Seduced by a Pirate [NOOK Book]

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In Eloisa James's companion story to The Ugly Duchess, Sir Griffin Barry, captain of the infamous pirate ship The Poppy, is back in England to claim the wife he hasn't seen since their wedding day . . . but this is one treasure that will not be so easy to capture.

Winner of the 2013 RITA Award for Best Romance Novella

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Overview

In Eloisa James's companion story to The Ugly Duchess, Sir Griffin Barry, captain of the infamous pirate ship The Poppy, is back in England to claim the wife he hasn't seen since their wedding day . . . but this is one treasure that will not be so easy to capture.

Winner of the 2013 RITA Award for Best Romance Novella

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062259912
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 5,227
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Eloisa James

Eloisa James is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author and professor of English literature, who lives with her family in New York but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. (Her husband is an honest-to-goodness Italian knight!) Eloisa's website offers short stories, extra chapters, and even a guide to shopping in Florence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    What free sample

    I am starting to get very upset at the lack of free samples of books. It will be nice if we can read more then the title page or the table of contents.

    14 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Great Novella!

    I enjoyed this story and read it in one day :) It was nice to see Griffen did after leaving his best friend and headed home to the wife. I can't wait for your next fairy tale remake in this series. Thank you for this cute, romantic story.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Loved it.!.

    Short and sweet.!. I loved it. A great addition to the 'Ugly Duchess'.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    It's over already

    Book had potential for fun dialogue and scenarios...book started and all of a sudden it was over. Estranged husband and wife reunite, 50 pages, copulation, few more pages finished. Disappointed and glad I only paid a dollar or two

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Marti

    Even though I enjoyed the book it was too short. Wish these books all had amount of pages.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    Nice, fast read.

    I loved the book. In fact I enjoy Ms. James' books, period. The former pirate is hilarious. He doesn't see his wife for years after leaving her after their wedding, but when he finally settles down and returns home, he realizes that he actually likes her. She, on the other hand, doesn't want to stay married let alone to a pirate. Guess what, they end up together anyway and in love at that. The fun part is the journey that gets them to that level. Read and enjoy!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Realy?!

    He abandons her on their wedding night, becomes a pirate, doesn't return for 14 years. When he finally comes home he finds that she has been waiting patiently for him and is still a virgin. Sure, because there are lots of 34 year old virgins who would happily wait while their husbands sleep around! Ridiculus!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Enjoyable

    I loved this novella and The Ugly Duchess Ms James has a fun sense if humor

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    Loved this! After reading the author's previous book, THE UGLY

    Loved this!

    After reading the author's previous book, THE UGLY DUCHESS, where we are introduced to Griffin Barry, I was eagerly awaiting his story. I loved how the former pirate was reunited with his wife "Poppy"...who's real name was actually Phoebe. LOL

    Though the story takes place in a matter of days, the epilogue allows for a fit ending to this fairy tale. Eloisa James is an auto-buy for me!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Not much pirating, but still pretty good

    I really liked this short story. It was just long enough to be fun ;) The whole fact that their married was well done because then they have an excuse to explore things they could not have in society at that time. All in all, i enjoyed it!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Lazy attempt

    This book is lazily written, waste of time

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Too short

    Fyi...132 pages. Wish we could trust the content numbers. Book is ok for $.99

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2013

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    so-so

    nothing exciting. rather tame. If you are just curious as to how everything kinda started for the wtih this kiss short story trilogy... you could consider this interesting. You can skip most of it and still get the gist of the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    VERY GOOD!

    I really love pirate stories and this one is really good. It is short, but good. Although, I will give you a spoiler...we don't find out who won the bet. I love Griffin, the pirate. I love Phoebe, though she gave in too easily...she should have made him wait and stew a little while longer. Good fun!

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  • Posted March 29, 2014

    Time period: 1816, London and Somerset Love scenes are brief and

    Time period: 1816, London and Somerset
    Love scenes are brief and descriptive.
    Once again, I’m reading the very prolific Eloisa James out of order, but this novella, book #4.5 in her Fairy Tales series, reads like a standalone. And, once again, James’ charming and elegant writing captured my attention from page one.
    Griffin and Phoebe are the adoptive parents of Colin Barry, the hero from With this Kiss. 
    Intrigue is immediately afoot when Griffin and his cousin, James, a duke, return after fourteen years at sea, away from their wives and families. The main story takes place over a mere week and, while this is a novella where the story must be condensed, I still find it hard to believe that Griffin would manage to seduce Phoebe in so short a time and I was a little disappointed she gave in so quickly especially after her valid arguments. But it is a fairy tale and, also, at this time in history, the potential for scandal carried heavy consequences. Even though Phoebe has eschewed all so-called polite society, this was especially true for women. 
    It is a shock when we learn how Griffin became a pirate, then later a privateer. It helps explain why he disappeared after his disastrous wedding night and also makes him a more sympathetic character; it also uncovers a dark side of British naval history. Griffin has returned now because he’s recovering from a leg injury and cannot be a privateer any longer. In other words, there isn’t anything else he can do after traveling the world and made his wealth. Both he and James come close to treason after their sea-faring activities and are under scrutiny by the Crown. But both are gentleman and the law is more lenient.
    It is a man’s world where a man can expect his wife to just fall into bed with him after such a long separation. They don’t even know each other, but they’re married and, of course, it helps they are attracted to each other. Griffin doesn’t even know Phoebe’s name; it is funny that he keeps calling her by the outlandish name of Poppy. While he’s been away, Phoebe has had some adventures of her own and become self-sufficient and independent, earning her money from the working farm of Arbor House.
    Descriptions are nicely detailed here, the lovely landscape of Arbor House in the Somerset countryside in summer, fashions and costume, a pretty sitting room. “It was rather lovely, hung with watered silk and a painting of the Thames that was as beautiful as any he’d ever seen.” (p20)
    Also: "He had dressed particularly magnificently, in a coat of Prussian blue with silver buttons. His breeches fit like a glove, and his boots were made by Hoby." (p17)
    Both hero and heroine are older here, and Phoebe three years older than Griffin at thirty-four. I enjoy reading stories featuring older, more mature women. “His wife was outrageously pretty, with hair like bright butter. But she had a backbone of steel.” (p31)
    The children in the story are a nice touch, a comic diversion, and they are just right; they don’t detract or steal scenes. They are important to the story as is Griffin’s father since they add a comforting sense of home and family to the romantic drama. 
    For James’ story return, I’ll have to read The Ugly Duchess, but first I hope to read all of Eloisa James’ stories in order. 
    Memorable moment:
    “What couldn’t be avoided must be endured.” (p61)
    Despite the rather fast way Phoebe capitulated to Griffin, I very much enjoyed the writing, the characters, the setting, and the little details. Eloisa James writes beautifully and clear, and her stories are like delicious treats to savor and that create a lovely sense of the time period in history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    One of many excellent reads.. 

