A Pirate of Her Own Mass Market Paperback – May 24 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Her [MacGregor's] admirable flair for the comic is sure to entertain.
"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"Hilarious and heart-wrenching with sexual tension that sizzles and snaps from word one--definitely 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""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 .".".sure to entertain."-- "Publishers Weekly"See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
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.
Most recent customer reviews
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 morePublished on May 6 2003 by Callie Campbell
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 morePublished on April 25 2003 by M. Herzik
... 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 morePublished on March 17 2003
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
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 morePublished on May 1 2002 by Renee Davis
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 morePublished on March 9 2002
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 morePublished on Oct. 26 2001 by Tracy Talley