The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway

The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway

by Erica Ridley

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BN ID: 2940156686209
Publisher: Intrepid Reads
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Series: Dukes of War , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 52,669
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Erica Ridley is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of historical romance novels.

In the new 12 Dukes of Christmas series, enjoy witty, heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!

Her two most popular series, the Dukes of War and Rogues to Riches, feature roguish peers and dashing war heroes who find love amongst the splendor and madness of Regency England.

When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Central America, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

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The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway is a good book. A little too short for my liking but great ending and beautiful plot. Not enough adventure and very sexual but I loved it. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a good love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved this series. But this one has more adventure and excitement. Blackheart makes an awesomr pirate!
Anonymous 4 months ago
MalkaShayna 8 months ago
As always, the author spins a delightful tale, with well developed and engaging characters, amusing dialogue and unique situations. This is a wonderful series, but each book can be read as a stand alone The actions in this book happen concurrently with #2 and #4. the Earl of Carlisle (#2) hires Mr. Gregory Steele, once a barrister before he was shanghaied and eventually became the dread pirate Blackheart, to bring Mrs. Cora Halton to England. He wasn't told that she was ill (why her daughter Grace went to England in the first place), but having buried his parents from consumption at a young age, does not believe that that is what she has. He finds a feisty woman about his own age, who he carries off to his ship, the Dark Crystal. During the journey, Cora not only recovers, but enjoys the adventure and is eventually reunited with her parents and daughter. However, she misses Gregory. Will they ever see each other again? Now that her daughter is happily married, will she find the life she truly wants?
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
Sea Worthy He has been given the charge to bring Earl Carlisle future mother in law home from America. He gets there and is told that she has consumption. Well he figures she doesn't. He brings her home to a grateful family. But she is bored, she stowaway on his boat and the rest ius history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked ‘Blackhearts’ manipulative character in the previous book & was expecting the same scheming roque in this book. However, I was disappointed the storyline was predictable with no intrigue. 3 star rating!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it and not only because the beautiful heroine was 39 and the sexy pirate had a beard of"salt andpepper"but it helped make it really interesting. Love and romance and a treasure map to escape with. Highly recommended. Nitnoise
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Gregory Steele is better known as Captain Blackheart, a privateer that went independent, because he does better on his own. He's sent to The America to find a sickly woman named Mrs. Clara Halton. What he finds isn't the picture he's told that he'd find at all. He discovers that Mrs. Halton isn't as sickly but not the picture of perfect health either. Clara doesn't know who is strange man is but wants him gone from her home as soon as possible. As the voyage back to England proves to be trying for Gregory because Clara represents a temptation that he can't afford aboard The Dark Crystal. Clara longs for adventure and bit of love along the way. However getting back to her daughter Grace is very important. How does meeting Clara change Gregory? Does Clara still want adventure? Your answers await you in The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway. I've been really curious about Captain Blackheart since his introduction. I wasn't disappointed at all with the story. The characters and story were raw, honest, real, compelling, and intriguing too. I'm definitely looking forward to the final book in the series.
KimP65 More than 1 year ago
The Duke's of War series just gets better and better. This time we get a pirate. I love how this series brings one unlikely hero after another. There is intrigue, excitement, fun and a whole lot of hotness to keep us entertained. The connection with the other books makes it that much more fun to read. One of the best parts of this book is that the characters are more mature. I just love that we get to see the mother of a full grown daughter come to the forefront and find the love that she's needing in her life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main characters are already well known if you've read the other books in the dukes of war series, so that makes this book seem very familiar and satisfying. I highly recommend this short yet sweet/steamy novel like all the others that came before it.
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
This is book six in "The Dukes of War" series. I did feel it was a stand alone book. I have been jumping around in the series so I haven't found a problem. This book is a little differerent because Clara Halton is a widower with an adult daughter. Clara has sent her daughter to England in search for her grandparents. Clara did this to protect her daughter from catching consumption which she thinks she has. Her daughter gets married and her husband hires CaptainBlackheart to bring her back. Blackheart finds Clara abandoned by the towns people who are scared to catch her likeness. Blackheart takes her with him as he was paid to do. They both find on the trip that they are attracted to each other. Blackheart tries to fight it but Clara has other ideals This is a really good read and I hope you like it too!
def618 More than 1 year ago
This is the best book of the series so far! It was so nice to have an older hero and heroine. Captain Blackheart has been hired by the Earl of Carlisle to bring his mother-in-law, Clara Halton, home from America. Clara has been very ill and they aren't sure she'll even be alive when Blackheart gets there. Oh, but nothing heals better than sea air and a dashing pirate. That's all from me - no plot spoilers. I really enjoyed this book.
