Captured by the Pirate Laird is a romantic and a not to be missed read!
I just fell in love with this novel and Jarecki had me hooked with her impressive writing style! Since romance is my favorite genre I'm always skeptical about reading novels that involve pirates. My reasoning for this is because the topic of pirates have been greatly exaggerated throughout romance novels since the nineties and I feel like most of the novels tend to overextend previous stories that I have read.
However I am so overjoyed that I read this novel as it was anything except a repeat! It was a beautiful and thrilling romantic read that I finished within a single days’ worth of time! There were hardly moments that I did not savor. I enjoyed the novel so much that I have already began recommending this novel to my book club as well as my close friends as it is irresistible!
Lady Anne has been wed by proxy to Lord Wharton, first Baron of Wharton and a man that is old enough to be her grandfather after Wharton spotted her attending the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VII. While Anne is in a state of peril over her arranged marriage she boards a ship and intends to go through with her duties and intends on meeting her husband for the first time. Anne never expects to have the ship she is on to be attacked by pirates and not just any pirate but by the handsome, Scotsmen Calum MacLeod.
With the seas as his mistress Calum needs the supplies that lay upon the Flying Swan, the fastest ship that is known for its speed and outrunning potential threats. Calum needs the supplies if his clan are going to survive after a harsh winter. What he never expects to discover on board the ship is the lovely Lady Anne hidden away within her cabin after he and his crew successfully pirate the Flying Swan.
Calum and Lady Anne are instantly drawn to each other. As Anne is forced to remain with Calum for some time their passion and devotion to one another grows, but Anne is of innocence and has already been wed to Lord Wharton. Together Anne and Calum will have to risk it all for the sake of their undying love.
I'm very much looking forward to the continuation of The Highland Force series as Captured by the Pirate Laird is book one of the series.
Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse—until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire.
Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays for a swift end.
But Laird Calum MacLeod has a reason for plundering the ship—and it’s not a stunning English lass. With no other choice, he takes Anne to his crumbling keep on the isle of Raasay and sends a letter of ransom to her husband. In time, Anne grows to understand MacLeod’s plight and finds it increasingly difficult to resist Calum’s unsettling charm—until the baron sends a reply agreeing to terms.
Ripped from passion that will be forever seared into their souls, will Anne and Calum risk everything for love?