Throwback Thursday: HER MASTER AND COMMANDER by Karen Hawkins

This week’s Throwback Thursday features the first book I read by Karen Hawkins: Her Master and Commander! I read this book a very, very long time ago, but Ms. Hawkins’ writing – imbued with her classic sense of humour – has made it very memorable and I thought I’d share it as this week’s pick.

Just ask Reeves!

Dying without legitimate issue, the late Earl of Rochester set his butler extraordinaire, Reeves, to find his wild, illegitimate children and “civilize” them. Reeves must seek out the first o the earl’s arrogant sons, Captain Tristan Llevanth, a one-time pirate, and teach him how to be a gentleman.

A will of steel…

Tristan Llevanth gave up his free-wheeling life as a pirate to fight at Admiral Nelson’s side. Wounded, Tristan will never again sail the seas he loves. Life has not more challenges. Or so he thinks, until Reeves brings a certain outspoken lady into the captain’s uncultured household…

An iron-clad spirit…

Reeves believes Tristan needs a spark to relight the fires of his soul. And who better than the lovely Prudence Thistlewaite, the bane of the captain’s existence? Prudence wants nothing to do with her wickedly handsome, ill-tempered neighbor. Still, she cannot refuse the outlandish sum Reeves offers to smooth Tristan’s rough edges.

Can Prudence tame the rakish captain?

Or will Tristan gain what he most wishes, to become…

Her Master and Commander

This book is full of laughs and wicked banter between Tristan and Prudence. No one can write character chemistry like Ms. Hawkins and certainly no one can replicate her sense of comical timing. If you haven’t read anything by Ms. Hawkins or if you’re a lifetime fan, this is one book you can’t miss!

Rika Ashton

(aka Master and Commander of All Things Bookish)


4 responses

  1. Hi, Rika! Your comment about the characters’ chemistry intrigued me. I’ve never read Karen Hawkins and this looks very interesting!

    Thank you for joining this week’s TBT:HR edition! Have a great day!


    September 11, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    • It’s a very entertaining read. Karen Hawkins writes some very funny stuff! 😀


      September 11, 2014 at 8:57 pm

  2. Rika, thank you for the recommend! I had a lot of fun writing Tristian’s (and later on Christian’s) stories. Reeves was especially fun to write. I’d like to add some stories to this series one day. I have plans!


    September 14, 2014 at 8:50 am

    • More stories with Reeves? That is wonderful news! I really hope you get a chance to revisit this series; it was one of my favourites.

      Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂


      September 14, 2014 at 9:30 am

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