Harlequin Romance #3025
From the back of the book:
3 1/2 Stars
Arafura Pirate by Victoria Gordon was among one of the first romances I read.
Arafura Pirate was set in coastal Australia with a spunky heroine named Jinx, a blond, short-haired marine biologist who was tough and independent. She sets out with her team of fellow scientists to tag sharks.
When she met the hero, Race Morgan (what a typical hero name that was!), she wore a shirt that said, “Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.” Race was a gruff ship captain who smoked, of course. But I remember when they first kissed, Jinx certainly wasn’t thinking of ashtrays!
There was a fun supporting cast on the ship, and I enjoyed the way they all bonded. There was some other woman scenario that wasn’t too dramatic, as it was obvious the captain’s eyes were on Jinx alone.
Simple and sweet, but I have fond memories of it.
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