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- Print Length: 298 pages
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- Publisher: KA Books (October 26, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 26, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076NL4Z2C
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,701 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Kidnapped by the Pirate: Gay Romance Kindle Edition
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"5 stars.... This could have been just a scrumptious tale about pirates from Andrews and I would have been glued to the page, but in fact I found it to be even more.... The setting of this novel is gorgeous, and this story pulls you in right from page one." ~ Watch and Word Society
"This book is a britches ripper of the highest calibre, packed with everything you'd expect to find in this genre - devilish pirates who are too sexy to be resisted, an innocent young scamp just waiting to lure our anti-hero down the path of emotional reawakening, daring adventures, and over the top villains and a setting which is perfectly researched.... It's a joyful romp of a tale with a believable cast and crew of historical accuracy and some steamy hot sex leading into a glorious HEA." ~ Mirrigold: Mutterings & Musings
"This is definitely added to my list of pirate top reads. The writing is strong and the main characters were charming. Recommended to enemies to lovers fans who like tropes, hot sex from a pirate who likes to charge and an eager virgin who loves with his entire heart!" ~ Boy Meets Boy Reviews
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Nathaniel is earnest, fresh and perfect to chase away Hawk’s loneliness. The brooding captain with a heart of gold does not resist Nathaniel’s charms, but it quickly devolves from a mutual physical release to something like a courtship. Nathaniel burrows under Hawk’s skin and draws him in like a bug to a bug zapper, but much nicer, and in a Holy Hot way. These two are on a low burn until they aren’t, and then they’re sizzling on the pages. Hot, dirty, and sexy. And their first kiss? Awesome.
Loved Susanna (ie) her reaction to certain revelations, which are “thrilling” indeed. Snell, O’Connell, and the sundry secondary characters add a rich layer to this breeches-ripper.
The ending could not have been more perfect IMO, thus, the tired tears. All in all, time well spent.
"The fear had left a strange desire thrumming through him. Not mere desire for the male form—that he’d felt for ages. But a yearning to reach out and take hold of life while he still could."
The author packs a lot more such cliches into this book. For instance:
"The kiss had been an invasion....Hawk had happily gone down with the ship, finally tasting Nathaniel. "
You might think this kind of writing would sink this novel, too, but it doesn't. The author seems to find glee in piling the potboiler paragraphs high and deep - and somehow pulls a neat little trick. She somehow finds an emotional core or an emotional rhythm that other novels, one's which are not only cliche but poorly written and poorly executed, lack. You're not going to find an intensive emotional investigation of the character's psyche, but the author manages to convey a sense of authentic reactions under imaginary (e.g. stereotyped) circumstances - and it's this feeling of authenticity we can latch on to.
Well, that and there is some damned hot sex between Captain Hawk, the 41 year old pirate, and Nathaniel, his 19 year old prisoner. Hot enough to make me weak in the knees, metaphorically if not literally. Let's just say I'll never look at a palm tree on the beach in the same way again. You'll need to read the book to see what I mean.
In this book, Keira even steps outside the usual fare. Nathaniel, in a sense, seduces Hawk. He wants at least once before he dies, to know what it's like to have sex with a man. It's the way Nathaniel revels in the way this completes his soul, the coming home, of finally inhabiting his own skin and thumbing his nose at all the stuffy laws against homosexuality. He only has a few weeks before he'll have to be handed over to his father and the suffocating life that awaits him and he's determined to live it to the fullest. He manages to crack open Hawk's grizzled heart and I know why. He's a charmer, our Nathaniel, and seeing how he thrives on the pirate ship, even as a prisoner, highlights how terribly lonely he was at first, not just having to hide his attraction to other men, but also because he can't read well. It's never explained specifically, but heavily implied that he has dyslexia. He's been treated like a half - wit by his father, and believes it despite the support of his beloved tutor Mr. Chisholm (upon whom he has a monumental crush) and even more beloved sister, Susanna.
These two men find freedom in each other, the one to finally be himself and the other to love again. The story is very tenderly written and I confess I sniffled my way through huge swaths of it. I loved it, I really did. It'll be a favorite for many years, in much the same way as Pride and Prejudice, and Bridget Jones' Diary have been!
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Gah. These two.
Nathaniel, quietly defiant, way more intelligent than he was made feel.
Then we have Hawk who is jaded and needed someone to settle into the life that he always wanted with him.
And when they first meet each other, Hawk kidnaps Nathaniel, I mean, not the best start so it's natural there was a mutual hatred.
For Hawk it was long over due revenge, for Nathaniel it was the result of that and the things Hawk made him face about what he thought was wrong.
Close proximity and challenging each other the men have no other option but to get past the surface of first impressions.
Then we get a sweet and sexy exploration. Companionship. Hawk reading to Nathaniel Nathaniel showing Hawk that he SEEN him.
Falling in love on a pirate ship, in the midst of a quest for revenge and an unknown future has its challenges but getting there was a wonderful adventure.
‘But in the embers of the fire that had raged, in the slow, entreating sweep of tongues and now-gentle pressure of lips, in the soft moans and sighs, Nathaniel tasted only love.’
I really enjoyed this. And rooted for the guys and adored how they both grow.
Even had a love for the ship and its crew except for one or two.
Such an enjoyable read and I would one hundred percent read another book about these two even though that's probably unlikely, but still!
And best of all, this book is really well written. I have read too many romance books recently where the idea was great but the author just did not have the skill or the support to pull it off with any style. This is different, skilfully constructed and beautifully told, it is a joy to read.
Oh my, on reaching the end of this book it felt like a love affair had ended. There will always be a little hole in my heart for Captain Hawk. At least he will still be there on my kindle for when I need to visit him again.
I'm not going to lie, the Golden Age of piracy fascinates me, as the British Empire extended her reach across the Caribbean and used privateers to plunder their rival Spanish and Dutch competitors as they fought for domination of both the High Seas and the islands within it.
And within that world were those who skirted the fine line between privateering and piracy, who instilled fear into the hearts of the merchants and made the shipping lanes a dangerous place to travel.
The Sea Hawk is one such man and his character is perfectly drawn from those like Henry Morgan, Calico Jack Rackham or the Robin Hood of piracy, Black Sam Bellamy, known for his compassionate treatment and mercy towards those he captured.
However, he's unable to resist the innocence of young Nathaniel, being sent out to a fading colony to try and prop up his father's disastrous rule by marrying a rich heiress. But Nathaniel longs for the love of a man and he's helpless when faced by all the formidable power of Hawk.
After plenty of toing and froing, some witty bantering and a whole load of protesting, the two finally give in to the lust building between them and it's glorious.
It's no secret I'm a huge fan of Keira Andrews and this book is just one of the many reasons why. It's a joyful romp of a tale with a believable cast and crew of historical accuracy and some steamy hot sex leading into a glorious HEA.
Loved Errol Flynn in Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk or Against All Flags? Then you will love this!
For all that, it was very well-written and quite atmospheric as Keira's stories usually are, but I would've liked more plot and less sex, and I have to confess upfront that I was never really into the Johanna Lindsey type pirate bodice-rippers when I read M/F...probably cos I'm not that good a sailor myself, hehe 😵. 3.5 stars rounded up.
Nathaniel and hawk stole my heart I was hooked with their journey from beginning to end I did want to put the book down
Every scene in this book was so intense and had me looking forward to what was going to happen next
My heart broke at times but also got put back together again