"A Spirited Pirate Tale With a Twist"
Reviewed by Diana Troldahl
Posted July 23, 2012
One of the most mysterious members of the Falcon Club is on
a quest to repay his oldest, deepest debt of honor when his
beloved ship is sunk beneath him. Jinan Seton is tied to
mast of an American brig that has seen better days and
confronted by the perplexing presence of the captain,
De Vile. It isn't long before he discovers she is in fact
the person for whom he has been searching for the past
twenty two months; Viola Carlyle, stolen from her family 15
years ago. The problem is she seems perfectly happy
captaining her crew of 54. How is he to convince her to
return to a life she barely remembers? After he wins his
free, of course.
It has been a very good day in the life of Violet De Vile,
not only has she won a ship-to-ship battle but she has at
her mercy the notorious privateer known as the Pharaoh. He
is remarkably easy on the eyes for a man of such a dark
reputation and as she has her men strip their captives of
clothes and weapons she finds it hard to focus on anything
he has to say.
Katherine Ashe has a wonderful way of taking a basic
of historical romance, being captured by pirates, and
standing it on its ear. Like the first book in the
Club series, (When a Scot Loves a Lady) HOW TO BE A
PROPER LADY is based firmly in its comfortable niche of
Victorian-era romance but spiced up remarkably by her use
unusual elements and strikingly unique characters to tell
her very entertaining tales.
I love a writer who can infuse a dramatic story of love and
heartache with huge dollops of humor, and Katherine Ashe
does not disappoint. I have also enjoyed her Rogues of the
Sea series. Book three in the Falcon Club group is
in September, 2012 and I can hardly wait.
The Rules of Being a Proper Lady
1) Never take steps greater than six inches apart.
2) Never look boldly at a gentleman.
3) And never, ever, kiss a man who is not your fiancÉ.
But beautiful, bold Viola Carlyle doesn't care about the
rules. And she desperately wants to kiss the notoriously
tempting Captain Jin Seton, the man who brought her
kicking and fighting back to English society. Kidnapped as
a child, now she longs to return to that life of freedom
where she was able to live—and love—as she wished.
Having hunted Viola for two years, Jin Seton has finally
found his good luck—for, by finding Viola, his oldest,
deepest debt will at last be paid. And although he has
vowed not to let her win his heart, this very improper
lady might finally be the one who tames him.
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