had her whole life planned: Marry her beloved Major Richard Domont and live happily-ever-after ... until he’s seen with another woman. Distraught, and needing a distraction, she agrees to assist the rugged, and dangerously handsome privateer, The Saint of the Sea, find a wife.
Dominic St. Monté loves everything about his life as a sea captain, but when he unexpectedly inherits a dukedom and the care of his young sisters, he reluctantly decides he must marry. Afterward, he can return to the sea-faring life he craves, leaving his duchess to oversee his dukedom.
Nic, now The Duke of Pendergast, enlists a family friend’s help in finding an acceptable bride and soon realizes Katrina possesses every characteristic he seeks in a duchess. However, he cannot ask for her hand. Not only is she promised to another, a man still determined to make her his, she has absolutely no interest in becoming a privateer’s wife.
Can Nic and Katrina relinquish their carefully planned futures and trust love to guide them?
“He was a rather endearing oaf.”
To Tame A Scoundrel’s Heart is a lighthearted, funny tale about one of my favorite tropes. The heroine who must find a wife for the hero. It’s one of those quick and easy reads that you can just sit and finish in one day.
Katrina and Dominic’s love story is not at all tumultuous or heady. It’s rather about a couple who meet again under funny circumstances and the heroine thinks he’s handsome, attractive, but off limits. Of course the hero is completely smitten with her. Theirs is a meet cute that made me snicker out loud.
The dialogue is charming and the story telling perfect. Katrina does come to terms with her “engagement” to a rotten man, but in the end it’s neat and tidy. The scoundrel, Dominic comes off as needing to be tamed, but truly he’s a hero who knows what he wants and how he will achieve it.
Overall, this quick read was just what I needed to freshen up my mood.
It can be read as a standalone.
“Because you’ve thoroughly and completely tamed this scoundrel’s heart.”
*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.”