The Pirate's Desire
England, 1812Seventeen-year-old Lady Lucinda wants her freedom back. But an orphaned young woman has no property rights in regency England; indeed, she has few rights at all. . .After Lucinda’s father is killed in action, he leaves her under the guardianship of a former pirate, the devastatingly handsome Captain Riel Montclair. Riel is a barbaric rogue, however, as he demonstrates the very first evening he arrives. Montclair clearly has a will of iron, which frustrates Lucinda beyond measure. Even more distressing, once Riel signs the legal papers with the solicitor, he will not only dictate her choice of a husband, but he’ll financially control her centuries old estate, Ravensbrook, too. Neither idea sits well with Lucinda, who has ruled her own life for the past two years.Is Montclair planning to plunder Ravensbrook for his own personal gain? Additionally, Lucinda overhears him telling his disreputable-looking first mate that if the British Navy becomes suspicious of his past, he will lose his ship. What dastardly secret is he hiding?How could her tender-hearted father have come to trust such a dangerous man? Lucinda must protect Ravensbrook, and her future, at all costs. But how far is she willing to go to get Riel out of her life, and ensure her freedom?

The Pirate's Desire Details

TitleThe Pirate's Desire
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 21st, 2014
PublisherDiamond Press
ISBN-139781629640105
Rating
GenreRomance, Historical, Regency, Historical Romance, Clean Romance, Historical Fiction, Christian, Adventure, Pirates

The Pirate's Desire Review

  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars/ clean romanceThe Pirate's Desire started out a bit repetitive and slow for me. I found myself so annoyed with the heroine that I thoroughly disliked her by chapter 4. BUT.....by chapter 5, I was so glued I had the hardest time putting the book down!! :) I LOVED the chemistry between the main characters! Riel is official "knight in shining armor" material. I adored him and his sweet Aunt Sophie. Once Lucy begins to realize what an idiot she's being....her continued mistakes are MUCH mo 3.5 stars/ clean romanceThe Pirate's Desire started out a bit repetitive and slow for me. I found myself so annoyed with the heroine that I thoroughly disliked her by chapter 4. BUT.....by chapter 5, I was so glued I had the hardest time putting the book down!! :) I LOVED the chemistry between the main characters! Riel is official "knight in shining armor" material. I adored him and his sweet Aunt Sophie. Once Lucy begins to realize what an idiot she's being....her continued mistakes are MUCH more forgivable...and I found myself rooting for her rather than despising her. :) The story does contain some talk of a rapist stalking the London Ton...and a scene of violence....which is why I put it under adult read....but other than that it is squeaky clean! I....LOVED...the ending. The ending earned five stars. :)
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  • Rebekah Gyger
    January 1, 1970
    This was a clean romance, which I liked (along with the awesome hero). However, I had some issue with the heroine. At first, I think she acted her age. But by the end, her insistence that she could care for herself started to wear thin. I'm about her age and thought she needed a babysitter. I wish I could have seen her grow up into the woman she claimed to be.
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  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    This book really dragged for me in the beginning. Riel was an incredibly patient man. Loved the pirate, royal navy aspect of the story. Lucy was just annoying and childish for way too long.Content: clean, a few kisses and no swearing
  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    January 1, 1970
    This was just okay for me. I received this as a gift a few months ago and I tried getting into it a few times and gave up. Then a good friend read it and enjoyed it so I thought I'd give it another try. I thought the overall story was okay, could have been better. I really tried to like Lucinda, but I just couldn't. She was childish, bratty, judgmental, irrational, impulsive... I could go on and on. She never grew on me and I personally didn't see any character growth in the two years the story This was just okay for me. I received this as a gift a few months ago and I tried getting into it a few times and gave up. Then a good friend read it and enjoyed it so I thought I'd give it another try. I thought the overall story was okay, could have been better. I really tried to like Lucinda, but I just couldn't. She was childish, bratty, judgmental, irrational, impulsive... I could go on and on. She never grew on me and I personally didn't see any character growth in the two years the story took place. I just didn't like her. At all. I liked Riel though, he saved the book for me. I am not sure how he put up with Lucinda or how he fell in love with her, but whatever. I guessed his secret (view spoiler)[ and while I'm sure you would have some guilt, I thought he was a little hard on himself. Both men were evil and their actions brought about their fates and they deserved what they got. (hide spoiler)]. I wasn't sure why she was so rude to him. He was always pretty decent and reasonable. She always came off looking like and idiot, a spoiled idiot. She demands to be treated with respect, but never shows any. She wants to have responsibility, but continues to make poor choices. (view spoiler)[i.e. Dragging a guy to the garden to "experiment" and then turning around a minute later and saying being with Riel was improper? Duh. Maybe she should stop complaining that all the men are boring and realize maybe she is the boring one. (hide spoiler)]As for their relationship, I felt like they just had the same conversation over and over. They fought about the same things and then Lucinda would realize she was in the wrong and apologize. Then