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Review: Falling For The Pirate (Men Of Fortune, #2) by Amber Lin

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Review: Falling For The Pirate (Men Of Fortune, #2) by Amber LinFalling For The Pirate by Amber Lin
Series: Men Of Fortune, #2
Published by: Entangled Scandalous on 7/21/2014
Pages: 189
Format: eARC
Source: ARC From Publisher

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London, 1820

After the deaths of his parents and a dark, troubled childhood, Captain Nate Bowen vowed he would have his revenge. But he never expected to have the tool of his revenge dropped so neatly into his lap. Juliana Hargate is not only the daughter of his enemy, but is destitute, very much alone - and exquisitely desirable. And now that Nate has saved her life, she's at his complete mercy...

Captive. All Juliana wanted was to clear her father's name. Instead, she's been struck with amnesia - unable to recall even her name - and imprisoned by a tall, imposing, and entirely unscrupulous pirate. A pirate whose eyes seem to look past her skirts and many petticoats, and whose touch sends delicious ripples of desire through her. With every passing day, she finds herself tempted to give him the very thing he's determined to take...




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Falling for the Pirate is the second novel in the Men of Fortune series by Amber Lin, although you can read at as a standalone novel.  A little bit of mystery, and a whole lot of romance, Falling for the Pirate is a great read for any romance novel lover.


Juliana Hargate is the daughter of a man who used to own Hargate Shipping Company.  When he was accused of embezzlement, he lost everything, and mysteriously vanished before he could be arrested.  Now Juliana is determined to clear her father’s name, although when she loses her memory, things get a little more difficult.


Captain Nate Bowen is part owner of Hargate Shipping Company, after he pointed out to the police that Juliana’s father was embezzling funds.  When he catches Juliana trying to steal from him, he has no idea who she is.  When he finds out, will he still stay with her?  And why does he have it out for her father anyway?


First of all, who doesn’t like a sexy pirate?  And although Nate wasn’t a pirate so much in the traditional sense, that didn’t make me adore him any less.  He’s had a troubled past, but he has a good heart.  He tries to put on a tough guy persona, and in some ways he is tough.  He detests people feeling sympathetic towards him, and he certainly doesn’t want anyone’s pity.  But he has a soft side as well, especially when it comes to the young boys who help to crew his ship.


I didn’t expect to like Juliana as much as I did.  She comes from some wealth, but she doesn’t seem to be stuck up and as proper as I expected her to be.  She’s also loyal, but she’s also smart enough to know when she needs to turn away from those who would betray her.  She’s also stubborn and very sure of what she wants, both qualities I love in a heroine.


The writing was done really well, another plus.  There wasn’t a ton of action, but I never felt bored at any point in the story.  Learning about Nate’s past, waiting for Juliana to regain her memory, and the chemistry between the two of them all kept me entertained.  And the sexy scenes were sexy, sexy, sexy.  The side characters were amusing as well, although I would have liked to hear more from them.


My only big complaint about this book is that while I did enjoy it, it wasn’t what I expected when I began the book.  When I hear pirate, I tend to think more of the Captain Jack Sparrow sort, not the owner of a shipping company.  There wasn’t even any sailing involved.  There was talk of sailing, and plenty of the story took place on Nate’s ship while it was in port, but I was expecting sailing the high seas and more swashbuckling.


I am giving Falling for the Pirate 4 out of 5 controllers.  I loved Juliana and Nate, and the chemistry between them.  However, don’t go into it thinking that it’ll be a swashbuckling tale, because it’s a little different than that.


My Rating

rate 4

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