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Early Review: The Pirate & I by Katharine Ashe

Jul 1, 2017

Years ago, Miss Esme Astell fell hopelessly in love with Charles Brittle, an unassuming and highly respectable London bookmaker.
Then he disappeared without a word.
The last thing Esme ever dreamed was to meet Charlie again —
In a dark alleyway —
In a drenching rain —
In a chase with the police —
In Scotland.
Can she resist falling again, this time for the dangerous scoundrel he’s become?

3.5  STARS


The Pirate & I by Katharine Ashe was smoldering! This exciting short story is sure to entice with it's witty banter and steamy interludes. Esme has a unique talent and is on her way on becoming a perfumer until she finds herself face to face with someone she thought never to see again. Charlie is a wanted man and he needs Esme's help to free himself from a life he no longer can tolerate. Together Charlie and Esme discover the whereabouts of a particular object. They find much more than what they were hoping to find. I found the story to be a bit outlandish at times, not quite realistic, but a fun story none the less. The Pirate & I is non stop action an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. I look forward to the next Katharine Ashe novel.



Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA® Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers Weekly, Women’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine’s books, please visit her website or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.

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