Pleasuring the Pirate by Emily Bryan
Leisure
Sensual Historical
ISBN: 978-0-8439-6133-1
Reviewed by Nannette

   

 

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!

     

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