REVIEW: The Puritan Pirate – Jules Radcliffe

The Puritan Pirate - Jules Radcliffe

Title: The Puritan Pirate

Series: Pirates of Port Royal Book 2

Author: Jules Radcliffe

Genre: Historical, Erotic, Romance

LGBTQ+ Category: MM Gay

Publisher: Sinnamon Press

Pages: 104

Reviewer: Maryann

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About The Book

A strait-laced lieutenant. A free-living pirate. Enemies from the first.

Lieutenant Thomas Peregrine is outraged when he’s ordered to leave his ship and join the Brethren of the Coast. But Perry knows the folly of disobeying the tyrannical Commodore Pobjoy. He enlists with the Audacious, a pirate ship bound for the high seas in search of the Spanish treasure galleons.

Aboard his new ship is sailing master Gabriel Quinn, the most beautiful man he’s ever laid eyes on. Perry, a devout Puritan, is dismayed by his desire for a godless pirate, and an Irishman withal. He blurts out a shocking insult. And though he tries to apologise, it’s too little, too late. There can be nothing between them but bitter hatred.

Then one night, in a rowdy Port Royal tavern, Quinn stops him from making a stupid mistake. But there are consequences for carelessness. Perry’s orderly world is about to be turned upside down.

The Review

Jules Radcliffe creates another journey on the high-seas with the second installment of the “Pirates of Port Royal”.  She again writes an historical and adventurous tale of pirates in the year 1664.

Lt. Thomas Peregrine has been given orders to join Black Wolf’s ship the Audacious.  He’s not at all happy about it and knows he’s being used to spy on the pirates.  Thomas is somewhat of a stuffed shirt but that’s because he’s hiding his true self.  But one thing that is truly sad about him, he doesn’t connect with others and it leaves him friendless.

When the loss of a crew member occurs Peregrine goes on a drinking binge,  which he doesn’t realize almost leads to danger for him.  Lucky for him or maybe not, master Gabriel Quinn shows up in the nick of time and basically rescues him.  

Peregrine and Quinn definitely have some friction going on between them.  This one night of drinking leaves Peregrine wide open.

Jules Radcliffe does an amazing job at worldbuilding: the ships, the ports, the fights and all the colorful pirates.  She makes you feel like you’re actually right there on the ship, stopping in all the ports.  

As with the first book “Pirates Promise” there’s interesting information at the books end with “Author’s Note”.  

There are also two more books that I’m watching for: “Pirate Master” and “The Penitent Pirate.”  Those two books are being re-edited – I can’t wait!”

The Reviewer

Hi, I’m Maryann, I started life in New York, moved to New Hampshire and in 1965 uprooted again to Sacramento, California.  Once I retired I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2011 and just moved back to Sacramento in March of 2018.  My son, his wife and step-daughter flew out to Florida and we road tripped back so they got to see sights they have never seen.  New Orleans and the Grand Canyon were the highlights. Now I am back on the west coast again to stay! From a young age Ialways liked to read.

I remember going to the library and reading the “Doctor Dolittle” books by Hugh Lofting. Much later on became a big fan of the classics, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and as time went by Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury and Stephen Kingand many other authors.

My first M/M shifter book I read was written by Jan Irving the “Uncommon Cowboys” series from 2012.  She was the first author I ever contacted and sent an email to letting her know how much I liked this series.  Sometime along the way I read “Zero to the Bone”by Jane Seville, I think just about everyone has read this book! 

As it stands right now I’m really into mysteries, grit, gore and “triggers” don’t bother me. But if a blurb piques my interest I will read the book.

My kindle collection eclectic and over three thousand books and my Audible collection is slowly growing.  I have both the kindle and audible apps on my ipod, ipads, and MAC. So there is never an excuse not to be listening or reading.

I joined Goodreads around 2012 and started posting reviews.  One day a wonderful lady, Lisa Horan of The Novel Approach, sent me an email to see if I wanted to join her review group.  Joining her site was such an eye opener.  I got introduce to so many new authors that write for the LGBTQ genre. Needless to say, it was heart breaking when it ended.

But I found a really great site, QRI and it’s right here in Sacramento. Last year at QSAC I actually got to meet Scott Coatsworth, Amy Lane and Jeff Adams.  

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