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The Pirate and I: A Novella (Devil's Duke) Mass Market Paperback – August 22, 2017
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Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA® Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers Weekly, Women’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world.
Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine’s books, please visit her website or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.
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Esme Astell has worked at a perfume shop on Gracechurch Street in London for five years. Her efforts had increased the sales of the shop but, her employer would not increase her wages. One of her London clients appreciates Esme’s sensory abilities and arranges for her to attend a meeting of the Society of Perfumers, in Scotland. Esme spent a good portion of her savings to travel to Scotland in hopes that she would be offered an apprenticeship at an elite Paris perfume shop.
Esme encounters a criminal on her way home from the meeting. She is stunned to discover that the criminal is Charlie Brittle, who worked at the printing shop across from the perfume shop in London. Esme had been secretly in love with him for years and was devastated when Charlie disappeared from London and was presumed dead.
Charlie needs Esme to help him find a dog. He needs the dog in exchange for his freedom. Charlie has a plan to leave Scotland for America and he is determined to have his freedom. Ms. Ashe’s descriptive writing is enhanced by the adding the sense of smell throughout the novel. I could imagine drinking black tea and eating oven fresh bread at the Hart and Rose pub with Charlie and Esme and smelling the perfume, candlewax and fabrics at the ball.
Katharine Ashe does a superb job balancing the romance and intrigue in this story. The romance between the couple is enchanting and the author’s lush, descriptive, sensual voice shines when they couple make love. Charlie cherishes Esme and his feelings are conveyed in both his actions and words. Esme recognizes that Charlie has changed. She asks about his scars and burns and accepts Charlie as the man he has become, not the man she knew two years ago. The secondary characters of Pate and Rory added to the underlying feeling of suspense the author created throughout the novel. The conclusion had several surprising plot twists which surprised and delighted me!
Katharine Ashe’s novellas read as full length novels—the characters are well developed and there are several intricate plotlines. This is the perfect weekend read –especially for those of us who are looking forward to reading The Duke!
After enlightening us on printing in her previous novella, Katharine Ashe takes us into the world of perfume. Ms. Ashe paints a layered atmosphere imbued with scents, the scenery’s colours muted in the Scottish rain. Charlie has filled out in the time he was away, and Esme is even more mesmerised than before his absence, but now an aura of danger surrounds him: Charlie had become a pirate. The author’s sharp descriptions made me see Esme’s world through her eyes, as well as experience her inner thoughts and feelings.
A song, a dance, a few kisses, and Ms. Ashe had me completely lost in this exquisite love story. The author’s sumptuous and wonderfully evocative prose shines, and the dialogues are simply dazzling. THE PIRATE AND I is a perfect example of slow burn brilliantly executed: the sex scenes are especially sensuous and lovely, and I loved that Charlie was a real gentleman. There are also exceptional secondary characters, such as the delightful Monsieur Cadence and young Rory, and a brief appearance of the Devil’s Duke.
Katharine Ashe’s writing has never been more gorgeous, and the ending was exactly what I wished for and didn’t think I would get. THE PIRATE AND I is yet another exquisite book by Katharine Ashe who, hard to believe, gets better all the time.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Sparkling, fun Regency romance set in Edinburgh (one of my favorite cities in the world!) and involving the hunt for a stolen dog, a smart, independent heroine who's determined to pursue her career no matter what it costs her (and doesn't have to change her mind about that to get a happy ending), a hero who really just wants to quietly look after books but has been forced into becoming a reluctant pirate against his will, fabulous banter between them, and a love scene in an exquisitely described library. It stands perfectly well on its own, but the moment I finished it, I bought the linked novella that's set beforehand with a different couple (The Scoundrel and I). It was just the right kind of frothy, fun, light read for me to discover on a stressed-out, tired week! I'm going to be hunting down all of Katharine Ashe's other Regencies afterward. :)
Novellas are too short to ruin the great story Katharine Ashe has written. Her novellas are as good as her books. There is a lot more going on than the little I've told you. I highly recommend this book.
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