Release Date: January 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
$3.99 (check for sales)
First Released: St. Martin’s Press, 2004
Book One of the Pearl Island Trilogy. Heartwarming Contemporary Romance with a Texas Twist.
Adrian St. Claire, the sexy chef at the Pearl Island B&B is as tempting as the dishes he serves. In fact, he’s never had a woman tell him no––until his family needs help searching for a legendary heirloom on the sunken ship in the island’s cove. To find the treasure they need the help of a woman whose family history is as linked as theirs to the island’s romantic past.
As the owner of the Pirate’s Pleasure, Jackie Taylor is far more interested in running her cruise ship along the Texas coast than chasing tales of lost booty, and even less interested in tangling with a man who collects female admirers just by walking down the street. On top of that, helping the St. Claires could dredge up secrets she’d like to remain buried.
Enticed by Jackie’s resistance, Adrian soon has something more than treasure hunts and casual flirtation in mind . . . and he’s not a man who takes no for an answer. But will they each have the courage to risk their hearts for the greatest treasure of all––falling in love?
“Readers…will eat up this final installment of Ortolon’s Pearl Island trilogy faster than a plate of Adrian’s brownies.”
“…the best of the best with many funny, sweet and poignant moments. And it’s great catching up with the cast from the earlier books, Falling for You and Lead Me On. Once again, readers are given a great story to enjoy.”
–Tanzey Cutter, FreshFiction.com
“The magic of the Texas coasts and pirate ships create a lush background for a special love story. Adrian is the kind of man that every woman wants to find, and if a less worthy gal than Jackie had won him, we’d all be ticked. However, she is his equal.”
–Amanda Killgore, Huntress Reviews
“…sizzling, in and out of the kitchen. This is one terrific story full of enough adventure, humor, and passion to satisfy any reader”
–Betty Cox, Affair de Couer
“…this is one temping story of sexy romance, pirate lore and treasures of the heart in the past and the future. Julie Ortolon knows how to tempt you to take the plunge into reading this fabulous trilogy.”
–Suzanne Coleburn, Reader to Reader