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Regency Pirates: Pirate Next Door

Regency Pirates: Pirate Next Door

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by Jennifer Ashley
     
 
This is a full-length novel of 90,000 words. The Pirate Next Door is a lively take on both the Regency and Pirate genres, with humor, spice, sexy pirates, battles at soirees, and heartwarming romance.

Mayfair, London, 1810: Alexandra Alastair, a respectable young English widow, wonders if she dare add the new viscount who's moved in next door to her list of

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This is a full-length novel of 90,000 words. The Pirate Next Door is a lively take on both the Regency and Pirate genres, with humor, spice, sexy pirates, battles at soirees, and heartwarming romance.

Mayfair, London, 1810: Alexandra Alastair, a respectable young English widow, wonders if she dare add the new viscount who's moved in next door to her list of potential husbands.

He certainly doesn't look like the gentlemen on her list--Grayson Finley, Viscount Stoke, is tall and sun-bronzed, muscular and blue-eyed. He wears dress so casual as to be unclothed--long coats, leather breeches, shirts without collar or cravat, and he carries pistols wherever he goes. The men who attend him are just as strange, exotic-looking, even. And the way Grayson smiles at Alexandra whenever they pass in the street--sinful, blood-warming--turns her inside out.

In the middle of the night Alexandra hears shouting coming from the house next door, and the viscount's life being threatened. She rushes over just in time to save Grayson from being hanged by his greatest enemy, his former best friend.

Thus is Alexandra pulled into the adventures of Grayson Finley, former pirate and terror of the seas. Grayson has made a bargain with the devil (in the form of the pirate hunter, James Ardmore), in order to ensure the safety of his daughter. He'll do anything to keep her safe, but when Alexandra saves his life, he looks into her eyes the color of water and starts to drown . . .

Book One of the Regency Pirates. Originally published in 2003, revised by the author in 2012. This book earned many top reviews upon its release, including a starred review in Booklist and a nomination for best historical romantic adventure of the year by RT BookReviews.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist - John Charles Booklist
Ashley begins with a perfect pair of protagonists who are equally matched when it comes to cleverness and courage, adds some wickedly fun secondary characters who occasionally threaten to steal the book, and then mixes in lots of intrigue and some richly sensual love scenes to create a witty and splendidly magical romance. (Starred Review)
RT BookReveiws - Kathe Robin RT Bookreviews
The cast of intriguing characters immediately captivates, from Grayson's outlandish daughter to his high seas rival. Take a deep breath and dive into a memorable, entertaining romantic adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014182188
Publisher:
Ashley Gardner / Jennifer Ashley
Publication date:
03/31/2012
Series:
Regency Pirates , #1
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
58,779
File size:
562 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jennifer Ashley has written more than 35 published novels and novellas in romance, urban fantasy, and mystery under the names Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James, and Ashley Gardner. Her books have been nominated for and won Romance Writers of America's RITA (given for the best romance novels and novellas of the year), several RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice awards (including Best Urban Fantasy, Best Historical Mystery, and Career Achievement in Historical Romance), and Prism awards for her paranormal romances. Jennifer's books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have earned starred reviews in Booklist. More about her books and series can be found at www.jennifersromances.com

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Regency Pirates: Pirate Next Door 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 99 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lady Alexandra Alastair is hunting for her second husband after an unhappy first marriage. The Viscount next door seems a likely candidate, save for his rather unconventional fashion choices, and the fact that she ends up saving his life one evening from what appear to be a band of murderous pirates. In reality, they are pirate hunters, and he himself is a (mostly) ex-pirate, trying to reform to London society for the sake of his young daughter. Alexandra knows she should resist him, for everything about Grayson is rather scandalous. However, that's the appeal. Soon Alexandra is embroiled in the deadly feud between Grayson and his former best friend, James Ardmore. Once they ruled the seas together as friends and pirate Captains, but now they play a dangerous game of cat and mouse, and Alexandra is right in the middle of it. While Grayson tries to protect Alexandra from being hurt by the games he and his cohorts are engaged in, she is trying to unravel the history he and Ardmore share, and perhaps find a way to keep Grayson alive. In the meantime, all of this pirate business is getting in the way of the very important soiree Alexandra is planning! I think the best way to describe this book is to imagine a Jane Austen story sprinkled with pirates who really are violent and dangerous, while also being incredibly sexy and redeemable. A generous sprinkle of humor adds just the right touch. Excellently drawn characters really make the story work. I bought this book on a whim, and then stayed up until three in the morning to finish it in one sitting. I am waiting anxiously for the second book (James Ardmore's story), and I sincerely hope the author writes more than the original trilogy. I, for one, would read them all!
MarcyCA More than 1 year ago
OK!! Grayson and Alexander were so amazing!!! Its definitely a book that I would read again!! So great!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is novel has everything you could want in a romance novel and I highly recommend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Believable villain, fun story. Makes you want to read the next two books. Mature reading level.
vanessasgram More than 1 year ago
This book starts on page one with action and never sits still. It is a real page turner (or slider? with Nook). It's like every woman's fantasy wrapped up in one book---funny, adventurous and full of romance! Enjoyed it but thought it was over too soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous 7 months ago
I wish there two Jennifer Ashleys so I would have twice the number of books to devour. This story is filled to the brim with romance and humour. I cannot wait to read the next one in this seris.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Ashley writes beautiful historical romances and when I found out she blended her historical with pirates, I was so interested! I enjoyed her characters and I loved how Alexandra comes rushing to save her pirate next door, Captain Finley. The plot was a bit slow at times and when the couple gets together for the first time I thought it a bit abrupt. Finley went from saying he wasn't looking for a wife and pushing her away to coming in to rescue her from his arch enemy and then bam!, they are together. That moment, though delicious and cute, had me pausing and wondering wasn't he just pushing her away and now he isn't fighting the attraction, weird. Other than that moment, the story was entertaining, though sometimes slow. She was a great match, character-wise, for Finley, he needed a strong woman. I loved the epilogue, I thought that was just the most perfect ending and it does leave it open for the next one, which I have already picked up to read. Overall, enjoyable read, just a bit slow in parts, but if you have enjoyed Jennifer Ashley's books in the past than I recommend you picking this one up too at some point.
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Really great historical romance. Full of action and adventure as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read that left me interested in the rest of the series.
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Hammbone More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the intrigue of this story.
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I read the series, start with one had to find all. Very good good fun to read!!
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Excellent characters. Steamy romance. A complex and engaging storyline i had doubts on buying ths with no sample available and nor knowing the author but definitely glad i did. Will read more from this author.
LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
Really wanted to like it more...wanted to settle in for a good pirate series. The back story was mentioned so many times and in remarkably similar phrases that it basically became a character of the story. Too many subplots. I lost track of the characters. And thought the "twist" in the end was only to save the primary villian from coming across as "too" bad since he was the star of the next novel. to be honest, my favorite character was the little girl!
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I loved the pirate story. I found it a refreshing twist on the tyipcal histrical romance..