HarperCollins e-books 2009
ISBN: 978-0-06-197631-5(Adobe Digital Edition)
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Synopsis: Clare Sullivan, a slave, is captured by one of the most virile, ruggedly handsome pirates- Dominic LeVeq. At first the capture rattled her so, but after getting to know him, she learns more about him and that knowledge leads her down a passionate, adventure filled road…
I enjoyed this book for many reasons:
- Sailing on the open sea.
- A handsome pirate.
- A courageous, intelligent heroine.
- Last but not least, steamy unforgettable scenes.
So, yes right off the bat I can tell you this is a five heart read. It is about more than pirates and slavery. It begged the question: How far will you go for love?
As usual, like in other books by Beverly Jenkins, you get a history lesson along with an amazing story. Also like usual: the female lead character is pure(either a virgin or never “been loved properly”) and sometimes in her stories, the woman can not stay. She has a mission. Clare has a very important mission and she will die trying to complete it.
Dominic is iron wrapped in soulful kisses and intelligence. Yes, he’s a pirate and may forever be, but he proves to not only be caring and attentive–he’s also trustworthy and resourceful and he had a crew that trusts him.
“He placed his lips against her ear, murmuring, “I could kiss you until the sun becomes the moon.”(55)
Some of the events are tough to swallow but it was a reality Jenkins’ had to paint for us since it took place in the late 1700s. The enslavement of blacks and the rise of pirates was very real during that time and so some incidents definitely made me cringe but the storytelling was great, sweeping across the Atlantic, to Savannah Georgia and the Caribbean’s.
Have you read any of Jenkins’ books? Do you also enjoy sailing on the sea kind of tales? Share and discuss below! 🙂
~The Write Web