Friday, May 3

Audibook Review: Captured by the Pirate Laird

Captured by the Pirate Laird (Highland Force, #1)Author: Amy Jarecki
Narrator: Paul Woodson 
Title: Captured by the Pirate Laird
(Highland Force #1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: Audiobook
Published: January 23rd 2014 
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)

Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse—until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire.

Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays for a swift end. 

But Laird Calum MacLeod has a reason for plundering the ship—and it’s not a stunning English lass. With no other choice, he takes Anne to his crumbling keep on the isle of Raasay and sends a letter of ransom to her husband. In time, Anne grows to understand MacLeod’s plight and finds it increasingly difficult to resist Calum’s unsettling charm—until the baron sends a reply agreeing to terms. 

Ripped from passion that will be forever seared into their souls, will Anne and Calum risk everything for love? 

A random find when looking for "PIRATE" in the title. 

The story follows Lady Anne who is wed by proxy to a baron who is not only old enough to be her grandpop but also a real jerk. On her way to him, the ship is attacked by Scottish pirates. Laird Calum decides that maybe they can get some extra money by ransoming her. However, as an HR, they fall in love. 

I adored Calum. It would be hard to resist his charms! He was an all-around good guy even though he was a pirate. Gotta do whatcha gotta do!

Anne was okay. She was a typical damsel-in-distress. Always getting hurt and falling and etc. However, she did earn a lot of brownie points near the end there, but still...put her in a room and lock the door. I gained some respect for her at the end there though!

Ugh that baddie was terrible. I hated him. I couldn't wait for the Scots to get revenge on that jerkface!!

This was insta-lust and it made sense. It took a while for love. They became friends first and then realized they needed and loved each other. It was all very sweet. But holy chemistry! But can you blame the lass? I adored him!

Some big historical oopsies, but they were easy to look past since I know HRs are not the most historically accurate. They were not too glaringly obvious so yes. 

That ending! Woah! So explosive. I had no idea what was going to happen. 

The narrator was really good. I enjoyed his voice a lot! His girl's voice was done well too!

Overall, I did like it. Some little things that annoyed me, but overall it was fun. The ending was great! I even gave some brownie points to Miss Damsel-in-Distress! I'll stamp this with 3 stars. 



Melliane said...

Ah yes some good and some not that good

Blodeuedd said...

Pirate laird, LOL

Carole Rae said...

Melliane, yep! How the cookie crumbles

B, hehe