Sea Scoundrel (One of Four) by Annette Blair
By Sanjoy Guha
Description... SEA SCOUNDREL, (Lady Patience, the uncut version.), Knave of Hearts, One of Four.
Lady Patience Kendall crossed the sea to marry, but her intended died before she arrived. Only one way to get home: charge four hapless American Colonials to find them titled husbands in London. At the ship, she realized their mothers expected each to wed the Marquess of Andover, so she’d have to seek an introduction. How hard could it be? Meanwhile Captain Grant St. Benedict was anything but friendly. Just because her girls set fire to the rigging?
Grant had never met a woman more irritating, or more desirable, than the Lady Patience Kendall. But however dangerous his interest, he could not resist teaching the delicious distraction that independence was nothing to passion.....