Book Review-A Pirates Wife For Me

Book Review-A Pirates Wife For Me

Book Review-A Pirates Wife For MeA Pirate's Wife for Me by Christina Dodd
Also in this series: Taken by the Prince (Governess Brides #9)
Series: Governess Brides #10
Published by Author on February 15th 2015
Genres: Historical Romance, Nautical, Pirates
Pages: 353
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
ASIN: B00R5BOLKM
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Coming February 15 from New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd, the all-new, full-length Governess Brides historical...A PIRATE'S WIFE FOR ME!Caitlin MacLean of Scotland is proud to announce her graduation from The Distinguished Academy of Governesses. She specializes in the womanly arts of housekeeping, picking locks, and overthrowing ruthless dictators, and looks forward to attaining a position wherein she can utilize these skills. No dashing, dastardly pirates or faithless, former lovers need seek her services.Ship's captain (and prince in disguise) Taran Tamson is by coincidence in need of the best lockpick in the land; he wants the reckless auburn-haired beauty to retrieve the papers that will help him leave behind his swashbuckling ways and win back his island kingdom of Cenorina. So he assures said lady that he will honor her demand for a proper, chaste relationship for as long as she desires it, then uses his every sensual wile to make sure she desires only one thing -- him...

My Review

Summary 

Caitlin MacLean, has graduated from the Distinguished Academy of Governesses, and has quite the full spectrum of knowledge. From cleaning and managing servants to picking locks and deceiving dictators. Cait is not a woman to be messed with. She has recently taken up a position as a British Spy. Her new mission to join forces with the infamous pirate Taran, and help him overthrow an evil dictator who is known for betrayal and being a traitor. When Cait sees Taran she isn’t fully prepared for the memories he brings with him. Once they fell in love when they were young, and were devoted to each other.

I want you when you’re yelling at Graeme for not letting you play cricket. I want you when you’ve been carrying wood for cook and you have smudges all over your face and wood chips in your hair. I want you when you’re returning from a crofter’s cottage, alight with the miracle of helping deliver a wee babe. You’re tall and you’re beautiful and you’re kind. I want to absorb you in my soul.

Taran made a promise to return, he never did, and broke Cait’s heart. Cait believes that she has hardened her heart against his advances, and when he attempts to seduce her again, she shoots him. Not your average governess. Cait begins her training with the pirates so that she can learn how to defend herself if needed, and starts to fall in love with this crew of pirates who have only treated her with care and respect and a bit of fun. But there is only one man she is intimidated by…Taran. Taran is the crown prince who lost his father, his mother was imprisoned and he was cast out of his own country by the traitor. He seeks revenge not only for himself but for his people who have suffered horribly in his absence. But with Cait fighting by his side, he fears losing her more than losing his country because she loved him when he was battered and broken and accepted him unconditionally. He vows to win back her heart just as fiercely as he has vowed to fight for his country and people.

The Hero 

Taran Tamson is in secret the heir to the throne. He loved and cherished his homeland, but when the worst happened and he lost his family, he was sent to England to learn to fight and regain his kingdom. But he made the biggest mistake, falling in love with his best friend’s sister. He knew he would always love her and he always have.

Nine Years. Nine years is a long time. I thought I’d forgotten you, Cate, when I saw you walk across the tavern tonight, I knew I was only fooling myself. I could never forget you

He hated that certain circumstances kept him from going back to her. But he knew that his commitment to justice and to his country was more important. He never expected that Cait would be the one thing he needed to get a stronghold and find the secrets and bring justice and win over his country once again. Taran is quite a unique character, and boy he was sexy as sin. A Prince, A Pirate, A Scoundrel, good in bed and can dance…what more do you need in a hero? Taran has been forced to become a pirate, and his crew he won over when he became captain and treated them like equals and as his family. What was most likeable about his character was how he never gives up, no matter how bleak the situation seems to look. I loved his drive and determination for success.

The Heroine 

Caitlyn is a character you learn to like and dislike at times. Most of the time I really admired her sass and convictions, and her determination to do the right thing, no matter the cost to herself. Cait is wild and passionate, but very emotional and dramatic at times. At first I didn’t know what to think of her character to be honest. Because when she shoots the man she loves she is quite a willing participant in his sensual advances, so its not like he was forcing her. But she is very confused at the beginning, she has this love/hate relationship with him for most of the book. I truly didn’t know what she was really thinking, but in the end she won me over. It was in small and little things. I admired her courage and zest, her stubbornness to stay and fight alongside Taran even when she doesn’t like him much….but you see how she goes into denial…its like a ping pong match…back and forth between love and hate. Quite exhausting, but it was quite entertaining all the while.

