Quickie: Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James


Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James 
Historical / Regency
Avon Impulse (October 30, 2012)

Rating: B+
Heat: Warm

Heroine: Phoebe Barry – Lady, Virgin
Hero: Griffin Barry – Pirate, Baronet 
Setting: England



I was really excited to learn that Miz James was going to be releasing a companion novella to The Ugly Duchess. The moment that the brawny and bronzed Griffin limped onto those pages, I wanted to know more about him. And the poor wife he left behind for more than a decade.

Sir Griffin Barry is a pirate. And a husband. A very absent husband. After a calamitous wedding night, Griffin disappeared from England and ended up ruling the high seas as Captain of The Flying Poppy for fourteen years. And, if not for his injured leg, he may never have stepped back on English soil again. But once he is back in London and civilization, knowing his bum leg would be a death sentence in his old world, Griffin decides to start over. His first order of business: reclaim his long neglected wife.

Phoebe, abandoned by her husband and unsure why, was never willing to dwell on it or pity herself. Though her family may have bought her a husband, she never needed him or his name and title. I loved how independent she was, how she defied everyone’s expectations. Phoebe was definitely not what Griffin was expecting. Me either, for that matter.

From the very first, when husband and wife are reunited—sparks fly and tempers flare. Combine one rough and rugged privateer with a self-sufficient lady used to answering to no man and, yeah, the sparks start a’flyin’! And misunderstandings grow… till their passion boils over... and the truth with it. The truth about Griffin’s disappearance, the reason for Phoebe’s three children. The truth regarding their marriage in general.

Seduced by a Pirate was cute and charming and full of surprises. And it was full to the brim of lusty and tender moments between Griffin and Phoebe. Those two make up for lost time, let me tell you! Griffin redeems himself for their botched wedding night a million times over. And this may tide me over till the next Fairy Tales installment. It definitely helped!


Favorite Quote:

“Why do you persist in calling me Poppy?”
”Because it’s your—it’s not your name?”
”Of course it’s not my name.” She wrinkled her nose. “And I don’t like it.”
”You don’t like it?” He was dumbfounded. He had named his ship after her, after the wife he left behind. The Flying Poppy and then the Poppy Two were dreaded by pirates all over the world.
”My given name,” she stated, chin high, eyes flashing, “is Phoebe.”
He cleared his throat. “Lovely.” He must have misheard during the wedding ceremony. Bloody hell.


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  1. Just did the Ugly Duchess a month or so ago. I had no idea there was a companion novella for Griffin. Very excited for this one (and the lovely 99 cent price tag!)

    1. Me too! I love pretty much everything Eloisa writes. :-) The Fairy Tales series is just awesome. Have you read the other companion novella Winning the Wallflower? Its #2.5 in the series. LOVED that one!


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