From The Pirate Circus, currently under contract. Book Three of the Kraken’s Caribbean Trilogy
Captain Alan Silvestri eyed his rebellious great niece with calculation. He knew how this could work. If he pushed her too hard to conform and obey his rules, she might break away completely. On the other hand if he allowed the corner of his mouth to lift and reveal his amusement…ah, well…she might think
he laughed at her and bolt. Or she might figure out part of him found her actions admirable. Then she’d decide his rules were meant to be flaunted.