- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3379 KB
- Print Length: 248 pages
- Publisher: Purple Papaya LLC (28 February 2018)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07B54WJ49
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 159 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #91,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Pirate (Ladies and Legends Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
The author of more than 23 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, Jayne Ann Krentz, who also writes under the pen names Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle, has over 23 million copies of her books in print.
In addition to her fiction writing, she is the editor of, and a contributor to a nonfiction essay collection, Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The book received the Susan Koppelman Award for feminist studies given by the Women's Caucus of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association.
Jayne's outside interests include vegetarian cooking and participation on the Advisory Board for the Writers Programs at the University of Washington extension programme.
Jayne Ann Krentz has believed in the importance of romance fiction since the beginning of her publishing career. With each passing year she grows more convinced of its significance and its contributions to the lives of women everywhere.
She earned a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a master's degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before she began writing full-time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries. Jayne is married and lives in Seattle.
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I started off with the Cowboy many years ago not knowing it was a trilogy. Though not interlinked story wise it is still better to read them in order.
I have owned and reread these three books so many times since then.
They are just a lovely read that makes me relax and chill out.
Wonderful characters and great storyline’s that take you along for the ride.
Each book has a totally different plot which keeps these fresh, no matter how many times I reread them.
Three female friends each find love with three alpha men.
2020 - Have bought the eBook version too.
Such a good fun read without the heaps of sex more modern stories have, a nice change of pace for me.
Thoroughly enjoyed these two main H’s Kate and Jared circling around each other, the young son David, the baddies and the suspense of what is going on up at the castle.
Loved the island time philosophy and how everything is spread with embellishments.
Kate finally learns to relax and enjoy life but she does act a bit spoilt and did expect a bit much from Jared at the end.
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was a load of rubbish.
Pirate got off to a strong start. Our heroine, Kate is a stressed out romance writer still recovering from a broken marriage. Her friends conspire to send her off to an island resort for a month where she meets the resort owner, Jared, over the not dead body of a would-be mugger that she's taken down. I really liked Kate at first. She is strong, successful, outspoken, and--yes--a bit of a pain. Jared is appealing as well. . . until he opens his mouth.
At first, it was easy to dismiss his description of Kate as a "prickly little broad" in her hearing as a plot device to establish conflict between them. She handles the situation with class and dignity and seems to gain the hero's respect in the early chapters. After that the reader is distracted by the introduction of Jared's charming young son David, various likable resort employees, and the local Sidney Greenstreet impersonator. The real trouble begins when Krentz introduces the mystery subplot.
Kate continues to come across as strong and mostly sensible with a writer's natural curiosity and some mildly TSTL behavior, while Jared starts to inspire unease with his autocratic ways and his trite wimmens-is-kwazee responses to Kate's questions and her stubbornness. Jared implies that as a woman Kate is irrational when she questions his night time activities and refuses to obey his condescending demand that she follow orders and "mind her own business." Of course he never actually tries to reason with her, just trips off the line and lays down the law.
Unfortunately, as Jared's personality degrades, Kate becomes more than slightly stupid, recognizing Mr. Alphabossy as her piratical "dream lover" and repeatedly falling into bed with him even when he is at his most nasty. Mind you, there is never any suggestion that Kate is in any physical or true emotional danger from Jared. He is mostly just didactic and dismissive rather than coercive. Tragically, Kate reacts by becoming inconsistent and wimpy. Their final scene is a spit storm of game playing and over the top drama.
Here's my real problem. There's a point where Kate tells Jared that she believes he can't accept her because she's not the sweet gentle domestic goddess that his first wife was. At this point, Gabriela is really a nonissue. The reader knows it and so does Kate. Kate's real problem is that Jared doesn't trust or respect her enough to even discuss what is going on. It isn't that he won't tell her what he's doing; it's that he won't even attempt to tell her why he can't tell her. His go-to tactics are lies and bluster, and that should be a hard no for her. There is never an apology from Jared or even a conversation about his behavior right up to the end of the book.
He calls her a nag and dismisses her. Her response? She nags. He tells her to back off. She defies him, then folds. Quelle surprise! Yet there is a limit to what even the hottest make-up sex can cure in a relationship this dysfunctional. I suspect some of this is supposed to be funny, but I can't imagine laughing even if I'd read it on the day it was released. Even in nineteen-eighty or ninety-whatever, this is no recipe for happily ever after. So, even with Krentz's always excellent writing and the delightful supporting characters, two stars.