she'd jump to conclusions again and they'd have the same fight and the cycle just kept repeating itself throughout the book. I would consider this Regency-lite. I've read a lot of regencies and I would not consider myself an expert or even that picky, but there were a lot of things that were not quite accurate for the time period. One thing that drove me nuts, and maybe Lucinda did it on purpose, but she always referred to Riel as "Mr. Montclair" when he was actually a Baron and should have been referred to as Lord Montclair (or whatever he was a baron over, can't remember...). No one was really addressed properly, which drove me nuts. One of the things I love about historical novels is being transported to that time, adhering to the customs of the time period help make it all more believable. If those elements are tweaked or left out then it lessens my enjoyment. I could be wrong, but dancing with a guy three times back then would have been pretty scandalous, as well as a bunch of other things Lucinda was always doing. The mystery was a little obvious and could have been developed better. I rolled my eyes at the end when they said the villains "reign of terror" had ended, when he had only two known victims, a year apart from each other. It's clear he had more, but they only knew of two. I thought that could have been worked in better to add some suspense. Overall, just okay for me. ContentRomance: CleanViolence: Mild (view spoiler)[Talk of a couple debutantes being raped and an attempted rape at the end. Not overly descriptive. A couple mild fights. (hide spoiler)]Source: Amazon Kindle
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  • Kristen
    January 1, 1970
    Really enjoyed this one by Jennette Green. Actually, I enjoyed it more looking back at it than I did while reading it. I thought Lucy was a little too childish, but she did grow throughout the book. Thought Riel was a perfect pirate, broody, tall, dark and handsome. Moral Note: Language, one "son of a motherless goat". Romance, talk of a serial rapist, and an attempted rape. Violence, talk of murder, and a fight.
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  • Hafsat
    January 1, 1970
    Nice story. Would have liked to see the heroine curb her tart tongue as the book progressed and not be so quick to jump to conclusions. She was just as impetuous and hyper-critical in the latter third of the book as she was at the start, when her evolution, had the author deemed it fit to write about her that way, would have endeared her more to the reader. As it was, I was left wondering who died and made her God... The last three chapters did help to balance out tale.
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  • Teya Peck
    January 1, 1970
    I loved it! It was deep rich and inviting. It had just the right amount of conflict without going into detail. The knight in shining armour thing and brooding hero. Deliciously predictable romance. I do think the phrase "one thing led to another" has to be wiped from the English-language, though. Excellent surprisingly clean.
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  • Tiffiny
    January 1, 1970
    If I've said it once, I've said it a million times... I love Jennette Green! To me, her books are fun and a good read... sometimes quick, which saddens me because I don't want it to be over. Riel in my mind is gorgeous and Lucy seems a brat. Riel has Lucy's best interests at heart, but she doesn't see it that way. This story ends the way we all think and know that it should.
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  • Paula Bothwell
    January 1, 1970
    Good One!! Smoking romantic, but very clean. But, beware: I gather that because the title says "desire," I have received a lot of recommendations from Amazon for Not Clean (meaning language, sex, etc.) books. Weird. Anyway, I loved the slow unveiling of the relationship between Gabriel and Lucinda.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    Don't let the cover or title fool you. This is a clean romance that has a sweet storyline.
  • Donna
    January 1, 1970
    Great story but infuriatingly slow romance. Can a girl possibly be that rediculious!
  • Sasha Cameron
    January 1, 1970
    There is a lot to like about this story. Riel is a good strong man and Lucy is feisty. Sophie and Amelia are good foils. There are historical inaccuracies that were on occasion a little grating but I was willing to move past these. The disappointment came with a couple of key elements and for me this was a good learning moment as a writer. The resolution of the mystery didn't sit well from a historical or a social standpoint of the time. It was all a bit neat and thrown away. Especially after th There is a lot to like about this story. Riel is a good strong man and Lucy is feisty. Sophie and Amelia are good foils. There are historical inaccuracies that were on occasion a little grating but I was willing to move past these. The disappointment came with a couple of key elements and for me this was a good learning moment as a writer. The resolution of the mystery didn't sit well from a historical or a social standpoint of the time. It was all a bit neat and thrown away. Especially after the big build up. I would have liked a few more clues or miscues along the way. Mostly, the way that the social standing of the key players is used simply didn't ring true for me. Not so much from what happened in the moment but in how society seemed to simply move past it without much comment afterward. The final season seemed to go on for far too long. There were weeks unaccounted for where they key players said and did nothing. This also felt strange since the pacing earlier in the story was so good. The romantic tension had some strange leaps and bounds, too. So much so that the final showdown just didn't feel right in the context of all the conversations or non- conversations that had come before. I liked the story but by the end I didn't love it.
