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.

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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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Rescued by the Buccaneer

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rescued by the buccaneer

Published: March 3, 2014

Rescued by the Buccaneer — Normandie Alleman

This is the same author that wrote Daddy Morebucks. I received an email from her asking if I’d be interested in trying some of her historical romance novels, since I didn’t much like the Daddy/Little Girl kink in her other book that I reviewed. I enjoyed her writing style, so I said yes. 

Now, don’t get me wrong. Rescued by the Buccaneer is still kinky. It’s not the same kink as the other one, but it still has some BDSM in the book between some of the characters. It’s not as heavy as some other books I’ve read, but it’s definitely there. 

Frederica Beauchamp is a young woman traveling to America from Europe with her best friend Cassandra. After her parents died, Frederica decides to move herself and her friend to the Americas to start over and try to restart their lives. 

Things do not go according to plan. Pirates (not at all like Captain Jack Sparrow) attack the ship the girls are traveling on. Frederica is the only one that is spared and is taken prisoner by the captain of the pirate ship. 

The Captain is a horrendous man. Most of the time he’s drunk and can’t do anything, but when he’s sober it’s not good news for her. Sometimes when he’s drunk it’s not so great either. She’s kept locked away in the captain’s quarters out of the view of the crew. He tries to rape her at one point, but because of wounds he sustained years before, he can’t…uh… preform. He beats her though, with is almost as terrible as the rape would have been. Maybe. 

After some times passes, a new passenger is taken aboard the ship. Gaston Galette is plucked out of the sea by the pirates and is sent to Frederica so that she can tend to his wounds. He’s intrigued by her because she’s young, pretty and the only woman on the ship. What were the circumstances surrounding her arrival to the ship? 

He turns on the charm and convinces her to meet him in the middle of the night on the deck when it’s most likely it will be deserted so that they could talk. Things happen that surprise her (in a good way) and she eventually agrees to help him with his plans for mutiny. 

The mutiny doesn’t go according to plan, and they’re both sent to Davy Jones Locker. Or rather… they’re tossed overboard. I can’t imagine that… being on a pirate ship and then being handcuffed, and THEN getting made to walk off a plank out in the middle of the ocean. I’m a pretty good swimmer, but I would have panicked. 

Gaston is able to get them both to shore and finds shelter. Their time on the beach is both sweet and hot. We don’t get a lot of his backstory, but even though Gaston has been through a lot in his life (I’m assuming he’s in his late twenties…maybe early thirties) he’s still able to be a nice person and takes into consideration Frederica’s feelings. He knows that a life with him on a pirate ship would not be an easy one, even if it’s something he would like. 

A few days after finding shelter on what they at first thought was a deserted island, Gaston learns that his ship that had been damaged in battle (which is why he was adrift at sea) was on the island being repaired. He’s reunited with his crew and sets about trying to distance himself from Frederica. 

I thought their reunion after he basically hid from her was hilarious. She might not be that experienced but she knows what she wants and she goes after it. She’s met with some resistance at first, but in the end things happen the way they should. 

Rescued by the Buccaneer was a short read just like Daddy Morebucks was. It actually might have been shorter. I wish it’d been a bit longer…so that we could see how life on the pirate ship was for both Gaston and Frederica. I really enjoyed it though, despite the shortness of the book. It’s well written and I seriously enjoyed watching Frederica grow into herself and discover more about herself. There were some characters that I didn’t like (like the evil captain) but I wasn’t supposed to like them. Gaston was a love. He’s a hard man, but he’s not bad. THOUGH — is it bad that whenever I read his name (or typed it now) I thought of the Disney movie The Beauty and the Beast? Yes? No? Maybe I’m just weird? 

Anyway, overall I really enjoyed the book. I’d read it again and I’d tell anyone that would enjoy a short, but hot read about one eyed pirates that they should pick up this book. 

10/10 would recommend. 

Daddy Morebucks

*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.*

Daddy Morebucks

Published: September 5, 2013

Daddy Morebucks — Normandie Alleman

BY THE WAY. This book is for mature audiences aged 18 and older. If you’re younger than that, keep on keepin’ on.

This isn’t the type of erotica I normally read. I’m all for the Dom/sub books… but I’ve never really been able to get into the whole Daddy/little girl thing. 

But I decided to give it a try anyway. 

This was my first read by Normandie Alleman (love the name). I really liked her writing style. It was very smooth and she was very good at being able to describe what was happening so that you could “see” what was going on. 

The story itself wasn’t bad. I’ve seen the plot before. Poor girl that’s down on her luck meets rich guy who swoops in to save the day. There’s instant sexual attraction and they end up eventually falling in love. This was slightly different because of the Daddy/little girl aspect. It was kind of like Annie but with no actual children, but lots of kinky sex. Hence the title Daddy Morebucks

Marley is a down on her luck prostitute. She hates it, but can’t find a better way to make money. She’s approached by a man in a bar who says that he’s looking for someone for his boss. She’s tempted with the idea of a five thousand dollar cash payout at the end of the night (which is more money than she’s ever seen… she can use it to get herself OUT of the hooker business) and agrees. The man makes her sign some nondisclosure agreements, apparently his boss is a very important guy, and whisks her away to go meet his boss. 

