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The Caribbean, 1664After peaceful months ashore strengthening their new union, Perry and Quinn are ready to return to the life they love best--roving with the buccaneer ship Audacious. Quinn is still haunted by his torture in a Spanish dungeon, and Perry hopes being back at sea will restore his matelot to his old self. In Port Royal, they are swept into intrigues--the wortThe Caribbean, 1664After peaceful months ashore strengthening their new union, Perry and Quinn are ready to return to the life they love best--roving with the buccaneer ship Audacious. Quinn is still haunted by his torture in a Spanish dungeon, and Perry hopes being back at sea will restore his matelot to his old self. In Port Royal, they are swept into intrigues--the worthies of Jamaica are conspiring against the buccaneers, a baby is found on their doorstep, and a mysterious gentleman has a secret he will kill to preserve.Just when Perry and Quinn hope to sail and leave it all behind, Quinn is asked to become the sailing master of Night Hawk, captained by the dashing Raphe Ashburn, his former lover. Charming, aristocratic, and witty, Captain Ashburn is everything Perry wishes he could be. But Night Hawk is a valuable ally, so Perry convinces Quinn to go. All goes well until Perry is taken by an old enemy. He is certain he will never see his matelot again, for Quinn is not a man to brook deceit or infidelity from a lover. And Captain Ashburn is waiting in the wings to pick up their old affair.When everything in their path seems intent on keeping them apart, will Perry and Quinn find their way back to each other?...

Title : The Penitent Pirate
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ISBN : 9781682523513
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Number of Pages : 305 Pages
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The Penitent Pirate Reviews

  • Stephanie Lake
    2019-02-17 13:11

    This book kept me up two nights in a row.Sexy pirates, mayhem, and romance. What more could a person ask for in a story!This is book two with the same two primary characters. Generally, I don’t like books that continue the romance after book 1 has concluded, but Radcliffe must have a magic pen.Perry and Quinn each have so much history that could damage their relationship, it takes more than one story to solidify the HEA. In fact, it might take three or four stories, and I am ready to read each and every one.Radcliffe brought to life 1600s Caribbean again, in her second book in this series, with this swashbuckling romantic adventure. I can’t wait for book 3, and I’m cutting this review short, so that I can start reading this book again!

  • Joyfully Jay
    2019-02-08 16:49

    A Joyfully Jay review. 3.75 starsThe Penitent Pirate is the second book in Jules Radcliffe’s Pirates of Port Royal series. It continues the adventures of buccaneer matelots Perry and Quinn and picks up a few months after the end of the first book, The Puritan Pirate.I have enjoyed both these stories, but what struck me is I had kind of opposite thoughts on this book versus the first. In The Puritan Pirate, I felt like the relationship was not developed enough and the guys jumped into things really fast, while the world building and larger political landscape really made the book. In this case, I felt like the opposite was true. I loved the relationship between these two guys, but the politics and incredible detail about the larger world just overwhelmed me.So on the relationship side, Perry and Quinn are quite happily in love. They have become matelots (sort of pirate married) and their intense bond is quite clear. They have weathered a horrible crisis in Quinn’s kidnapping and abuse and come out stronger. I really appreciated the connection between these men. They felt solid (even when they worried things were awry between them) and I found them romantic and sweet. Their fierce dedication to one another and their comfort in showing their feelings was a highlight of the book for me.Read Jay’s review in its entirety here.

  • SheReadsALot
    2019-01-20 17:59

  • The Novel Approach Reviews
    2019-02-19 19:05

    Jules Radcliffe has done it again. If anything, this book is even better than the first one in the series. Book one was full of political intrigue, the brutal realities of war, and the forging of Perry and Quinn’s relationship. Now, in book two, the political landscape is still constantly changing in a time full of uncertainty, but the story concentrates more on the posturing of men who are free to manipulate the winds of history and the grabbing of land and money for their individual kings. The Caribbean in 1664 is ruled by the Spanish, the Dutch, the English and the Brethren. The Brethren are the men who live there, they work there, and they sail the seas looking for bounty.Kit Harrington, former English nobleman, captains the Audacious. Raphe Ashburn, former aristocrat himself, captains the Night Hawk. These men are partners—on land, in bed, as well as at sea—but there is no love lost between the two, and their querulous relationship is pivotal to the story. Quinn and Perry are looking forward to getting back to sea. We left them in book one in Jamaica, living in the house of the Black Wolf’s Captain Harrington. The rainy season is almost over and the men are becoming restless. Quinn, however, is still plagued with nightmares, haunted by his time spent in a Spanish prison, which happens in book one. The two are excited to be sailing together once again, Perry hoping that time spent at sea will help Quinn to heal mentally and physically from the trauma he endured. Circumstances change, and suddenly Quinn has no choice but to move his berth to the Night Hawk and become their sailing master.Jules Radcliffe uses actual history to lend credence to her stories, and in doing so, easily transports us to her chosen place in time. The use of language, local colloquialisms, and the accurate descriptions of the people and places give us a colorful backdrop for her novels. There were several times I had to reread sentences, or actually look up a word, and frankly, I loved that! All this reality engages you on an intellectual level, and because she writes characterizations with the same amount of detail, you find yourself engaged emotionally as well.Perry and Quinn are matelots, a practice on sailing ships, especially among the Brethren, whereby they are in essence married under the law of the sailing ships. It is unspoken law that matelots are never separated, so when Quinn has to move to another ship, Perry feels the loss. The connection that these two men have is palpable. The trust and the chemistry is off the charts. There is an element of D/s in their relationship that suffers after Quinn is held hostage. The amount of healing he has to go through doesn’t truly resolve till the final pages of this book, and you hurt for him on so many levels. There is a sweeter touch in the middle of all these pirates, with the addition of a baby girl found on the doorstop of the house Perry and Quinn are staying in. Perry is immediately smitten with the tiny thing, and immediately you are led into believing in a HEA with Quinn and Perry as fathers of the little bundle. I also truly loved the title of the book—the penitence both Quinn and Perry feel they have to pay for their supposed sins, and the play off Perry’s middle name was incredibly clever.And then the ending is just perfect for these two pirates, and brings their adventures to a fitting conclusion and solidifies their relationship.“But in sooth, God made you for me, and who am I to doubt his intentions?” Quinn held the Bible up and held Perry’s eyes with his own. “I swear I’ll always be yours, Thomas Peregrine, and you’ll always be mine, and no man will come between us. And when we die—God grant it be many years hence—we’ll not be truly parted, for we’ll meet again in the land of promise.”Yes, this is a swoon worthy pirate adventure, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Read book one first—you need to understand the journey these men take. You can start with this second book, but why when the story is so much better told from the beginning. Swamp Dog is the next story in the making, and then A Pirate’s Promise. I would really love it if one of these is Kit’s book. I think there is more to his and Raphe’s relationship than meets the eye! If you love different kinds of historicals, or just plain great love stories. then this series is for you. Highly recommend.Reviewed by Carrie for The Novel Approach

