Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Bonny Heart by Synclair Stafford

Title: My Bonny Heart (Pirate’s Progeny #1)

Author: Synclair Stafford
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 257 pages
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Release Date: June 23, 2016
Source: Review Request
Rating: 4
Heat Rating: 2
Reviewed by: Laurie

A dangerous secret . . .

A treacherous past haunts ex-pirate Anne Bonny’s attempt at a fresh start. Rescued from a Port Royal jail, she’s forced to marry a prominent landowner to retain custody of her children. She vows no other man will ever dictate her life again. But the lord she is to wed is more tempting and infuriating than the devil himself.

An unexpected contract . . .

Addison Blackhurst agreed to wed a fellow merchant’s daughter, solidifying the expansion of his rice plantation and trading business. Not mentioned in the contract? A temperamental, out-of-control widow who is unlike any woman of his acquaintance, complete with not one, but three children. But from the beginning, he’s drawn to her wild spirit and seductive charms.

A fiery romance . . .

Through Anne’s husband-repelling schemes—and Addison’s equal endeavors to ignore them—they find an exasperating, yet most fascinating attraction. When Anne’s past threatens her future, and Addison believes he’s lost her for good, only a pirate’s resolve can determine if love will prevail.
My Bonny Heart is an adventure romance with a hard as nails heroine that can take on any man in a sword fight. I really enjoyed the story and the relationship between Anne and Addison, but the story takes a while before things start to pick up. Basically, you don’t see much action until you get halfway through the book so, please keep reading if the story seems to drag for you too. I would have loved to read more background on both the hero and heroine, more showing me not telling me and descriptions of the settings around the characters. It seems like more and more books are missing these little details, which can make the books come to life for readers. I recommend this story to anyone who loves historical romance with a hard as nails heroine.

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