Captured by the Pirate Laird
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... show more
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?
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Edition language: English
Series: Highland Force (#1)
I'm the outcast on this one but it felt like a 1990s historical romance, to me. There was insta-love ("Calum’s manhood jutted from his loins, a testament of how deeply he loved her…how much he must have her in this moment." Boners=True Love), 80 yr old villainous husband-to-be, and a hero and heroin...
This was a whirlwind of a story. I loved how Anne and Calum were willing to give their all for each other and Calum's clan. Not being consulted on whom one is to marry AND being married by proxy did not please Anne, but she accepted her fate until she met Calum, the pirate laird who burst into her q...
I've read several historical romance novels, however it is not my 'standard' genre. This was also my first novel by this author. The rating on this was difficult for me. Rating based on my standard genre puts it at a 3/5. However, rating based on only this genre (historical romance), then I would ...
3.5 but I just round it up to 4 starsSnail-paced story. Main characters are fine. Calum and Anne has strong chemistry sparks between them. Their attraction was instant but slow development of romance with intense sexual tension which took the first 50% of book. If you have no patience for anything s...