M/M historical romance. The story was well put together. It held my attention and made my heart race in all the right places.
Nathaniel is sailing to a New World Colony with his sister when they are set upon by pirates. As it turns out this is the very Privateer turned pirate at the betrayal of Nathaniel's father. Once the Hawk knows who he has in his midst, he kidnaps Nathaniel as he is the only son and heir of his bitter enemy. Hawk's plan in to ransom Nathaniel and finally visit revenge upon the man that took his legal life as a Privateer away. What Hawk doesn't count on is falling for his captive. Romance, mutiny and adventure ensues.
The plot was good, the characters were likeable, the romance was sweet and hot where it needed to be. The narration was spot-on. There was emotion and I felt as though I were truly "hearing" the characters. Job well done.
I came for the romance and lost my heart to the adventure. Prepare to be swept away by the thrill of it all. The Pleasure of a Pirate will ride off into the sunset with more than just your heart. Sande is masterful at taking emotions on the sweetest of escapes. All you need is vivid imagination and an open heart to enjoy the ride.
If I had a complaint, it's that this book is a complete standalone. It ends as if it could have a sequel, but it doesn't.
It's...entertaining. Not quite Star Wars, not quite Firefly, not exactly Pirates of the Caribbean (due to the whole space thing) a whole lot of situational humor... The H is smart but dumb. His cast of misfits are in various states of trying to decide if he's a genius or an idiot...and they're multiplying (he takes on two over the course of the book).
The basic plot is that a pirate has decided to take over the galaxy, the H runs across them on the way to pick up a load of cargo, and runs for another planet where we spend the better part of the book in one escapade after another. They finally manage to get off the planet, then head for the pirates' base. Much silliness later, the spy has been identified, the pirates all captured, and the H skipped out. It leaves us with the idea that they intended to go to a crew member's home planet to make sure the royal family hadn't been displaced by clones. As I said, there was a feeling a sequel was planned for, but that's as far as it went.
Rescued by the Alien Pirate Mates of the Kilgari #1 Celia Kyle & Athena Storm Science Fiction Romance - Aliens February 15, 2020 eBook 298 Kindle Unlimited
I woke from cryostasis a prisoner. My crime? I have no idea.
I was stuck with a hundred other women, all headed to who knows where. Captive in a dank, dirty cargo hold.
Then, out of the darkness, came Solair.
A handsome alien. Golden skinned. Horned. The dashing captain of a pirate ship. They rescued us--he gave my people food, shelter, and promised us safety. In exchange?
He took me for himself.
But the people who captured us, haven’t given up. They want us back. They’re powerful and will do whatever it takes to find us. The only thing stopping them?
He wants me. And what he takes…
Rescued by the Alien Pirate is book one in the Mates of the Kilgari series by Celia Kyle and Athena Storm.
I’ve been on a Sci-Fi Romance kick lately. The cover and title intrigued me, so I decided to give this new series a try. I’ve liked other books by Celia Kyle, but have not tried Athena Storm.
The concept sounded good, but unfortunately the women introduced; especially our lead heroine killed this book for me.
Varia our heroine. When we meet her she is imprisoned on a spaceship with several other women who have popped out of the cryo-stasis they where put in. Their are still many women in the cryo-stasis; besides the few that’s tubs have stoped working. They don’t know why they are their and she’s become the de facto leader. She is not a nice person. I’m not sure what the authors where trying to go for with her, but she came across as ungrateful, aggressive, demanding, and just all around an awful person/character. She was so mean to the Kilgari, alien pirates, that saved her and the other 106 women from certain death. All she did was pick a fight with our lead hero Solair. All her conversations where a fight. She did not utter one word of Thank You nor did she engage in a calm discussion about anything. Instead she was irate with the Kilgari aliens. Not sure if she got better or changed her attitude, but the fist impression of her turned me off.
Solair our pirate alien Captian of the Queen and all the Kilgari aliens are such nice guys. I like the Kilgari race, but I felt sorry for Solair and all the Kilgari. They are all bending over backwards to help the Human women. They have limited resources and are trying to make due to accommodate all the new mouths to feed and well the women are comeing across as ungrateful. As for Solair our hero, Varia showed no respect to him even though he’s the Captain and his whole crew are making sacrifices for these women. It was just sad to see these nice aliens not get more respect.
Their are a lot of secondary characters introduced. We meet several other Human women and other Kilgari aliens. The alien guys are awesome and relatable, but the human women are eh.
As for the romance between Solair and Varia I never felt it. I stoped at 30%, so not much was happening on this front only that Solair feels a strong pull towards Varia and thinks that she is his fated one and only mate. I didn’t get any chemistry between them only fighting.
I wanted to like this one, but Rescued by the Alien Pirate was not the book for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you.
Rated: DNF’d at 30%
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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!
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