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The Pirate Lord (Lord Trilogy #1)

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,845 Ratings  ·  156 Reviews

A Splendid Opportunity

A shipload of women--theirs for the taking! Pirate captain Gideon Horn couldn't be more delighted. His men are tired of wandering the high seas and want to settle down with wives on the uncharted island paradise they've discovered. And the women are bound to be grateful to be rescued from the life of drudgery awaiting them in New South Wales . . .


ebook, 384 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published April 1998)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for; reprint

Ahoy there! Sorry…I just finished “The Pirate Lord” re-release of the 1998 novel by Sabrina Jeffries and I’m having a bit of a problem coming back to this reality. There’s just something about a man with a bandanna and an earring…and maybe a parrot…ooh, and a sword…a really, really, BIG sword! Ahem, excuse me. It’s that whole reality thing again. So anyway, hot pirates ahead (check out the new cover, mmmmmm, delicious). And lots of humor and witty dialogue
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
It didn’t quite know what to expect from this book. I must admit that I anticipated a swashbuckling adventure like those old Errol Flynn movies but its storyline definitely leaned more towards Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Not a bad thing because that’s one of my all-time favourite movies!

Captain Gideon Horn, the notorious Pirate Lord, and his crew of not-such-cutthroat pirates, are keen to settle down to a life of domestic bliss on an island paradise. All they need now are wives! Kidnapping
Jun 08, 2010 l rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really don't think pirate sex is like this.

-Pirates want to get married
-Pirates have issues with abandonment
-Pirates are incredibly romantic; when having sex with virgins, they constantly ask them if they are hurting them
-Pirates are actually attractive and do not smell bad
-Pirates like to tell small children stories and cuddle with them in bed

Best lines:
"Obey me, me lady, or I will brandish you with my saber." (He SO did not mean saber.)
"What on earth was she thinking, having a pirate carry h
May 19, 2010 Crista rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great start to the "Lord" series by Sabrina Jeffries. I have to admit that I am a sucker for pirate books. My favorite is the Pirate Prince by Gaelen Foley, but this one is a close second.

I really liked this heroine. She had the perfect balance of strength, vulnerability, and goodness. Sara is a reformer. She is one that seeks to make a difference in the lives of hurting people around her. She is not shallow, materialistic, and selfish. She is a giver. It is these characteristics that
I loved The Pirate Lord so much. I've gotten into a bit of a Pirate/Deserted Island Binge and was not disappointed with my choice of adding this to my haul. The characters were wonderful, the descriptions were vivid, and the story line was consistently interesting. Sara Willis is a reformer in a time when a woman who committed even the pettiest of crimes was shipped off to the new colony in Australia virtually as a prostitute. She is also the step-sister of the Earl of Blackmore. Sara arranges t ...more
Andrea Hussey
The first page let me know just what I was in store for. She said she’d known a great many awkward moments in her 23 years, then proceeds to list only 3, not 1 of which is awkward. She filched biscuits from the grand kitchen. That’s not awkward in any way, shape or form. I’ve read idk how many books with situations like this, and it’s just pathetic. She fell in the fountain at her mother and stepfather’s wedding. That’s not awkward either, just clumsy and stupid. Then she introduced a l
Wow...this was a fun book. I've read pirate books before but this ones different. Whoever heard of a bunch of pirates wanting to settle down and retire on their own uncharted island? Well that's what these pirates want to do. They only have one problem.....NO WOMEN to marry and start a family with. Their crazy solution...."Let's capture a women's convict ship bound for New South Wales." Only one fly in the ointment....Sara....the step sister to the Earl of Blackmore. She was on the ship with the ...more
Not Now...Mommy's Reading
This is my first book by Sabrina Jeffries - but it won't be my last. "The Pirate Lord" has everything: intense sexual tension between the two main characters that leads to hot and steamy love scenes, engaging relationships between a colorful cast of secondary characters, quite a few tugs on the old heartstrings and more than plenty of laughs!

Gideon is one of the sexiest heroes I've read about in quite a while - the perfect pirate. And Sara's stubborness and strong will placed her in quite a few
Oh my Gideon!

I loved this book so much! It was a really fast and nice read and I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I loved all the characters, especially Gideon (our super sexy captain), Sara and Silas. I even ended liking (kinda) Queenie!

The story isn't that much original, to be honest. It's about a pirates' crew that wants to leave piracy behind and get... Wives! So when they get to know about Chastity, a ship full of women. Captain Horn, aka Lord Pirate, has the idea of taking them all to the
4 stars. Entertaining. All the aspects of what I like in a romance are present. All the issues I have with romance novel are not present. :)

I loved the hero, but at times the heroine got on my nerves with all her prushish behavior. I wanted to scream at her.. "Sleep with him already damn it!" YES that's a big YES for sexual tension.

