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October 4, 2008

Review: The Pirate Lord by Sabrina Jeffries

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The Pirate Lord by Sabrina Jeffries

Ahoy there! Sorry…I just finished “The Pirate Lord,” the re-release of the 1998 novel by Sabrina Jeffries, and I’m having a bit of a problem coming back to this reality. There’s just something about a man with a bandanna and an earring…and maybe a parrot…ooh, and a sword…a really, really, BIG sword! Ahem, excuse me. It’s that whole reality thing again. So anyway, hot pirates ahead (check out the new cover, mmmmmm, delicious). And lots of humor and witty dialogue too. (From Ms. Jeffries, not me.)

Lady Sara is a reformer, and an impassioned one at that. When she sets sail on a women’s prison ship bound for New South Wales she only intends to teach the women and keep notes regarding their treatment. When the ship is captured by pirates intent on making the women brides, Sara all but forces the pirate captain to take her as well. She battles his dominance while he battles her sense of independence…and they both battle the strong sexual desires each brings out in the other.

Captain Gideon is a handsome, sexy, and very successful American pirate who hates British peers! He and his crew are ready to retire to their own island and all they need are brides, and here’s a whole ship full of women captives. How very fortunate…until Lady Sara takes charge of the women and begins filling their heads with demands. First they need proper courting, then proper clothes, then proper homes, then…does she not get the whole improper ‘pirate’ thing?

I was surprised by just how hot this 1998 release was! Ms Jeffries certainly pushed the boundaries then; must be why I read it the first time back then! But there’s also much more to enjoy about this book…I already mentioned the snappy dialogue earlier and the fact that there were so many characters, yet each was so vivid there wasn’t a problem keeping up with them is another sign of a well-written story. There are secondary and tertiary romances going on (well, it’s a ship of women and pirates!) as well as a bit of a mystery regarding Gideon’s heritage. This book really does a bit of everything for everyone!

Anyway, if you’re looking for a read with some swashbuckling humor and bawdy hot sex, you really can’t go wrong with this reprint of “The Pirate Lord” by Sabrina Jeffries. Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’m going to head back to the other reality where I’m captured/rescued by a dashing, hot pirate looking for the woman of his dreams. Oh, and yes, he has a really, really, really BIG sword!

Until next time…

 

Reviewed by Julie

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