Can a pirate learn that the only true treasure lies in a woman's heart?
Widowed Silence Hollingbrook is impoverished, lovely, and kind—and nine months ago she made a horrible mistake. She went to a river pirate for help in saving her husband and in the process made a bargain that cost her her marriage. That night wounded her so terribly that she hides in the foundling home she helps run with her brother. Except now that same river pirate is back...and he's asking for her help.
"Charming" Mickey O'Connor is the most ruthless river pirate in London. Devastatingly handsome and fearsomely intelligent, he clawed his way up through London's criminal underworld. Mickey has no use for tender emotions like compassion and love, and he sees people as pawns to be manipulated. And yet he's never been able to forget the naive captain's wife who came to him for help and spent one memorable night in his bed...talking.
When his bastard baby girl was dumped in his lap—her mother having died—Mickey couldn't resist the Machiavellian urge to leave the baby on Silence's doorstep. The baby would be hidden from his enemies and he'd also bind Silence to him by her love for his daughter.
Since reading the first book in this series I have wanted to read more about Silence. I was SO EXCITED to read this book! It starts with Charming Mickey taking his daughter from Silence and Silence coming to get Mary Darling back. Silence is forced to stay at Mickeys and their interactions get more and more steamy and emotional until they implode. The connection between Mickey and his enemy is interesting and for a while there I was worried all would not end well! This book has some good mystery and had me hopping in my seat a few times turning the pages as fast as I could! Silence's story did not disappoint and I am so happy with the ending! You HAVE to pick this book up if you like historical romances and/or the Maiden Lane series!