Captured by the Pirate Laird

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Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse-until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire.

Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays ...

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Overview

Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse-until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire.

Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays for a swift end.

But Laird Calum MacLeod has a reason for plundering the ship-and it's not a stunning English lass. With no other choice, he takes Anne to his crumbling keep on the isle of Raasay and sends a letter of ransom to her husband. In time, Anne grows to understand MacLeod's plight and finds it increasingly difficult to resist Calum's unsettling charm-until the baron sends a reply agreeing to terms.

Ripped from passion that will be forever seared into their souls, will Anne and Calum risk everything for love?

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  • ISBN-13: 9780615953670
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
  • Publication date: 1/23/2014
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 739,771
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy has won multiple writing awards and lives in Utah with her husband, Bob. She writes contemporary and Scottish historical romance. For fun, she hikes, bikes and plays a mean game of golf. Born in California, Amy holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Review by Karen @DarkestCravings Amazing Scottish read! Lady

    Review by Karen @DarkestCravings
    Amazing Scottish read!




    Lady Anne’s is on her way to meet her new husband, she has never met him before because her uncle married her off to him without even asking her permission. She was wedded under proxy, to a man that could have been her grandfather and his known for his attacks on Scotland and their people.




    Scared but not having much of a choice Anne is on her way to him with the ship The Flying Swan. She fears her future but is determined to honor her family’s name and obey her uncle. 




    “She would prove herself worthy to the baron’s estate just as she had done at Titchfield House. His lordship might be old, but he’d discover he had married far more than a pretty courtier. Anne steadied her breath and repeated her title, “Baroness of Wharton.” Married to a stranger nine and thirty years her senior.”




    But her journey towards an unknown future is about to take a detour, the Flying Swan is captured by pirates, and not just any pirates, Scottish pirates. When Anne meets the captain of this crusade she is taken back by his size and strength. What would become of her in the hands of savages?




    “Hinges gave way and the door clattered to the deck.
    A rugged man stared through the dimly lit doorway. Sword drawn, with a cropped copper beard, he glared at her with fierce, steely eyes. She was certain he could kill her with that look.
    Anne held up her knife, shaking like a sapling in the wind.
    “Holy Mother Mary.” He clattered across the door and sheathed his sword. “What in the blazes are ye doing here?”




    Laird Calum Macleod expected to find loot for his starving people on The Flying Swan, he never thought to find a lady on board, abandoned by the fleeing crew. At first uncertain of what to-do with the woman, Calum discovers that she is of a wealthy family and decides to bargain her save return, and feed his people at the same time. But as time moved on and Anne is in his presence and around his people, things starts to change for the Laird. She is capturing his heart and he can’t stop her.




    “Hot yearning swirled beneath his kilt while he languidly smoothed kisses along the length of that silken arm. Anne’s muffled groan sent him undone. The thickening beneath his kilt shot to rigid. He stepped in and gazed down upon her lovely face. “I want to kiss ye.”








    When the two discover their true feelings for each other, the impending doom that goes with it destroys all hope. She must be returned or war would fall upon his already suffering people. Two hearts torn by responsibly, honor and undeniably love.




    At one stage I feared that Scottish romance novels where becoming extinct, but with authors like Amy out there I can say that we are still in for a great adventures filled with every emotion possible. While reading this novel I was drawn into an amazing story, and didn’t even try to fight back. Amy’s writing style was relaxing and her descriptive detail ensured that I could see everything down to the last hair. As for emotions, what a rollercoaster. While reading I experienced everything humanly possible. Humor, despair, love, hope, anger all weaved into a beautiful and exciting plot. There were moments when I dreaded turning the page, in fear that this author would break my heart. She had mercy in the end, but the journey towards it was extraordinary and heartbreaking. I will be following this series, and I hope and pray that it is just the first of many to come. I believe that this would become one of those series where twenty books wouldn’t even be enough to satisfy the hunger for more. 

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  • Posted February 27, 2014

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    A wonderful, lovely, thrilling romance, Captured by the Pirate L

    A wonderful, lovely, thrilling romance, Captured by the Pirate Laird was a fantastic read. I loved this book and I really enjoyed reading it. From the romance, to the battles, this book was amazing.

    Anne was a lovely heroine. She started off seeming a bit meek and resigned to doing her duty. But, as the book went on, she found her strength and began to take things into her own hands. By the end, she was a strong heroine who was truly likable. I thought she was great.

