Never Trust a Pirate

Never Trust a Pirate

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by Anne Stuart
     
 

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Disgraced, destitute, and determined to find out the truth . . .

Madeleine Russell counted on making a splendid match. Instead, a devastating family scandal left her orphaned and penniless . . . and determined to uncover the villain who disgraced and killed her father. The beautiful, quick-witted Maddy disguises herself as a household servant, vowing to work in her

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Disgraced, destitute, and determined to find out the truth . . .

Madeleine Russell counted on making a splendid match. Instead, a devastating family scandal left her orphaned and penniless . . . and determined to uncover the villain who disgraced and killed her father. The beautiful, quick-witted Maddy disguises herself as a household servant, vowing to work in her prime suspect’s house and learn the truth. But the closer she gets to the man who may have ruined her family, the more she feels drawn in by his wicked reputation . . .

Captain Thomas Morgan rose from lowly beginnings on London’s streets to attain wealth, influence, and a highborn fiancée. Yet his gaze keeps returning to his feisty new housemaid, a stunning brunette who clearly harbors a secret agenda. A desire rooted in deception could lead Maddy and the captain to explosive passion . . . or shattered hearts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477849118
Publisher:
Montlake Romance
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Series:
Scandal at the House of Russell Series , #2
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
661,136
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Stuart made her first professional sale at age seven to Jack and Jill magazine. Her first novel was Barrett’s Hill, a gothic romance published by Ballantine in 1974. Since then, she’s written gothics, regencies, romantic suspense, romantic adventure, historical romance, mainstream contemporary romance, and more. She is the author of award-winning and bestselling romance series such as the suspenseful Ice books and The House of Rohan, set in historical Venice. Her work has been covered on the television show Entertainment Tonight as well as in Vogue, People, USA Today, Women’s Day, and countless other publications. In addition, she is the recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

When she’s not traveling, Anne is at home in northern Vermont with her devoted husband of thirty-eight years, an empty nest, two cats, and four sewing machines.

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Never Trust a Pirate 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog The middle daughter of a disgraced and deceased shipping magnate Madeline Russell is resolved on proving that her father is innocent and was in fact murdered. Her elder sister Bryony has married and therefore cleared one of the suspects and Madeline is intergrating herself in to the house of another. Thomas Morgan, former pirate and her father’s favourite captain, until he unexpectedly dismissed him suspecting him of theft and Maddy is determined to discover if her father was correct. However, the one thing that head strong and beautiful Maddy never expected was the instant attraction and pull she feels toward her suspect. I admit to being a little bit disappointed with this series, although I have liked both this book and the first one Never Kiss a Rake, they are both very ordinary. There is nothing that stands out and really grabs your attention as I have found with previous books by Anne Stuart, the characters are well drawn but nothing new, and the romance is predictable. For some reason this series seems to lack the edge of her other books, although Luca (aka Captain Morgan) is a bit of a bad boy, I think the razor sharpness and wicked decadence of the Rohan men leave him in the dust. And Maddy came across as spoiled and stupidly headstrong rather than brave and defiant. What I did like about this book though was the sexual tension between Maddy and Luca, from their first meeting sparks fly and this continues all the way through the book as they play an intriguing game of cat and mouse. What is also good about this series and will prompt me to continue the series is the mystery regarding and who killed the Russell girls’ father and why, I almost like this part of the story more than the romance. This may not have been the most original historical romance I have read but I still enjoyed reading it and I will read the next book. However, I hope that Anne Stuart shakes her formula up a little bit, this book was eerily similar to the first one. *ARC provided by publisher