This classic pirate story is not exactly fresh territory, but the captor/captive romance works because of the heartfelt interaction between the protagonists. Realistic details draw the reader into the story and provide a historic context for themes that still resonate with readers.

Miss Felicity and her servant Jasabel are taken captive on Captain Devlin's pirate ship. Although Jasabel is frightened, the captain puts her under his protection. In fact, Devlin is polite and much kinder than the spoiled, selfish Felicity. She learns to trust him and finds they have much in common.

Governor Chiltingham's cruelty to his slaves is extreme, and Devlin is lucky to have escaped that life. Now a pirate captain, he plots revenge on the governor by ransoming his daughter Felicity in exchange for his fortune. But a double-crossing rival pirate and Devlin's deepening feelings for Jasabel complicate matters. (NEWCONCEPTSPUBLISHING.COM, dl $3.50)
Reviewed by: 
Jennifer R. Wells-Marani