The list author says: "I don't know what started it but I love pirate romances or romance novels set on ships or islands. Generally the pirate is the hero, but occasionally you get a lady pirate which always mixes it up. Some of the books are obviously pirate themed romances (you can tell from the title). I will include books in this list where the character identifies as a privateer or simply a captain and not always a pirate in the historical sense.
In case it matters, these are the things I appreciate in a book: a smart, independent woman who doesn't whine, pity herself, or play the victim. I don't like any sort of forced intimacy/sex. I enjoy characters who have a good sense of humor and who are emotionally healthy rather than immature and self sabotaging."
"Well written and jam packed with adventure. However there were some parts that just weren't very believable. Features a lady journalist starved for adventure and excitement and a pirate determined to keep his past and identity secret."
"Not the best pirate romance I've read but one of the better. It was engaging though not entirely believable. I thought the writing quality was good and some scenes were so well written I found myself re-reading them. 4.5 stars"
"One of the better pirate romances I've read. This book has some fantastic intimate and romantic scenes as well as some solid erotic scenes. Her descriptions and story enhanced this read for me immensely. There were a few parts where I wished the heroine had been a little stronger of a woman, the character kept making dumb assumptions and being stubborn which gets her into trouble."
"I really enjoyed this unique plot. It was the perfect combination of seafaring romance and landlocked adventure. Espionage, intelligence, and coming to terms with new emotions. I really appreciated how intelligent and free spirited Meg was and that Cosimo didn't try to squash that out of her. If anything, it was at the top of the list of things he loved about her. Book ended a bit abruptly."
"I enjoyed this book. There were parts that frustrated me and it lost steam for a bit in the middle. Steam as in momentum not sexiness. The first half was great and the last quarter was wonderful. I especially enjoyed the adventure aspect of the book and the varied settings (USA, Scotland, India, island off the coast of India...) the whole "tiger" thing seemed a little contrived and forced."
"I literally stayed up all night reading this. The thing I liked the most is how caring and loving Luc and Bliss were with each other. It was refreshing to see two people who genuinely care for each other. They each have their flaws but they strive to be better because of their love and for it. Its very erotic and steamy and if this is typical of connie mason historical romances count me in."