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What a Pirate Desires (Pirate #1)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  136 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Only Luke Bradley knows the secret of his fellow pirate Sam Steele: Sam is actually Samantha, a woman driven by revenge.

Though Sam sails her stolen ship under a pirate flag, there is no creature more loathsome to her than a scalawag. As they journey across the unpredictable Caribbean Sea, Luke finds that making a criminal pay for his sins is second to the quest to win Sam
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2008)
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Regan Walker
Feb 22, 2013 Regan Walker rated it liked it
3 and Stars: Entertaining Pirate Read with a Female Pirate

Set in in the Caribbean in 1656 (Prologue) and 1661, this is the story of Samantha Fine--whose family was slaughtered by pirates. The hero is the notorious one-eyed pirate, Captain Luke Bradley. Years after the attack that robbed her of her family, Sam has become the infamous pirate Sam Steele and needs Luke to find the pirate who killed her family, the same pirate who took Luke's eye. She frees Luke from gaol and they combine their tale
ZaBeth  Marsh
May 16, 2012 ZaBeth Marsh rated it it was ok
Recommended to ZaBeth by: Sheila
If I can't finish a romance book in four days; it isn't moving a long. Time to call this one quits.
I found this book through a goodreads recommendation and was hunting for a pirate book that my local library had available on the shelf. This one fit those marks beautifully.

However, it was just ok, hence the 2 star "it was ok" rating. There was absolutely nothing new, different, exciting, or unusual about this book. There was a dashing hero, an intrepid heroine, and a villainous villain. They were hunting for a common enemy while being chased by another foe. Swashbuckle, swashbuckle, swashbuckl
Mar 30, 2016 Danielles rated it liked it

Sam ( antha), owner of a ( pirate) ship, needs Luke to get her revenge against a pirate!
But Luke likes her to much and lie'd to her,...
Sam likes him too, but after this lie she will end there relation,....but Luke had his reasons,....

Sam is not a real pirate, but she is tough!
Luke is great, but he has his lies,......
That was great!!!!in this story,.....

I like more from Beattie, but she is not the best writer,....yet,...
Dec 18, 2010 Laura rated it liked it
This is the first book I've read by this author and although the book was ho-hum, it wasn't so bad that I won't read more of her work. It started out kind of slow but then became more interesting as the story went along. However, the ending left me wanting...wanting what I don't really know other than maybe a better ending.
Plot = C+
Romance = C+
Sensuality = B-
Monique Takens
Feb 06, 2015 Monique Takens rated it liked it
Ik heb de nederlandse uitgave gelezen ( Candlelight Historische roman 897 / Geef je over ) Ik begreep niet zo goed waarom Samantha een piraat was geworden want ik denk dat er ook wel andere manieren zijn om een persoon te vinden om daarna wraak te nemen . Er wordt nergens een reden gegeven waarom ze niet na haar ontsnapping naar een hooggeplaatst persoon ( gouverneur ) is gegaan voor hulp .
Oct 10, 2010 Regan rated it liked it
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Jul 10, 2016 Rachel rated it really liked it
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I received this book from the Goodreads First Reads program.

I don't generally pick up Pirate romances, but do love a good historical. This fused the two subgenres well with a look at some of the "pirate isles" in the Caribbean. The story starts with a bang and ends with an awe. Everything in between was just as compelling. I do recommend it.
Apr 14, 2009 Sarah rated it liked it
Not bad for a "romance". It was more action/adventure for females. Cracked me up because the pirate who is the object of desire only has one eye, and that one eye is very expressive. It can show all kinds of emotions. Now I know what a pirate desires...revenge and love!
Jul 26, 2012 Jess rated it really liked it
For a romance novel that has no fantasy it is good. It would be good for adult readers for some of the secenes that are suggested and acted out (but not throughly). It was a good read, and I would add more but I don't want to spoil it for future readers of this book.
Nanci D.
Aug 07, 2011 Nanci D. rated it it was amazing

Really enjoyed this book. Well written, lots of action, lots of sex, good descriptions of life at sea and a good plot. Great beach reading! Easily keeps your interest.
Jennifer Ashley
Nov 05, 2009 Jennifer Ashley rated it it was amazing
This non-stop pirate romance has it all: high-seas adventure, a daring quest, a courageous heroine, and best of all, a true pirate hero to die for.
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Award-winning author Michelle Beattie has been writing since 1995. She sold her first book, What a Pirate Desires, in 2007.

Since recently wrapping up her 5 book pirate series, Michelle is currently working on a new historical western series.

When she's not writing she enjoys reading, playing golf, spending time with family and friends and enjoying the outdoors.
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