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Uncaged Review – Captured by the Pirate Laird by Amy Jarecki

Captured by the Pirate Laird
Amy Jarecki
Medieval Historical Romance

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?

Uncaged Review: I’m always on board for a good pirate
tale, and this is a good one. Anne is wed by proxy
to a tyrant whom she’s never met, but is shipped off
on a ship to him. The ship is overrun by pirates and
she’s taken hostage by a Scottish Laird, who is a type
of Robin Hood to his starving people, by stealing
from the rich to keep his people fed. Taking on the
ship, Laird Calum had no idea he’d be raiding a ship
that held Anne.

Slowly Anne sees the plight of his people, and her
feelings for him grow slowly. This is a nice romance
to watch, as Calum is determined to be honorable, but
the more he gets to know Anne, and knowing the man
she’s been wed to, the more he wants to keep her safe
from him.

This story has a couple good turns and is a good read
that’s hard to put down. It’s been awhile since I’ve
read a book from this author, and hope it won’t be so
long for the next. Reviewed by Cyrene

4 1/2 Stars


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