The Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shana Galen {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 25 August, 2014 by Amanda / 6 Comments

The Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shana Galen {Amanda’s Review}The Rogue Pirate's Bride by Shana Galen
Series: The Sons of the Revolution #3
Also in this series: The Making of a Duchess, The Making of a Gentleman
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Regency, Romance
Pages: 346
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

After escaping France on a privateer’s ship, Sebastien becomes the notorious privateer, Captain Cutlass. His reputation as a rogue precedes him, and he’s undefeated in battle . . . until he crosses swords with the beautiful daughter of a British admiral. 

Raeven Russell is out for revenge, but now she’s not so sure she wants the dashing captain to change his wicked ways.

Am I burning out on historomance?

Thoughts on The Rogue Pirate’s Bride

Finishing this book left me feeling… odd. It’s not a bad book—I enjoyed it—but for the first time in nearly 10 months, I wondered if The Great Historical Romance Bender is coming to a close. Perhaps it’s just a sign I need to throw something non-historomance in the line up, but still, it’s an odd feeling.

I like my historical romance, dammit.

As the last book of the series, I had a lot of hopes with this one.The last remaining brother. And he escapes and turns pirate? What’s not to love about that? All the sailing and nautical talk. Which I had no desire to learn or read about. But I’ve had this same problem with just about every book that deals with ships.

Raeven was… so not a historical romance heroine. Not that I want all my historomance heroines to follow all the rules (I think everyone knows that already), but she was so far out of what a woman was expected to be and do in that time that she’s not believable as a heroine. Put her in a later time period? Awesome. But not this one.

That said. If you’re looking for light pleasure reading and you don’t really care about anything that a good romance, The Rogue Pirate’s Bride is a good one. I like Shana Galen’s books, and I’ve got two more of them in a different series. It’s just… I might be reading something in a different genre first.


Filed under: ESR: 6, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda,


6 Responses to “The Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shana Galen {Amanda’s Review}”

    • Yeah. I’ve been getting better at reading non-historomance so that I don’t get bored with it. And it works! After a couple books, my historomance craving resurfaces and I’m back in the game.

  1. Maybe you should switch things up for a bit, and come back to Historical Romance in a couple of weeks to see if you still feel the same way? That happens to me with Paranormals, however fortunately there are a lot of subgenres to choose from. Sorry to hear that this series finale was a bit of a disappointed for you. It sucks, but happens!

    • Yeah, I finished this one up in June, so I ended up taking a break and coming back to historical romances. Now I try to make sure I get an occasional non historical romance in every now and again to cleanse the reading palate.

  2. Sometimes it gets like that. Maybe you just need a couple of palate cleansers — something so different from your beloved hist-roms that you can get back to them with lurve in your heart! This one sounds okay but like it didn’t blow your skirts up quite enough.

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