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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Review: The Rogue's Prize (Nelson's Tea Trilogy #2) by Katherine Bone


Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: esKape Press (December 16, 2014)

From Goodreads.com: An unlikely alliance earns Henry the ultimate prize...

Captain Henry Guffald is no ordinary sea captain. A member of Nelson’s Tea, he’s been ordered to rescue a comrade captured in Spain. The rescue is Henry’s last chance to prove his loyalty to Admiral Nelson. Not so easy a task when the job entails joining forces with a female pirate. 


Lady Adele Seaton would no sooner give up the call to rove than marry, contrary to her father’s wishes. When news arrives that her brother has been captured in Spain, Adele quickly develops a plan to rescue him and sets sail to intercept the first royal navy ship she encounters. A brilliant tactician, she doesn’t count on meeting her match in a navy captain bound and determined to outwit her at every turn. Can a pirate be tamed?



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 My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

The Rogue's Prize was one of those novels that captivates its reader from the very beginning, and keeps you glued to the pages in order to find out what happens next. It has everything you could possibly want in a good novel; there is romance, adventure, soldiers, spies and did I mention pirates? Each of the characters is fell developed, and motivated for their own needs and goals. The two main characters, Lady Adele and Captain Guffald are both working towards the same goal - although for two similar (and yet very different reasons. Both wish to gain the approval of another, and both wish to prove that they are more than anyone thought they could be, but the trials and setbacks they go through in order to achieve those goals are what makes this story so unique and captivating. 

Much of this novel read (for me) as though it was a script for a movie. Ms.Bone has a way with words that allows the reader to easily "see" the scenes unfold before them as they read them; and it is this gift with words that allows me to do more than read about a strong man clamping a blade between his teeth and diving off a ship, I can actually visualize said man and his dive into an unforgiving sea.

I would highly recommend this novel to those who enjoy a good romantic adventure. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. 
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The Rogue's Prize (Nelson's Tea Trilogy #2) is available from Amazon.com

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