The Siren's Song (Romancing the Pirate series)
by: Jennifer Bray-Weber
Released: May 2012
On the run from the man who killed her boyfriend, Gilly stows away on a ship. When the ship wrecks, she's sure she's a goner until she's rescued by a fearsome yet handsome pirate captain. In return for safe passage to the closest harbor, she must put her singing skills to good use and entertain the captain and some of his men. Seems easy enough. That is, until he demands she kiss him every time the ship's bell tolls.
Drake pulls a woman out of the ocean, only to have her dive back in for her purse. Convinced she's crazy, he offers her passage in return for her song. But as the days go by, he realizes she calms his demons, while making his body burn. When he realizes Gilly has demons of her own, he needs to figure out of it's worth pursuing her for a chance at happiness.
This was the most realistic pirate story I've ever read. It's not only the language, but the characters as well. Drake was so dark and conflicted, I honestly wasn't sure he'd be redeemed. Gilly had a dark addiction that threatened any future she might have. The two together were a powder keg waiting to explode. It was a nice change of pace from the norm.
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