Tamed by the Buccaneer

*I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I was not paid by the publisher or the author for my review.*

Tamed by the BuccaneerPublished: June 26, 2015

Tamed by the Buccaneer — Normandie Alleman

The third book in Normandie’s Buccaneer trilogy is here! I loved the first two books — Rescued by the Buccaneer and Bound by the Buccaneer — so I was SO STOKED when I realized that the third book was out!

This is the end of Gaston and Freddie’s story. I have to say. I’m going to miss them.

If you haven’t read the first two books… you need to go do that. These are NOT standalone books and should be read in order.

Even though this is the end of their story…it was a wonderful end to the three books. Normandie did a wonderful job of tying up any loose ends from the previous books and didn’t leave it hanging. (Y’all know how much I hate to be left hanging…)

In this one, Gaston and Freddie have to deal with a whole new adventure. Parenthood. Gaston’s been down this road once before (it was mentioned in the first book, I believe…and is mentioned again in this book) but lost both his first wife and child before joining the pirate life. So, Gaston’s fully on board with becoming a parent again. In fact, I’d say that he was downright HAPPY about it.

Freddie on the other hand…she doesn’t take the news too well. Having really never thought about having children, she’s really freaked out by the idea of becoming a mother. How will she continue her life at sea with a baby?

I loved watching her journey from “What am I going to do I’m not prepared for this” to “I like being a mom”. It was a long journey, and it definitely had it’s ups and downs…but I loved it.

We got to see the battle with Captain Humphrey come full circle in this book. Remember him? He’s the nasty old pirate that started out the story (with having a kidnapped Freddie playing servant upon his ship and all). I won’t go into all that happens, but he gets his comeuppance.

Fun Fact: Since first starting this trilogy, I have been playing around with genealogy. I discovered that I’m related to a pirate. But… not just any pirate. Captain Henry Morgan (also known as Captain Morgan — yes, the one on the rum bottle) is my first cousin, ten times removed. I think that the knowledge that I have a little pirate in me made me love the book(s) more.

I thought this was a book to end the trilogy. Like I said, no loose ends were left (thank you, Normandie). Tamed by the Buccaneer was just as well written as Rescued and Bound. I loved the book, and I loved how it ended. I can’t wait to see what Normandie puts out next.

Tamed by the Buccaneer gets a very solid 10/10 from me, and a place (next to the previous two) on my favorites list.

Bound by the Buccaneer – A review and a Giveaway!

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*I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I was not paid by the publisher or the author for my review.*

Bound by the Buccaneer

Published: July 25, 2014

Bound by the Buccaneer — Normandie Alleman

This is the sequel to the second book I reviewed by the talented Normandie Alleman, Rescued by the Buccaneer. I didn’t realize when I read the first one that it was the first in a trilogy, but I was very happy when I found out! When I talked to Normandie about this book, she told me that she “had fun torturing him”. The “him” being Gaston. I was intrigued!

In the sequel, we get to catch up on what’s been happening in the lives of Gaston and Frederica since they went off to be together on his pirate ship. I was hoping there would be more to their story, and I am so happy to see that my hopes were realized.

Just like the first book, this one is hot. Very hot. Like… you should probably grab a glass of ice water before you start reading it. It’s also a short read like the first one was, but that didn’t bother me. It didn’t leave me with a cliffhanger (hate those), and it felt like a complete story. That being said, I desperately want to read the third book, to see what happens to them. But I can wait. Maybe. I hope.

When we catch up with our favorite pirates, it’s been two years since Freddie was originally captured by Humphrey, the evil pirate captain that Gaston ended up rescuing her from. They’ve been living aboard Gaston’s ship and enjoying each other’s company. Freddie has accepted and flourished in her role as the ship’s physician and is respected (even probably loved, though it’s not stated) by the ship’s crew members.

Because she wasn’t raised a pirate, and is a kind hearted woman, Freddie comes up with a way for Gaston and the rest of the pirates on the ship to keep on doing their pirating thing without hurting innocent people. I loved that she knew that the men would need to still do the plundering and stealing, but found another way around it.

Unfortunately, this other option has made the ship a target for a lot of other pirates… which is a dangerous thing. Gaston, brilliant man that he is, knows that their other option is a viable one, but he also knows that he’s going to be needing some sort of backup so that the chances of his ship and crew being attacked is reduced.

This is where you probably need to go get some ice water.

Gaston finds three other pirate captains that he’s sure would be formidable allies and goes to meet them to discuss the terms of their deal to join forces. Unluckily for him, things go a little sideways. There have been rumors circulating throughout the pirate channels that Gaston has a woman on board his ship… and that she has him following her around holding her petticoats. This isn’t exactly the image that he wants for himself and so he denies that that’s the case. And then he sticks his foot in his mouth. I couldn’t help it. I shook my head at him and his antics.

In a bid to reclaim his reputation as a man to not be crossed, he makes it clear that Frederica is his servant and that she does whatever he tells her to.

That was his first mistake.

The other Captain’s aren’t stupid men, and pounce on Gaston’s proclamation. If things are as he says, and the woman is his to do with as he pleases… why doesn’t he share her with them as an act of good faith before they seal the deal on joining forces? Without too much thought before he opens his mouth (again), Gaston agrees to their deal.

That was his second mistake.

Stupid, stupid man. One would think that you should probably talk to the person you’re in a relationship with before promising them to three other people, right? Unsurprisingly, Freddie isn’t  much a fan of his announcement when he tells her. After some explaining and reasoning, he gets her to agree to his deal.

Even though she agrees, she’s hesitant. Thanks to Gaston, she now has to have relations with three men she’s never met before. I think that’d make any woman hesitant. Luckily for her, the men are nice and understand her hesitation.

