Review: Lady Pirate by Lyndsay Sands
June 28th 2016
Valoree no longer has to masquerade as her murdered brother and scourge the oceans as Captain Red. She no longer has to command his pirate band in a quest to regain his birthright. She has been named heir to Ainsley Castle. But no executor would ever hand over the estate to an unmarried pirate wench and her infamous crew—no matter to whom she’d been born. And the will distinctly states that in order to inherit, Valoree must be married to a nobleman . . . and pregnant.
Upon learning that, the virgin captain is ready to return to the seas—but her crew has other ideas— and for those rascally cusses she would do anything. If they could find a way to put on her a sweet face that would fool the ton, she would handle the rest, even with a drunken prostitute as an “aunt” and her merry cutthroat crew as “servants.” But to herself she swears one thing: she will only marry a man who fires her blood, a man who is not afraid of a . . . Lady Pirate
*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*
It’s been a long time since I picked up a historical romance with a pirate lead, but I have to say, I seriously enjoyed this one. Not only was Lady Pirate well-written and engaging, but the execution of the premise was so entertaining and fun to read.
Valoree Ainsley is a pirate and captain of her own ship, but in order to gain her inheritance, she needs to become a lady and marry a nobleman. To say she’s against this change in status is an understatement, though she does go along with it for the sake of her men and the promises that were made to them. But wearing dresses, makeup, and learning how to be a lady? Not exactly her cup of tea.
Funny, fast-paced, and easy to follow, with a strong, feisty, uncultured heroine and an amused, dashing, thoroughly intrigued hero, Lady Pirate is a decidedly enjoyable historical romance read that does an excellent job of combining all of its elements into a fun and entertaining story.
About the Author
LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author who is known for her hysterical historicals as well as the popular Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series. With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, “Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.” She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Visit her official website at: www.lynsaysands.net.