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The Rogue Pirate's Bride (Sons of the Revolution) Mass Market Paperback – February 7, 2012
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"Galen's latest old-school historical offers a nonstop, swashbuckling plot that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, while the passion-rich romance that develops between her bold, impetuous heroine and sinfully sexy hero will have them sighing with satisfaction." - Booklist Online
"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." - Intrigue and Delight
"Characters who sparkle with wit, pulsing tension, and almost non-stop action. You'll wish you could find a rogue pirate of your own!" - Reader, I Created Him
" Galen has captured the essence of the open waters with her vibrant descriptions... A winner, make sure to book passage on this terrific romance." - Readaholics Anonymous
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"Reading the story I could almost feel the ship swaying beneath my feet and feel the salt spray of the ocean against my face." - Romance Fiction on Suite101.com
About the Author
Shana Galen is the author of numerous fast-paced adventurous Regency historical romances, including the Rita-nominated Blackthorne's Bride. Her books have been sold worldwide, including Japan, Brazil, Russia, Spain, Turkey, and the Netherlands, and have been featured in the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs. A former English teacher in Houston's inner city, Shana now writes full time. She's a wife, a mother, and an expert multi-tasker. She loves to hear from readers.
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I constantly found myself rolling my eyes while reading this book. I should have downloaded a sample first prior to purchasing, but I have read the other two books in the series and don't remember disliking them...I don't remember really loving them either, but that's another review. From the start, the heroine, RaEven (must have the E so as not to be confused with the bird, although she was named after the bird because she has black hair), is immature and I questioned a lot of her actions. If you are afraid of blood, why are you so bloodthirsty? What end effect are you hoping to achieve when you practice swordsmanship, or throwing your dagger? There will be blood when you use those instruments on other people. If you are the daughter of an English admiral, why are you being raised on a ship? Your father really couldn't afford to keep you with a nanny or relatives? Okay, so maybe Galen wants a spunky, ballsy heroine...nope, this girl was childish and didn't make any sense. She's avenging her fiance, but is hot for her enemy. She hates the hero, but can't keep her hands off of him. She challenges him to a duel, but can't seem to kill him...As you can see, I found her very annoying and questioning her every move, which in turn made the book annoying.
The hero, Captain Cutlass, was the redeeming factor in this book. His only fault is finding RaEven attractive. Maybe he was at sea for a LOOOOONG time before he saw her...Oh, no wait, I'm sorry. He does have some faults. He is a successful pirate, yet when he is in the lurch with an enemy, he turns to...RaEven?? Because she's so bright...and constant...
I am upset because I felt I couldn't put it down. I kept reading to see if it would improve, but it didn't. Everything was predictable, everything was tied up neatly in the end. I think the end to the series, and Bastien's story could have headed in a different direction. Maybe Galen was in a rush to finish?? Maybe she ran out of plausible ideas?
Well, I should not have fretted at all, although there is one itty-bitty thing that I would have preferred, and that is the Prologue. The other two books in the series, `The Making of a Duchess' and `The Making of a Gentleman', both start with the Prologue of the faithful night as peasants break in and I hoped this one would be as well because I wanted to find out how Bastien got away. So this is one more thing that `they' changed, and changing these three things in the middle of the series (or in this case at the end of it) aggravated me to no end. However, after reading the story, I'm now past it and let me tell you my thoughts on this wonderful end to this series.
If you've never read The Sons of Revolution and this is your first book in it, S.T.O.P. Do not read it...YET. Please, please find the other two and read them in order. You will be glad you did. This third installment can stand alone, but it shouldn't. This is a series that you'll enjoy so much more once you read Julian and Armand's stories.
Sebastien Harcourt, Marquis of de Valere has survived that night, but scars he carries are not on the outside but rather buried deep inside his heart. He is certain that he's lost his whole family to the fire and to survive he needs to be far away from France and boarding a ship he heads out to sea.
Raeven Russell is an Admiral's daughter with vengeance in her heart. She aims to avenge the death of her fiancé who, it was reported, has been killed by Captain Cutlass and she is more than ready to face the bastard pirate. Nothing and no one will stand in her way when she spots him in a local tavern and challenges him to a sword fight.
Bastien, now known only as Captain Cutlass, is taken aback by a challenge of this young `man' who wants to cut him to pieces, and fighting `him' isn't what he's looking for. He has much more urgent business to attend to, like finding Jourdain, the pirate who killed the man who taught him everything he knows about ships and sailing. He's been on his trail for a while now and he knows that he won't rest until he gets his revenge.
What a shock he's in for to find out that the `boy' is no boy but a young woman! And here's where we're off on an adventure along our impetuous heroine.
This ending was bittersweet for me as I said goodbye to Harcourt's (until the next re-read only). Ms. Galen delivers high sea drama, humor and action, so well that you better bring your sea legs along for this adventure!
You'll root for these two as they pursue the enemy while facing their individual vendettas and help each other heal. Together they'll face her father, English Navy, nasty pirates, their past and the de Valere family.
This is a wonderfully entertaining, fast pacing conclusion to the Sons of the Revolution series that had me laughing out loud and shedding a tear or two. Harcourt men, Julian, Armand and Bastien stole my heart and I thank Ms. Galen for bringing them all to life! Highly recommend it; not to be missed and always to be re-read!
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Firstly, this is the last book in a trilogy. I had no idea until I'd already finished the book. I had my suspicions, of course, for the majority of the book. At first, I thought maybe it was the first, since the hero hadn't seen his family in a very long time. Maybe the future books would involve their storys? Alas, this is not the case. Bastien's brothers had already had their stories and I'd been missing out for several years. I suppose in a way they're spoiled now, but I don't think I learned too much about either of the stories to ruin them. In fact, I've already purchased both of their books and intend to read them fairly soon.
As for this book, I loved the plot. There was tons of action and romance. There were interesting characters that made me laugh. There varied settings that made the story richer and just drew the reader right in.
I absolutely adored both the hero and the heroine. The heroine was spunky and lively. This made me really really like her as a character - she stood up for herself, did what she wanted, and made her own way through life as best as she could. Of course, this is the 1800s, so women are fairly restricted, but on the seas, things are a little more lax. The hero is sexy and alluring. He is really a great character, as well, one that I very much enjoyed reading about. Their chemistry was really well done.
I really look forward to reading the previous books in this series, as well as the author's future novels. Well done!
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