Gabriel Drake has abandoned his pirating
ways and headed home to Dragon Caern Castle. Along the ckís
ruse. When Jacquelyn Wrenís cover is blown she is forced to
tell the new Lord of Dragon Caern Castle why she waylaid him.
Gabrielís homecoming is marred by learning of the death of his
father and brother and that someone is out to get him. He is
now Lord and in need of a proper wife with a large dowry.
Jacquelyn is stuck with the task of teaching Gabriel etiquette
so he can find a wife while Gabrielís orphaned nieces run him
and his faithful friend Meriwether crazy. There is nothing at
all proper about the lustful feelings Gabriel stirs in
Jacquelyn. Gabriel is intent on taking Jacquelyn to bed even
as he prepares for marriage to someone else. Neither counted
on falling in love or that Gabrielís enemies would find him
and threaten to destroy all they hold dear.
Emily Bryan paints an accurate picture of
an era where propriety and necessity rule over passion in
Pleasuring The Pirate, while adding an extremely
romantic and sensual storyline to go with it. I loved Gabriel
from the moment he makes his appearance. He is witty and
handsome, and all rogue. Jacquelyn is an endearing combination
of sensuality, intelligence and insecurity. The children are
absolutely precious and the way Gabriel interacts with them is
even more so. There are many wonderful characters in
Pleasuring The Pirate. Itís a lovely story, one that
every historical romance reader will love!