  • Susan
    2019-02-16 20:09

    I was dying to get my hands on this book, but once I did, I got cold feet. I had fallen for Gabe and Perry so thoroughly, that I worried that this story would not measure up. My worries were for naught. The Penitent Pirate more than measured up to The Puritan Pirate. Swashbuckling, sea battles and skullduggery abound. But more importantly we continue to see a wonderful love story evolve and grow. Gabe and Perry have turned into a formidable partnership in both love and war. I can't wait to see what happens next. Hint, hint....Kit needs someone worthy of his brilliance and bravery...

  • Joe Cosentino
    2019-02-18 16:46

    This short story continues the love affair between Quinn and Perry. It has all the usual Jules Radcliffe elements (historical romance, steamy MM sex, period flair, intense detail) with the addition of more plot. We meet Raphe Ashburn, Quinn's charming and captivating ex-lover, and we also come upon an old enemy of Perry's. Add into the mix a bit of mystery, mayhem, and lots of romance. This series continues to get better and better. I'm looking forward to see what comes next.

  • Heather
    2019-02-08 13:04

    I've always been a sucker for pirates and with the Starz series Black Sails concluding this past spring, I knew I would be feeling the absence. Well! Lucky for me just as the hole the show left was at it's deepest, lo and behold Jules Radcliffe's The Penitent Pirate crossed my social media timeline. I fell in love with matelots Quinn and Perry so hard in book one The Puritan Pirate so what could go wrong with a follow-up? In a word: NOTHING!In book two we find the devoted duo recovering on land while they wait out the rainy season but they long to get their sea legs back. So I'm not going to go into the plot too much, lets just say there is plenty of intrigue, lust, pain, lust, angst, lust, friendship, lust, new characters and old, oh and did I mention lust? Well all kidding aside, there is plenty of lust between Quinn and Perry as well as Kit and Raphe, who happens to be a man from Quinn's past too, but most importantly there is tons of love between the men.Jules Radcliffe has outdone herself with this sequel and I don't know what her plans are for this series but I would not be against more of this historical pirate universe. If you haven't read Puritan, I suppose you could start with Penitent as it does have it's own journey but I would have felt a little lost having not experienced what the pair went through to get where they are and knowing what Quinn was put through just makes his pain and attempts at recovery flow better so it is this reader's opinion to give book one a read first. You won't regret it.

  • Bo
    2019-02-04 16:56

    "Avast Mateys!" Brilliantly Over-the-TopHere are the Puritan Pirate Thomas Peregrin (Perry) and his brash Irish lover Quinn in a tale of lust and love and intrigue and violence on the high seas and on the islands of the Caribbean in the middle of the 17th Century.Read the blurb for the book and get the plot. Then settle back and be prepared for another Jules Radcliff tour-de-force of seemingly unending sex, interrupted by sometimes inconvenient plot twist, or in this case by two brilliant diversions. One involves an abandoned baby and the other a separation of the lovers onto separate boats for the newest roaming of the seas. Both these strong, well-developed, plot lines give us deeper and stronger appreciation, and love, for both characters. You will be out of breath sometimes, and shedding a tear at others, but in the end, it's an ending no one could expect given the times and the venue--but "avast, mateys!" it sure as heck works.

  • Drianne
    2019-02-05 13:00

    Enjoyed this one, and there was less torture/angst than in the first one, so it was much less upsetting on those grounds, which I prefer.I was a little surprised at the whole kid!fic thing, and I kept expecting (view spoiler)[the prologue to tie into the main story, not just the bit about the baby, which was apparently totally its own separate thing. Oh, well. (hide spoiler)]

  • Misty
    2019-02-20 18:00

    ** 3.75 Stars **The Penitent Pirate is another entertaining adventure. The abandoned infant plot wasn't my favorite part I'm afraid. Will the next book be about Kit, I wonder? I really hope so!

  • Katherine McIntyre
    2019-02-01 12:03

    Love Perry and Quinn's romance! This book managed to be sweet, sexy, filled with intrigue, and of course the swashbuckling one would expect with pirates. Don't miss out!