On this cloudy sunday, i didn't want to just post about followers, stress, etc.You are here for the books after all^^ So i will pursue with you my discovery of the historical romance subgenre with this time again a book being part of a series. Seems like nearly all my historical romance are part of a series and i didn't know it. So today is the Rogue Pirate's Bride by Shana Galen , third book of the trilogy but perfect as a stand alone too, it just made me to discover more of this author so i wouldn't mind trying the first 2books however if you haven't read it don't worry you can start by this one.
So without waiting happy reading!
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical romanceSource: Arc won from Stella in one of Ex-Libris’ Challenges
Short description from goodread :
Raeven Russell is out for revenge, but now she’s not so sure she wants the dashing captain to change his wicked ways
I loved it, I guess I’m fond of pirates romances with the action, the adventure and I’ve read this one in a really short time because I couldn’t close the book.
To start, this book can perfectly be read as a stand alone, it’s part of a series yes but until I was writing this I didn’t know it and it didn’t have any consequence on my enjoyment of this book. Shana Galen style makes it completely wonderful even without any knowledge of the first books of the series. She found the perfect balance between action and romance.
Now I admit that at first I found Raeven really irritating, using his father’s men like puppet for what she wanted. Really selfish or more exactly a little girl that always got away with everything and didn’t learn how her acts could have big consequences for her and for those around her. She is fiery, independent but act stupidly while she is educated, in the sea ways yes but still. Then as I got more and more in the book I started to see another side of her, her romantic and dreamy side and I appreciated her more. She is an excellent strategist, she know her way on a ship but still stay quite naïve.
Cutlass, or Bastien for his really good friends, is a privateer so not really a pirate but near the different being that he is doing it in the name of a country, before that he was a member of the French nobility until his childhood was destroyed in the French revolution, a past he doesn’t like to speak about.
His past made him sure of himself while not arrogant, he is loyal also so loyal that he wants to take revenge on the one who killed his pirate’s mentor. At the beginning he doesn’t understand why this young woman, disguised as a man, wants to see him dead with such a passion. It’s only later, after her escape, when he learnt her name that he discovers why and for him it’s a misunderstanding but both will take a lot of time before accepting to see the truth of their past.
The plot is fast not really original but very well written. The main heroes are a perfect match and the secondary characters really moving: loyal Percy, wise Gaston and the others there are necessarily one to move your heart. It’s really enjoyable and I would be curious to read the first books of the series to see things from his brothers’ side.
To recommend without a doubt if you love adventure, romance and witty remarks^^
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review
This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge