THE PIRATE PRINCE
by Connie Mason

November 2004
ISBN: 0-8439-5234-2
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What started as a simple visit with her mother, turned into a nightmare of a lifetime for Willow Foxburn. When she was captured and sold to a Turkish sultan named Ibrahim, she thought her world would end and then, the ship carrying her to an uncertain future had been overcome by pirates! Willow wondered whether she should rejoice or despair as sheíd already been probed, prodded, dressed indecently and sold to the highest bidder. What would become of her now?


Prince Dariq had one goal, to make life a living hell for his brother Ibrahim, who had murdered their father and sibling brothers in order to take over the throne. By escaping Ibrahimís attempt to murder him also, Dariq turned to piracy and made a career out of plundering Ibrahimís ships and slowly bringing Ibrahim to his knees. Upon learning that Ibrahim was expecting a treasure among treasureís, Dariq seizes the ship and itís precious cargo, only to find out that the treasure wasnít what he had expected. Ibrahimís most treasured possession turned out to be a woman. Not just any woman, but a jewel among women, brighter than the moon and stars, with hair like newly minted gold, and skin as smooth and iridescent as an exquisite pearl. How in the name of the gods will Dariq be able to keep from having her?


Connie Mason is a gifted storyteller. All of her books are sensual, fun, adventurous and terribly sexy, and The Pirate Prince is no exception. Dariq has one quest in life and when Willow is thrown into it, he has a very hard time staying focused. Fortunately, for Willow, Dariq has yet to realize that a cleaver woman is never without resources. She certainly has no intention of becoming the sex slave of a sultan; and no matter how much he tempts her, she will teach her captor a thing or two before she gives her heart to The Pirate Prince. The secondary characters add much laughter and fun to this story. The Turkish setting is a breath of fresh air for those of us who are always reading stories set in England, but then again, England is never very far when Willow talks about home and her family.


If you like your romance with zest and fire, then Connie Mason is the writer who can deliver. You can never go wrong with her name on the cover.


Reviewed in October 2004 by Debbie.

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