Throwback Thursday: THE PIRATE PRINCE by Gaelen Foley

If you love historical romance with a darker edge, then Gaelen Foley is a must-try author! Her books, particularly her older ones, are dense, emotional roller coasters. The Pirate Prince is her earliest work and a heavy read about redemption and revenge – and the first of the Ascension Trilogy. which continues with Princess and Prince Charming. It’s set in the latter half of the 1700s in a kingdom close to Italy, so not a typical, Regency-era pirate romance.

On a calm, moonlit night, as the scent of jasmine and pine embraces the island of Ascension, the pirate prince Lazar di Fiore returns with lethal grace to avenge what was stolen from him: his kingdom, his birthright, his soul.

When Allegra Monteverdi, the daughter of Lazar’s sworn enemy, throws herself on his mercy, Lazar agrees to spare the lives of her family—but only if Allegra sails away with him as his captive.

Alone at sea with this dark, intriguing man, moving between seduction and fear, Allegra realizes it will take more than her growing love for this pirate prince to bring peace to her beloved home. For Lazar must face the demons of his shattered past – if he is to forge the destiny that is theirs to claim…

The Pirate Prince is not the darkest of Ms. Foley’s novels, but it has it’s moments. However, Allegra’s gentleness keeps the novel from going over the edge and gives it – and Lazar, our very tortured hero – some hope for a happy ending. 🙂

The story is not without it’s flaws, but with her writing and imagination, Ms. Foley pulls this novel together with flair!

What are some of your favourite pirate romances?

Rika Ashton

(aka News Reporter from Ascension)


4 responses

  1. Great Choice!!! I really loved this one as well. Such a lovely story and the characters are so endearing! My favorite pirate romance would probably be the pirate lord by sabrina jeffries, but I do love quite a few of them so its really hard to decide.


    July 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    • Yes! Sabrina Jeffries has written some amazing books as well…loved The Pirate Lord! ❤


      July 3, 2014 at 8:39 pm

  2. I’ve just realised that there aren’t that many pirate romances published lately? I love the heroine’s name!
    Thank you for joining this week’s TBT:HR!


    July 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    • Recently dukes and duchesses seem to be more popular choices, but I love a good (or bad) pirate myself, lol! 🙂


      July 17, 2014 at 6:32 pm

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