    Calum was also wonderful. He was determined to take care of his people, no matter what he had to do in order to accomplish that. He was very loyal and a total sweetie. I adored him. He was a delightful hero.

    The romance was great. Anne and Calum were so sweet together. It was always clear that they were meant for each other, despite the obstacles in their way. The attraction between them was steamy and there was definitely some hotness with them, too. I thought they were lovely together.

    The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were thrills along the way, as Anne and Calum had to defy a powerful baron to be together. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from this series.

    Captured by the Pirate Laird was a fantastic historical romance. It was a thrilling, romantic, lovely read. Romance lovers, this book is one you'll definitely want to check out.

    *I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

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  • Posted February 23, 2014

    Absolutely fabulous!! Anne¿s uncle have arranged a proxy mar

    Absolutely fabulous!!




    Anne’s uncle have arranged a proxy marriage between her and Lord Wharton. She embarks on the ship The Flying Swan to set sail to a man she has never met, and known to be powerful. Scared and uncertain, Anne keeps to her quarters on the ship, waiting and fearing her future. Then all hell breaks loose on the ship as it’s invaded by pirates.




    When the pirate captain Calum bursts through her door, she is prepared to protect herself and completely takes Calum by surprise. But a lady on board was the last thing Laird Calum expected when he set deck on the Flying Swan. What to do with her was the question? He decides to ransom her off and set sail for his homeland.




    The plan was simple, get the ransom for her and deliver her to her murderous husband. But when Calum and Anne finds themselves in each other’s embrace, the plan suddenly doesn’t seem all that grand, and Calum doesn’t want to let Anne go. But to keep her would bring doom to his people, he has no choice but to deliver his heart to his enemy, or does he?




    What a wonderful and amazing read this was! I was so captured by this story that I read this book in one day! Anne is a groom and proper lady but don’t underestimate her. She captures not only the heart of Laird Calum, but also his people and fall helplessly in love with all of them and Scotland. She is strong and determined, yet still keep her grace and head in a few situations. Near the end of the story, Anne sets aside her ladyship and takes on the role of a woman fighting for her love ones. 




    I love Scottish men, just love them! I love everything Scottish! And Calum just made it even more epic. He was such a gentlemen through the whole story, and yet he also provided some intense moments, keeping the storyline intriguing. He’s devotion for his people and soon Anne was just heartwarming and beautiful. He was the perfect hero!




    A well written novel with an amazing plot. Amy’s descriptive detail within the book made me feel as if I was right there in the middle of everything. Great writing from the author. I was so excited to see that this was just the first in what I can only believe would be an amazing series. I am definitely watching out for number two in this series. Well done and a whopping 5 Stars from me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2014

    A Scottish adventure as I like them! When I saw the cover of CA

    A Scottish adventure as I like them!
    When I saw the cover of CAPTURED BY THE PIRATE LAIRD, I told myself this book will be perfect for me to read. Well, Amy Jarecki didn’t disappoint me with her first book in her Highland Force series. Since, I love Scottish romances, this pirate adventure had everything to please me, a sexy Chief clan and a young English lady! I loved her two main characters Calum and Anne. The story starts as Anne, who was married by proxy to an old man, is captured by Calum a Scottish Laird, turned pirate to provide for his clan’s welfare. He decides to hold her captive and demand a ransom for her, but did not plan to feel a strong attraction for her. The moment they meet, sparks flare; beautiful chemistry between Calum and Anne. Will the captor be able to resist to his captive? Will she escape this dangerous rake? Will the attraction be mutual? The story is very well written, some scenes are filled with lots of emotions and the intrigue well developed. I relay enjoyed this Scottish story and looking forward to Ms. Jarecki’s next book THE HIGHLAND HENCHMAN, to be released on April 28th.

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  • Posted February 1, 2014

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    This is book one in the Highland Force series. Lady Anne is on

    This is book one in the Highland Force series.

    Lady Anne is on the way to meet her husband (whom she wed by proxy and has never met) when the ship carrying her is attacked by pirates.  Laird Calum MacLeod has attacked the ship to get much needed supplies to feed his starving clansmen. He never imagined that he would find a well-born English lady on board.

    With no other choice to make, Calum takes Anne back with him to the isle of Raasay where she will stay until her husband ransoms her.  As they spend more and more time together, they realize their growing attraction for the other is mutual. But as Anne is married to Calum's enemy, they can do nothing about it.  Anne must honor her vows even as the disgust for her husband increases with each tale of his misdeeds.

