Captain Jack's Woman (Bastion Club, #0.5)
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They meet in a clash of swords, drenched in the moonlight of Britain′s rugged eastern coast: Captain Jack, his handsome features etched in silver and shadow, his powerful physique compelling "Kit" Cranmer to surrender. He is her dream lover come vividly alive, and his command of the smuggling gang is absolute. his all-knowing gaze penetrates her disguise as the "lad" leade...more
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Avon
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Cbackson
What an odd book this was.

The thing about Stephanie Laurens is that you generally know what you're getting going in: generally interchangeable, arrogant, possessive heroes and generally interchangeable, but fairly tolerable heroines. The stories will never surprise you. The heroines are unmemorable, but at least they're neither doormats nor (shudder) "feisty minxes."* And if the books are, to a one, entirely humorless, at least the writing is more than competent.

But this? I don't know what thi...more
nurmawati
wow...i love this book...kalo ada 6 bintang gw kasih 6 deh :D
kapten jack nya bener2 hotty banget....
ceritanya lengkap...dari gak kenal...kenal gara2 kit nyamar jadi co dan jadi penyelundup...sampe jack ngenalin kit itu ce dan bertekad buat merayu kit....dan sampe nikah juga di ceritain semua....lengkap banget....
jack nya yang awalnya gak ngerti cinta dan mau jadiin kit mistress ....berusaha nikahin kit karena dia bener2 gak bisa jauh dikit dari si kit ^^
Liv
This book is such a sumptuous read! It’s like eating your favorite, most exotic fruit one juicy bite at a time! After reading the synopsis of the book, I thought I was in for a story about smuggling gangs in the rookeries of London, or something of that sort…but this fantastic story was far more (and far from that initial image). This story takes place in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk, England during tumultuous times between France & England, as both countries are at war with one anot...more
Joy
This is the first Stephanie Laurens book I've read, my friend highly recommended her for me to read since I'm a fan of regency/historical romance. I started with this book because it is the first of the Bastion Club. Now I could see why she's highly regarded in this genre. The vivid prose is fluent and the love scenes range from steamy to sizzling hot, not just your typical "roll in the sheets" as she said in an interview, but the love scenes develop the characters and their relationship with ea...more
Kit★
Still feeling a little bereft after our buddy reads of the Cynster series came to a (temporary for now) close, I decided I was ready to try this one, get a head start on the Bastion Club series. I think I'm planning on tackling them maybe sometime after the upcoming Barnaby books The Masterful Mr. Montague and Loving Rose: The Redemption of Malcolm Sinclair come out, if I can hold myself back for that long. I might end up doing em while I wait for the Barnaby books. Haven't decided yet, we'll se...more
LaFleurBleue
I really liked this book and almost everything about it.
There's plenty of adventures with smugglers and anti-smugglers hanging around. There's plenty of deceit with the anti-smuggling investigation led by Lord Hendon, masquerading as Captain Jack, leader of one of the local gangs. Notwithstanding the leader of another local gang he wanted to control, who was a lady in disguise of a youth. Well those adventures clearly reminded me of some of the best Georgette Heyer's books.
I really liked the cha...more
Netha
hhhhhh gara2 inet yg baru lambretawati aq nulis nih review sampe 3x ini duhhhhhhh.....

mari kita mengulang mengetik indah yukkkk

prequel bastion club & menurutku prequelnya lebih menarik dibanding lady chosen nya hehehehehhee

bercerita ttg kathryin cranmer ato oleh orang2 dekatnya dikenal sbg kit.
setelah mengalami 6 tahun penuh derita di london bersama bibi2nya, kit memutuskan kembali ke cranmer & hidup dengan kakeknya, baron cranmer.

kepulangan kit disambut bahagia oleh sahabatnya sejak kec...more
Dawn
I've yet to read a Stephanie Laurens I didn't like. This one was no exception. Being one of her earlier books, it was different than what I was used to from her. It certainly was steamier!

