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Never Trust a Pirate

Book 7, Playful Brides

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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?

Never Trust a Pirate is part of the Regency-set Playful Brides series by Valerie Bowman

Customer Reviews

Never Trust a Pirate -

I have read all the previous books in the Playful Brides series and was looking forward to reading Rafe's story. It was going to be about pirates and spies; a great combination. The beginning of the book was well written and kept me reading, but that changed rather quickly. It took me until almost halfway through the book to get deeply involved with the characters and plot; at times it seemed a little confusing. Maybe I had set my hopes too high waiting for the release, or read too many books this month (40) to really enjoy this one. With that in mind, I reread the book a second time and had the same reaction. I WANTED to like this book, unfortunately I did not.

I will continue to read Valerie Bowman's books as they come out; every writer can have an off book. Her books and characters are well written and memorable for me, until this story.

A Joy To Read

Valerie Brown’s newest novel “Never Trust A Pirate” was a fun, fast-pace novel that was a joy to read. 

I typically don’t do the pirate novels. There’s usually something about them that just doesn’t mesh with my personal style, but this one was like multiple books in one. There was classic English settings. Some spy adventures thrown in. And then a climax on the high seas (no pun intended lol). 

It wasn’t an overly complex story, but I didn’t mind that. It was entertaining to get lost in the world that Valerie created every time I picked the book up. (And I only put it down because, as a grown up, I’m required to adult every now and then lol). It was easy to picture the story as I read it - very vibrant and full. I loved Danielle & Cade. Something about bringing the bad boy to heel - it always feels satisfying to read lol. 

All in all, it was a great story that I’m glad I got to read. I had a happy feeling when I finished it, and was a little bummed it was over. It’s definitely one I could read again on a rainy night and I look forward to reading another story by Valerie Brown in the near future!

4.5 Stars!!

What a great read!!! I loved this book! It's got hot twins, spies, secrets, love, intrigue, pirates, revenge, & shocking surprises!! (I was shocked & surprised on more than 1 occasion!) 'Never Trust A Pirate' is part of the Playful Brides series but it can be read as a standalone book! I love how this book was a little mix of genres-It's got a bit of romance, mystery, humor, & even a little horror! And while reading this book, my emotions were all over the place-sad one minute, laughing at the witty remarks the next, sighing at the romantic points & getting angry at the injustice of some parts! Talk about an emotional roller coaster! It seems like all the characters had a ton of secrets & good reasons for doing whatever they were doing-justice, revenge, love...! I'd love to read about the character, General Grimaldi, next!! He seems like a fascinating man-fictional though he may be!! All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book & definitely recommend it too any romance book lovers, especially historical romance lovers!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!*

Never Trust a Pirate
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: May 02, 2017
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 7, Playful Brides
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