    Anne's husband has finally agreed to the ransom terms. They must come up with a plan to get her back to him without Calum being caught for kidnapping. Will they both find the happiness they deserve?

    I really enjoyed this novel.  Being on a ship is one of my favorite settings as the characters are in such a confined space they have to interact with each other!  I love when the hero is a very dominant male, but is not afraid to show his softer side. Calum is one such man and I fell in love with him! 

    Jarecki did a wonderful job of keeping me intrigued with the storyline which included many plot twists. She did an outstanding job of pulling my heartstrings throughout the story. I was laughing and crying throughout.One aspect that will always keep me coming back to an author is one that has me falling in love with not just the h/h of the story but the secondary characters as well.  Jareck sure pulled me into this little bunch of characters. I can't wait for the next book in the series, The Highland Henchman, which features Bran whom was Anne's chaperone throughout most of the story.

    Jarecki did an outstanding job of pulling my heartstrings throughout the story. I was laughing and crying throughout. She definitely has a new fan in me!Thanks go to NetGalley and Rapture Books for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2014

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    A delicious KILT wearing Scot pirate captures a wee Sasannach la

    A delicious KILT wearing Scot pirate captures a wee Sasannach lass who married to his most hated enemy!

    Lady Anne was married by proxy to the cold crusty Baron of Wharton, made to leave her home, travel alone across the sea & embrace her new hubby, but she is just dreading it. As her ship sails to her new home, it's attacked, she hides in her locked room, welding her puny knife, as a gigantic blood covered KILT wearing Scot kicks down her door & flashes a undies melting grin!

    Calum MacLeod is a 2nd son, but he was given the crumbling Brochel Castle, on the Isle of Raasy, by his father & he will do all for his clan's survival. Throughout the winter all they had was salted herring & seaweed, so now it time to sail the Sea Dragon, attack any ship, hopefully an English one, & bring all the riches home for his clan. That is how he became face to gorgeous face with this wee lass welding her tiny toothpick of a knife at him & now he is totally smitten!

    Since he didn't discover her before he sent the captured crew adrift, he will ransom her & learns that she is the evil, most hated & blood thirsty Baron Wharton's unclaimed wife. There is an undeniable magnetic pull between them, but she is an innocent & his enemy's wife. Anne is terrified, but the Highlander's crew treats her with respect & she bonds with young Bran & his free spirited ways. As they reach his clan's castle, Anne is warmly welcome, given his chamber, dines at his table & she relaxes some, but when Calum looks at her, a blooming heat fills her body. As they await her ransomed release, she makes herself useful by helping to organize the food stores, sewing, slowly earning the clan's respect & making a true friend in Mara, along the way.

    Calum tries to keep his distance, but she is FORBIDDEN FRUIT & CRAVES a bite! Finally Calum & Anne let down their shields, lips meet, sparks fly, tongues tangle, hair is singed & it so earth shaking, but she pushes him away. The Baron is always between them, but they do have 1 glorious semi satisfying night together & now it's time to return her to Baron. Many things happen along the trek across Scotland like, a night full of Scottish fist fights, many sore bums on horseback, a Baron plotting a nasty revenge, a heroine dressed (which was against English law) as a man, a night of tangle lips, hands & still not a home run, a £1,000 in gold lost, an English ambush, some Scottish mayhem, a bruised, battered & bloody NEKKID Scot, the Baron who can't get it up, a brave lass's escape & a lot of Scottish help all the way! Can Calum ever truly love his enemy's woman? Will Anne sacrifice herself to save the clan of her heart? How will Calum save Anne without beginning destruction to his clan? Most importantly, PLEASE can I beotch slap the Baron to HADES?

    I originally received this book as a NetGalley ARC, but it was incomplete & Ms. Jarecki was kind enough to replace it with a complete version. If you know me at all, you know I absolutely LOVE a KILT wearing Scot & Ms. Jarecki had KILTS galore in this tale. Anne will always be a favorite heroine of mine because she grew with each page. She boarded the ship for places unknown, but she pulled her BIG GIRL PANTS on, learned as she went & NEVER ever quit. "NO" wasn't in her vocabulary & that is rare today, but back in 1559 that had to extraordinary for a woman. Calum was 100% pure Scottish gloriousNESS wrapped in a sexy KILT, with his undying honor, his Robin Hood attitude, extreme humbleness, hard working ethnic & putting everyone before himself. These 2 unique characters deserved each other, but they had an amazing KILT covered clan at their back & if you know any Scots, that is a wall of strength, stubbornness & gooey endless LOVE! Now this was a romance & there was a lot ALMOST between the h/h, but Ms. Jarecki built a dam holding back the river of molten ecstasy & their rode those rapids to satisfaction! I give Ms. Jarecki a score of 3 fingers up & 7 toes for this Scottish tale full of yummy KILT wearing Scots, a heroine who fought for want she loved & never giving up, a hero who put himself last, but totally grabbed his lass & a clan that always lead with their hearts & wrapped it all up in the MacLeod KILT!

