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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (February 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758212518
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758212511
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.5 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #981,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Three sexy rakes wreak havoc in the romantic lives of three Regency ladies in this loosely yet cleverly connected trio of novellas. In "Stolen Pleasures," wealthy merchant's daughter Olivia Merrick discovers that her new husband, Sebastian Blake, is the notorious pirate "Captain Phoenix." In "Lucien's Gamble," Lucien Remington, the libertine owner of London's most scandalous gaming hall, is intrigued by the lovely Lady Julienne La Coeur, who has come to pay off her brother's gambling debts. In "Her Mad Grace," when Hugh La Coeur is forced to take shelter from a snowstorm in the mad Duchess of Glenmoore's estate, he meets the Duchess' fascinating companion, Charlotte. Day provides plenty of richly detailed love scenes in each tale, and her wickedly entertaining combination of steamy sex and bold language is certain to be appreciated by readers who like hot historicals by Virginia Henley and Susan Johnson. John Charles
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...a collection of funny, charming, sexy, HOT novellas that...make Sylvia Day a new must have for me!! -- Romance Reader at Heart, January 4, 2006

BAD BOYS AHOY! is a fantastic read. This one belongs on your keeper shelf. -- Romance Junkies, February 2006

Bad boys and sensuality combine in a trio of delicious novellas by the up-and-coming Day. -- Romantic Times, February 2006

GOLD STAR AWARD RECIPIENT! I highly recommend this passionately erotic tale of romance... -- Just Erotic Romance Reviews, March 2006

I enjoyed Bad Boys Ahoy! tremendously... -- A Romance Review, March 2006

I found the characters imminently likeable, the passion fiery and sweet, and the stories fast-paced and intriguing. -- We Write Romance, January 2006

If there is one book that you read this year, it should be Bad Boys Ahoy!. -- The Castle Historical Romance Society, December 12, 2005

Outstandingly written stories and page burning sex... Ms. Day is the true mistress of erotic fiction... -- The Romance Studio, November, 2005

Sylvia Day has brought together a collection of undeniably sexy stories into one totally readable historical anthology. -- We Write Romance, February 2006

Sylvia Day’s new book for Brava, "BAD BOYS AHOY!" is awesome. It’s wonderful and passionate and, oh yeah, really hot. -- WNBC.com Romance: B(u)y the Book, January 2006

More About the Author

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of more than a dozen award-winning novels sold in forty countries. A reader favorite across several genres, there are millions of copies of her books in print worldwide and she is a #1 bestseller in twenty countries. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honored as Amazon's Best of the Year in Romance. She has won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award and been nominated for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award twice.

Sylvia also writes under the pseudonyms:
S. J. Day - www.amazon.com/author/sjday
Livia Dare - www.amazon.com/author/liviadare

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By K. Montgomery VINE VOICE on March 13, 2006
Format: Paperback
Okay, so I admit I wasn't expecting much out of this anthology. Based upon quick perusals at the book store for a couple of weeks, I almost judged it too dramatic and corny. Well, I guess I learned my lesson - this book was an absolute pleasure to read. Fast paced, yet very involved storylines, made for a spectacular weekend treat.

"Stolen Pleasures" is the high seas adventure of Captain Phoenix, aka Sebastian, Lord Merrick and his bride-by-proxy Olivia. The scandalous pirate takes her father's merchant vessal hostage, and her feelings and desires in the process. When she discovers the same man is her new husband, both are shocked and not a little dismayed. Having no use for a wife, he intends to return her to London. However, neither is prepared for the feelings that each evokes in the other and soon their new found passions will not be denied. The mystery surrounding the proxy marriage is a great backdrop for Sebastian and Olivia's attraction. Villianous family members add to the story and Olivia and Sebastian develop into two very likable characters. Sebastian is surprised by Olivia's determined defense of him to his horrid father and she comes out an admirable heroine because of it.

"Lucian's Gamble" is the story of Lucian Remington, ruthless gaming club owner and angelic debutante Julienne La Coeur. From across a crowded ball room, their passions flared and from the first look, both were instantly drawn to one another. Julienne's brother, Hugh, owes Lucian a scandalous amount of money and it's up to her to save the family yet again. When she confronts Lucian in his own club he will use this opportunity to his advantage - or will he? Knowing he'll never be good enough for the beautiful Julienne, he instead intends to help her in obtaining a titled husband.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A. Hurzeler on January 28, 2006
Format: Paperback
As a longtime romance reader, I thought I had read just about every story that could be told during the Regency period. Bad Boys Ahoy! proved me wrong, and hallelujah for that!

In the first novella, "Stolen Pleasures," pirate Sebastian steals a bride, only to discover she is his bride; they've been married by proxy. The story takes an almost immediate turn from the norm. In some romances, the proxy marriage would be a secret for much of the story as part of a "Big Secret" misunderstanding.

Instead, this issue is dealt with immediately, leaving the remainder of the story to focus on delving into two fascinating characters, Olivia and Sebastian. Olivia is not a standard simpering heroine. She is passionate, strong-willed, and astute, the perfect match for Sebastian.

I love the way Day creates unique characters. Sebastian's reasons for becoming a pirate are complex, and Olivia comes to understand and know him perfectly. This story evokes a range of emotions and culminates in a sweet ending.

"Lucien's Gamble" is the second novella. In it, Lucien discovers that Julienne has disguised herself as a man to enter his club. He has always wanted her, and he takes advantage of the surpring opportunity to make the biggest gamble of his life.

As in the first novella, this one features unconventional characters who fall in love. It's extremely satisfying to read Lucien's journey from believing he is not good for Julienne to realizing that he loves her and wants to be the one to make her happy.

Julienne is a rare historical heroine--a woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to pursue it.

The third novella is "Her Mad Grace.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Reads A Lot on May 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
Ms. Day did a wonderful job with this book. I loved each and every story. I'd buy more of her work. Great job Ms. Day.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MNix on February 23, 2006
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Stolen Pleasures

Olivia has come face to face with a pirate moments after he has captured her father's ship. Apparently the pirate is her husband. Two weeks prior Olivia was married to Lord Sebastian Merrick via proxy. Olivia has no idea what her new husband looks like and the handsome man before her bears the signet ring of Lord Merrick. Their fevered attraction toward each other is undeniable and unstoppable. Sebastian frees Olivia's passion and Olivia creates a desire in Sebastian he has never experienced before. Sebastian left his title behind and became a pirate because of the horrible relationship he has with his father and so he feels he has nothing to offer a woman as good and kind as Olivia. Yet Sebastian craves her with an intensity that staggers him. Olivia is not giving up. She found her husband and intends to keep him; all she has to do now is convince him he's worth it. Sebastian must sever the bad ties he has acquired before he can settle down with Olivia. But when he is done, will his beautiful and loving wife still be waiting for him?

Stolen Pleasures is exciting and erotic. Sebastian is incredibly sexy while Olivia is beautiful and strong willed, together they make a perfect match. I hoped and prayed that Sebastian would find happiness after having so much pain in his past and I wished that Olivia would be the one to bring it to him. I adored them together. This is a really romantic, fantasy filled story. Olivia is being held captive by the handsome pirate who just happens to be her husband so nothing is forbidden. Yum! There is a lot of passion and emotion in Stolen Pleasures I really enjoyed it.

Lucien's Gamble

Lady Julienne has disguised herself as a man to enter a gentleman's club in search of her brother Hugh.
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