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Kissing the Captain

(The Roses of Ridgeway #1)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  137 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
In 1879, near the small northern California town of Ridgeway, Lilly Warren is a young black woman who has recently lost her father. There is little time for mourning, though, as the responsibility of running the twenty-six acre farm now belongs to her. To make matters even more complex, her father has deeded the house and the land to her in his will with an interesting con ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published March 16th 2012 by Createspace (first published February 18th 2012)
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For me, Kissing the Captain was bad. It was mind-numbingly, throw-against-a-wall bad. While many historical romances are gloriously cheesy and I adore them, this romance was not ‘so bad it’s good’ – it was just bad. The dialogue was clunky and false, no one behaved in an even remotely plausible manner, the hero was a jackass, the heroine vacillated between being a kickass woman and a doormat, and the villain was cartoonishly one-dimensional and relentles
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was good
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really enjoyable Historical romance also this is the first book i have read by Kianna Alexandra ... i liked that heroine she was feisty one was very headstrong and worked right along with the Captain ..I liked how miss Alexander handle the interacial issues but did not keep repeating all the time it.. you read about the couple and not their race...just the love and the things they have to face getting to know each other.. the book was fast paced which i loved i thought it was going to ...more
Charity Petty
I love a good historical romance novel, but this one missed the mark for me. My biggest gripe is that it felt like the author performed minimal research on the time period and location she decided to use as the story's setting, leaving me with a complete lack of immersion. With the exception of a few references here and there, the entire book could have taken place in a completely different era with no one the wiser. I was left with a lot of questions that broke the illusion for me.

If one were t
Wayne McKirdy
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A pretty realistic romance. Complete strangers -- almost ill will between them -- But when they began trusting each other -- BOOM While there was sex, not pages devoted to "how" of sex, tho it sure led up to that possibility. A great read. So I finished it in one sitting. I like that. I just may have to find more of Kianna's work.
Anita B
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kissing the Captain: A Roses of Ridgeway Historical Romance

Get ready for a great story! I had to read this one straight through. Just couldn't put it down! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Marilyn Burrows
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh to only see the best of people thru a caring heart

Her farther had died. She was a young woman without the protection of anyone Her father taught her to be indecent in thinking and life. But her dad also gave her a great future thru his will
Sandra G. Coffey
Totally Enjoyed!

Five stars because it was nice to read a story without a lot of cursing in it. It was a quick shot read and perfect for a laid back rainy day. As of now, I would recommend this author.
Just felt rushed
Regina Kroll
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well written loved the characters.

The story was well written. The characters were easily relatable to. Nice and easy read. I liked the spunkiness of Lilly.
Angelina Stark
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable story

I liked these unique characters worked well. Typical antagonist and scenarios. Good short read. I was able to complete in one day.
Kathy Brickert
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely sweet story

I liked this book very much. Sweet, clean read with just the right touch of romance! A new author for me,looking forward to see her next adventures. Good read.

After experiencing bouts of vertigo, Ricardo found he could no longer sale without losing his balance. So he went to visit a fri
Enjoyable and funny. Ricardo is gallant, Lily is stubborn .
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, romance
Short, sweet but very clunky.
Skimmed through most of it, to be honest. Just not my cup of tea. Luckily for me it was a freebie.
carol ann miller

This was a good book. It was easy reading so did not take long to finish. It was a relaxing book.
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Kissing the Captain was my first read by Kianna Alexander and I thoroughly enjoyed this love story. In this first book in the Roses of Ridgeway series, we meet Lily Warren, who is dealing with the loss of her father, and discovering at the reading of his will that in order to maintain ownership of her familial home, she must work with the son of an old family friend. In steps, Ricardo Benigno, a Spanish captain whose father was old friends with Mr. Warren. Ricardo just happens to pay a visit to ...more
Tara Chevrestt
This was as short, sweet novella. 1879. A young woman's father passes away, leaving her alone...but not destitute. However, the 26 acres of farmland she's inherited comes with a string attached: marry her father's best friend's son, Ricardo.

Her dilemma: She has to marry a man she doesn't know. This is scary.

Ricardo is a sea captain who can no longer handle being at sea. His dilemma: Making Lily want him when it seems he pisses her off at every turn.

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Deborah C. Fidderman
Kissing the Captain

I loved the story of Richardo and Lilly. I also like the setting in the 1800's. I recommend this book to everyone who loves romance novels. Dianna Alexander is a great author.
Delaney Diamond
This was an interracial historical. The heroine was half-black and half-Portuguese. The hero was a Spaniard. Heat level: sweet.
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