Growing up sheltered, Rosa Lee Almaida lived a carefree life after both she and her mother experienced a horrific ordeal on the seas, and in the middle of
when she was only four years. Meeting her adoptive father was the only joyful
and good experience as a result thereof; the man honored by all sailors on land
and sea for his bravery and unconditional love. He was her hero, and a model
for her future husband-to-be. Now, twenty years later, she is forced to return
to the seas that claimed the lives of many, including her birth father.
Abducted from her parents’ castle in
Portugal, Rosa Lee
became the Falcon’s ransom―a brutal pirate king on the
exchange for her younger brother Pedro’s life. It was here she met the Falcon’s
son, Roberto de Ville, a man equally fierce, albeit with a hidden agenda.
Reliving her past during the voyage, she found herself admiring the pirate for
his leadership and skills, but would she be able to look past his exterior to
see the man for who he really was? island of Madagascar―in
Through the inscriptions her parents left in their diaries, she made a choice to save her life. But in an unexpected turn of events, she had to trust him unconditionally, believing that her life would be spared when she gave herself over to the love and intimacy for the man she craved.
Taking Rosa Lee from
Roberto takes her to the Falcon on the Isle of St. Mary. From stories recounted
by her brother, he came to one conclusion; she would be his. Throughout their
time together, he came to admire Rosa Lee for her bravery during a daring
escape, which reinforced his belief that she was the woman he’d waited for all
his life. Roberto was more than willing to set his life as a pirate aside, but
first a plan had to be set in motion―one that would change his live forever.
However, he could trust only one man, Pierre, his second in command, to assist
him in seeing his plan to the end. Portugal
Ultimately, the end result shocked Rosa Lee, and an important lesson was learned: Never judge a book by its cover.
Author’s note: A Pirate’s Wife contains love scenes and foul language, due to its portrayal of both real events and people. Parental guidance of 16 is advised.
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By A.D. Spencer