The sex scenes in the book are scorching. Remember that glass of ice water I mentioned at the start of my review? You’ll be needing that. They’re not over the top and vulgar, but they’re definitely erotic.

Of course after the foursome, Gaston is having doubts. It was mostly his idea for her to do this…but now he’s second guessing himself. Normandie mentioned to me when I talked to her that she “tortured Gaston” and at this point in the book, I can totally see that. 

Things get worked out and our favorite pirates get their (for now) happily ever after. There was a hint of more trouble on their horizons… which we should find out about in the third book.

I sincerely loved this book. It was a great sequel to Rescued by the Buccaneer and I can’t wait to read what happens next. Normandie is a tremendously talented author and such a fun lady to talk to.

10/10 would definitely recommend.

An Excerpt from Bound by the Buccaneer:

“You love knowing I can’t escape, don’t you? That I’m all yours,” Frederica teased, tugging at the restraints that bound her wrists to the bed.

Gaston raised a brow to her. “And what if I do?” He asked, untying the ropes from her wrists. “You know how much it excites me to see you all bound and helpless. Don’t you like being my own personal little whore?” Mischief danced in his visible brown eye. The other hid behind a black patch, injured in battle.

She touched a finger to her lips and rolled her eyes in mock consideration.

Before she had a chance to answer his rather rhetorical question, he pounced on her. His weight upon her gave her a feeling of warmth and security she felt at no other time than lying under him.

“Liar,” he whispered into her ear, his mouth trailing down her neck. “Tell me how much you love it.” Then he proceeded to tickle her ribs which sent her into a gale of giggles.

“Must I resort to the gag again?” He waved a red kerchief in the air playfully.

Her laughter made it difficult to speak. “Yes, yes, I love it.” Her voice reached a high-pitched squeal.

He ceased the tickling and sensually covered her mouth with his hand. “You must remain quiet or I will be forced to quiet you.” With each word his mouth traveled lower on her body, accentuating every word with a kiss.

Gaston hated for her to be too loud during their lovemaking. He worried that if the crew heard them, it would cause trouble. It wasn’t exactly fair for the Captain to be the only man aboard with a woman to bed every night. It was unclear to her whether he was more worried the pirates would rape her or if he feared they would stage a mutiny of his leadership, or both. Either was a potential problem if the men grew irritable enough.

So she tried to be quiet, but it was difficult considering the way Gaston brought her to such heights of ecstasy. Though she’d been a virgin when they met, and therefore inexperienced, she had no doubt he had talents in the bedroom that exceeded those of most men.

All he had to do was look at her a certain way, and Frederica’s body responded to him. His kisses awakened a fire inside her that only he could douse. “I know how you can keep me quiet,” she breathed huskily.

More about the book:

Bound by the Buccaneer

Two years have passed since Frederica joined Gaston aboard the Ocean’s Knave, and with every passing hour they have fallen more deeply in love. By day she is the ship’s physician, but at night she serves her captain in his bed, offering her body for him to punish and pleasure until she begs for more. But after a successful run of raiding other pirate ships, the couple have a target on their backs.

Their only hope is to form an alliance with a trio of like-minded captains, but in order to guarantee the cooperation of these unyielding, battle-hardened men, Gaston is forced to offer them a night with Frederica. Reluctantly, she agrees to be shared with the men, but afterwards Gaston finds it difficult to forgive himself for bartering Frederica’s charms. As jealousy and desperation threaten to consume him, will Gaston lose his beloved Frederica or can he weather the storm and find a way to bind her to him forever?

Publisher’s Note: Bound by the Buccaneer is the second book of the Pirates of the Jolie Rouge trilogy, which began with Rescued by the Buccaneer. It is an adventure and erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes including a foursome, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more.

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Since the Pirate of the Jolie Rouge Trilogy is best read in order, here’s more about the first book:

Rescued by the Buccaneer

Rescued by the Buccaneer

When Frederica Beauchamp boards a ship for the Americas, she dreams of a life filled with adventure, but she gets more than she bargained for when her passenger ship is attacked by pirates.  The heartless men kidnap her and force her to serve their captain—a fate that might be worse than death, since though he does not have his way with her, the captain delights in baring her, shaming her, and thrashing her bare bottom as punishment for every imagined disobedience.

After the pirates bring aboard an injured man found floating in the sea, Frederica tends to his wounds and learns that he is Gaston Galette, a survivor of a shipwrecked vessel. Gaston seeks her help to overthrow the vile captain, but when their plan goes awry he is forced to use all of his wiles to save them. As the naïve girl and the seasoned sailor navigate one perilous situation after another, he informs Frederica that the only way they can survive is if he is in command, and that if she thinks things can be otherwise, she will be taken over his knee for a bare bottom spanking.

As he watches the proud, willful Frederica bow to his authority, however, Gaston worries that her growing hold on his heart will be his downfall. He knows he cannot take a woman with him when he returns to his ship and crew, but when Frederica accepts his lustful dominance completely, submitting to him with grace and beauty no other woman could match, Gaston realizes that he may never be able to let her go.

Publisher’s Note: Rescued by the Buccaneer is the first book of the Pirates of the Jolie Rouge trilogy. It is an adventure and erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes including elements of BDSM and humiliation, and more.

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About the Author

Normandie Alleman

A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She loves writing quirky characters that are all too human. Fiber arts, baking, and Pinterest are a few of her favorite pastimes. She lives on a farm with a passel of kids, an adorable husband, and a pet pig who’s crazy for Red Bull.

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Her website: www.normandiealleman.com

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