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Courtney Farrow, the daughter of infamous pirate Duncan Farrow, has proven that she can fight, loot, sail, and swear as well as any pirate in her father's crew. When Duncan Farrow is killed in a battle against an American ship, Courtney is left with her uncle on their island to fight a different battle against the Yankees. Though determined to defend their home, the pirates are defeated and Courtney, disguised as a young boy, is captured by Amercan Lieutenant Adrian Ballantine. Shortly after her capture, Adrian discovers Courtney's true identity hidden beneath the dirty guise of a boy. Wanting to protect her from his sadistic Captain, as well as the hang man's noose, Ballantine decides to keep Courtney's identity a secret by having her pose as his newly appointed cabin boy. Soon after, the tables are turned when Duncan Farrow's partner rescues the captured pirates from the American vessel and Ballantine becomes Courtney's prisoner. Though they are enemies, Courtney is drawn to the American soldier and she is torn between her newly developing feelings toward Ballantine, and loyalty to her fellow pirates and father's memory. The plot is filled with twists and turns as the hero and heroine search for traitors on both sides, and discover the truth behind Duncan Farrow's hidden wealth.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   pirate attack! Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   he/she is really a she/he

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   unhappy for sexing the guy    -   guilty


The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   Her How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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