The hero, Captain Jack, is also known as Lord Jonathan Hendon. By profession he works for the British government tracking down spies. The heroine, Kathryn Cranmer, also known as Kit, disguises herself as a young man and becomes a smuggler on a very small scale. She is quite adventurous and reckless. Captain Jac...more
Rebecca (everyday reader)
As a spy trying to corral some of the smuggling rings along a coastal area, Jack wasn't prepared to meet a woman, disguised as a man, who makes his breath stop. Kit decides to lead a small smuggling gang to temporarily break up the monotomy of her life; she has decided to keep her freedom and never marry. He is the only one to see past her disguise and when he takes over the smugglers in his plans to help stop 'human trade' he finds she dislikes taking orders. She falls for Jack as well and deci...more
Sheila Melo
Wow! Better Than I Expected

CAPTAIN JACK'S WOMAN operates as a prequel to the Bastion Club series. It is the story of Kathryn "Kit" Cranmer who returns home to her grandfather's estate after six unsuccessful years on the marriage mart in London. Kit is feisty, defies convention and is ungovernable. Within days she ends up becoming the leader of a small band of smugglers. Kit has a habit of riding in the guise of a boy and no one suspects that she is a lady.

Her smuggling activities bring her to t...more
Gaele
AudioBook Review
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 4

Throughout history, England has long been a site for smugglers and privateers: an island with miles of coastline and small villages where making a living is difficult, the sea has always managed to provide a living. Additionally, crown-sponsored privateers, and merchants with fleets of ships working both sides of the law were responsible for large fortunes being lost and won. Much like bootlegging on this side of the world, often the luxury it...more
Oleta Blaylock
I read this book some years ago and I enjoyed it very much, I enjoyed it just as much this time. This is a wonderful romp that introduces the reader to a young woman that is just a little unconventional. Kathryn “Kit” Cranmer longs of excitement and freedom from the strictures of society. She finds that excitement when she returns to her grandfather’s estate after being stuck in London for six years. This excitement is in the form of smuggling brandy and lace into England. She doesn't realize th...more
ies
Bagussss..... pengen kasih bintang 3.5 tp ngga bisa hehehe :P

buku ke2 SL yg aku baca dan memang WOW.. Hot banget ^_*

untuk karakternya sendiri aku suka Kit, meski si jack ngga pernah mau mendiskusikan segala sesuatu padanya, tp setidaknya Kit ttp percaya Jack yg biasanya di novel2 HR bisa menimbulkan perselisihan fatal :P

bagian yg lucu, pas si Kit kabur ke London... die ngarep banget di jemput sama Jack, tp Jack nya ttp cool kwkwkwkw
Cindy
One of the first books by Stephanie Laurens that I read and still one of my favorites. It's set in 1811, with Kit a rebellious young woman who's been lied to by some of her family, meeting Captain Jack while Kit is in disguise as a young man. Jack is running under his own disguise as a smuggler, when he's really one of the local aristocrats who's been gone in the army and is now trying to find out who's spying for France. There are loyal sidekicks for both, who happen to be engaged to each other...more
Martina the Book Fairy
This book is a historical romance (I couldn't find any pnr from 1977) set in England in the early 1800's. It's mostly set in the countryside near the coast. There's a fair mix of romance/sex and excitement/danger from smuggling/spies, which I always appreciate. I can't abide a romance that is nothing but romance anymore.
Bj
An action-packed British historical romance, Captain Jack’s Woman takes the listener on a thrilling ride that includes sword fights, wild horse chases, smuggling runs, a masquerade ball, and even a passionate, illicit affair among two aristocrats impersonating leaders of rival smuggler gangs. Brought to life by McCallister Lee’s dynamic and talented performance, Captain Jack’s Woman is a classic romance, originally published in 1997, that lovers of European historical romances will not want to m...more
April
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I loved this book when I read it for myself a few years ago, and now I love it even more after having it read to me by the delightful McAllister Lee!

Kit is just my kind of gal, independent and a touch wild, with plenty of sass!! I love everything about her, she easily grabs you from the beginning and makes you love her. Captain Jack is the perfect match for this hoyden!! He is the perfect man for her, even though he wants to protect her, he...more
Denae
Captain Jack is an asshole. The idea that arousal = love is disturbing. The hymen was...bizarrely portrayed. I could go on, but you get the picture. Stephanie Laurens, what the hell happened with this one?
Stephanie wagner
Didn't really care for this book I know it was a prequal to set up the baston club but I don't think it really added to the series at all... was kind of boring... hurried through it to say that I read it
Fiary
3,5*

Kathryn Cranmer alias Kit kembali ke Manor Cranmer Hall setelah 6 tahun debutnya di London yang tidak menghasilkan apa-apa kecuali kepahitan karena ambisi bibi-bibinya.
Kembali ke desa, mempertemukan kembali Kit dengan Amy, sahabatnya. Seperti biasa rumpi para gadis adalah gimana sih rasanya jatuh cinta, hahaha….sebab rupanya meskipun Kit hidup lama di London, dia belum pernah jatuh cinta,…sedangkan Amy malahan sudah bertunangan.

