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Pirate Of Her Own [Mass Market Paperback]

K Macgregor
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March 4 1999

Few know Morgan Drake's true name -- but many fear the Sea Wolf, the scourge of the ocean, a fearless pirate who frees impressed American sailors from British vessels. Now a beautiful reporter is willing to risk her life, her innocence, and her heart to reveal the secrets that Morgan is determined to protect at any cost ...

A headstrong and courageous young woman in a man's world, Serenity James knows she is barely tolerated in her father's newspaper office. An exclusive story about the dreaded Sea Wolf, however, will earn her the respect she so fervently desires. But she never expected to be kidnapped by the sexy and dangerous brigand whose bold exploits have fired her imagination -- or to discover the adventure she's always longed for in Morgan Drake's passionate caress.


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Her [MacGregor's] admirable flair for the comic is sure to entertain.

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"...sure to entertain." -- -- Publishers Weekly

"Kinley MacGregor is a new name in historical romance. Her first book, A Pirate of Her Own, has something for everyone. Heart stopping adventure, a romance at times poignant, at times hilarious...and a compelling plot. Ms. MacGregor has a gift for storytelling that makes A Pirate of Her Own...impossible to put down." -- Affaire de Coeur

"Kinley MacGregor is a spirited new voice in adventure romance. The delightfully witty repartee between Serenity and Morgan will bring a smile to your lips; their sexual tension and adventures will keep you glued to the page. Keep your eye on Ms. MacGregor." -- Romantic Times

"Takes the high seas by storm in this fast-paced, highly entertaining adventure. The seductive cat and mouse games, wagers and challenges make everything sizzle and keep you glued to the page. With Master of Seduction, Kinley MacGregor makes an impressive mark on the genre." -- Romantic Times

"Hilarious and heart-wrenching with sexual tension that sizzles and snaps from word onedefinitely one of the best reads of the year. A Pirate of Her Own is the perfect blend of humor and adventure. Move over Julie Garwood and Dara Joy, there's a stunning new talent in town and her name is Kinley MacGregor!" -- Joanne Underwood, Romance Readers & Writers Forum

"Kinley MacGregor has written an old-fashioned swashbuckler filled with romance, adventure, bawdy scenes and enough chills and thrills to keep you burning the midnight oil. An exciting tale, beautifully told." -- Susan Wiggs, author of The Charm School


