Tristan (Pirate Lords Book 1) by Elizabeth Rose
★★ RONE Award Finalist ★★
A woman on board is bad luck . . . unless she is the key to finding a lost treasure.
Tristan Fisher and his brothers leave their father’s fishing boat and return to piracy, longing for the adventure and riches they once knew. With dwindling supplies and a restless crew, fate finally smiles on them when a storm at sea leaves behind flotsam. However, it is more than just boxes and barrels of supplies they find. Tristan and his brothers fish an old woman out of the water who says she knows the whereabouts of a treasure, and is also their grandmother!
The Scottish Lass:
Gavina Drummond’s life is turned upside down when her father puts her up as a wager on a gamble and then gets killed. Now dressed like a boy with her hair cut short, the enemy has inked a treasure map onto her back and burned the map in view of the pirates who attack. Having to pretend she’s a boy to save herself, Gavina’s luck runs out. Tristan, the pirate lord decides to take her along with them as his cabin boy.
Gavina needs nothing short of a king’s treasure to pay back her late father’s gambling debts and to buy back her brother’s freedom. This might be her answer, except that she can’t read the map on her back and is going to have to trust someone enough to tell them her secrets.
Tristan seems the likely choice since searching for treasure is what he does. But if she tells him, she’ll be vulnerable, not only because she’s a girl, but because she’ll have to disrobe in front of him in order for him to see it.
Will a dark-hearted pirate discover he’s unknowingly brought a woman on board again, and this one might be the key to finding his coveted treasure? Or is a treasure of silver and gold not really what he desires the most after all?