Saturday, October 23, 2010

Privateer's Treasure

Title: Privateer's Treasure
Author: Angelia Sparrow and Naomi Brooks
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
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ISBN: 9781419930355
Genre: {M/M} {M/M/M} Historical
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Adlai didn’t anticipate being on an auction block when his father passed away. His parentage was a topic of discussion in the small town of Bridgetown, Barbados. And while it may have been evident who Adlai’s father was, none would stand up and speak for the blue-eyed slave. His trepidation only increased when Captain Nathaniel Collins decided he would purchase him and take him aboard the Golden Horizon.

Nathaniel is a fair man. While some thought him a traitor for leaving his old captain, Nathaniel felt it was the only way to spread his wings and become a man. Having Adlai aboard is a temptation Nathaniel finds hard to resist, but he refuses to take him under duress. Nathaniel wants a willing lover, not a reluctant slave, in his bed.

While the two men are bonding, Nathaniel’s former captain is still stewing over his departure from six years prior. Harrison feels both Nathaniel and the Golden Horizon are his property and has hopes of having them back in his clutches. Will Harrison find a way to make his dreams come true, or will Adlai give Nathaniel a reason to fight for freedom?

Angelia Sparrow and Naomi Brooks have delivered yet another brilliantly written story with their current release, Privateer's Treasure. The complex characters, breathtaking setting, and fascinating storyline kept me riveted from the first sentence.

Nathaniel is a man who wants love given freely. He believes in treating both his men and his lovers with respect. These actions keep those in his crew loyal and his lovers coming back for more. Adlai has never known freedom. While he is hurt by his outcome, he knew things could have been worse than to end up as a crew member of Golden Horizon. There are so many levels to both men. They have pasts they must rectify and demons they have to extinguish. Adlai and Nathaniel made such a positive impact on each other’s lives, it was hard not to wish them a long and happy future.

The story is a mixture of action, suspense, drama and wicked erotic encounters. I could almost taste the saltiness of the sea air and feel the rocking of the waves as they caressed the hull of the ship. My only wish is to see what happens next for Nathaniel and Adlai. I truly hope there is a sequel in the near future. Those who enjoy a good pirate story will be happy they purchased Privateer's Treasure.

1 comment:

Angelia Sparrow said...

Hi, Thanks for a great review.

Privateer Plundered, the sequel, is indeed in the works. All the favorite characters will be back, and some new ones will be joining them. Should be finished writing it in about 2 weeks.