Segera saja penduduk desa senang dengan kepulangan Kit, dan per...more
Antonia
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lisa
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Jessica Kayuha
The two star review is an average. The first half of the book, when Kit & Jack are just smugglers is fairly decent and would get a three start review from me. But after the truth is revealed, one star is being too kind.

This author has a serious issue with her heroes using sex to make anything they may do to the heroine forgivable. And for me, this is unforgivable. I was frankly uncomfortable during a few scenes as he manages to kidnap Kit several times, threatens to beat her, and basically...more
Marie
Bintang 5.
Wow... Sebuah petualangan dua anak manusia keturunan bangsawan didunia para penyelundup dan mata mata. Percintaan mereka juga panas dan membara. Aku suka dengan pasangan karakter buku ini.

Kathryn "Kit" Cranmer dimanipulasi para paman dan bibinya untuk hidup terpisah dari kakek yg merupakan walinya yg sah setelah kedua orangtuanya wafat. Itu tejadi karena paman dan bibinya ingin menggunakannya sebagai alat pertukaran yg menguntungkan bagi mereka melalui pernikahan Kit dengan orang yg me...more
Helene Harrison
ISBN? - 9780749940188

Genre? - Regency / Historical / Mystery / Romance / Erotica

Characters? - Jack / Kit (Kathryn) / Anthony / Matthew / George / Joe / Lord Belville / Geoffrey / Julian / Amy

Setting? - Norfolk (England)

Series? - Bastion Club #0.5

Title? - Clear and to the point, not what is normally expected from Laurens, but it suggests something a bit different.

Character Analysis? - A lot of Laurens's heroines also seem to spend the novel in breeches, and I would quite like to see something a b...more
Laila
This is a prequel to the Bastion Club series, I didn't think it would be that exciting. But the heroine of the story Kathryn "Kit" Cranmen was certainly wild enough to meet her match in Captain Jack, who in reality is Lord Jonathon Hendon. He is disguising himself as a smuggler in order to follow and complete an investigation about traitors during the war. Kit disguising herself as a lad also find herself became a leader of a small group of smuggler when she unwittingly came upon them during her...more
Siska
this book really sexy and so much sexual tension which is good in historical romance.
i like it when how much Kit tried to deny Jack, she still can't reject him when he start to kiss and seduce her.
but i don't really understand about smugler and lace? their trying to get....??? bottom line i think the way the author tried to tell me about the secret mission but i don't understand because the story jump to another story and so on... so i don't understand the story pretty much
Cherie
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Suri
What was the point of introducing Kit as finally experiencing freedom from her aunts, standing up for what she wants, having an exciting moment as a leader, when she turns all hot & wet *rolleyes when faced with Jack's horny sword?
And it's disgusting to read about Jack's treatment of hers. What an arrogant, self-absorbed, high-hand jerk.
Katherine St. Vincent 黄爱芬
Lord Hendon aka Jack bertemu dengan Kit yang menyamar sebagai kepala penyamun. Ternyata pertemuan mereka menghasilkan percikan asmara yang membuat mereka berdua makin memanas. Jack mengira Kit adalah cucu haram dari Cranmer, namun setelah Kit terluka karena melindunginya, Jack bertekad untuk menikahi Kit.
Kit yang awalnya ragu untuk menikah dengan Jack, sekali lagi melindungi Jack dengan menembak Lord Beauville yang mencoba membunuh suaminya. Namun Jack tetap tertutup bagi Kit, dan Kit mencoba se...more
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Stephanie Laurens was born in Sri Lanka, which was at the time the British colony of Ceylon. When she was 5, her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she was raised. After continuing through school and earning a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in Australia, Laurens and her husband moved to Great Britain, taking one of the last true overland journeys from Katmandu to London.

Once in London, Laurens and...more
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