Tuesday, May 29, 2018

#BookReview: Redeeming the Pirate by Chloe Flowers!! @flowers_chloe @NetGalley #RedeemingThePirate #NetGalley #HistoricalRomance #Romance

Title: Redeeming the Pirate
Author: Chloe Flowers
Genre: Historical, Romance, Adventure
Length: 330 pages
Series: Pirates & Petticoats
Publisher: Flowers & Fullerton
Release Date: March 22, 2018
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon, Book Depository

Book Description:

To complete a mission for the French crown, a former pirate must either commit treason or betray the woman he secretly loves. Betraying one sends him to the guillotine, the other straight to hell. 

French Privateer, Captain Drago Gamponetti is given one final mission from his employer, the king of France: reclaim religious relics from a New Orleans cathedral and bring them back. Trouble begins when he's forced by a mysterious, veiled, novitiate nun to swear on the Bible to protect the very items he was instructed to steal.
Worse, 60 British warships have amassed in Negril Bay, Jamaica, preparing to attack New Orleans. He must retrieve the relics before the British arrive and seize the city.
How will Drago complete his mission without failing his employer or breaking his vow and betraying the church and the woman who has stolen his heart? 

Novitiate nun and healer, Eva Trudeau has secrets, and hides more than her face behind the veil. The convent has been her safe haven since she crawled, beaten and bloody, to its door nine years ago. When an old enemy re-surfaces and threatens to drag her back into the dark underworld from where she’d escaped, both she and her dark pirate captain stand to lose everything they’ve fought so hard to protect...including each other.

This series is about spirited, independent women and rakish bad boy pirates, wrapped up in women's action and adventure sea stories. If you enjoy romantic action and adventure, action and action and adventure romance fiction, historical romance or women's fiction, you'll love the Pirates & Petticoats series.

My Opinion:

I thought this was an OK book. I was not dragged into this or even compelled to like Eva. I didn't feel anything for her. I was never invested. I also felt this book dragged on so much. In fact at some points I was down right bored. The love scenes were rushed and almost looked over, an afterthought by the author. I didn't care for this style. I want a romance scene to drag me in and make me feel like I am there with them. I never got there with this book. In fact it seemed like everything but the love scenes were talked to death. This of course was what I was waiting for in the book and it fell pretty flat for me.

The author takes us on a journey with two of the most unlikely lovers - Eva and Drago. Drago is a pirate that is sent on a mission and Eva is a nun in training and needs his help. Yes, they are unlikely lovers but it sorta works for the book. Drago has taken two children under his wing and that made him more lovable to me. Eva was a thief turned Nun which didn't really work for me. The book had some history in it that I really enjoyed. I liked those aspects of the book. I felt like I was taken back in time with them. What I didn't like was how it was so long and drawn out. Just when you think it was the ending something else was thrown in and beat to death thus making it even longer. Overall, I thought the meat of the story was ok just not how lengthy it was.

I do love this cover - it gets much cover love from me!

I give this book 3 of 5 stars!

About the Author:

15% of Chloe's profits go to the NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. 

On average, over 80% of their funds go to programs that directly support women through every step of the breast cancer journey. 

Whether it’s dancing naked in a downpour at 3AM, zip-lining in a rainforest, or racing ponies, Chloe’s always looking for the next adventure. 
Her pets have always been named after favorite characters or action heroes: Indiana, Luke, Gimli, Thelma, Rocket, Forrest, Al Giordino, Severus, Mushu, Mérida, Gibbs, Jack…Dead Pool (he’s a goldfish).

Chloe’s biggest fault is her apparent inability to say “no” whether it’s in response to a call for aid or a double-dog-dare to hike home through 30 acres of a snow-covered forest at midnight…during a full moon. It was early morning during said adventure when she came upon a group of sheriff’s deputies searching for a lost girl. So, of course she offered to help. Turns out, they were searching for her. 

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Disclaimer: I received this ARC from Netgalley with no expectations of a review. No one sponsored or endorsed this post. All opinions are honest and they are my own. All information on the book or author can be found at the authors website. Thank you to Netgalley for giving me a chance to read this novel. 


  1. Sorry this wasn't quite your cup of tea Mary.

  2. The kids and the pirate do sound like a fun part. Too bad the romance wasn't working.

  3. I like historical romances. I like to imagine other times and places. Thanks for posting!

  4. I love a great pirate story, but I do have to agree with you that it is important to feel invested in the characters. The concept and the cover are really intriguing, though. I hope that you love your next read. :)

  5. This sounds like a great unique and interesting book.

  6. LOL love your honest review.

  7. I love this cover! Great use of color.

  8. Nice cover and fun title. I'll pass anyway.

  9. The cover of this book just makes you think of romance.

  10. While the cover really is sweet it doesn't sound like something I'd enjoy. Lovely review.

  11. hmm having seconds though on reading this one. thanks for you insight!

  12. I love your honest review. I was wondering about this book. I may still give it a try as I love Historical Romances when my TBR pile is smaller.

  13. This sounds like my type of book. I love the cover!

  14. This sounds great! I love the cover too!

  15. thank you for your review. oh my this book sounds like an adventure.

  16. i love this cover, so pretty. sounds like a great read

  17. I really like this cover! I'll have to read this one!


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