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
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.