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!
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.
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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