Captain’s Mercy by Kate Hill #TGPUL

Posted March 5, 2017 by Shari in The Great Pick Up Line / 3 Comments

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Welcome Kate Hill as they share their Great Pick Up Line from Captain’s Mercy.
Take it away Kate!


“So you went to sea to take care of them. Do you ever regret it?”

“Not for an instant. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for them. My
only regret is what happened to Robert.” Pain glistened in his dark
eyes, taking her aback. He always seemed so strong, even cold at
times. He rarely displayed any vulnerability.

Strangely, she wished to comfort him.

“I’m sure what happened to him was quite beyond your control.”

“That’s not the only thing, it seems.” He stared deeply into her
eyes and edged closer—so near that they almost touched.

“Mr. Barnes, please.” She had intended the words to sound like a
warning. Instead they came out like a plea.

At the next clap of thunder, she instinctively jumped and flung her
arms around him. He held her snugly and while she knew she should
pull away, she didn’t want to. She felt safe and secure in his embrace,
but it was more than that. The feel of his body, his heart beating
against her cheek and his divinely masculine scent aroused her in a
way she couldn’t deny.

“Mercy,” he murmured. When he covered her mouth in a
possessive kiss, she didn’t even try to stop him, but surrendered, just
like Macie to Captain Bristle.

She closed her eyes and enjoyed the sensation of his firm lips
against hers.


Captain’s Mercy by Kate Hill

Mercy Brown’s life changes when she accepts a position as companion to the disabled sister of wealthy shipyard owner Jonah Barnes. She is instantly attracted to the rugged former sea captain, even if his brusque manner offends her. Mercy soon finds herself entangled in the quirky family’s secrets.

From the first, Mercy is troubled by prowlers, disturbances from the attic, and unearthly howls on the property. After meeting several unusual household members, including a groundskeeper who works by night and the mischievous Maxwell Barnes, Mercy realizes she should flee while she can.

Pages from Mercy’s first novel go missing and Jonah’s domineering personality causes tension in the house. Only Mercy’s fondness for her young companion, Faith Barnes, as well as her fascination with Jonah prevent her from leaving, but will her desire for him endanger her life?

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About Kate Hill

Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, an erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels. When she’s not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out and watching horror movies.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Mary Kirkland
5 years ago

Those thunder storms are a great excuse to grab the cute guy you’re next to. lol

Sophia Rose
5 years ago
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Sophia Rose
5 years ago

I had similar thoughts to Mary. The t-storm gave her just the nudge she needed.

Oh, now doesn’t that blurb sound like there’s a shivery gothic tone to this story.