Series: Men of Fortune, #2
Released: July 21, 2014
Source: Review copy provided by Rock Star PR
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…
FALLING FOR THE PIRATE is the second book in Amber Lin’s Men of Fortune series, though it can easily be read stand-alone. I love steamy tales of revenge, and this one was well done, especially since it was sweet and romantic too. Ms. Lin (her alter-ego too!) is a talented storyteller with an engaging writing style I always enjoy.
I really loved the hero of this story. Nate was a tortured soul, hell bent on revenge against the man who ruined his life and destroyed his family. Even with all that emotional baggage, he was generous and kind, especially to those less fortunate or at his mercy – like the captured daughter of his enemy.
Juliana was a strong character too. She’s an upper class lady who lost it all when her father was charged with embezzlement. She was willing to risk her life to prove his innocence – even after he abandoned her. A botched attempt at breaking into her father’s old office lands her in the hands of a pirate and an unfortunate case of amnesia.
Nate and Juliana’s story was precarious at first, of course, but also sexy and sweet. I was rooting for Nate to make the right decision, and wanting to see how far he would take his revenge. The plot had a steady pace with a couple surprising twists along the way. My only gripes were that there were no high seas adventure and swashbuckling! Nate had a fabulous ship, but alas, it stayed by the shore.
FALLING FOR THE PIRATE is a sexy and exciting story, perfect for fans of Regency romance and revenge.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the book tour company in exchange for an honest review.