The Heiress at Sea by Christi Caldwell

The Heiress at Sea by Christi Caldwell

Title:  The Heiress at Sea
Author: Christi Caldwell
Publisher:  Montlake 
Genre:  General Fiction (Adult), Romance
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  328
Date of US Publication:  14 March, 2023
My Rating:  4 Stars

My Thoughts 

Looking to have an independent adventure, Lady Cassia McQuoid decides to take to the seas on her brother’s friend’s ship. A case of mistaken identity and Cassia is instead on a ship not with her childhood friend, but Nathaniel. Nathaniel, aka the Duke of Roxburghe, who grew up a second son but now finds himself as the heir, is looking now at a life he didn’t want - a dukedom, a marriage to a woman who had originally been engaged to his older brother. But then…

I’ll be honest, at first Cassia annoyed me to no end but as I read more about her, her behavior was explained and I found myself empathizing more with her character.

Thoughts - 

* Nathaniel and Cassia worked well as a couple, 

* (I didn’t even know that I enjoy this trope but I surprisingly did)

* The ending felt a little rushed for me. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this one. 

*Available with Kindle Unlimited! 

Thank you to Montlake and NetGalley for the DRC!


A seafaring journey is the second chance for a lady and the last chance for a marquess in a thrilling novel about rebellious love, secrets, and danger by USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell.

Perpetually unattached Lady Cassia McQuoid has accepted her fate as a spinster. But how can she be expected to lead a life confined to drawing rooms and royal balls when there’s a vast, exciting world to explore? Cassia can find but one solution: she masquerades as a thrill-seeking lad and stows away on a ship bound for open waters. Adventure awaits. So does notorious privateer Nathaniel Ellsby.

Nathaniel doesn’t want to be the Duke of Roxburghe. Instead, the second-born son relishes his freedom to do as he pleases: pursuing enemy ships in service of the war effort. But when his older brother dies, Nathaniel embarks on one last mission before he fulfills his ducal duties with an arranged marriage. That’s the intention, at least—until he discovers that his woefully green deckhand is a fetching but vulnerable woman in disguise.

Nathaniel’s new mission is to protect Cassia from the perils of the sea, both above and below the water, by sharing the close confines of the captain’s quarters. As roiling emotions turn to love, Nathaniel and Cassia realize the greatest risks—to the Crown, to their futures, and to the heart—still lie ahead.


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