Friday, February 14, 2014

The Rebel Pirate: Renegades of the Revolution by Donna Thorland

James Sparkhawk is a commander in her Majesty's British Navy.  He has secrets but he's done very well in the Navy and intends to right the wrongs done to him in the past.  He never intended to fall in love with a female captain of a pirate ship...

Edelweiss and NAL Trade allowed me to download and read an ebook of this story (thank you).  It will be published March 4th and is written for young adults.

Sarah is only trying to keep her home and provide some family support.  She didn't know that her previous fiance had added an illegal shipment of gold on her ship.  She also defends herself well enough that she manages to take James as a hostage.  If she can get home and get rid of that gold, she might have a chance to not lose everything.  Unfortunately, that's not how life works.

Blackmail, threats, sex, spies and more are in this story.  Nobody can be trusted.  James has been living with sorrow his whole life and now he thinks Sarah is dead.  This is complicated story where everything that is done is some form of negotiation.  Real feelings don't count for much.  The world during the revolution is very dangerous.  You can't be sure who is safe to talk to, who will help you, and how much they will want for it. 

Reading this is like going back to days of the Revolution.  It's tough, gritty and mean with a bit of love thrown in.  It's also an interesting read.  I enjoyed it.

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