Seduced by a Pirate
Fairy Tales #4.5
by Eloisa James
Sir Griffin Barry leapt out of the bedchamber window at age seventeen after a very disappointing wedding night, drank a bit too much at the pub and woke to find that he'd joined the crew of a pirate ship! Years later, he has become one of the most feared pirates on the high seas, piloting the Flying Poppy, a ship he named after the wife whom he fondly (if vaguely) remembers.
What happens when a pirate decides to come home to his wife — if she is his wife — given that the marriage was never consummated? And what happens when that pirate strolls through his front door and is met by... well, that's a surprise!
The blurb of this sounded fun, and when I saw it was .99 (now 1.99), I got it. I didn't read book 4 in the Fairy Tales series because of some cheating issues. In this novella, Griffin, did cheat on his wife, but we don't hear about it in depth, unlike the previous book.
Griffin is a bit surprised by his wife, she's not quite what he remembered. In fact, he doesn't quite have her name right, and he named his ship after her...wrongly! She was not amused. She's also not all that thrilled that he's been a pirate. Well, recently a privateer. Fine line, that. He has returned, after many years away, with a pardon in his pocket.
The biggest part of his surprise is that his wife has children. Many of them. While he distinctly remembers running away before their marriage was consummated, the fact of children calling his wife Mama comes as a shock.
These two need to talk, but they both want to kiss. Well, mostly. This romance was fast, over and done with in about 100 pages. BUT, that's okay. It's a novella and was a nice read for a couple hours. Would I have liked to have seen a bit more of them? Yes, but this was fun, anyway.
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