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Having not read the preceding books in this series, I can attest the author did a good job of adding enough details for readers, such as myself, to still get the gist of the past and present happenings of A Pirate’s Revenge. With that said, there was certainly a lot going on in this multi-prong storyline. #1 Rayna attempting to find the treasure so she could return to Spain, #2 Captain Zachary Nash trying to clear his name after being falsely accused of murder/being a spy by Alex Clarke, #3 The unfolding, forbidden relationship of Rayna and Zach, #4 The bad history between Alex and Zach and Alex’s repeated attempts to get to Zach via Rayna, and #5 The continuing feud between Donato and Jordan. And that is not even including the subplots, such as Zach being linked to the mysterious maps. In fact, some readers may feel there was a little too much going on at times, which meant less time was spent on the main couple’s romance.
There was also a lot not being said. Zach kept secrets from Rayna and vice versa. It wasn’t until these two finally started to trust each other and truly work together that progress was made. My main criticism would be the lengthy amount of time spent going to the café to meet/eat and try to figure out what to do next. Fortunately, there were so many unexpected twists and turns, especially near the end, I have decided to forgive that small transgression of redundancy.
If you don’t like a helpless, virgin heroine, you are going to absolutely love Rayna. She may be Spanish royalty, but she was quick to not only defend herself but chase after the bad guys and give them a taste of their own medicine. On more than one occasion, she helped Zach out of a tricky situation. Not to worry. He wasn’t a weak, spineless, helpless hero. He was quick to put his life on the line for her and rescue her, as well.
If you have read each book, you are likely going to be very happy loose ends have finally been tied up. I believe this is the last planned book of the series. If this is your first book, you might want to consider backtracking, because even though I consider it a stand-alone, I think I would have enjoyed it even more if I read the previous books.
Title: A Pirate’s Revenge, Series: Secrets of the Bayous, Book 3, Author: Meg Hennessy, Pages: 293, stand-alone but best if read with the series, HEA, no cheating, no love triangle, a few VERY steamy scenes after 50% into it, 1800’s New Orleans, Heroine is Spanish Royalty, Hero is American Captain.
Book 1 – Dark Secrets, 8/26/14, Jordan & Aurelie, Pages: 350
Book 2 – A Pirate’s Command, 7/28/15, Colette & Donato, Pages: 372
Book 3 – A Pirate’s Revenge, 1/25/16, Zach & Rayna, Pages: 293
(This review is based on ARC generously provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion.)