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The Pirate Prince (Ascension Trilogy Series #1)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Amazing Love Story!!

This is book is amazing although I would not recommend it for anyone that is under 15. Lavar is a kind of person any girl dreams of. I know throughout the entire story I was wishing he was real. The author is positively wonderful and I cannot wait to read another one of...
This is book is amazing although I would not recommend it for anyone that is under 15. Lavar is a kind of person any girl dreams of. I know throughout the entire story I was wishing he was real. The author is positively wonderful and I cannot wait to read another one of her books!!

posted by Anonymous on August 1, 2008

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

The last half sunk this book

This book was good at first¿ I mean there was passion and their was chemistry and it seemed like everyone would get along. It becomes evident to the reader that the lead character Lazar di Fiori had his inner demons (after all, what romance hero doesn¿t), but there was ...
This book was good at first¿ I mean there was passion and their was chemistry and it seemed like everyone would get along. It becomes evident to the reader that the lead character Lazar di Fiori had his inner demons (after all, what romance hero doesn¿t), but there was something about this character that screamed to me `Leave him be¿. Our heroin, like all romance heroines tries to convince Lazar that he should face his terrible inner demons and put himself through hell to please her child hood dreams of him as her perfect prince. The problem is he isn¿t and throughout the book it doesn¿t seem like he ever wants to be. The book felt to me like Lazar was sacrificing his whole life for this `love¿ of his. If she really loved him, would she hold herself back like she does and tries to change him like she does? I don¿t think so. This book became tedious after the first 250 pages. I got tired of the fact that Lazar had to change himself and sacrifice so much of his self. Normally in a romance, when the heroin pushes her outcast lover to claim his rightful throne he in a way wants to. With Lazar that need was not there¿. He was being bullied into it. The book has its passionate moments, although not many, and the beginning was pretty entertaining. So for that I give it 3 stars, but I wish I didn¿t pay $8 for this book¿..

posted by Anonymous on August 9, 2006

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

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    The Pirate Prince is a romantic high seas adventure. The author

    The Pirate Prince is a romantic high seas adventure. The author, Gaelen Foley uses the history of the time period and the lyrical descriptions of the places to unite the entire story. It is the first in Foley's series; it follows an exile prince bent on revenge and a young high bred lady of the people.
    Foley’s strengths lie in her ability to give her characters such deep passions and convictions. Lazar is a hero to swoon for and Allegra is a heroine that has a fire and fight. The characters interact so well in the plot and extreme circumstances, they make it plausible. The plot is face paced, never has a dull moment and adventurous not to mention romantic.
    If someone hated romance novels pick this up it will change their minds. I would highly recommend this story for anyone who is looking for a quick read with depth and characters that stay with you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2006

    He's a Pirate...No He's a Prince...Why He's Both!

    This is the fourth book by Gaelen Foley I have read this past year. I also read, ¿The Duke¿ (excellent!), ¿Devil Takes a Bride¿ (extremely good too) and ¿Prince Charming¿ (not bad ¿ better than average but, not great). I have read some of these books out of order as I didn¿t do enough research before buying and reading but, they still worked fine even out of order. The Pirate Prince deals with Lazzar di Fore¿ ¿ a boy born a prince with a kingdom on the island of Ascencion that was ruthlessly taken from him in the prime of his life. The enemies of his kingdom who killed his family, took away his land and left him to flee and survive as he could. The years away turned the gentle and loving boy into a hardened, bitter and angry pirate bent on vendetta. Lazzar returns to his boyhood home to kill his enemies and seek revenge. Part of the plan involves killing his enemies lovely daughter Allegra Monteverdi. But as all best laid plans¿Allegra ends up being more than his research provided and more woman then he ever planned. She is proud, determined, intelligent, honorable and lovely ¿ the things even the strongest man has trouble over-looking or winning against. I won¿t re-cap their story as it is told by others and part of the publisher/editors notes. Suffice to say¿the story was not completely original but, it still had a fresh feel to it in places. I especially liked how spunky and determined Allegra was to be kind to everyone on the island and do good for those less fortunate. Even when Lazzar takes her captive, her goal is to bring out the good in him again which had been lost over the years due to heartbreak, death and destruction. She softens him where he is hardened, she gentles his wildness with her tender ways, she makes him see past rage and revenge with kindness and new dreams and she loves him until his hate dissolves and is no more. They are opposites destined to attract. I enjoyed their conflicts as much as their moments of combined passion. The only things I didn¿t like in this book was 1) when Lazzar called Allegra a nasty name later in the book 2) when he was intimate with her one time and kissed her check, said thanks for the ¿fun¿ and walked away like she was some street hussy and last 3) that Allegra sometimes seemed weak in needing his love even when he turned her away. I would have changed these small things if I could. Otherwise, a solid read. I recommend you pick up this book. My feelings so far is that GF was fine tuning her craft in the Prince series and she gained full steam in The Duke series. Enjoy the stories, characters and books for what you will and don¿t be too picky. Love is what counts after all ¿ not the perfection to get there. Enjoy!

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