I liked that the hero never succombed to bedding another woman during his frustrating times with the heroine.. ok this may not be realistic, but this is fiction, and
3.5 Stars

This was a really fun story... Incredibly sappy and sometimes ridiculous, but still really fun. Recommended if you need something that will make you smile but not have to think. (Seriously. Don't take this story to heart, it's just meant to be enjoyed for what it is)
Hoover Public Library Adult Fiction
Sabrina Jeffries always puts her heroes and heroines in interesting predicaments and this book was no exception. Sara Willis, darling of the ton, is a social activist if ever there was one. Instead of finding a husband, she finds herself sailing to America undercover as a governess for condemned women. When the ship she's sailing on is accosted by pirates, Sara fears the worst. But Gideon Horn and his men aren't interested in killing the women. Oh no. The pirates have decided to retire and settl ...more
I had some issues with this book, so much that I almost DNFd it. Now, I finished this some time ago, so I won't have many of the things that bugged me, but one thing that stands out: the hero was a complete idiot.

He's a pirate captain. He's been preying on British ships for years and is feared throughout the seven seas. But I just don't know how he got that way without either killing himself or getting caught because he just doesn't think things through very well. Also, he goes practically catat
Living the life of a pirate takes a toll, Captain Gideon Horn known as the Pirate Lord, finally decided to settle down and live his life on an isolated Island. The crew agreed, all they needed was women to make their life complete. Stopping an English women convict transport would be just what they needed. Rescuing the convict women didn't go as planned because of the reformer, do-gooder Sara Willis. She was on board as the teacher of these women, trying to prepare them for going to the prison I ...more
Jul 30, 2010 TJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gosh it's hard when Goodreads doesn't give the option of 1/2 stars. This one really is a 3 and 1/2. 3 just isn't quite enough and four seems a little too generous....Oh well, we'll be optimistic.

I really did enjoy the book. I had not read much of Sabrina Jeffries before and found her writing style to be smooth with the storyline flowing easily. I will assuredly pick up a few more of hers in the future. I guess it was the main characters that I just couldn't bring myself to love. I like that Sara
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This was a good first in series book. I will continue the series for sure!

A woman Sara is not quite a lady, but an adopted daughter of a lord. Her parents are both dead & she lives with her stepbrother who is an earl. Who cares? Right? LOL... anyway, she is some womens rights activist and she decides she is taking the ship ride to austrailia with women convicts to protect them from the sailors who will treat them as whores once their journey is well on their way.

What awaits them in Austrai
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Jul 04, 2010 Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical Romance buffs; bad boys with a tortured past fanatics; pirate lovers!
Miss Sara Willis, the Earl of Blackmore’s step-sister, is a reformist, and as such, she has decided that she is going to accompany and become the champion of the unfairly convicted women convicts who are being transported to Australia for their meagre and desperate crimes. However, she doesn’t count on her and the convict women being kidnapped by the infamous Pirate Lord, Captain Gideon Horn, who no doubt will use them for despicable purposes. But Sara can’t help but notice that Captain Horn’s p ...more
Jun 30, 2013 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had been wanting to read this book for a long time and finally found a copy. Loved it. Even back then Sabrina Jeffries could spin a great tale.

Gideon is known as The Pirate Lord, a pirate who preyed on ships owned and transporting aristocrats. His mother had been an aristocrat and had left him as an infant with his father in America to return to her 'beloved' England. His father had treated him cruelly due to Gideon reminding his father of his mother and her betrayal of them both.

Sara is the
Jan 02, 2013 ies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Sukaaaa.... bukan cuma karena ini HR, tp karena karakter Heroine nya si Sarah bukan tipe cewe2 manja or cewe2 yg lemah saraf dudududu :P

*ngereview ah sekalian tunggu jam 12* hmpfh
Miss Sarah Willis, adik tiri seorang Earl, Earl of Blackmore (Jordan Hero buku ke 2 The Forbidden Lord) seorang reformis, masih sangat jarang pada masa itu seorang wanita bangsawan (meski adik tiri tp ttp saja mereka seperti saudara kandung yg saling menyayangi dan si Sarah jg ttp dididik sebagai seorang Lady) yang me
Eternal-Love78 Michelle Rossi's Reviews
Intrigue, Suspense, & Boundless Passion! An Absolute Page-Turner!

***Review is based on three quarters of completion***

I'm in the middle of reading, and I have to say it is without-a-doubt a spectacular novel!

