Book Reviews of The Pirate and the Pagan

The Pirate and the Pagan
The Pirate and the Pagan
Author: Virginia Henley
ISBN-13: 9780440206231
ISBN-10: 0440206235
Publication Date: 12/1/1990
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 84 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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This book had promise: a smart, resourceful heroine who refused to live by society's rules. A heroine who was actually poor! Well, as it turns out, after she gets rich she kinda likes society. Especially the sparkly parts. And she's just naturally good at everything! Who would have thought?! Worse yet, the hero and heroine (I use those terms loosely) fight constantly and treat each other like crap. Frankly, I didn't care whether they ended up together in the end. But the awful cherry on this terrible sundae is all the domestic abuse. He slaps her around and thinks about strangling her almost constantly. And then he rapes her - oh, sorry, we call it "ravishing"...which somehow makes sex-by-force romantic and not a terrible crime? My favorite bits come at the end, when other female characters reflect that they wouldn't respect their men if they didn't get smacked around a little (HA!) and the heroine realizes she wouldn't find him so attractive if he wasn't such a raging d-bag. The writing is sloppy, the characters are insufferable and the story is 500 pages of GIVEMEABREAK. Save yourself some time and skip this awful book.
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Wild as a pagan goddess, Lady Summer galloped her stallion along the Cornish coast. She had dabbled in the smuggler's game to save her family estate, but a wealthy marriage would better serve her purpose now. Lord Ruark Helford seemed the answer to her reckless prayers. But as his hot, hungry kisses drew her toward deception and irrestistible acts of love, she had to hesitate. Would this arrogant, handsome lord be her ticket to heaven or hell? both a ruthless privateer and King Charles II's confidant, Lord Helford was a mysterious and dangerous man. Lady Summer's sensual innocence captivated him. When she suddenly appeared at court, he thought she'd be an easy conquest, a willing student of his brazen, skillful desire. But when she managed to steal his heart he vowed she must submit, obey and never deceive him or by God's tears, he'd tame her not as a gentlman but as only a pirate could.
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Keeps you interested, but not my favorite by Ms Henley.
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Wild as a pagan goddess, Lady Summer galloped her stallion along the Cornish coast. She had dabbled in the smuggler's game to save her family estate, but a wealthy marriage would better serve her purpose now. Lord Ruark Helford seemed the answer to her reckless prayers. But as his hot, hungry kisses drew her toward deception and irresistible acts of love, she had to hesitate. Would this arrogant, handsome lord be her ticket to heaven--or hell?
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Wild as a pagan goddess, Lady Summer galloped her stallion along the Cornish coast. She had dabbled int he smuggler's game to save her family estate, but a wealthy marriage would better serve her purpose now. Lord Ruark Helford seemed the answer to her reckless prayers. But as his hot, hungry kisses drew her toward deception and irresistible acts of love, she had to hesitate. Would this arrogant, handsome lord be her ticket to heaven--or hell?

A BOLD LORD WITH ONLY SEDUCTION IN MIND
Both a ruthless privateer and King Charles II's confidant, Lord Helford was a mysterious and dangerous man. Lady Summer's sensual innocence captivated him. When she suddenly appeared at court, he thought she'd be an easy conquest, a willing student of his brazen, skillful desire. But when she managed to steal his heart he vowed she must submit, obey, and never deceive him, or by God's tears, he'd tame her not as a gentleman but as only a pirate could.....
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Wild as a pagan goddess, Lady Summer galloped her stallion along the Cornish coast. She had dabbled in the smuggler's game to save her family estate, but a wealthy marriage would better serve her purpose now.

A ruthless privateer and King Charles II's confident, Lord Helford was a mysterious and dangerous man.

These two will come together!
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Lady Summer dabbled in the smuggler's game to save her family estate, but a wealthy marriage would better serve her purpose now. Lord Rurak Helford seemed the answer to her reckless prayers.
Both a ruthless privateer and King Charles II's confidant, Lord Helford was a mysterious and dangerous man. When she suddenly appeared at court he thought she'd be an easy conquest, a willing student. But when she managed to steal his heart he vowed she must submit, obey, and never deceive him, he'd tame her not as a gentleman but as only a pirate could.
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New York Times Bestselling author of Enslaved and Desired.

Lady Summer's sensual innocence captivated him.When she suddenly appeared at court, he thought she'd be and easy conquest, but when she managed to steal his heart he vowed she must submit, obey and never deceive him.
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Good read.