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Peek Inside Tempting the Pirate

Charity Goswick thinks she is escaping an arranged marriage to a brute when she slips onto a ship unnoticed. Little does she realize that it's a pirate ship. Now she has been locked in the cabin of a handsome rake of a pirate who sparks the most unladylike feelings within her. But as violence and danger mount on the high seas, Charity will have to put all of her trust in the most untrustworthy of men...a pirate.

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Will she find peril… or pleasure?


Charity Goswick thinks she is escaping an arranged marriage to a brute when she slips onto a ship unnoticed. Little does she realize that this is no honorable vessel of the King’s Navy – it is a pirate ship. It’s just a matter of time before she is discovered by a handsome rake of a pirate, who locks her in his cabin. And while she should be scared, her captor sparks the most unladylike feelings within her…


James Lamont is on the ship for one reason, and one reason only: to track down his brother. However, his spirited little stowaway certainly affords plenty of distraction with her many (failed) attempts to escape. And each time, the unspoken – and unbidden – passion between them grows stronger. But as violence and danger mount on the high seas, Charity will have to put all of her trust in the most untrustworthy of men… the arrogant pirate who just might steal her heart.

Praise

Review

"Simply entertaining, Tempting the Pirate is also a fun, easy to read story with a wonderful historical romance flare." ~ Tome Tender

"With thrilling action and sweet romance, Tempting the Pirate was a great historical romance." ~Farrah, Goodreads review

"This book was an adventure and James was just the cherry on top." ~Heather A., Goodreads review

TEMPTING THE PIRATE is a wonderful high seas adventure. ~Midwest Book Review

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633751699
Series: Love on the High Seas, Book 1
Release Date: Jan 12, 2015
Page Count: 241
Imprint: scandalous
Genre: historical
Tropes: bad boy/bachelor/playboy reformed, forced proximity

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By wrecked_life January 09, 2015

I have always liked stories about adventures at sea. Pirates have fascinated me since I read "Peter Pan", a long time ago. So it is no surprise that I loved this book. It is quite interesting. And most importantly I liked the fact that in this story pirates are the villain, as they should be, not... ...more

By Beth December 22, 2014

Looking for a swash buckling adventure with a spunky heroine and a reluctant hero, check out Tempting the Pirate.

Charity Goswick narrowly escapes what is sure to be a brutal life married to a despicable man only to land herself onto a pirate ship. Talk about falling from the frying pan into the f... ...more

By Kiltsandswords January 13, 2015

This was a hot and spicy read. I liked the main characters and found James to be a great pirate and saviour to Charity. I loved reading about the adventures at sea and having the lead characters trapped together in the cabin was an illicit thrill. James was such a great character and I adored how... ...more

By Maria Rose March 31, 2015

This swashbuckling romantic adventure is the story of Charity and James. When Charity sneaks aboard a pirate ship in an effort to avoid an arranged marriage, she is found by James who is aboard the ship to find information on the whereabouts of his lost brother. As they sail the high seas they fo... ...more

By Geeks January 12, 2015

4 stars for a quick pace, sweet, and adventurous read.

I liked this story. The writing was beautiful, and the life of pirates were realistically drawn.

Initially I didn't love our heroine, Charity. She threw me with her attraction to James, in a situation that seemed fraught with danger, where onl... ...more

By Barbara January 13, 2015

I really enjoyed this "out of the frying pan, into the fire" tale. The opening scene really drew me in. Charity has managed to escape her uncle's clutches, and his nefarious intent to drug her and marry her off to a fiend who is interested only in her dowry. She boards a ship she believes is part... ...more

By Talking January 09, 2015

A charming read from the start! Charity's mission to outrun her uncle and soon to be husband is - dangerous in itself, pushes her into a situation with dire consequences. James Lamont is on a quest to find his missing brother. Flung together on the high seas in a read full of action, adventure wi... ...more

By April January 12, 2015

****A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review***

I love pirates and anything to do with a handsome man who deep down is a good guy but pretending to be a bad guy, I am all there for that story. So this is how I got into reading Tempting the Pirate…

Charity runs away to escape... ...more

By Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews January 14, 2015

Caitlyn‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4 STARS

Charity will do anything to escape the abusive and repulsive man that her uncle intends for to marry, even if that means putting her own life in danger. Caught on board a pirate ship Charity has no choice but to trust James, the man w... ...more

By Farrah December 25, 2014

With thrilling action and sweet romance, Tempting the Pirate was a great historical romance. I really liked this book and I thought it was a lovely read.

