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Full Steam Ahead

Karen Witemeyer

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When Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston from an eastern finishing school, she's stunned to find her father in ill health. Though she loves him, he's only ever focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run their family business, Renard Shipping. Vowing to secure a suitable marriage partner, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure: a dagger personally gifted to Nicole's father by the pirate Jean Lafitte. Many believe the legend that the dagger is the source of all Renard Shipping's good fortune, though Nicole is sure her father's work ethic and honorable business practices are the keys to their success. Before she can board the steamer to New Orleans, Nicole finds her father's rivals--the Jenkins brothers--on either side of the gangplank, ready to grab her and steal the dagger. Quickly, she decides to instead travel north, to Liberty, Texas, where she can decide what to do next. Darius Thornton needs a secretary--someone to help him get his notes in order. Ever since the boiler explosion aboard the Louisiana, Darius has been a man obsessed. He will do anything to stop even one more steamship disaster. The pretty young socialite who applies for the job baffles him with her knowledge of mathematics and steamships. He decides to take a risk and hire her, but he's determined her attractive face and fancy clothes won't distract him from his important research. The job offer comes at exactly the right time for Nicole. With what Darius is paying her, she'll be able to afford passage to New Orleans in mere weeks. But Mr. Thornton is so reclusive, so distant, so unusual. He can create complex scientific equations but can't remember to comb his hair. And his experiments are growing more and more dangerous. Still, there are undeniable sparks of attraction between them. But Nicole is leaving soon, and if she marries, it must be to a man who can manage a shipping empire. Darius certainly doesn't fit that description. And the Jenkins brothers have not given up on kidnapping Nicole a

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carine Montbertrand

Length:

11h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

20:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

24:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:55