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Capturing The Captain- C. K. Brooke

Happy New Year, y’all! I’m so excited to be kicking off the new year with a couple of  amazing blog tours and reviews hosted by YA Bound Book Tours- starting with Capturing the Captain, the first book in C. K. Brooke’s American Pirate Romance Series!

Check out my review- it’s just under the book description!


Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00066]Capturing the Captain (America Pirate Romance #1)
by C.K. Brooke
Genre: Adult Historical Adventure Romance
Release Date: April 26th 2016
Limitless Publishing
In 1720, it’s a pirate’s life for Abigail Clear, daughter of a notorious colonial pirate captain…
But when a rival crew invades Abigail’s ship, she is taken prisoner. Now aboard the enemy vessel, she must contend with its formidable captain.
But who is the real captive?
Locked away in the belly of The Indomitable is no place for a woman…
Captain James Morrow is more than displeased to discover his sole captive to be none other than an untamable young lass who will earn him no bounty. Yet if he can soften the little rogue, she just might switch her loyalties to him, and reveal the whereabouts of the infamous thief who sired her—and his stolen treasure. But two can play that game, as Abi is equally inclined to charm the dogged sailor off her father’s tail.
Might she and Captain Morrow run the risk of falling for their own charades?
They dance about their disguises as genuine developing emotions clash against deeper motives, and suspicion runs high. When the captain finally steals a first kiss, Abi decides it’s high time to make her escape—fleeing not only his vessel, but her fondness for the man who intends to see her father hang. The high seas heat up as Captain Morrow’s quest to recapture Abi is halted by her pirate father, Captain Clear. Will James succeed in pursuit of his captive love, or will his desires conspire to make him a captive himself?

*Advisory: Contains some sensual/sexual content***

MY THOUGHTS:Avast, me hearties! (Totally googled that for authenticity). Prepare yerselves for a tale never before told, about a young lass and her older-and-surprisingly-Vin-Diesel-like beau. Unless you’re as in love with Pirates of the Caribbean-and Jack Sparrow- as I am. Then you’ve probably come across the whole pirate love story thing before.

Nevertheless, this tale of steamy romance, sassy wenches *uhum* sassy ladies, and quests for buried treasure, is exactly the type of steamy read you’re looking for if you find yourself longing for the seas. Set over the course of the year 1720, Capturing the Captain tells the story of captive Abi Clear- daughter of notorious Captain Abner Clear- and Captain James Morrow, her captor and father’s nemesis, as they try to seduce each other for all the wrong reasons- but fall for each other for all the right ones.

Faced with familial loyalties and skeletons in chests (Get it? Chests are their closets. #noregrets), James and Abi’s relationship gets off to a rocky start. Will they find a way to bring their worlds together, or will their decisions tear them apart?

This book was a little slow for me to get into, but picked up toward the half way mark, and I finished it within the sitting. I think perhaps some things were stretched out a bit while other, more important parts (in my opinion), were slightly rushed, but overall I enjoyed the experience. Had the story been a little meatier in the romance department, I may have been more swept away, but think as it stands, it was an easy and fun read. (I felt like the feelings were slightly more to do with lust and attraction than connection. I know what you’re thinking-“It’s a romance novel. What did you expect, Kay?” Just sayin’ what I’m feelin’, babesicles).

I thought that the ending was fabulous, as I do every time a story ends happily, and would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a lazy-day read while you’re lying on the beach and soaking up the rays.

My rating: 3.5 stars


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Amazon   |   B&N   |   Books A Million   |   Limitless Publishing

For all my Aussie book buds, click here for the kindle version.


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C.K. Brooke is a 2015 Shelf Unbound Notable Indie author with a five-star rating by Readers’ Favorite. She holds numerous fantasy and romance publications with 48fourteen, Limitless Publishing, and Elphame Press. Her lifelong passion is books – reading, writing, editing, publishing and blogging about them. When not blissing out
in literary land, she enjoys info-tainment podcasts, singing, songwriting and playing the piano. She lives in Washington,
Michigan with her husband and young son. There’s tons to
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