by: Josephine Templeton
Published: August 2012 by Whiskey Creek
From Goodreads: Womanizer and pirate hunter, Dulac fights tooth and nail against the attraction he feels for the young pirate lad named Jesse. Unfortunately, even when they are apart, he can’t stop thinking about the little imp. Tormented by his unexplainable and confusing attraction to the lad, Dulac does his best to keep as much distance between them as possible.
Raised on a pirate ship from the age of eight, Jesse wants the one man she cannot have – a pirate hunter. As luck would have it, Dulac wants her too, but he is very resistant. For Jesse is known to everyone not only as a pirate but also as a boy, and how can she have her man without exposing her secret to the world?
I thought this book was really fun and exactly the type of brain candy I was looking for. I haven’t read very many pirate books, so this was certainly an adventure for me. I found the flirting between Dulac and Jesse before he knew she was a girl to be a lot of fun, if not a little drawn out. I found it hard to believe that he would continue thinking she was a boy for that long a period of time, especially when he found himself so inexplicably attracted to her. I thought the idea was a fun one though so I was willing to suspend my disbelief in order to get caught up in the story. There were a couple of slow parts, but overall I found this story to be full of adventure and surprisingly touching moments. I wanted to smack Dulac sometimes, but I feel that way about almost every guy on earth, so that has little bearing on what he does for me as a hero. 😛 I thought he treated Jesse very well, even when he thought she was a boy and a nuisance. He endeared himself to me more and more and the story progressed and by the end, I loved him too. 🙂 I thought Jesse was exactly what a heroine should be. Tough, Independent, and loyal to the people who matter. I had a hard time putting this book down and suggest it for anyone looking for a fun adventurous romance. 🙂