Thursday, November 20, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY-HISTORICAL ROMANCE EDITION (53)

Happy Thursday, everyone! This is a new feature hosted by Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

What is Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.  Since Tin and Mary C. are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, they've decided to focus on this beloved genre.

Here are the rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 2008.

THIS WEEK I AM FEATURING...

The Pirate Lord (Lord Trilogy, #1) The Pirate Lord
The Pirate Lord by Sabrina Jeffries
Originally Published in August 2008

A Splendid Opportunity...

A shipload of women - theirs for the taking! Pirate captain Gideon Horn couldn't be more delighted. His men are tired of wandering the high seas and want to settle down with wives on the uncharted island paradise they've discovered. And the women are bound to be grateful to be rescued from the life of drudgery awaiting them in New South Wales . . .Lord, he's so clever!

A Splendid Passion...

Married? To pirates? Sara Willis couldn't be more appalled. First she demands proper courting—at least a month. The darkly handsome pirate lord gives them two weeks. Then Sara insists the men vacate their huts for the women—Gideon demands her kisses in return. As the demands heat up, so do their passions—and soon Sara can't remember just why she's fighting the devilishly seductive captain so hard. . .

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I'm not usually into pirate romances, but there was something about this one that I enjoyed.  The premise was pretty out there with pirates taking over a convent ship in order to gain wives.  I think it was the characters that really made it stand out.  Sara was intelligent and admirable in her desire to improve the lives of women.  Gideon was exactly what readers want in pirate heroes with his sexy looks, sense of humor, and deeply romantic soul.

3 comments:

  1. I'm not really all into pirate romances, either, but this does sound like a pretty fun book. I love books that make me laugh!

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  2. This is one of my favorite pirate romances...its so humorous and fun!! And frankly Gideon and Sara are one of my favorite couples to read. And Jeffries always does a great job with her characters.

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  3. I tend to avoid pirate romances for the most part. I mean, c'mon, pirates were often brutal, not Errol-Flynn-style gallant. But this one sounds like it could be fun and funny both.

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