In 1662 Scottish Highlands, the Dragon of Darien and his loyal crew of pirates decide it is time to retire since the Stuarts are back on the throne. Adding to the captain's incentive is that he has inherited a run down Castle, Dunmoral. No longer the Dragon, Douglas Moncrief seeks respectability as expected of a Laird.
Princess Rowena of Hartzburg, a small principality that is in trouble from rebels, needs a warrior scoundrel. She comes to obtain the services of the notorious Dragon. Instead she gets the aristocratic Douglas. As he acts more like a gentleman, she becomes more shrewish over his behavior. However, neither one can stop the love that grows between them. The only thing holding them back is how Rowena reacts to Douglas' true colors.
DELIGHT is a humorously warm historical romance that shows the daring talent of an adept writer to breathe a fresh perspective into an era that has been done to the bone. The story line is fast-paced, filled with action, and loaded with jocular ripostes. The warmth of the characters is a Jillian Hunter trademark which turns her novels into fairy tales that arouse the interest of the sub-genre audience.