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  • princessP
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked this book. Lucy is spunky and Riel is hot! Lucy is put in a difficult situation in the beginning, and she doesn't know whom to trust. Although we can see into Riel's head, so we know he is good, Lucy cannot. Lucy grows in maturity and love as the book progresses, and I found her warm and funny, too--I found myself laughing at some of her tongue-in-cheek dialogue. I liked her. Maybe I “get” Lucy, because she’s a little like me. I have lots of walls. Coming from that background, Luc I really liked this book. Lucy is spunky and Riel is hot! Lucy is put in a difficult situation in the beginning, and she doesn't know whom to trust. Although we can see into Riel's head, so we know he is good, Lucy cannot. Lucy grows in maturity and love as the book progresses, and I found her warm and funny, too--I found myself laughing at some of her tongue-in-cheek dialogue. I liked her. Maybe I “get” Lucy, because she’s a little like me. I have lots of walls. Coming from that background, Lucy’s over-the-top comments come across to me as hyperbole, inspired by her fear of giving her heart to Riel. She likes Riel a lot, but is afraid of surrendering “the fort,” as it were. She is not mean-spirited in the least. She is vulnerable. I love how Lucy cares for Sophie, and I also love her feisty interactions with Riel. This book touched my heart. The message of forgiveness of self really speaks to me. We can all change and grow for the better, and I like how the characters (especially Lucy) did so in this book.
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  • Tiffany
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the storyline in this book!! Lucy at first drove me nuts with her ridiculous tantrums, but later in the story she got better. I loved Riel as a hero. My biggest issue with this story was all of the historical inaccuracies. This is set in the regency time and they didn't have dance cards at the balls and they didn't ask people to call them by their first name within 30 seconds of meeting them especially if they were a potential suitor. Also they called dukes "your grace" to their face, no I loved the storyline in this book!! Lucy at first drove me nuts with her ridiculous tantrums, but later in the story she got better. I loved Riel as a hero. My biggest issue with this story was all of the historical inaccuracies. This is set in the regency time and they didn't have dance cards at the balls and they didn't ask people to call them by their first name within 30 seconds of meeting them especially if they were a potential suitor. Also they called dukes "your grace" to their face, not "duke." Hardly anyone was addressed properly and Riel wasn't Mr. Montclair because he was a baron but she kept calling him that over and over. There are quite a few more that are glaringly obvious. The author obviously did very little research on the time period before setting her story in it, which is a shame because I've loved her other books that I've read. I loved the story though and it's squeaky clean which is refreshing. I would have given the book 5 stars if not for the anachronisms.
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  • Tiffany
    January 1, 1970
    I have read other books by Jennette Green and liked them. But this book seemed to drag on forever. I didn't need the repeat on every page about how she didn't want a guardian, didn't trust him, she thinks he is a pirate, yada yada. It got so old. It made me not even care for the characters and I didn't really care for Lucy at all. Also two years together I felt there should have been somewhat of a romance, friendship something built. It seemed all they did was argue. I didn't care for this book.
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  • Pris
    January 1, 1970
    4th reading: January 2-8 2017 -> what? is it the fourth time already? it does and does not surprise me at the same time... Also what? On 3rd reading, I declared it a complete favorite but not a 5-star rating? oh well, it is now :D3rd reading: May 30th, 2016 -> okay so, after 3 reading I can finally declare this one a complete favorite <3
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  • Chesney
    January 1, 1970
    Lucy she is quite a character! Riel is a handsome pirate! It does start off slow but picks up and I couldn't put it down. It's a clean, sweet romance too. 3.5 stars.
  • Rachael Dorronsoro
    January 1, 1970
    I love books by this author, I found the story a little slow to start but if got better the more I read, this is a clean and good read
  • Larissa :) [HIATUS]
    January 1, 1970
    Could've done with some more tension... :)
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