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4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful & Refreshing... May 18 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I found this book to be different than most historical romances that I have read due to the fact that the main characters, Morgan and Serenity, never really disliked each other. In most stories...the couples are thrown together by some unforeseen circumstance and they usually hate each other and then eventually fall in love. In this story they were definitley thrown together but started out with a mutual admiration and friendship that turned into a great bond. The book is well written with a very humerous touch which I find in all of Kinley's books as well as the books she writes under the name Sherrilyn Kenyon. I love being able to laugh with a great story. This book is not for the people looking for an erotic romance. It has sparce 'adult' scenes....one, to be exact. Morgan is probably the nicest 'pirate' I have ever read about which is a bit unrealistic for that time but I found him devastatingly alluring and I absolutely loved the character of Serenty because of her outgoing, defiant nature. That in itself is also a refreshing change of pace from the typical women of this era. All in all, this is a delightfully humurous romance story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable - Quick Read Jan. 7 2003
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All her life, Serenity James wanted to be something more than just what was expected of a woman in the late 1700's colonial America. She wanted adventure and so using her imagination she penned stories to run in her father's newspaper. Unfortunately, it came about that one of the stories she had written of the dreaded pirate - the Sea Wolf came too close to the truth.
Morgan Drake was the Sea Wolf - and a lot of other names fit as well - and he was going to find out from this S.S. James just where 'he' got his information from to have written this story. Of course, the only information he got was the truth that one, S.S. James was a woman, and two, she really didn't know who the Sea Wolf was. But of course, she being highly intelligent - she surmised from his anger over the story that he, Morgan Drake, was the pirate and she would get the story of her life if she could just get him to agree to an interview. Well, on her way to beard the lion in his den - so to speak - Serenity is abducted by a friend of Morgan's who determined that she knew too much. One thing led to another, and they set sail with Serenity as the hostage.
This was a cute story, with several amusing moments between two very stubborn people. Morgan and Serenity were both smitten with one another but too stubborn to admit to it so they fought instead with some hilarious dialogs. I consider this more of an amusing 'light' read to pass an afternoon, nothing that would keep me in suspense to stay up at night. What could have made this story more meaty would have been for the author to have delved more into the background of the main characters which would have given this book more of an emotional punch rather than the gloss over of some very turbulent childhoods that would have 'really' been interesting. All in all, it was a good story and well worth your time to read it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read Sept. 10 2002
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Yet another fast, fun read from Kinley MacGregor. I've read and enjoyed Master of Desire and Claiming the Highlander and now this one. I still need to read Master of Seduction to complete all of her books to date (and I'm waiting impatiently for Born in Sin, the second in her Highlander series).
This is, I understand, the author's first book and I must say, it's not quite as good as some of her more recent efforts (LOVED Claiming the Highlander!), but it's still fun.
Morgan was such a nice guy that I had trouble buying that he had been the vicious, ruthless pirate known as the Marauder before changing his ways. He was funny, warm, sweet and often frustrated and infuriated by Serenity and her wild ideas. He is attracted to her but can't quite figure out why - she's not his type. She's not a beauty, nor voluptuous, but still he is fascinated by her. A dangerous proposition!
Serenity was really fun. Here's a woman considered by most of her friends, neighbors and family to be an on the shelf spinster who is "too old, too drab and far too opinionated" to ever find a husband. And Serenity, now in her mid-twenties, reluctantly accepts the reality and restrictions of the society she lives in. She longs for adventure as a writer, but her father keeps trying to hold her back and tied to an editing desk. But when Morgan seeks her out after one of her stories about the infamous Sea Wolf is actually published, she gets more adventure than she planned on!
This, along with most of the author's other books, has the main characters having to face consequences to their actions and the realization that romantic dreams rarely resemble reality. An enjoyable and recommended read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars a nice story for an afternoon read March 21 2002
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I really enjoy this author's books. she also writes under the name Sherrilyn Kenyon and I have loved her books as well. The are always filled with humor and great passion. She makes the charactes really come to life and you feel like they've become friends of yours.
In this book its about a Pirate, good thing it was named what it was huh? Anyway, The Pirate is the dreaded Sea Wolf. A man who is terrorizing the British navy and helps to free the American sailors that have been impressed by the British. His realy name is Morgan Drake and even though he is legit now he has a sorrid past as a pirate who took any ship. He is suprised to find himself the topic of a newspaper article by S.S. James in Savannah. He decides to go ther and confront the man and to find out his sources. Only when he gets to the newspaper office his world is set upon its ear. the S.S. James is not a man but a woman. Serenity James has worked for her father's newspaper for years and longs to write articles herself. She longs for adventure and for her "Pirate" to come and make that dream a reality. She never realizes thst the rude man asking about her article on the Sea Wolf, one which her father was so upset about, was her "Pirate". Once she does realize it she decided to go find out more info and ends up being kidnapped and taken aboard Morgan's ship, without his knowledge.
The tale gets funnier by the page and the passions between the two get hotter and hotter. I loved the secondary characters in this book and I wonder if several of them might not have had thier own books and I may have missed them, I'll have to check.
The only part I didn't like about this book was the ending because it came to fast. I thought this book could have had a few more adventures in it and lasted a bit longer. It's a book I shall read and reread.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Romance
This was actually the first Romance novel I have read since I was 14. (It's been six years.) It was very well written and I was pleasantly surprised to discover I enjoyed the... Read more
Published on May 6 2003 by Callie Campbell
3.0 out of 5 stars Wishing for a bit more
I liked the book but felt a bit cheated at the end. The story was a definite 4 stars until the very end where the author tied things up too quickly. Read more
Published on April 25 2003 by M. Herzik
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nicely done.
... I liked the reviews of this title and got it. What a pleasant surprise! All the characters are likable, the story moves fast and while there is more action, then sex, the... Read more
Published on March 17 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars A Pirate of Her Own
I found this to be an exciting and delightful book. I had a few laughs and really enjoyed the story. I would recommend this to anyone who likes adventure and romance.
Published on Aug. 31 2002 by Morella Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars warm and wonderful
This wasn't as spicy hot as her previous books, but it was still a great read. Morgan and Serenity were laugh out loud funny together and I really liked the scene where he took the... Read more
Published on May 1 2002 by Renee Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful romance !
You won't be able to put this book down ! Like other readers, this is the first Kinley MacGregor book I'd read and it certainly won't be the last. Read more
Published on March 9 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Sweet Pirate Story Not to be Missed!
This is the first time I have had he pleasure of reading this relatively new author's work. I am a huge fan of Sandra Hill, Dara Joy and Julie Garwood, all humorous writers and I... Read more
Published on Oct. 26 2001 by Tracy Talley
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great laugh out loud read!
I was enchanted from the first line and stayed that way until the end. What a great take on the old pirate books. It was fresh and fun. A real page turner. Read more
Published on July 7 2001 by Lissa
5.0 out of 5 stars A PIRATE OF MY OWN, PLEASE!
What a lovely story, what a great way to spend an evening. I want a lot from a book. I want to laugh a lot, squirm a lot, and cry a little. Kinley MacGregor delivers it all. Read more
Published on June 9 2001
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