Review: The Pirate's Debt (The Regent's Revenge #2) by Katherine Bone

Print Length: 259 pages
Publisher: Katherine Bone (September 13, 2016)

From Lady Chloe Walsingham is an enthusiastic gothic romance reader and hopeless romantic focused solely on finding her perfect hero. She also happens to have a penchant for getting into trouble. So when the man she loves disappears after a scandalous duel, she decides to follow him to the ends of the Earth. To do so, however, Chloe must evade her brother, an infamous revenue man, and board a ship bound for Penzance. And nothing in her beloved books can prepare her for the harsh realities of wreckers who ply the coast. 

After his father destroyed the lives of countless innocent people, Basil Halford, Earl of Markwick is willing to do anything to earn back his honor. Betrayed by his blood and his reputation ruined, Markwick answers the request of a well-heeled duke and dons the Black Regent’s mask to repay the debt. His task? Rescuing a young woman who is chasing down a ghost of a man.

But a pirate has plenty of enemies, and Markwick isn’t any different. No matter how diligent a captain he may be, sailing to Lady Chloe’s rescue involves risking not only the Regent’s legacy but the last thing he can afford to lose…his heart.


My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Once again I am completely blown away by the depth of the world that Ms.Bone has brought to life! This is a story that draws you in and allows you to completely lose yourself in a world where the line between "good" and "evil" can be (and often is) blurred. 

This was also a story in which the characters "grow up" in a way. I can't reveal too much without giving away key plot points - however I CAN say that there is a key point in which the Heroine realizes that things are not always as they seem, and that real life can be much more exciting (not to mention dangerous) than a story while the Hero realizes there is more to life than what he expects. 

The action starts almost from the start; from ships fighting at sea, to the (many) problems being a pirate (even one with honest morals) entails. In fact, one of the things I most enjoyed about this story is that we get to see both sides of it as it is happening due to the point-of-view switching between Basil and Chloe. I LOVE when you are able to "witness" events as they unfold rather than reading about them as told from one character to another. 

Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend this story (as well as this author) to anyone who enjoys not only an action packed "on the sea" romance, but to anyone who also enjoys engaging historical romances as well. 

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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