Release Date: May 1, 2007
Paperback: 230 pages
Age Group: Young Adult
Date Read: May 2010
Once caught, it’s harder still to let a pirate go
When Annalisa Townsend’s ship is set upon by pirates in search of her father’s treasure, one of the crew, James Sterling, discovers her in the hold. When he moves to take her necklace, she begs him not to, as it is all she has left of her mother. He accepts a kiss in exchange for the necklace. “A fair trade, m’lady,” he tells her afterward, before disappearing.
A year later, with a forged letter of marque, Annalisa is intent on hunting down the wretched James Sterling and reclaiming her father’s treasure from him. But now she’s in danger of him stealing something far more vulnerable this time: her heart.
I FINALLY got into it around 50 pages, and was so relieved. It got really interesting and I kept wanting to read more. But by the sixth chapter I couldn't put it down and wanted to keep reading it.
I loved Anna, she was a good strong character and I loved how determined she was to find her father's treasure. She tried so hard during the book to hate James Sterling, but it was impossible.
Nathanial was a sweet guy, but after a while he got really annoying and I kept screaming at the book trying to tell him to leave Anna and Sterling alone. Haha!
The book was filled with twists that I never saw coming, which I absolutely loved! They took me by surprise so many times.
The way they speak most of the time in the book was a bit hard to get used to, but after a while you do.
I love historical romances, but it's hard to find really good ones nowadays. But this one really got up on my list of good ones. And it has pirates! You gotta love the pirates!
Overall, this was a great book. Pick it up. The writing draws you in and holds you.
Fun fact: Rachel Hawthore, the author of The Dark Guardian series, is the author of this book as well! Jade Parker is just a name she came up with and used for her author name with this book because it was much different than the books she was writing at the time.
*Note: This is part of my 'Old Review' collection. Where I post reviews randomly that I wrote a while ago before starting this blog.