Maggie Blackbird

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Today, I’m hosting author Jeri Black’s latest release The Dangers of Loving a Rogue, a historical romance.  Be sure to read my review.  And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.


Title: The Dangers of Loving a Rogue
Series: N/A
Author: Jeri Black
Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date: December 14, 2022
Length: 358 pages
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Blurb:  If not for deplorable timing, Celia Breckenridge might have avoided a pirate attack. She’s grateful for her rescuer, truly, however the stubborn man is sailing in the wrong direction! Most alarming still? The silver-eyed rogue is devilishly attractive and Celia must keep reminding herself she’s betrothed to another.

Jackson Beaumont had a plan: sail to the Caribbean; find a hidden cache of emeralds; return to society a wealthy man. Alas, he arrives in Charles Town with marauding pirates, a disgruntled heiress, and a hurricane at his heels. Rescuing the lady from pirates posed little challenge – allowing her to return to her betrothed is proving far more difficult.

But Jack won’t return to England without his fortune, and when it comes to another man’s bride, he’s not above a little plundering himself.

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“I should not be drinking spirits as I shall need all my wits where you are concerned.” She looked up when he remained silent. “Why are you staring at my mouth?”

A good question.


’Twouldn’t do to tell her he should like to sip some sherry too—from her lips or anyplace else she’d allow him to pour it. “You feared me when we first met.”

“You gave me good reason.”

“I?” Jack flattened a hand over his chest. “I risked my life for you.”

“Spare me the knight in shining armor drivel. My rescue was not your purpose—though a benefit, to be sure.”

“’Tis grossly unfair of you, madam. Do forgive me for arriving on a ship instead of a white charger—”

“A horse wouldn’t have you, sir.”

“—to rescue your pretty hide—”

“Then proceeded to accost me.”

“—and kissed you for your own protection.”

Scorn flashed in her eyes. He much preferred an angry Celia over a despondent one. This one was much more fun. “Protection? Bah. You stole the prize from under their noses and flaunted me before them.”

“Would you rather I had left you?”

“No.” ’Twas more of a reaction than a reply, rather like a grunt.

Fomenting her annoyance was unwise, but Jack could not resist. He touched her elbow and lowered his voice to a sultry rumble. “Shall I kiss you again? A kiss befitting a gallant knight?”

She snorted. “I should rather kiss your horse.”


I love a good pirate romance, so I was in, even before reading the blurb LOL.  I must say the author didn’t disappoint.  This was a great story with tons of adventure, friendship-building, and great chemistry between the two main leads.

The eldest daughter of a rich merchant from England, Celia Breckenridge longs for adventure before honouring the betrothal her parents set up with a neighbouring family.  Yes, she’ll marry her best friend who is more like a brother, but before settling down into married life, she wants to try something different.  Boy, does Celia get her wish and then some.  After comforting and burying her ailing aunt in Bermuda, on her way back to England, Celia’s ship encounters pirates.

Captain Jackson “Jack” Beaumont tries to save a good friend but loses him.  However, this nice old man leaves behind a mysterious map that will lead to much riches for the adventurous and sea-loving captain.  While sailing to retrieve the treasure, he encounters pirates attacking a ship.

Jack arrives in the nick of time to rescue Celia and their adventure together begins.

I must say I enjoyed the two leads.  Jack is fun, a rogue, and a daredevil.  He’s the flirty and charming kind of hero any woman would fall for.  As for Celia, she is intelligent and determined, and her stubbornness tends to forever land her in trouble since she lacks patience.

The chemistry between the two is proper for the times.  She is the daughter of a merchant and behaves as such, while Jack wants to seduce her, finding himself drawn to Celia.  The friendship they build is wonderfully written as the duo get to know each other and even trust each other.  Well done, author.

The historical accuracy is also bang-on.  I enjoy a good period piece that really stays in the culture and behaviour of that time.  I also loved the look into Charles Town and the colonies.

The plot is one adventure after the next, but the author allows the reader time to breathe with the refreshing growing intimacy between Jack and Celia.  A great cast of characters also provides assistance, comedy relief, and friendship for the two.

It’s a beautiful read and a book I highly recommend.  Do yourself a favour and get a copy.  It’s more than just a pirate adventure, it’s a historical romance that takes the reader to many places.  I must also give props to the Wild Rose Press.  As of late, I’ve been reading and reviewing a few books from this publisher for blog tours I host, and I must say they do a superb job working with their authors to produce the best story possible.


A love of history and happily-ever-afters lured Jeri Black from reading historical romances to writing her own. She earned a B.A. in Finance after working several years as a bartender. Spending countless nights with a variety of humanity has given her a unique perspective on the attitudes and exploits between the opposite sexes. Her lively, witty characters are a result.

Jeri writes historical and contemporary romance and is a 2017 Golden Heart Finalist. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her husband and forty-year-old box turtle rescue named Klide—who likes strawberries, chasing bunny rabbits, and chewing on her shoes.

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8 thoughts on “Jeri Black – The Dangers of Loving a Rogue

  1. Audrey Stewart says:

    Jeri Black is a new author to me, but I want to thank this blog for the introduction. I look forward to reading this book.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Eva Millien says:

    I enjoyed reading the excerpt, I love the cover and I can’t wait to read The Dangers of Loving a Rogue! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Maggie, for sharing your review!

    Have a fantastic day!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kim Janine Ligon says:

    Adding to my TBR. Love the excerpt! Kudos on the terrific review!


  4. Jeri Black says:

    I can’t thank you enough for hosting me and for the lovely review. I’m so happy you enjoyed The Dangers of Loving a Rogue. These characters became larger than life as I wrote this story and I had so much fun with them. I was sad to write: The End.


  5. Beatrice LaRocca says:

    Thank you for sharing your review of The Dangers of Loving a Rogue, I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt and I am looking forward to reading this story myself


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