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Summary

The Pirate and the Princess

Nora Adams believes she is only a schoolteacher and a poor seaman's widow until the day she inherits a fortune, and her mother sends her to London to deliver a mysterious message to a newly arrived foreign princess - who looks much like Nora. Once Princess Elena receives Nora's missive, she steals Nora's identity and vanishes. Left adrift in unfamiliar waters wearing ill-fitting royal shoes, Nora determinedly sets out in search of the real royal.

Nick Atherton long ago retired from his villainous life of piracy, but he's dragged out of his role as fashionable fribble to protect the princess - or the false princess. Nick would far rather seduce the comely widow, but to do so he must dodge French spies and pursue misbehaving royalty. For the fate of a nation, Devil Nick takes to the high seas again, but will that cost him the only woman he could ever love?

©2013 Patricia Rice (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Awful narration

I couldn't get past Chapter 3. The narrator's quasi posh accent and delivery was just too painful.

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What the widow did next! A more appropriate synopsis!

This is a good book, but not as good as the first two. I’m not quite sure why I think so, because the lead characters are very engaging and intrepid. Nora Adam’s is the most mature of the ladies to receive the £1,000 legacy and although she has need of it and plans for it, it is not the focal point of the story, as the others were. In addition, Nick has no need of it.

This is an action/adventure narrative and sadly, those are the activities that don’t really engage with me - nothing against the genre, nor against the telling of the tale. Not quite interesting enough. The princess is gone almost immediately, and the search is quite bland and benign and, quite frankly, I have no idea what she was doing during her absence!

The story wasn’t really about the princess, but given that she was the reason for the tale, her hide and seek activities seemed, ultimately, to be quite pointless!

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A Bit Complicated

I was looking forward to listening to this 3rd instalment in this series. So I was disappointed that it was a bit hard to follow, it was complicated. I lost track who was related to who. I did listen till the end but I wanted it to finish.
I'm hoping that the 4th book is a little easier to follow.

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Swashbuckling Romance and intrigue.

This was not my favourite of her books but it may be because I didn’t enjoy the narration.Tried slowing it down to see if it helped to no avail. Had all the usual ingredients of a rollicking good drama.

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excellent

Lovely romance and very exciting adventure. I really can't understand the bad comments.Maybe they want to write another story themselves!?I really loved how the writer explained the creation of this love.I love also how very different each romance is in this series.Something different to expect in each book.Looking forward for the next..

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  • 27-05-22

Narrator no good

Ten mins in could not listen to the story her voice is terrible

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I enjoyed listening to this book

nora what a strong woman.
enjoyed listening to this book, well done all involved.

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  • PamO
  • 24-07-17

A fun caper--loved it!

Nick and Nora... I love the names of the two lead characters! If you love old movies ( think The Thin Man with Myrna Loy and William Powell) you'll get the reference.
Now, the plot is nothing like those movies, but the banter is. Witty, funny and sarcastic.
Nick is a rake. A social fribble. So why is the Home Office entrusting the safety of a visiting foreign princess to his care? Could there be more to Nick Atherton than meets the eye?
Now enter Nora. As the widow of a naval officer, his noble family has passed an inheritance on to her. In the process of bringing her to London, " to get some polish ", she discovers she's actually cousin to the princess! And they look very much alike.
Fun right? Well.., it was until the princess ran away, and then French spies started shooting at HER!!
The rest of the book is a wild caper with romance thrown in. I loved it. A totally fun read.
This is book 3 in a 4 book Rebellious Sons Series.

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  • michael carter
  • 25-11-20

Best of the lot

Excellent story best book of the 4, all are good but the story of Nick is by far tve most interesting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-09-20

Bad boy meets an awe so proper Widow

Nora has always thought her mother’s stories about princesses and castles were just that a story. But when Nora inherits a fortune and goes to London she meets her cousin Princess Elena. She finds out her mother was is an Arch Duchess. Her mother asks her to give Elena a message and when she does she talks Nora into switching places not realizing Elena means to vanish.
Nick is a retired pirate and is tasked with protecting the Princess but when she escapes his eye he and Nora must do everything to bring her back. A wonderful story with a great ending,

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-05-21

Excellent read!

I highly recommend this thrilling book, and the series in which it is, to readers who love historical romance, as well as a well narrated book. Enjoy!

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  • Kathryn Green
  • 08-05-21

Notorious Atherton

Loved Nora and Nick but the plot did get rather involved/hard to follow there at the end. Patricia Rice is one of my favorite authors, however, this one just wasn't my absolute favorite. Eliza Jane Cornell did do an awesome job as narrator! Most enjoyable 😊

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-04-21

great story, great reading!!

was very easy to get swept away.... couldn't wait for the end!I am enjoying each book of the series!

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  • Adele
  • 18-01-22

Great story

This book has strong male & female characters. The plot kept my interest throughout & I hated for it to end.





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  • Cheryl G.
  • 10-01-22

Not to my liking. Narrator ruined it.

Hated the narrator. No clear distinction between male and female voices. Struggling to finish.

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  • Linda Mendoza
  • 05-01-22

so far the best of the series

really like the story and the narrator was great. Couldn't put the book down wow

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  • Ceal
  • 24-12-21

Charming Fun

I have gotten hooked on this series by Patricia Rice. They narration is great so tongue in cheek. Nothing tops the action and adventure. Soon as I finish this review I hope to start another one.

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