Title: Privateer’s Treasure
Author: Angelia Sparrow and Naomi Brooks
Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones
Genre: Gay Romance
Keywords: M/M, Bondage, D/s
Page Count: 125
ISBN E-Book: 978-1419930355
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Reviewer: Stacey Krug
Under a steamy Barbados sun, Nathaniel makes an impulse purchase that will change the course of his entire life as a privateer. Pierced to the core by the sad blue eyes of the young man on the auction block, he buys Adlai, thinking to erase the slave’s sorrow and protect him from a less-pleasant fate in the fields or brothels.
At first, Adlai dares not trust the pirate who now owns his body, but time and proximity, need and care, change Adlai’s suspicions to respect—and Nathaniel’s respect to love. Together, they brave all the sea can throw at them, including Nathaniel’s former captain and rival, Thomas Harrison.
Harrison will stop at nothing to have Nathaniel and his ship back. And Adlai, Nathaniel’s most prized treasure, becomes one more weapon in their ongoing war.
Publisher’s Note: The high seas are a place of danger and intrigue, and some images may be disturbing. This story was previously published elsewhere under the title Kestrel on the Horizon, and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.
A fun look at how piracy may have been in the 1800’s. Privateer’s Treasure has complex relationships with love and jealousy running rampant. The characters are intertwined in a tangled web of what started as love.
None of the main characters can be considered all good or all evil. There is a realistic balance that makes them more alive and human as the story unravels.
This is a wonderful story of how love cannot only help you along, but change a person for the better.
It’s hard not to fall for Nathaniel and Adlai. Their relationship starts out slowly and we get to come along for the romantic journey. Their love scenes are hot, steamy, and emotionally moving. As a reader, you will be rooting for their dream and happiness together.
Angelia Sparrow and Naomi Brooks wove a wonderful tale with love, adventure, and action. I will be looking for other works by these two authors.