greekgoddess422 More than 1 year ago
This a Historical Romance book 6 in the series . This was a great read by the great author . This story is about Clara Halton our Heroine and Captain Blackheart our Hero . Clara lives in the New World (the USA ) as it was known back then. She thought she was dying of Consumption. So she sent her daughter back to England. Clara had a huge disagreement with her parents so she found a good man to take in her and her daughter . They moved to America We have Captain Blackheart who is a pirate . His given name is Gregory . Captain Blackheart use to be a Barrister until he was forced to join the Navy during the war . Once the war ended he decided to go into business for himself . . The Captain was paid to go to America and find Clara by an Earl . The said Earl was Marrying Clara daughter . When the Captain arrived at Clara doorstep she pulled a gun on him. Once the Captain sees the living conditions Clara was living in he knew it wasn't Consumption. He took her on his ship and they went on their way to England . There was a few funny moments and lovely moments on the ship. The Captain did tell Clara that he needs water to live. There was no way that the Captain can stay on dry land. Clara made up with her parents and her father had a surprise for her . Grab it and find out what the surprise was. Clara went to stay with her daughter in the dowerges house but Clara kept on thinking about the Captain. Clara thought after so much time he must have left port She was in London for a visit . Then trying to find a place of her own. She was at a place to eat and sure enough .... Surprise surprise she saw the Captains boat . She thought that was a sign from above ... She got on the boat . And after a while she realized the ship had sailed . She was stuck as a stowaway. How did Captain Blackheart react to her being on the boat . What kind of adventure did Clara have . Grab it and find our
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a review of an ARC of this book. I am a big fan of Erica Ridley’s Dukes of War Series so I have been looking forward to this book for a while. While the series originally focused on 4 men who had gone to war and suffered mental and physical wounds at Waterloo. In this book we move out into the larger community of family to find romance. Clara Halton (mother of the new countess of Carlisle – from The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower) is dying (of consumption she has been told) in PA. The Earl of Carlisle send his friend Gregory Steele (aka the pirate Captain Blackheart) to bring his wife’s mother to England so they can be reunited. Steele and Clara are older than the heroes and heroines of the other books (Clara is 39). Steele sails to PA and is pretty sure that Clara is sick but it’s not consumption. Sailing back to England an attraction grows but neither party acts on it. After seeing her daughter and meeting her son-in-law, Clara finds that she needs to be on her own and accidentally manages to stowaway on the Blackheart’s ship. The chemistry continues but it seems they are doomed. She wants to live on the land near her daughter and he wants to remain at sea. This is a story of love against all odds. It seems like they will be unable to overcome the living differences yet neither can let the other go completely. This is a great addition to the series providing a lighter look at love compared to the first few books in which the heroes struggled to overcome their war experiences. This is a quick and very enjoyable read and a definite must if you love the series.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 6 in the Dukes of War series. Clara Halton has expected that she will die alone after being struck with consumption. She sent her daughter off to England never expecting a rough pirate to come and abduct her from her home. With hope of finally seeing her daughter again, she agrees to travel with Captain Blackheart. Captain Blackheart, known as Gregory Steele in another life, was expecting his package to be an old woman on her death bad. He never imagined that the woman would be about his age and not as sick as everyone imagined. Fighting a mutual attraction during their trip to England, both know that nothing to come of it. But as both get back to their "normal" lives, they can't stop thinking about the other. What happens when Clara throws all caution to the wind and stowaways on Blackheart's ship? I have been waiting for Blackheart's story since he was first introduced. We get to see glimpses of him throughout the series, but it was never enough!! I'm so glad that Ridley decided to write his story!! Who doesn't love a pirate story!?! One reason I like them so well is that the H/H are thrown into close quarters and they have to interact with each other a lot more than if they were living in London and only seeing each other at ton events. Given that Clara is trying to recover during the voyage, that means the time they spend together is in the privacy of the captain's cabin! Lots of alone time!! This is definitely another great addition to the Dukes of War series. The next one comes out in March!! The Duke of Ravenwood will finally get his HEA!! Thanks go out to Intrepid Reads via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway was a departure from the previous books within this series. It was the heroine Clara who needed to be rescued from all the pain and anger that was going on within her life. I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review. I was not as into Blackheart as I have been her previous male titular characters but the one thing that I did like about him is that he unwittingly helped Clara wake up to the things she was taking for granted and gave her a better appreciation for who she was. The Pirate's Stowaway is a story that I believe needed to be told. The negativity in life has a way of influences future choices. It also builds courage and the ability to show empathy to others. Empowering story.
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
