The Wicked Ways of Alexander Kidd (The MacGregors: Highland Heirs #2)

Posted October 30, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

What it’s about
AN INNOCENT STOWAWAYAs
the sheltered niece of a Highland chief, Caitrina Grant longs for
adventure beyond the lush hills of Scotland. So when a pirate ship
glides into the loch, tempting her with promises of exotic lands and
hidden treasures, Trina sneaks aboard. But she is unprepared for the
consequences-and the seductive captain who demands the ultimate price
for her deception . . .

A SINFUL PIRATE

For
Alexander Kidd, the sea is no place for a lady. Pursued by deadly
enemies from every direction, Alex won’t rest until he claims the bounty
of riches left to him by his father, the notorious Captain Kidd. A
stowaway will not be tolerated-no matter how beautiful. But soon
fighting his desire for Trina becomes his toughest battle yet, and he
will have to make an agonizing choice: sacrifice his quest-or lose the
woman who has stolen his heart.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20706719-the-wicked-ways-of-alexander-kidd

Kathleen’s Review

Story
Rating ~
4.5 Stars
Hero
Rating ~
4.5 Stars
Heroine
Rating ~
5 Stars
Romance
Rating ~
4 Stars
Heat
Level ~
3.5 Stars
Action
Level ~
4.5 Stars
Ending
~
3.5 Stars
Overall
Rating ~
4.5 Stars
The Wicked Ways of Alexander Kidd is a passion filled action adventure on
the high seas!
I really enjoyed this book; it commanded
my attention from beginning to the end. Take a spirited, stubborn Highland lass
and then add in a sexy, swashbuckling pirate, and you get a VERY entertaining
read.
The heroine, Caitrina Grant, longs for
adventure, but her father has other ideas. He’s finally decided that Caitrina
has denied too many suitors for  her hand
in marriage, so he’s decided on a man for her to wed. This idea does not sit
well with her, she doesn’t  want to
settle down, she wants to experience life and travel to exotic places. Then
Alexander Kidd, a pirate, shows up to get a treasure map that his father left
in the Grant’s care until he can come  to
claim it. Caitrina is very intrigued by him, she’s never met a pirate, and a
sexy pirate at that! Caitrina decides to go on his ship just to take a look
while no ones the wiser, and her cousin and best friend, Kyle, follows her on
board . They end up hiding so the crew doesn’t find them and then they fall asleep
only to wake up after the ship has set sail, and is far out to sea. Of course,
once Alex finds out that Caitrina and Kyle stowed away on his ship, he thinks
they are after his treasure map. He plans to drop them off at the closet port
in France, but before he can do that something happens that makes it impossible
for the ship to stop there.
There was plenty of fast paced action
that made it an exciting read. I loved reading about the sea battles that took
place and all the places they stopped on the way. Paula Quinn did an excellent
job of describing the battles, places and people, I could easily envision all
these things as I was reading.
All the characters were wonderfully
written, my favorite being Caitrina. She was a VERY STRONG HEROINE. I LOVED
reading how she practically turned into a pirate herself as the story moved
along. She never cowered and faced fear head on. She didn’t let anyone tell her
what to do, and never backed away from her decisions.  She saved the day many of times during the
story, and the whole crew was in love with her before the end.
Alexander was a really good character
too. I loved reading about him struggling with his feelings for Caitrina. He
was an excellent hero; sexy, brave, confident, strong, caring, and honorable.
He was also a fantastic leader and took being the captain seriously.
I definitely felt the attraction between
Caitrina and Alex way before they acted on it. The sexual tension leapt off the
pages until they couldn’t deny themselves any longer. The loves scenes were
nicely done, and added the spiciness I always crave in my romances.
There was one thing that I felt could have
been done better…the ending…it was rushed. I wanted more details on finding
the treasure and what it consisted of. I also wished an epilogue would have
been added, it would concluded the overall story in a better way.  
In closing I want to say that Paula
Quinn wove a spectacular story, and I think historical romance readers would
love this book. I urge them to grab this book and give it a try. 
 Even though this is book two in the series it
can easily be read as a standalone.
*A
copy of this book was provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via
Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

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