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Ruining My Childhood: A Pirate’s Love, chapter eight

No trigger warning this time around. Just a general Content Warning for discussion of rape, torture, etc. FUN STUFF. This is it folks. This is a chapter I do remember. As I recall (remember, I was like ten when I read this), Bettina does not get whipped at all. Tristan comes out and saves her…

Woman kills Viking rapist, gets his stuff.

Ruining My Childhood: A Pirate’s Love, chapter seven

Trigger Warning for threats of torture, death and rape, jerkfaces laughing over how hilarious rape is. Before I begin the recap, a couple of notes. I asked my mother if this level of blatant sexual violence was common for romance novels written in the ’70s and she said it was not, but that other women she knew…

no god please no

Ruining My Childhood: A Pirate’s Love, chapter six

TRIGGER WARNING FOR RAPE, THREATS OF TORTURE, AND RAMPANT MIND-GAMES Welcome to yet another exciting recap of A Pirate’s Love by Johanna Lindsey, a historical romance novel first published in 1978. When last we left Bettina, she was cowering in horror as the pirates took her ship. Hey, do you know what today is? It’s the…

A bunch of pirates.

Ruining My Childhood: A Pirate’s Love, chapter five

Welcome to yet another exciting recap of A Pirate’s Love by Johanna Lindsey, a historical romance novel first published in 1978. When last we left Bettina, she had just been given the definition of rape. Chapter five now has the Windsong in warmer waters. After a storm, Bettina wants to go up on deck in the…

A dog with a hot dog on its nose.

Ruining My Childhood: A Pirate’s Love, chapter four

Welcome to yet another exciting recap of A Pirate’s Love by Johanna Lindsey, a historical romance novel first published in 1978. When last we left Bettina, she was on the Windsong and heading for the island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean. Chapter four makes a jump to two weeks into her journey. Bettina’s burned out on…

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Ruining My Childhood: A Pirate’s Love, chapter three

Welcome to yet another exciting recap of A Pirate’s Love by Johanna Lindsey, a historical romance novel first published in 1978. When last we left Bettina, she was laughing herself to sleep about how her mom was trying to turn her into a shameless Mary Sue. Chapter three opens on the day Bettina is to set…

Mary Sue eyes change color

Ruining My Childhood: A Pirate’s Love, chapter two

Welcome to yet another exciting recap of A Pirate’s Love by Johanna Lindsey, a historical romance novel first published in 1978. When last we left Bettina, she was betrothed to a stranger on the other side of the Atlantic. Chapter two starts with Bettina’s mother Jossel coming to speak to her privately later the same day.…

A Pirate's Love by Johanna Lindsey

Ruining My Childhood: A Pirate’s Love, chapter one

I was a voracious reader as a kid and started reading books for adults at an inappropriately young age. A Pirate’s Love by Johanna Lindsey came out before I was born, so I know I didn’t start reading it that early, but the copy that came into my hands was definitely not something I should’ve been…

Sleepy Hollow S2E16: Down the Hole

This episode only has a teeny little smidgen of Katrina in it and therefore is very good indeed. We open with a crew of three men entering sewer tunnels in Sleepy Hollow. One of them–who later gets identified as Daniel so I’m just going to use his name rather than “goatee guy” as I called…