Charity frustrated me at first. She was so set in her negative thinking against men that she became shrewish to James even though he was honestl... ...more

By Gigi January 16, 2015

Charity Goswick thinks she is escaping an arranged marriage to a brute when she slips onto a ship unnoticed. Little does she realize that this is no honorable vessel of the King's Navy—it is a pirate ship. It's just a matter of time before she is discovered by a handsome rake of a pirate, who loc... ...more

By Caitlyn January 12, 2015

Charity will do anything to escape the abusive and repulsive man that her uncle intends for to marry, even if that means putting her own life in danger. Caught on board a pirate ship Charity has no choice but to trust James, the man who makes her lose any sensibility.

James never imagined that he... ...more

By Jessi January 14, 2015

ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Having read nothing by this author before I was a little apprehensive when I first received this book. When reading a new author you know its going to go one of two ways. I'm either going to really really dislike it or its going to be my... ...more

By Lisa January 03, 2015

In an attempt to flee from the cruel man that her uncle demands she wed, Charity stows aboard a pirate ship. James signs on as navigator to the same ship in hopes to gain information about his missing brother. When he finds Charity hiding in his cabin, he decides to help her by offering his secre... ...more

By Amy December 31, 2014

Charity Goswick is on the run from her uncle and an unwanted marriage. Hope to escape he boards a ship to hide, not knowing that it was a pirate ship.

James Lamont is on the pirate ship to locate his missing brother. When he finds Charity, he does his best to hide her from the others on board.

Hav... ...more

By Maria February 10, 2015

Captain James Lamont seeks his missing brother, David, a musician, and will stop at nothing to find him, including allowing himself to be coerced into work as a much-needed navigator on a pirate ship. When he discovers Charity Goswick, a beautiful and terrified stowaway in the hold, he spirits he... ...more

By Rosemary January 15, 2015

Charity Goswick has to get away. She needs to escape from her uncle and Captain Shevington. She is being forced to marry this cruel tyrant. She stows away on a ship. James Lamont finds her hiding place as he searches for his brother. What is a lady to do when she's at sea with a pirate? Tempting... ...more

By Lori January 17, 2015

This was a riveting book once I got engrossed in it. The way James took care of Charity was very sweet and endearing. Which he did with a little unwanted flirtation, but that made it fun for the reader. He was very refreshing a character from the other pirates in the book. And Charity was a stron... ...more

By Arshia December 24, 2014

Review copy provided by NetGalley.

It took a little while for me to warm up to the characters and the story. In the beginning it seemed a little haphazard and the heroine was a little to naive (and wordy). Any how as the story progressed I started to like Charity and James. Their banter became wit... ...more

By Heather December 22, 2014

I always love a man who's willing to offer his services, "you're sure? My kisses have been known to soothe and heal." And he'd be most willing to tend to her finger with a kiss, a nuzzle, a caress." I loved James for a pirate he was so gentle and caring and just sweet on Charity, "let it be known... ...more

By Tammy January 12, 2015

I took the high seas on this swashbuckling tale. Charity will do anything to avoid an arranged marriage including stowing away on a pirate ship. James is on the ship to discover what happened to his brother and instead finds Charity in need of his help. I enjoy the story as well as the romance be... ...more

By Amanda January 12, 2015

Charity is doing everything she can to escape an arranged marriage to a monster. She stows away on a pirate ship not knowing what she is getting into.

James has signed on to the pirate ship in effort to find his brother who is missing. He finds Charity as a stow away and does everything he can do... ...more

By April January 12, 2015

If you enjoy pirates, adventure, passion and romance, than this is the adventure for you to engage in reading. Well written, fast paced and sensual. An enjoyable and satisfying read.

*Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley *

Rating : 4
HEAT RATING : Hot
Reviewed by : AprilR,... ...more

By XxTainaxX December 27, 2014

Loved Charity and James' story, It was full of action and adventure. The secondary characters were set up well. I was entertained throughout. The chemistry between Charity and James was scorching and the entire book felt like an adventure. Definitely a fan of this new to me author. Looking forwar... ...more

By nikkia December 28, 2014

Thank you to entangled publishing and netgalley for the arc.

This book is worth the time to read because it has everything you need to make a great quick book. Sweet romance and non stop action.. Good writing and believable historical romance. ...more

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3.76 avg Goodreads.com rating
Tamara Hughes

About the author

Tamara Hughes

A small town girl with a big imagination, Tamara Hughes had no idea what to do with her life. After graduating from college, she moved to a big city, started a family and a job, and still struggled to find that creative outlet she craved. An avid reader of romance, she gave writing a try and became hooked on the power of exploring characters, envisioning adventures, and creating worlds. She enjoys stories with interesting twists and heroines who have the grit to surmount any obstacle, all without losing the ability to laugh.

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