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THE PIRATE NEXT DOOR
by Jennifer Ashley

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Regency England

2003 Best Historical Romantic Adventure Nominee

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A pirate in Mayfair, right next door to Lady Alexandra Alastair? Improbable but also quite possible. That's what Alexandra discovers when she rescues her new neighbor from pirate hunters who are trying to hang him in the drawing room.

Alexandra discovers it's no tea party trying to keep tabs on ex-pirate Grayson Finley or his unladylike daughter. She soon wants to give up her proper life and join Grayson as he fends off his enemy, searches out treachery, unmasks spies and challenges convention in every way.

It's no wonder Alexandra falls in love with the sexy, passionate, adventurous Grayson. Who can ignore the lure of a bad-boy pirate ( la Jean Lafitte)? 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. SENSUAL (Oct., 342 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Leisure

Published: October 2003

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4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
(2 ratings)

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The Pirate Next Door

Submitted by Robin in PA on October 12, 2012 - 9:51pm.

Widow Alexandra Alastair is making a list of potential husbands. After meeting her new neighbor, Viscount Stoke, she thinks about possibly adding him to the list. But the fact that Grayson Finley is a former pirate makes her pause. Enamored with Alexandra at their first meeting, Grayson is determined to charm her into his bed. He doesn't plan on Alexandra being caught in the middle of a war between him and a group of pirate hunters who want him dead.

This is a light historical romance with some funny scenes. I liked both Alexandra and Grayson individually, but it took me a while to warm up to Alexandra and Grayson as a couple. I enjoyed many of the secondary characters in this book. I'm guessing some of them may have their own book in this trilogy. I'll have to check them out. My rating: 3.5 Stars.