Monday, May 8, 2017

#Review: NEVER TRUST A PIRATE by Valerie Bowman

4 of 5 stars

 Ms. Bowman is one of my favorite authors. Her books are engaging, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable. Her newest release, "Never Trust A Pirate," brings together an infamous rake, Cade Cavendish and a ruined heiress, Danielle LaCrosse in a dangerous and intriguing spy drama. Both Cade and Danielle have secrets that they've never shared with anyone before, but there's something electrifying in the air whenever they find themselves close together. 

Their witty and scandalous banter keeps the plot moving as Ms. Bowman slowly reveals details about their pasts and their current mission. The story is fast-paced and kept my interest to the end. My only slight criticism is at one point in the book, there was three female characters with names that began with D. It was confusing at best and it would have been easier to follow the story if the author had chosen some different names. Other than this one point, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and recommend it to fans of historical romance.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . .
A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother’s estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he’s actually a viscount, Cade’s renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter. And even though a case of mistaken identity can be quickly set to rights, matters of the heart are quite different…

Miss Danielle LaCrosse is startled to learn that the handsome gentleman who radiates sin and has the devil in his eyes is not her employer the Viscount, but rather his infamous brother. A former heiress, orphaned and left penniless, Danielle has more than a few secrets of her own. Cade may be skilled at coaxing even the most hidden desires out of Danielle but can he earn her trust—and win her heart—as they embark on an adventure to confront a dangerous enemy from both of their pasts . . . and uncover the identity of the so-called Black Fox along the way?

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Author Bio:

Valerie Bowman is an award-winning historical romance author who writes racy Regency romps! Her debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her books have received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She's been an RT Reviewers' Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.

Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she's number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her two rascally dogs. When she's not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.

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