    One of many excellent reads.. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Even Eloisa James can have a bad day..................................

    Pheobe and Griff meet for the first time on their wedding day. Arranged marriage. He jumps out the window on their wedding night and doesn't show up again for 14 years. He's been busy pirating. She is not all that thrilled to see him and he keeps calling her Poppy because he thinks that's her name. Nevertheless by the end of day one Pheobe and Griff fall into bed and of course into love. He's surprised she is a virgin, Aren't we all. Pheobe is the most forgiving woman on the planet and Griff is the biggest jerk. Seriously. What was Eloisa thinking?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Julianna

    Name: Julianna Gale • Age: 18 • Rank: Navigator, but deadly with almost any weapon • Personality: Adventurous, fun-loving, sarcastic, funny, can be argumentitive, kind, stubborn • Apperance: shoulder length, coppery-carmel colored hair, ever-changing, very expressive, sea blue-green eyes, wears black boots, work jeans, a white shirt, and gold earrings, the only jewelery you will ever see her in • Likes: The ocean and sailing, (obviously) anything sweet, raiding, clouds, and telling and hearing a good story • Dislikes: Starving, sailors who can't sail, sour lemonade, and math lessons • Crush: None • History: Nothing worth writing down really... a few raids here, a sunken ship there, now I'm here and that's what really matters • Other: I'm single, history is my favorite subject, and I don't have any scars except for a small one on my left cheek.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Destiny aka Fox (updated)

    Name:Destiny---Nickname:Fox---Age:18 turning 19 soon---Description:golden hair with a little brown alwaya in a long braid , light bronze skin, light brown eyes, wares a bandana a blue shirt with black pants---Family: all died in a plague---History: i was the only survivor of the plague i was found by pirates and joined there crew--Personality:funny nice always calm clever smart slick and very tricky.---Weapons:swords knives rocks sticks guns.......anything she can get her hands on and watch out she always has some weapon on her. For more ask. Now to win a nothing prize click the [x] in the corner ;)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Griffin, Isis, & Amiti

    Name: Griffin

    Class: Bucanneer, but has many other skills that can come in handy

    Gender: Male

    Age: 19

    Appearance: Griffin has spiky jet black hair that sticks up in tufts, playful emerald green eyes with yellow flecks, a muscular, sturdy build, darkly tanned skin, and wears Metal Guardian's Armor. A battle axe is usually displayed proudly over his back

    Scars: One winds from across part of his neck, down his shoulder, and across his chest

    Personality: Cheerful, goofy, comical, kind, caring, loyal, brave, yet fierce, courageous, and serious when needed to be

    Status: Single, not really looking

    Family: All deceased except for Isis

    History: Doesn't speak much about it

    Other: He sometimes pulls pranks... watch your back

    *****************

    Name: Isis

    Class: Swashbuckler

    Gender: Female

    Age: 15 ((yes, I decided to change her age. It makes Griffin and Isis' rivalry more logical. XD ))

    Appearance: Isis has curly platinum blonde, almost white hair that is usually tied back in a braid, pale leaf green eyes with bluish flecks, deeply tanned skin, an agile build, and wears August Moon Armor. Daggers hang from her silver belt, always worn lopsidedly

    Scars: One twists from her shoulder to her elbow, winding down her arm like a snake

    Personality: Competitive, friendly at times, will only trust close friends, usually keeps to herself, sometimes considered "antisocial", though is a skilled fighter

    Status: Single, not really looking

    Family: All deceased except for Griffin

    History: Yeah, good luck getting her to tell you!

    Other: Don't get her mad. I'm serious.

    ****************

    Name: Amiti ((full title is Prince Amiti, son of Lady Neytiri, of Amatris, but he HATES being called that))

    Class: Uh... I dunno. To him, a weapon is whatever he can get his hands on

    Gender: Male

    Age: 18, almost 19

    Appearance: Amiti has uneven eerie black hair, careful yet hypnotising midnight blue eyes, bronze skin, a muscular yet agile build, and wears golden armor. Two swords are strapped over his back

    Scars: One across his leg, and another slices his cheek

    Personality: Quiet, cunning, sometimes sly, clever, keeps to himself, mysterious when it comes to his past, serious, usually can be found by himself, prefers to be alone, but enjoys the company of trusted friends

    Status: Single, will probably stay that way

    Family: Doesn't speak of them...

    History: Doesn't talk about it much

    Other: He was found on an island by the pirates, and that's how he joined their crew.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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