The Pirate

Ladies and Legends Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
Series: Ladies and Legends Series, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (150 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Historical romance novelist Kate Inskip needs a break. Divorced, overworked, and completely stressed out, her writing buddies decide to surprise her with exactly what she needs - a vacation on a remote island that boasts a rich history and a crumbling castle built by an 18th-century pirate. 

It's the kind of story Kate can't possibly pass up, and it will allow her to turn her thoughts from the reality of today to the romance of the past. But things don't go according to plan. A long flight, lost luggage, and a missed connection leave Kate wishing she'd stayed home. A knife-wielding mugger is the last straw.

Too late to help, but just in time to enjoy the show, Jared Hawthorne catches a harried woman in the act of kicking the local thief into submission. As far as Jared is concerned, Kate is the most interesting tourist to arrive on Amethyst Island in a very long time. Kate, however, has already concluded that a month-long vacation on the island is about 30 days too long. Still, Jared Hawthorne is starting to look very familiar....

©1998 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2018 Tantor

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Pirate of her dreams

I loved the by play between these two. It was vulnerable but not an exposition of each others feelings that's so common nowadays. Instead we get to hear about them in their own words in a way that feels natural when you're just getting to know someone. David felt like an 9 year old. He wasn't pulled into their drama and he had a healthy, caring relationship with his father. The narrator did a good job with all the voices.

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Relaxing Island Adventure

I enjoyed listening to this book, enjoyed the banter between Kate and the Pirate. Can't wait to listen to Book 2 of this series.

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Good Elements Jus Didn't Come Together

Stressed out woman goes to island resort and meets man from her dreams and his cute kid. The story has good elements but never clicked.

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Wonderful story, characters , a bit<br /> of paranormal

Loved it! Loved the narrator! Written as a contemporary story. Now, slightly older. I enjoyed it..

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Narration is some of the worst I have heard.

It may not help that the dialogue seems pretty lame. But the narrator's horrible. I couldn't get past chapter 3

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Wow!! Loved this!!

Normally I’m not a big fan of contemporary romance, but this actually ticked all the boxes! Pirates, tropical island, history, humor, romance, arrogant hero and a HEA!! Well done Jayne Krentz!!!

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boring, bad reader, and sexist

I think my review headline says it all. Either I've changed or Krentz, who used to be a go-to author for me, has. I gave up on this about 20 mins in.

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If you like spoiled children this is your book

not one of my favorite books by this author. Hero was okay but heroine was annoying and childish. The hero's son was the best thing in this book.
Narrator was soooo monotone especially for the hero that they threw the whole pleasure of listening to a book off. couldn't wait for this book to be over.
Unfortunately the ending which I'm sure was supposed to be cute made the heroine seemed more of a spoiled child.

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Disappointed

I like Jayne Ann Krentz books, but the reader was not right for this book and it really took away from the story.

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Disappointing, very

This book is boring, has no real story and the reader mispronounces words. I will not be buying the other books in the series.

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