An unexpected and truly wonderful surprise of an installment of the Dukes of War series. The hero of "The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway" is a character that has popped up in at least two of novels and he has been intriguing in that he's dislikable but he also makes you think, "Hmmmm?" In the second installment of the series Captain Blackheart is hired to collect the heroine's ailing mother from America and bring her to London - which he does. In the fourth novel Captain Blackheart appears again as Captain Steele the guardian of the heroine who is a bullying and nefarious character but at the end the reader (at least this one) is left thinking, "Is he actually a ingenious matchmaker and a closet Romantic?" Well Erica Ridley answers that question with this installment. The heroine, is Clara, the future mother-in-law of the Earl of Carlisle, who the Captain brought to London. Therefore this novel spans the timeframe of at least Book #2 through Book # 4. However, it is most definitely a stand-alone novel. We are reunited with Oliver and Grace as well as Clara's parents - the odious grandmother of Grace and the kindhearted but not bold enough grandfather. Daphne and Bartholomew are mentioned as well. This novel has thrills, humor, and a gruff hero and a sassy heroine. The characters, although "older" than the rest of the "Dukes" gang do undergo a bit of maturing and self-realization. I found myself extraordinarily surprised by "The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway". These were two characters I had no idea that I wanted to know more about. When I did get their story I LOVED THEM!!! I especially LOVED Captain Blackheart/Steele who I really disliked - then was puzzled about in "The Major's Faux Fiancée". There wasn't many sex scenes in this novel but Erica Ridley still packed in a lot of sexual attraction, chemistry, and passion in this book. I love how much sass and self-assurance that Clara displayed. Blackheart was incredibly humorous and honorable - I love his tabloid rivalry with the Crimson Corsair - in addition to his moral objections to the other pirate. This book was a quick read that was unexpectedly delightful in so many ways. It's a big ol' recommendation from me! To read the entire review please visit: This novel was provided by the Publisher in exchange for an impartial review.
JeneratedReviews More than 1 year ago
To stand out in an already exemplary series is not an easy task but Erica Ridley manages to do so with her latest work The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway. The sixth installment in her Dukes Of War series readers will be pleased by the maturity and simmering attraction between the hero and heroine. Moments of smiley tears abound in this tale of people defying the harsh hands dealt them by fate and finding love. A true artist Ms. Ridley takes her audience on a wonderful and caring journey with just the right amount of spiritedness thrown in to spice things up! *I received this ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* *While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone.*
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
This is book 6 of the Dukes of War Books and a wonderful addition to the series. This fast paced historical read. Captain Blackheart is hired by the Earl of Carlisle to bring back his wife’s mother. When he meet Clara he gets the shock of his life. This is fun read with lots of banter between our hero and heroine and the chemistry is excellent an enjoyable read.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Take a well-educated pirate, send him to pick up the mother of your new wife and then transport her back to England from America on his pirate ship and you end up with this fun romance, Captain Blackheart and Clara Halton are both around forty, from completely different backgrounds, have faced adversity, want adventure and are definitely attracted to one another. How can a woman who wants what she wants and a man who does not want to give up his way of life ever come to terms? Can they find a workable compromise? This romance is definitely more fun than fact BUT we all need a bit of escape from time to time, right? Great fun, great dialogue, interesting characters and fun around every corner – if you are in the mood for a quick escape this might be the one for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Earl of Carlisle sent Captain Blackheart on a mission to bring back his wife's (Grace) mother. No problem, thinks the Captain; this would be easy money, retrieving and returning an old sickly woman. Then he meets Clara Halton, his "cargo/booty!" He knows he's in trouble! High sea adventures, warm, assertive, self confident male and female characters and witty dialog keep the pages turning!. Loved the way the characters from earlier books fit right in with their scenes! Well done! Yet it's a stand alone read. Thoroughly enjoyed! Received book free for honest review.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Erica Ridley is on one of the longest winning streaks I have ever seen: 6 books in a row, in the same fabulous series, and THE PIRATE’S TEMPTING STOWAWAY is just as wonderful as the previous five ones! When he came back from the war, Gregory Steele became a pirate and renamed himself Captain Blackheart. He loves adventures, he loves the sea, and is not looking to put down roots. He must fetch Mrs. Clara Halton in Philadelphia, on the orders of the Earl of Carlisle, and will be paid upon his return to England. He did not expect a spirited widow, supposedly on death’s door, to point a firearm at him when he arrives at her door! Clara is however delighted to be reunited with her daughter in England, and she goes willingly. Clara who always thought she wanted a quiet and uneventful life, soon discovers she loves adventures, and the bachelor pirate finds out he very much enjoy the companionship of the lovely widow. THE PIRATE’S TEMPTING STOWAWAY is a perfectly delightful romance; the chemistry between the pirate and Clara is a joy to behold; their banter is witty, and yet completely realistic. Ms. Ridley’s storytelling abilities shine again with very creative plot twists, and the characters are colourful and very appealing. I laughed out loud at the shipmates’ utterances; the dialogues are, as usual, spectacular. But the pièce de résistance is Ms. Ridley’s superlative writing: her words flow with such easy elegance, never pretentious yet always according to Regency usage. THE PIRATE’S TEMPTING STOWAWAY is a quick read: the pace never slows down from the first paragraphs, and neither does the enjoyment. A wonderful read that will leave you feeling happy! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book with sarcastic characters! It was a grand adventure !