Ana from Spain writes in with a request for help for a book she didn’t think was that fabulous, but wants to read again nonetheless.
So, this is what I remember: (Beware: spoilers!) Red-headed girl with green eyes ¿Morgana? lives in England, but her father dies, and she has no money, so her cousin ¿Ryan? whom she had never met takes her back to Ireland to their grandfather who is rich and had disinherited the girl’s father. But Grandpa is afraid she will die a spinster (even though she’s like 20 or something), so he says he’ll leave all his fortune to her and whomever she marries, as long as it’s a cousin (icky). So she’s going to marry this other cousin ¿Colin?, but grandpa doesn’t like him, so the day of the wedding he locks him in his room, and then “convinces” Ryan to marry Morgana.
He is pissed, blames her… and decides to leave with her, on his boat (he’s not exactly a pirate, but something like that), and they go to France, and to Spain, and to Africa, and he’s an ass to her most of the time, and she gets kidnapped by some locals in Africa, and she escapes, and she meets this other captain who wants to marry her, and she cooks monkey stew for him (without the monkeys’ hands and heads) and they travel to ¿India? where she becomes the lover of the local raja, and then she is kidnapped by his brother who rapes her, but then the Raja’s brother’s wife sets her free because she is jealous, and the raja doesn’t want her anymore because he thinks he betrayed him, so she leaves with the other captain, and they go to China, where she works as an english teacher for this merchant, who is a commercial partner for her husband, so he finds her, but he had been thinking she was dead, so he’s really pissed, and they leave together and go back to Ireland, where the other cousin, Colin, has become part of a rebellion, and he is captured and put on one of Her Majesty’s boats for 10 years. And I think that’s it.
He really is the worst hero ever, beats and rapes her regularly, but I did like the fact that when she is with the raja, she has sex with him because she wants to and she enjoys it, and not like in most of the books where the hero gets to sleep around even after he meets the girl, but she is patiently waiting for him to come back. But she is TSTL most of the book. In fact I don’t really recommend the book, but if anyone knows it, I would at least be able te see if it was that terrible.
I don’t know if cover details from Spain will be useful, but there was this girl with reaaally long red hair lying on a bed of furs, I think.
So, muchas gracias en todo caso!
Dios mio, Ana, that sentence is increíble! Does anyone recognize this book, pirates, rape and monkey stew and all?