She’s told from the start by Milton (the hooker finding assistant), that his boss prefers to be called “Daddy” and that there are other things that will be explained to her when they arrive at the hotel. At first she balks when she learns of the “Daddy” thing — not wanting to have sex with a pedophile, but she’s quickly assured that it’s just a fantasy and the bossman doesn’t actually like little girls, just grown women who wear pigtails and address him as Daddy. 

After being reassured she sticks with her original agreement and goes to meet the man. 

“Daddy” turns out to be a businessman named James. He’s a millionaire (of course he is) and he’s used to finding pro’s to work out his particular kink. Surprisingly, he doesn’t normally sleep with the girls he gets… he just does everything else. Of course, Marley is different and he starts to think of her differently than the women in the past. Those other women also left after the scene was over, but Marley is asked to stay the night. 

The next morning, she’s taken “home” (aka back to being homeless) by Milton and is paid for the previous night. She wastes no time in using that money to find the cheapest apartment she can get her hands onto and finding a waitressing job. 

James can’t get Marley out of his head, but didn’t get her last name or phone number (not that she has a phone to begin with) so finding her is harder than he expected. Though, thanks to the help of a PI, he’s able to track her down. She’s understandably taken aback when he shows up at her new tiny apartment. I would have been too if I had been in her shoes and some guy that I’d hooked up with, but didn’t really know showed up where I lived out of the blue. After some discussion, he’s able to talk her into letting him help her paint her apartment, and then letting him take her to lunch. 

James is then able to explain to her that he’d like to see her again, be with her again like they were night at the hotel. He needs for her to be submissive — use the “yes sir” “no sir” and “yes Daddy” terms — and she agrees. 

A few days later, he come back to her apartment to talk to her (and scares the bejeezus out of her because he was hiding in the shadows like a creep) and asks her if she would consider moving into his apartment with him. I liked that she didn’t instantly agree and told him that she’d have to think about it. Smart girl. Well. I mean. It’s not like she really took that long to think about it, but she did make it clear that she needed some time alone to think about the proposition. He respects her wishes, gives her a cell phone so he can stop hanging in the shadows like a creep when he wants to talk to her and leaves her to think. 

Of course she agrees and next thing we know, she’s at his penthouse apartment (I did mention he’s rich — right? ) and is being shown around by a delighted James. He explains his rules to her and some of them she’s not too keen on. She has to check in with him wherever she goes, has to call him either “Daddy” or “Sir”, isn’t allowed to use any drugs, and can only have two alcoholic drinks a day. That last one kind of bugged me. Two drinks only? That’s barely enough to get a buzz (for me anyway). I don’t think having alcohol as long as it’s in moderation and not abused is fine. Marley agrees with me and pushes back against that particular rule. James warns her that she’s pushing her luck, but she sticks with her argument. One spanking later, and she’s a little more agreeable. 

They settle into their new routine and things seem to be going great for them both. Marley starts to feel like she isn’t able to contribute anything to the relationship besides sex, because what can you get for the man who has more money than he knows what to do with besides that? He’s paying for all of her expenses and she’s starting to feel like a kept woman. She gets introduced to some of his friends girlfriends (friends who also share the Daddy kink) which allows her to make friends with women who are in similar relationships. 

Christmas is coming up and she doesn’t know what to get him, so she approaches one of the women she’s befriended that isn’t in a relationship, and asks if she’d consider joining Marley and James in a threesome as a present to James (who has no idea this is being planned). Charmaine — the other workman — agrees and they make plans. 

On the day of the planned threesome, things seem to be going exactly how Marley planned for them to go… until she starts getting jealous. She didn’t expect for that to be an issue, but seeing James with Charmaine makes her sick, and she ends up making an excuse that she has to go to the bathroom, but actually sneaks out of the apartment and leaves. 

James is shocked when he realizes she’s gone and is frantic to find her. She seeks refuge at one of the other girl’s houses while she gets her thoughts in order. He goes by himself to Christmas dinner at his parents house (he’d been planning to take Marley as his girlfriend) and while he’s gone, she goes back to his apartment to spend Christmas night alone because it’s the only home she knows. He arrives home early and finds here there. They’re able to finally discuss what happened the night of the botched threesome and agree that they won’t be doing that again. They both profess their love for each other and then live happily ever after. 

The book wasn’t bad. It wasn’t as great as other erotica Dom/sub books I’ve read, but it wasn’t a horrible read. I was more turned off by the Daddy aspect, but I knew going in that this was a part of the book. I don’t know if I would read this particular book again, but I would be open to reading more of the authors work… granted it’s not the Daddy kink. 

I think I’d give this one an 8/10. 

ps. Yes I know I said my next review was going to be for Avenge Me but this was next in my queue so… whoops. I AM reading Avenge me though.

pps. I think I need to find a way to label some of these as being for mature audiences. Like… over the age of 18. Yes? No? Or should I just let people read it that stumble across it?