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Sir Griffin Barry, once the captain of the infamous pirate ship The Poppy, is now back in England to claim the woman he left on their wedding night. But in Seduced By A Pirate by Eloisa James, the woman Griff left behind is not the one he comes home to. Married off to an older woman, Griff left on his honeymoon night for an unknown destination, eventually becoming a privateer, a Crown sanctioned pirate who attacked other country’s ships for profit. After almost losing his life, and being permanently scarred, Griff has decided to return to his wife and the life he left behind.

After reading The Ugly Duchess  I was excited to read Griffin’s story, Griffin and James had teamed up as pirates, making both of them wealthy in the process. The story between Griff and Phoebe was interesting and I loved the children’s reactions to Griff. However, I struggled with Griff’s relationship with his father and the father’s reaction to Phoebe. Part of the reason Griff left was because of his father’s attitude towards things but his father, after having very little or no contact with Phoebe, does a complete turn around in a couple of pages. That relationship just felt rushed and since the novel was only 136 pages long I felt like it could have been developed better and at a more realistic pace. That being said, I really liked Phoebe and admired her for figuring out what she wanted from life and not being afraid to go after it. Seduced By a Pirate received a 3 from me because I felt part of the story was rushed but at $.99 (the price at the time of posting) it is worth the money.

 

You can read an excerpt here.

Fairy Tales Reading Order:

A Kiss At Midnight

Storming the Castle

When Beauty Tamed the Beast

Winning the Wallflower

The Duke Is Mine

The Ugly Duchess

Seduced By A Pirate

Once Upon A Tower (June 2013)

Rating: 

Content:

Title: Seduced By A Pirate

Author: Eloisa James

Format:  eBook

Page Nos.: 136

AISN: B0092QKWVU

Publisher: Avon Impulse

Release Date: October 30, 2012

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

Some of you may be wondering what has been going on at Novel Reaction lately, no regular postings, not nearly as many as reviews as we usually do. Well, the honest answer is that I do much better when I am super busy. I managed to regularly post reviews while going through three years of law school but now that I have a wide open schedule I struggle to get the postings done. I am still reading, in fact I am averaging 2 books a day, but I am just struggling to get the reviews done. Currently I am about 10 book reviews behind (and that number could be greater because lying to myself makes me feel better about my slackerdlyness (is that even a word?)). I hope to get caught up this week but I have a sneaking suspicion that it has been so long at this point that I am going to have to reread some of the books that need reviews. Is anyone else like this? I can’t be the only one who functions like this, can I?!

Nate “Ghost” Weller is an expert at keeping his distance, a skill that has kept him alive as a sniper but has also kept away any love interest he might have. In Hell on Wheels by Julia Ann Walker, Nate has allowed only one person to get close to him, his best friend and fellow special ops man Grigg Morgan, when Grigg warns Nate to keep his distance from Grigg’s younger sister Ali Nate has no choice to keep stay away from the attractive Ali. Retired from the military and now part of a special ops group Black Knights, Nate is shocked when Ali tracks him down but he has no choice but to help her when Ali comes to him for protection.

With the death of her brother, Grigg, Ali Morgan has lost the one person she is close to. A kindergarten teacher not used to espionage and danger when Ali starts getting followed and then someone tries to kidnap her she realizes there is only one person she can turn to, Nate.

Special Ops novels are hit or miss for me, some I love but some I don’t finish, I think it depends on the subject matter and the author (and as always, my mood when I pick up the book). Hell on Wheels by Julia Ann Walker was a devourer for me, you  know, when you sit down to read it and only look up when you have inhaled the entire novel in one sitting. I loved Ali’s character, trying to be brave and do what needed to be done and yet having the realistic traits (personally I loved it that she got nauseous at times). Nate was the strong alpha who had suffered greatly and then had to the unthinkable. Hell on Wheels was funny, sexy and had me literally in tears at one point in the novel. Walker’s Black Knights are funny and fabulous, I have already read In Rides Trouble  and plan on reading the next two novels in the series.

You can read an excerpt here.

Black Knights Inc. Reading Order:

Hell on Wheels

In Rides Trouble

Rev It Up

Thrill Ride (April 2013)

Rating: 

Content: 

Title: Hell on Wheels

Author: Julie Ann Walker

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 384

ISBN: 978-1402267130

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Release Date: August 2012

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

 

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