    ARC given for my honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2014

    274pgs

    Not sure if everything was historically correct, but I enjoyed the story and will look into more in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    Who wouldn't love a Scottish pirate? Outstanding read!

    Could not put this book down. Full of honor, love, tradition and keeps you on the edge. I enjoyed every chapter and will look for more of this author's work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Wonderful

    The author had me hooked from the first ten words. The plot of the story will keep you reading for hours. The love that gradually unfolds with the characters will keep you reading n hoping it will all work out. A must read if you like Scottish Romance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Wonderful

    I enjoy this book and you will also. Enjoy Amy J. Thank you for a awrsome jounery in time. D.H from Bronx New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    CAPTURED BY THE PIRATE LAIRD

    Scottishmen WOW! Pirates SUPER WOW ! AND ALL IN ONE HERO......Calum. A womens dream. You have to read this excellent book #1in this series. Next one here I come. D

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  • Posted July 13, 2014

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    Super hot and hunky highland laird.  What more could a girl ask

    Super hot and hunky highland laird. 
    What more could a girl ask for?....Ahhhhhhhhhh and a pirate to boot. Here is my first venture into the works of Jarecki.  I do promise this will in no way be the last.  Highland men are all the rave at my Nook and Kindle.  




    You get a great dose of the highland strength and dominance. Hot, sexy,romance, and engaging action and adventure. The characters are rich and filling.  One's a laird on a mission to feed, cloth, and protect his people.  The other is a lady not wanting the husband in which she wad wedded to by proxy. 




    Its a run of the gambit of emotions.  Laughter, crying, soberness, frustration, and others along the way.  Jarecki has earned herself a follower of this new Highland (Highland Force)series. 




    NetGalley ARC read. 




    Next, please. 
     

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    An excellent read.

    An excellent read.

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  • Posted April 2, 2014

    This is truly a book I would re-read over and over just for the

    This is truly a book I would re-read over and over just for the happy glow that results.




    WOW! This book took me totally by surprise. I'd never heard of Amy Jarecki and had never read any of her books, but she has been elevated to be an auto-buy author for me. This was FABULOUS! I LOVED this book... it was a totally awesome read which reminded me of the books that made me re-fall in love with reading many years ago by Kathleen Woodiwiss. Adventure, Pirates, Highlanders, OMG! It grabbed my attention from the very first page and never let go. 




    Anne was our heroine, wedded to an 85-year-old man she had never met. She was forthright, driven by family loyalty and doing her duty. I thrilled to watch her mature and come into her own as she adjusted to circumstances beyond her control. 




    You should know that I am wholeheartedly a sucker for a man in a kilt. Calum was our sexy pirate and a Scottish laird. Just thinking about him, I dreamily sigh. He was sexy, honest, smart and stubborn. He'd never needed anyone before - instead he had striven to be everything to those who needed him. He only plundered to feed his starving clan. Falling under Anne's spell didn't come easy.




    The chemistry between the two main characters was sweet, sizzling and hot! My heart both ached and rejoiced for them and their star-crossed romance. 




    The author's writing style was beautiful and polished. As the story neared it's end, I couldn't put it down but I was also sad as I didn't want to leave this world Amy Jarecki has created. I'm infatuated with this book and cannot recommend it highly enough. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! This is truly a book I would re-read over and over just for the happy glow that results.




    5 Stars!

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  • Posted March 19, 2014

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    Review: Highland Force #1: Captured by the Pirate Laird

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Captured by the Pirate Laird by Amy Jarecki is the first book in her Highland Force series. I don't often go in for pirate romances but the mixture of pirate AND highlander had me at the cover. The book is fast-paced and crammed with hot Scottish goodness. Calum is not your typical pirate and Anne is not your typical lady. When these two find themselves in close quarters together you can feel the electricity zinging. The text sontains just enough olde tyme to it to make it believeable but not enough to distract or seem forced. A thoroughly enjoyable read that may have me on the lookout from more pirate romances.

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    Posted July 28, 2014

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