PLEASING THE PIRATE
Taking inspiration from actual events, Cullen crafts an engaging romance that is as much a tribute to the past as it is a tale of two unlikely lovers. She clearly revels in the details of her historic setting, from the politics of the age to the personal passions that drive each character. The result is a fully realized world of high-stakes intrigue and private connections, as well as a sizzling, smart relationship that evolves beautifully to capture readers’ hearts as well as their imaginations.
Phin Lockwood earned his freedom only by swearing upon his life to bring a notorious traitor against the crown out of hiding. By luring the traitor’s sister on board his ship, Phin is certain that he can win the day and set sail a free man. But from the moment he sets eyes on fiercely loyal Mairi McFadden, all of Phin’s careful plans begin to crumble. Mairi is fully aware that finding her brother is her only hope of saving her people and securing her own freedom. Entrusting herself to a loathsome English pirate is a hard decision — but it isn’t long before she realizes that leaving him might be impossible. (READLOVESWEPT.COM, dl $2.99)