Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.
I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.
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I was looking for something light to read last night and stumbled upon Seduced by a Pirate on my Nook. This book is a companion novella to Eloisa James' The Ugly Duchess that deals with the hero's cousin and fellow pirate/privateer Griffin going home for the first time in 14 years. To meet the wife he abandoned literally during their wedding night.
Phoebe is not a wilting flower who waited around for 14 year letting her life slip away. She has a farm, a small household... and much to Griffin's surprise, three children.
Honestly, this was a nice novella, but it would have been an awesome full length novel! I fell in love with these characters pretty much instantly and was rooting for their HEA. But since there was only 90 pages, the challenges they had to overcome almost came to easily.
Still the journey with these two was fun. All of the characters just jumped off the page in Ms. James' lively style.
A spoiler wish regarding the children(show spoiler)
Obviously this wish is a little anachronistic, but whatever... it's Romancelandia!
Anyway, if you like James' work and want a short story that will have characters that entertain and entice with some fun sexytimes, pick this one up. :)
This was originally posted on GR April 2013