Saturday, January 28, 2012

Review of The Rogue Pirate's Bride by Shana Galen

The Rogue Pirate's Bride is the third book in Shana Galen Sons of the Revolution series, and it is the rare series that I didn't feel needed to be read in order. The first two books The Making of a Duchess and The Making of a Gentleman are both fantastic stories as well, so what are you waiting for? 

Raeven Russell the free spirited daughter of a British Admiral, and she is more comfortable on the high seas than in a ballroom. Raeven is brave, charmingly unconventional, and has an unusual set of handy skills that would make any rogue or pirate green with envy. She sets out to bring the notorious pirate Captain Cutlass to justice for the murder of her fiance. Raeven intends to make the "pirate" pay for his sins by running him through with her sword. 

Bastien Harcourt, marquis de Valere is a french aristocrat, who in his youth was separated from his family during the French Revolution. Bastien is working on plans for some vengeance of his own, and is in hot pursuit of a Barbary pirate, Jourdain who is responsible for the death of Bastien's mentor. Bastiens' efforts to find the scoundrel Jourdain and send him to a watery grave are disrupted by the arrival of the fiery and furious Raeven. 

Raeven and Bastien find themselves caught up in each others' plans and sparks begin to fly and then ignite between the unlikely couple. The Rogue Pirate's Bride is a fast paced tale of intrigue and betrayal that made me laugh, sigh and tear up in all the right places. Bastien is charming and Raeven is fearless and they were so terrific together that I didn't want their story to end. Loved this book from the first page to the last. I expect that The Rogue Pirate's Bride will bring many new fans to Shana Galen's writing, as well as please those who have already been enchanted by her storytelling.
Something zipped past him and struck the man with enough force to cause him to drop his pistol and clutch his abdomen. Bastien had a moment to look behind him and saw his cabin girl, his beautiful cabin girl, standing there with arm out stretched. He'd known she's be accurate with that dagger.
                                 -The Rogue Pirate's Bride -Shana Galen

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