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When Quinn Gallagher’s childhood friend is abducted from a dock in Ireland, she’ll do whatever it takes to come to the rescue—even if that means dressing as a man and joining the crew of one of the most notorious pirate captains the world has ever seen.
Quinn soon finds there is much to enjoy living as a man, in particular the company of other women. When she finds herself falling hard for Lady Fiona, a woman far above her own station, she is torn between revealing her true identity and continuing the façade of being a male pirate. Love is never easy, especially in the sixteenth century and especially under false pretenses.
Can Quinn live with one foot in two different worlds, or must she consign herself to either the lusty life of a pirate or the loveless life of a noble woman? Come sail the high seas in this exciting and erotic adventure with the fierce pirate Gallagher as your guide. You’re in for a wild ride and may even score some booty along the way.
- File Size: 4517 KB
- Print Length: 301 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Broad Winged Books (October 19, 2015)
- Publication Date: October 19, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B015TPXFIO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- X-Ray: Not Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
2 people found this helpful.
This was the first book I read by Westmore and 2 pages in I was hooked! The storyline of a prominent woman posing as a male pirate to save her friend is new and entertaining. She gets the chance to travel to places all over the world…with a female pirate captain to boot! All the characters are strong, well researched and described in full detail, yet not overly detailed to the point of boring the reader. All characters are strong and make the reader emit emotional responses throughout this book. I laughed out loud, cried, and was even angry and frustrated at times. The book itself is moderately long, however I was so into it that I would read for hours, completely immersed in the world it created for me, so much that I not only would accidentally read after dinner until well after 4am without realising it. I felt like a pirate myself! It still took me several days to finish and I immediately went to the Kindle website to buy the next two, as well as another series written by this author! I very highly recommend this author and this book!
Fun, well-rounded story
One person found this helpful.
If you love reading adventure with well-rounded characters, this is a must read. I was drawn into the story before I finished the first chapter. I enjoy a book that pulls you into the story so that you can’t turn the page fast enough and this book does exactly that. The characters are written as “human”, with the normal, natural reactions and sense of humor that anyone has. The story of a young noblewoman in the 16th century setting out to find her kidnapped friend is made all the better by the fact that she is also a lesbian and must dress as a male pirate in order to be accepted into the situations she must go into. This story is fiction, with historical figures mixed with fictional characters, but it makes for a compelling storyline. If you enjoy fiction stories based in the 15th or 16th centuries, this is the one for you.
Great historical adventure story about strong women in a time when it was definitely a man’s world
Truly enjoyed this book more than I expected. Alex Westmore combined wonderful characters from history with a wild ride as Quinn Gallagher transforms from noble lady into the role of a young man and pirate aboard Grace O’Malley’s ship the Malendroke to save her childhood friend Shea whose been taken captive by an unknown ship. Quinn’s alter persona the dashing Callaghan, proves he can be the mate even the toughest of O’Malley’s men can respect as Quinn proves she is smart, resourceful, and as skilled as most with a sword and dagger and better than most giving the women in the taverns a better time than her shipmates while trying to avoid being found out. The book is well written and flows effortlessly from beginning to end. There are points where Quinn’s abilities and quick healing can be a little unbelievable, but it is fiction. I didn’t find it too distracting to keep me from enjoying the story, much like watching an old pirate movie where you know there is no way the hero or heroine could heal that fast. If you’re looking for a pore book, it’s not but one but some could be taken back by the fact Quinn is definitely lesbian. The author isn’t shy about how Quinn leans or perhaps other characters in the novel whether straight or not. This is honest feelings, fears, adventure, suspense, and romance at it’s best. Not some cookie cutter story and the effort she took to bring in the historical characters shows. The perspectives of women’s lives and lots during the time period were pointed out but not too preachy and well met as Quinn finds herself thrown at women in the guise of a man. The book leaves you wanting to see more of the characters and the author’s other stories yet satisfied in the book. Verra nice read in deed mate.
My favorite things
Something of interest in this story – pirates and lesbian characters! Two of my favorite things. I enjoyed the touch on historical aspects of the pirate and sailing life throughout the story and the fact that the lesbian character wasn’t a) killed off too soon, b) wed to a man, c) forced to return to the life of a noble woman. The fighting scenes were written in a way we could imagine as much or not as much of the gore we wanted to but left it that if the reader was to skip the fighting scenes they wouldn’t miss the story line. Even though fiction, I could get wrapped into the story as f it were all quite plausible!
One person found this helpful.
Loved this book. Love everything that this author writes. Didn’t know that I would even like a pirate story —— but it was so entertaining. I am now off to find another book by Alex Westmore.
I was basically just expecting to read some lesbian pirate smut (perfectly good reason to read a book) but I found the …
One person found this helpful.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable book. I was basically just expecting to read some lesbian pirate smut (perfectly good reason to read a book) but I found the story very interesting and really liked the main characters. It’s well-researched yet the author isn’t afraid to take historical liberties to make for a good story.
GREAT PIRATE STORY!
When I first started reading this book I wasn’t sure that I would like it since I am not into historical fiction or even much into pirates; however, I really enjoyed it. The characters were well-developed and the protagonist, Quinn, remained true to her personality all the way through the book! Hooray! All too frequently, such interesting protagonists wind up very stereotypical by the end. This author kept all of her characters growing, but changing in believable ways. By the end, I didn’t know which character I loved most since there were several that stole my admiration. Reads like someone who lived during that time and in that place. LOVED the ending.
I highley recommend this book!!
I found this book to be a fantastic read! I enjoy historical and pirates so this book was of interest and then when I discovered the hero was not a man but a cross dressing lesbian rescuing her best friend it became even more intriguing. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!!! I had not heard of Grace O’Malley before this book, history classes just don’t cover it all, it was fun to learn about such a strong woman from that time period.
A fun fantastical read
Adventure on the high seas! A fun fantastical read, with swashbuckling, damsels in distress and more. This totally reminds me of the pulp novels with dashing good looking men and swooning ladies.. But the leading man is not really a man, he is a she! Gasp!!!
I really liked this book
I really liked this book. I just bought the second one. This is the first time I’m reading this author. If the first lined doesn’t pull ya in.. I don’t know what will!!?? Also, loved how the author wrote in pirate dialect. Done very well.