There are something about pirates that just screams romance. Maybe it’s the fact that they live on the high seas, or maybe it’s the fact that they’re often portrayed as rebels without a cause. Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that pirates make for some of the best romantic heroes in literature.
If you’re looking for a pirate romance that will sweep you off your feet, here are some of the best ones out there:
1. Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
This classic pirate romance tells the story of Peter Blood, an English doctor who is convicted of treason and sold into slavery. Blood eventually escapes and becomes a pirate, and the rest of the novel follows his adventures on the high seas. Along the way, he falls in love with Arabella Bishop, a beautiful woman who is also being pursued by the evil pirate Leech.
2. Pirate King by Laura Resnick
In this novel, Daphne Harrow is a woman who has been left penniless after her father’s death. Desperate to support herself and her young son, she agrees to become the companion of the notorious pirate king, Captain Jagger. While she’s initially terrified of him, she soon discovers that there’s more to Jagger than meets the eye. The two of them soon develop a deep connection, and Daphne finds herself falling in love with the man she thought was her enemy.
3. The Pirate Queen by Kathleen Y’Barbo
This novel tells the story of Grace O’Malley, a real-life Irish pirate queen who lived in the 16th century. The novel follows her adventures on the high seas, as well as her romance with the English sea captain, Richard Bingham. The two of them must overcome the odds to be together, and their story is one that will stay with you long after you finish the book.
4. The Pirate Lord by Sabrina Jeffries
In this novel, Lord Nicholas Langdon is on a quest to find a legendary treasure that is said to be hidden on a remote island. He enlists the help of Catarina, a beautiful pirate captain, to help him find the treasure. As the two of them search for the treasure, they also find themselves falling in love with each other.
5. Captured by a Pirate by Eliza Knight
In this novel, Lady Alexandra is on her way to marry a man she doesn’t love when she’s kidnapped by a pirate. The pirate, Captain Blade, is determined to make her his wife, but Alexandra is just as determined to escape. As the two of them clash, they also find themselves falling in love with each other.
These are just a few of the best pirate romance novels out there. If you’re looking for a romantic adventure that will sweep you off your feet, be sure to check out one of these books.