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Powered by an unorthodox heroine and colorful writing, this Victorian romance gets off to a rousing start. Englishwoman Payton Dixon has grown up aboard her family’s ships, and although she’s small enough to pass as cxbot cabin boy, she aspires to become a sea captain.

Her dream is hindered by her rough brothers, who consider her goal laughable, and the fact patrici she’s fallen in love with one of her family’s captains, Connor Drake. Worse yet, Connor is about to marry someone else. Payton’s startling hijinks to break the engagement, and Connor’s attraction to her, prove a winsome combination.

When Connor is kidnapped by a vengeful pirate and Payton sneaks on board disguised as a cabin boy, Cabot’s Portrait of My Heart plot twist, although far-fetched, offers interesting possibilities. However, Payton’s somewhat childish antics eventually wear thin, and after all the adventure, the happy ending seems anticlimactic. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.

Improper Proposal

Cabot stirs patrciia minds and hearts. A jewel of a romance. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A stormy heart Adventurous, outspoken, Payton Dixon has two passionate dreams But both seem impossibly out of reach, since her beloved captain is about to marry another, and worse, he’s been given her ship as a wedding present from her traitorous father.

A thwarted love Out to prove she has right on her side, Payton manages to unleash a scandal and ignite all sorts of trouble. As for Drake, he can’t decide whether to throttle the girl he’s grown up with, or make love to the beautiful woman she has become. Read more Read less. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Portrait Of My Heart. Educating Caroline Sonnet Books. Where Roses Grow Wild.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I love all Meg Cabot books! Ignoring the fact that she has spent most of her life as a tomboy, Payton moans that her beloved has never even glanced her way in all the years they have known each other. Now it appears to be too late as Connor must do the honorable thing as befitting his new status as a baronet and marry Becky Whitby. Still, Payton has other plans as she realizes that Becky is not suited to be the spouse of a seafaring person.

Payton behaves very badly on the eve of the wedding and during the ceremony. She accuses Becky of treacherous behavior towards Connor. Instead of freeing her beloved from a sentence of unhappiness, her actions lead to his being taken prisoner by Lucien La Fond, a French pirate and Becky’s lover.

Payton tries to rescue Connor, prove Becky’s infidelity, and claim a love of a lifetime. However, La Fond is a powerful opponent and he holds her beloved captive. The action never eases as the pulse pumping story line sails to a wonderful finish. The characters are all fully developed making the intrigue feel even stronger.

Just missed 5 Stars. This charming novel is the perfect companion for that Mexican vacation chair. It’s quick paced, it’s light reading, and it’s very entertaining.

The story begins with the banter between three older brothers and their unruly baby sister, Payton Dixon. Immediately, we are aware of Payton’s struggle to keep her bosom inside the unfamiliar corset she is wearing.

These brothers have raised nineteen-year-old Payton, onboard their clipper ships, and she is more accustomed to wearing a man’s wardrobe. What a delightful young woman, she is unlike any leading lady I have yet to experience. Payton is wild, untamed, and frankly speaks her mind. Yet, on the other hand, she is sensitive, sensual, and naive. Her two most desired dreams: Ah, Captain Drake, a ravishing gentleman, an English Baron, and a man honor bound to marry a scheming vixen on the morrow.

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Tonight, however, the game unfolds. Captain Drake cannot take his eyes off the ripening Miss Payton Dixon. He has just become “painfully” aware that Payton has “developed” into a much prolosal lady. Cabot skillfully spins her words creating enormous fun.

I enjoyed this book. It is action packed, there is no arguing between the two main heartbeats, and the love scenes are steamy and sizzling. If there is a serious complaint, it is the tomfoolery of Payton’s brothers.

At times, their behavior seemed proopsal. Overall, a great vacation book — no vabot, mate. Fluff, but oh such pleasant gossamer. Grace Atkinson, Ontario – Canada. Cobat’s A Littel Scandel and really enjoyed it. I was expecting to be hooked on this book. However that didn’t happen for me.


Payton Dixon is a young girl who has been treated more like a young boy on a ship with her brothers all her life. She is totally infatuated with Drake, a Ship Captin employed by her family. Drake’s brother dies giving him a title and land. Some how, he is to marry an terrible woman he does not love and received a ship as wedding gift that Payton wanted.

All right, so that is the skeleton of the story. I never got to like Drake through out the story. I thought Payton’s brother had potentials: I think Drake’s intention to marry that awful woman throughout half of the book just really caboh me mad. He was being so stupid about the whole thing.

How can someone who is suppose to be a smart sea captin be so stupid and not see through the marriage deal at all?

Payton was really quite shameful through out the book in her intention to chase Drake. I did not grow to like her or identify with her in any way. She was so in love with Drake that she was willing to put up with anything and everything.

Some of the things she did in the beginning were quite funny, but they got really old by the end of the book when she was still being extremely stubborn and silly. I am going to move on to the next Patricia Cobat book and hope that the next one would be better than this one.

I love Patricia Cabot’s style, and that breezy, witty writing is here in full force, especially in the relationship between Payton and her brothers This book is a little more over the top than her others, and while I tend to prefer the more intimate settings of her previous books, this one should appeal to those who enjoy a good high seas adventure, complete with a marooning on a tropical isle.

I had only two minor problems with this book–the first was that Payton’s expectation to be a lady ship captain were rather unrealistic, given the time period, and went on longer than I thought was reasonable, and the second is that the hero, Drake, sometimes came across as a little too passive.

If you don’t mind a romance where the heroine has to rescue the hero more often than not, then this won’t bother you. I just would’ve liked to have seen Drake be a little more proactive. But this is minor, really. The book is great fun. Buy it, sit back, and enjoy! See all 17 reviews.