by Shana Galen
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: Feb 7, 2012
Source: ARC sent by publisher
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Summary from goodreads.com:
Passionate, action-packed Regency romance by RT Reviewer’s Choice award-winning author Shana Galen features the swashbuckling Sebastien Harcourt, marquis de Valere, and the nautical genius heroine destined to best him. After escaping France on a privateer’s ship, Sebastian becomes the notorious privateer Captain Cutlass. His reputation as a rogue precedes him and he’s undefeated in battle, until he crosses swords with the beautiful daughter of a British admiral. Raeven Russell is out for revenge, but now she’s not so sure she wants the dashing captain to change his wicked ways.
This is a really great pirate story, and most of the story really takes place at sea! If you're like me, you've noticed that a lot of historicals claim to be about pirates, and there's hardly a pirate or ship in sight. This is not like that at all, there's so much swashbuckling action, if you're into pirate tales, I highly recommend this book.
Bastien is a gentleman pirate, not your typical rough looking sea captain, and Raeven is no shrinking violet that he's abducted. She can hold her own just as well as him, as the daughter of a British Naval Admiral who has spent her whole life on a ship. I really liked that the characters were so well matched.
I wasn't sure I was going to like Bastien at first, but then he started to be really sweet, and who can resist sweet nothings whispered in French? Raeven showed a lot of growth, too. In the beginning, she was so selfish and naively headstrong. But she grew a lot and showed that she can really care about others besides herself.
Sometimes the romance took a backseat to all the high seas action, but in this case it was okay because I love good pirate adventure. If you are a fan of lots of adventure in your romances, this is a great book for you.
Main Characters: 4/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5
Cover: 4/5 (love the blue, but he looks too modern, and his hair was long in the book)
Bottom Line: A fun ride on the high seas with lovely romance!
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