The Pirate's Stowaway Bride by Anne Stryker
About the Book
Sit still. Be quiet. Obey. Adora has lived her entire life under her mother’s strict rules, but when obedience means marrying a man twice her age, something deep within her snaps. Fleeing the night of her wedding, she boards what she assumes is a trade ship and hides among the cargo she hopes won’t be touched until she’s far away from the life she left behind. She never anticipated being found. Or finding Fenix. Fenix believes in freedom, expression, and adventure. When a woman in a wedding gown is found in the belly of his ship with eyes like fire and the disposition of something almost broken, he wants nothing more than to release the flames and mend the cracks. But with her past catching up to them, he may not have the chance.
Author Anne Stryker is proving to be very versatile with genres and is unafraid to venture into uncharted territory. This trait of exploration is best reflected in her latest character Adora, a spirited young woman who yearns for freedom by defying the conventions of her time. While most debut authors settle in a particular range, Stryker barges forth into the literary sea to expand readers experiences and widen her own horizons as an author.
The Pirate’s Stowaway Bride gives you a light, warm feeling and many moments of laughter through Adora and Fenix’s witty exchanges. It’s a story that wraps around you like a blanket as you take off onboard a pirate’s ship with Adora and take in your first breaths of freedom….along with a blossoming love for a certain swashbuckling pirate.
Fenix has many degrees of charm from his caring, high-spirited nature to his ability to see beyond a person. Through Fenix, Adora is released from the bonds society imposed upon her. Overall, Adora’s character evolved beautifully from a caged bird to one who learned how to fly; the narrative was nothing short of uplifting.
So far I like that Stryker maintains her stories as novellas. They are well developed, concise, and provide the full extent of the author’s imagination which makes you yearn for another adventure on the high seas.
Ultimately, The Pirate’s Stowaway Bride is destined to make you dream of the ocean surrounding you and a sky filled with endless possibilities.
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