After reading a great book, a reader often feels as though the characters were real, the location somewhere she had visited and she wishes she had been a part of the story. MY LORD PIRATE by newcomer Laura Renken is such a book. I never wanted the story to end, as Ms. Renken's writing style was superb, placing me in the midst of the action and giving the characters life and soul. Once I picked up MY LORD PIRATE, I could not put it down! I was hooked on the story by the end of the first page, in love with the characters by the end of the first chapter, and a devoted Laura Renken reader by the end of the book. MY LORD PIRATE will sail into the hearts of readers everywhere, as it is a tale of realistic characters, pulse-pounding adventure and an unequaled love.
The heroine, Regan Welles, is determined to become a nun on her island home of Martinique. Traveling to nearby Jamaica for the betrothal ball of her brother Harrison Kendrick, the governor of Jamaica, was to be her last voyage before taking up the veil. However, when plans go awry and Regan finds herself on the ship of the notorious pirate Talon Drake, her life will never be the same.
Seeking his revenge against his parents' murderers, Talon plots to abduct the Governor's intended bride, yet it is to the Governor's sister he finds himself wed. Despite his vows of revenge, Talon cannot return Regan to her brother, telling himself that she would only suffer further in Kendrick's hands. Is this the only reason he refuses to relinquish his beautiful bride, or are his feelings for Regan deeper?
Plot twists abound in this wildly romantic story of love, adventure and acceptance on the high seas. Ms. Renken will not disappoint her readers, indeed, she will leave them begging for more. MY LORD PIRATE is the first in Ms. Renken's trilogy about the Drake family, and this is one reader who is eagerly anticipating the upcoming stories. Given the intriguing glances the reader is given of Talon's brother and sister, their stories promise to be as wonderful as Talon and Regan's story.
Kudos to Laura Renken! She has carved a place for herself among the rising stars of the romance genre with the wonderful storytelling power of MY LORD PIRATE.