Monday, November 23, 2015

A Pirate’s Treasure by Maryse Dawson

England 1711 – Facing ruination and unable to pay his gambling debts, Juliette Colbourne’s father agrees to give her hand in marriage to Lord William Van de Sarr a wealthy shipping magnate from America to clear his liability. A man Juliette has yet to meet.

Realizing she has little choice, the winsome Juliette finds herself aboard a merchant ship sailing the high seas to a new home in Charleston, wondering how her life could have changed so quickly! What will her new husband be like? Will she learn to love him?

Nearing their destination and without warning; they are attacked by the notorious pirate ship the Avarice captained by the masked pirate Bill Corbin. Despite her protests, Juliette is taken aboard his ship and kept prisoner in his cabin. Unknown to Juliette, Captain Bill is actually her fiancé́, William, in disguise. A role he took up several years before to stop his own ships being plundered. Finding out she is his betrothed, Captain Bill decides to keep his identity secret to find out his pretty fiancée’s true character. Juliette’s feisty nature soon comes to the fore and she finds herself over his knee more often than not! Will she ever be free of him and more to the point, does she want to be free?

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

A Pirate's Treasure was a quick adventure.
Juliette is on her way to America to meet her fiancé (aka the man her father "sold" her to) when they are attacked by Pirates!
Captain Bill, of course, takes Juliette – but tries to be kind and gentle with her. Unfortunately she doesn't cooperate (who would!?!?), causing problems and receiving a little discipline.

This story was okay, just not for me. Juliette was a bit of a brat, Captain Bill was "distant" and I just never felt the chemistry between them.
I really disliked the dishonesty and was hoping that this would be addressed by the end of the book. I can't really say this is romance, but maybe I'm just being too critical.

Mary Jo☆☆☆
Juliette is on her way to the New World to meet her fiancé, the one who her father effectively sold her to in order to pay off his gambling debts. During the voyage, the merchant ship she's on is confronted by pirates and she's taken aboard the Avarice as a prisoner.

Captain Bill Corbin is the alias for Lord William, the man whom Juliette is betrothed. When he discovers who the woman really is, he decides to keep his true identity a secret to discover her true personality.

I can't really say this book is a romance as there is little chemistry between the pair. Juliette is a brat and Bill spanks her several times but it lacks the spark of true discipline.

Neither Bill nor Juliette seem to like each, spend more time apart than together and don't kiss until the last few chapters of the book.

I really wish the author would have tied up a few loose ends in the final chapter or written an epilogue.

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of A Pirate’s Treasure by Maryse Dawson to read and review.

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