Plot and Story Line 

It has been forever since I have picked up a Christina Dodd historical….well really I haven’t read anything of hers lately. But I sure have missed her books, so when I saw she had written another historical, I snatched this one up. Besides I love a steamy pirate romance and this one fit the bill and so much more too!! Wow, I had such a wild roller coaster of a ride with this book. We see both the present and some past excerpts of their relationship before, so you can see how long they have cared about each other. For those that have never read this series before, its based on a school of governesses, so many of the heroines have been participants and have become governesses. But this book took a different turn that the other installments. We have a second chance romance here. My first impression was that it was going to be a more “forbidden” style romance, but that quickly changed into something different. We have more of an espionage theme to this story, and some secrets get revealed—which I won’t, so you can be as surprised as I was when I learned) and how that really sets the stage for the rest of the book.

What was most intriguing about this story was the way that they go about deceiving this dictator, working together, the fights and arguments and the bedtime sexiness that at times was smoking hot, more than I would expect from Dodd, but not overly much, just enough to level out the playing field between these two.

I’ll worship your body and you’ll worship mine. I’ll taste you and you’ll taste me

Now I do want to mention the pirate crew…boy were they fun!! I adored every one of them, especially the second in command, “Blowfish”. He was a hoot. Then we have Taran’s mother who is a spitfire and I loved how protective she is of her son and still a fighter after all she has gone through. I truly adored some of the household staff, and how they are willing to risk their lives to fight. This was quite a lively read, full of suspense, mystery, and passion. It kept me on edge and fully intrigued from beginning to end. This is a must for any historical romance lover!

The Cover 

I feel like it portrays the theme of the story with “pirates”, I like the background of the ocean and the shore there.

Overall View 

A Pirate’s Wife For Me is a story to captivate and charm its readers. Its a wildly emotional tale that will have you crying out for more….an energetic romp of a romance!!

One kiss from you, my unknowing princess, and I am no longer a brigand without country or family. You make me a man on the brink of the most glorious adventure of my life–an hour spent in your arms.

Series Order

Rules Of Surrender (1)

Rules Of Engagement (2)

Rules of Attraction (3)

In My Wildest Dreams (4)

Lost In Your Arms (5)

My Favorite Bride (6)

My Fair Temptress (7)

In Bed With The Dyke (8)

Taken by the Prince (9)

A Pirate’s Wife For Me (10)

About Christina Dodd

Readers become writers, and Christina Dodd has always been a reader. She reads everything, but because she loves humor, she likes romance best.

A woman wants things like world peace, a clean house, and a deep and meaningful relationship based on mutual understanding and love. A man wants things like a Craftsman router with attachments, undisputed control of the TV remote, and a red Corvette which will miraculously make his bald spot disappear. So when Christina's first daughter was born, she told her husband she was going to quit work and write a book. It was a good time to start a new career, because how much trouble could one little infant be?

Ha! It took ten years, two children and three completed manuscripts before her first novel, CANDLE IN THE WINDOW, was published. In the twenty-three years since, her novels have been translated into 25 languages, won Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards and been called the year's best by Library Journal. Christina Dodd herself has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle (11/18/05, # 13 Down: Romance Novelist named Christina — her mother was very impressed.) With more than 15 million of her books in print, Publishers Weekly praises her style that 'showcases Dodd's easy, addictive charm and steamy storytelling.'

Christina Dodd is married to a man with all his hair and no Corvette, but many Craftsman tools.

  • Ann Lorz

    I haven’t read a pirate themed book in so long. This sounds good!

  • I haven’t read a good pirate romance in a while. I love that they are a partnership in espionage and a second chance romance couple.

  • Historical espionage, you say? I’m not a fan of pirate romances, and also historical romances but espionage is a totally different story, I’m kind of intrigued. Wonderful review! 🙂

  • I do enjoy pirate romances so I may look into this. I read a Christina Dodd years ago and didn’t care for it, but I might give her chance again. I like the idea of the hero more than the heroine based on this review.