Full of dramatic, insatiable, amorous scenes between Gideon & Sara, which have caused me to read every last tidbit I could before succumbing to slumber!

Well done Ms. Jeffries, I'm eagerly awaiting to discover the conclusion of what has occurred between Capt. Horn & Miss Willis,
Dec 07, 2014 Raynell rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
As much as I love Sabrina Jeffries as an author, I could not get into this book to finish it. Because this book contains too many triggers.

Unlike many romance fans, I dislike pirates as romance heroes. Mainly because it requires too much of suspension of belief on my part. Noble, honorable men as pirates who fall in love with some woman they capture. It's pure fantasy. Plus the dubious consent issue. No one held prisoner can fully give their consent. So this book is a no-no for me.

Caroline Yamashita
May 25, 2015 Caroline Yamashita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hist-rico
Gostei muito!
Lorde Pirata é tãoooo lindo!
May 04, 2015 Elizabette rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
As I sit and write this review I'm actually chuckling. I wish I could say it's because the book was amusing. But, it really wasn't. Rather, I can't believe I actually read this book— all the way to the end. And I did.

Every cliché a person could feasibly attach to a paperback "bodice-ripping" romance novel can be attached to this one.

— #1. Alpha Male Hero with Tortured Soul & Criminal Past

— #2. Goody-Goody Virginal Heroine That Wants To Fix People (especially Tortured Souls & Criminals— s
Quite entertaining story, with the hero's character well-developed, and an exciting, if unbelievable plot (this IS a pirate romance after all!). The heroine is missing maybe a small something in the character development area, but I like the way the author writes and it was a pleasant read, with no irritating passages, which some books have. The secondary characters could easily have been more developed though. They were all rather interesting but not much was actually written about them.
Sasha Cameron
Jul 09, 2014 Sasha Cameron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this story a while ago and now, in the throes of constructing my own pirate story, I decided to read it again. I love Gideon and Sara. They are fiercely suited to each other with their dreams of a utopian society. The detail of the ship travel and island life created with such vivid imagery weaves historical accuracy without being overladen. The story waxes and wanes between passionate attraction and the interplay of moral and ethical resistance but it does with such humour and great stor ...more
I had several false starts with this book. Mostly because I hate reformers and self-righteous characters and it seemed as if the female lead was both! Then in addition, it was a captivity narrative. *eyerolls* Thankfully, the story turned much better and more interesting than I expected.
Jun 19, 2012 Nura rated it it was ok
Shelves: work-related, edited
covernya ga banget! mendingan pajang jack sparrow deh. plotnya agak2 maksa. ceritanya sih tentang pirate, tapi ga ada pertempuran sama sekali.
You’re going to be seeing a few of these types of books pop up for the next couple of months. I’m reading them for research. Truly. For style and whatnot. And let me tell you, it’s rather difficult. Thank god all of these books came from PaperBackSwap so I rightly paid nothing for them.

So the reason I’m reading these pirate romance novels is because I want to see how they’re set up, what kind of plot elements are involved, what the characters are like, how it ends, that whole shebang. And I’m re
Angela Noviana
Sinopsis di belakang bukunya panjang yak.... Gak bisa lebih disingkat apa ya? Oke, abaikan komentar gak penting yang ini :)

Memiliki seorang ibu yang reformis membentuk Sara seperti itu juga. Dia memperjuangkan hak-hak wanita tahanan, bahkan menemani mereka dalam perjalanan menuju "rumah" baru mereka. Sayangnya, di tengah laut, mereka bertemu dengan para perompak. Apalagi yang diinginkan perompak dengan kapal muatan penuh wanita?

Lord Perompak aka Gideon dan awak kapalnya ingin berhenti menjadi pe
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of 39 novels and 10 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books ...more
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“Must the women keep curtseying to me as if I were some deity?” he grumbled.
“Yes. It’s due you because of your rank.” An impish smile crossed her face. “You didn’t even have to brandish your saber in front of them to get it. Fancy that. It must be a new experience for you.”
He cast her a sidelong glance. “If you don’t show me some respect, my dear wife, I’ll have to brandish my . . . er . . . saber in front of you later when we’re alone.”
“He was as temptingly made as the first Adam must have been. God hadn't shirked his duties when creating Gideon Horn. No, indeed. In fact, she wondered if God hadn't put just a jot too much effort into it. He should have given the man something more useful than good looks and a treacherous charm. Humility, for example.
She tried to imagine a humble Gideon, but it was impossible. Such a creature would be beyond even the Almighty's powers of imagination.”
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