Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: Bound By Decency by Claire Ashgrove

Bound By Decency
The Flying Gang Legacy #1
by Claire Ashgrove
Paperback, 420 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing
ISBN 13: 9781477535820
eCopy courtesy of Author
Once, Cain sailed with the cutthroats of The Flying Gang, fearless Captain of The Kraken, bound to no one save the sea. After inheriting a portion of Spain’s Royal Inheritance, he resigned the life of brigands for a chance at honest wealth. With the secrets of his piracy tucked away, he achieved his lofty aspirations. But when his partner and best friend betrays him to the Royal Navy, Cain’s dreams are ripped to shreds. He’s left with his ship, the tattered remnants of a stolen future, and a piece of Spanish mystery. Wanted by three nations and destined for the gallows, he returns to the legendary band of buccaneers for one purpose -- vengeance.Kidnapped by the formidable Cain, India Prescott discovers he intends to kill the man she’s to marry, Richard Grey. Cain’s story reveals betrayal. Treachery that extends to her as well. Although she holds the key to retribution, India refuses to become another man’s pawn. Freedom lies before her, the liberty to shrug off propriety, make her own decisions, and claim her destiny. But when she uncovers goodness in Cain’s soul and he awakens passion in her heart, she must combat the chains of convention once more.Only this time India ’s not fighting society. She’s battling a pirate bent on keeping her decency intact.
Read more at: Claire Ashgrove or The Flying Gang 
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Lexi's Thoughts:
It’s summer, the heat will eventually drive you to water. Ideally the ocean, but most of us will have to settle with a lake or pool. So if you can’t go to the ocean, bring it to you. What better way to spend some summer nights than with a pirate in your bedroom? 
Bound By Decency is a classic, girl gets stolen away by a pirate ship and then has her heart stolen by the dastardly fiend. The first half of the book India is stuck in Cain’s cabin, and though it feels a little slow this is where they get to know one another and emotions begin to grow. How can you not get to know someone if you have to share such a limited space? Then they reach Nassau and the fun really begins. 

India is a smart woman, she uses her brains to run her fleet of ships and bring in a decent profit. What she is unused to using are her womanly wiles, and that is exactly what she needs to use to get what she wants this time. It is fun to see her reaction to Nassau in all of its’ colorful glory. She is ready to experience life with out the restrictions society has placed on her, and Cain is right there with her to share her joy and be her protection. 
Cain is a pirate. He is good at what he does, he has men that trust and follow him willingly, and he years to leave it behind and return to his more honorable position. You might say he is a pirate with a conscience, and that conscience holds him back over and over from giving into India’s desires. 

Bound By Decency is the first book in the Flying Gang Legacy. It is a great first book for a series as you are introduced to Cain, Nightshade, Royce and Drake. All well known pirates and capable captains, and all great characters. Not great as in good people (though there is some good in each of them), but strong well written characters. You will get wrapped up in their stories even as you are carried away by Cain and India. Now we just have to sit and wait to see who’s book is Captured by Freedom.

Rating: 3.5 Wines, A fun Pirate adventure and start to a new series!

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