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3.75 stars

Publisher’s Description:

This is a new edition, completely re-written for much richer in characterization, conflict and tension. 


An independent young lady meets a bold merchant captain pursued by a band of pirates…what could possibly go wrong?

Fiercely independent and equally impetuous Keelan Grey acts the dutiful daughter on the outside, but inside, she’s determined to avoid marriage even if it means taking the most desperate measures. Everything changes when a deathbed confession from a loved one plunges her into a dark plot of deception and revenge, and an assassin targets members of her family. Desperate for help, Keelan finds an unlikely ally in the antagonistic, but irresistible sea captain, Landon Hart.

Rakishly handsome and equally exasperating Landon Hart is a Freedom Runner-part of a network of people moving runaways to a new life up North. He’s in Charleston to smuggle a recently escaped group aboard his ship, and uncover the purpose of a clandestine meeting between his late business partner and a British plantation owner. When he meets a sword-wielding, fiery-haired temptress on the way, he isn’t prepared for the impact she has on his tightly guarded heart…nor the trouble she manages to attract.

My Thoughts:

Although badly edited I did mostly like this story. I had to struggle through unusual and unnecessary punctuation. Copyright symbols and other characters that were placed in places where they weren’t needed. Apparently this was due to a formatting problem.

I didn’t like the ending. This story ended in a cliffhanger.

Instead of a story of it’s own you have to wait for the next book to find out what eventually happens to our hero and heroine.

Because of the formatting issue I gave this poignant story 3.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 2.5 of 5.0 flames.

I would have rated it higher if not for the formatting issue taking away from the story.

The intimate scene between our hero and heroine is only a heavy petting one therefore the low sensual rating.

I hope the re-write of the next book is soon ready so we will know our couple’s fate.

I received an uncorrected digital ARC of this book to read for review from the author/publisher. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

Note To The Reader:

After this review was originally posted I received an email from the author asking what format I had downloaded. As stated above the apparent extra symbols and characters were a formatting issue that the author was not aware of as they didn’t show up on her end.

Hart’s Passion (Book 2)

Keelan Grey is running away from an arranged marriage and Captain Landon Hart doesn’t know it yet, but she’s just been hired as the new cook’s helper on his ship.
When pirates kidnap her first, the fiery vixen ends up neck-deep in trouble. To make matters worse, if certain people find out what Landon’s smuggling in the walls of his hold, all hell will break loose.
Keelan is forced to act a charade and soon her life depends on her playing the part. With the mystery of her true identity yet to be solved, and enemies closing in, she must rely both on her wits and skill with a blade to survive.
One thing is certain; the pirates suspect she’s hidden aboard Landon’s ship, and it’s not long before their schooner is spotted on the horizon.

Hart’s Reward (Book 3)

An accident robs Landon of the last five years of his life, turning his new wife, Keelan into a stranger aboard his ship. 
Worse, a series of events putting members of the Freedom Runners in jeopardy has Landon accusing Keelan of conspiracy and betrayal. When each explanation sounds more outlandish than the last, her hope for Landon to fall in love with her again becomes more and more futile. Bounty hunters close in, setting a trap for Landon. To save him, Keelan must persuade him to trust her. Her fight for Landon’s love soon turns into a fight for his life.

Pirates & Petticoats novels take the reader on a high seas journey, starting in the American south and sweeping across the ocean to Jamaica In Pirate Heiress (novel 4) and New Orleans (Redeeming the Pirate-novel 5). If you enjoy American literature, women’s action and adventure, family sagas, romantic action adventure, historical romance, action and adventure fiction, action and adventure romance fiction, or saga fiction in the kindle store, you’ll love this series!

Highland Hearts

509823385by Hannah Howell

Paperback: 284 pages

Publisher: Open Road Media

Publication Date: July 15, 2014

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1497644682

ISBN-13: 978-1497644687

File Size: 2351 KB

Print Length: 284 pages

Publisher: Open Road Media Romance

Digital Publication Date: April 29, 2014

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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From New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell comes the thrilling tale of a beautiful noblewoman embroiled in treachery and treason in the Scottish highlands–and the royal knight who would give his very life to protect her. . .

On the run from a treacherous enemy, a knight and a noblewoman find a passionate destiny in the Scottish highlands.

A villainous rogue abducts Contessa Tess from her uncle’s castle in the Scottish highlands, and when he reveals her uncle’s terrifying plans, she follows him into a whirlwind of adventure and realizes that there is a hero beneath his criminal facade. 

Contessa Tess Delgado suspects her Scottish uncle of supporting those who would overthrow King James II. But it is not until she frees Sir Revan Halyard from her guardian’s dungeon that she realizes the extent of the plot–and the deadly lengths to which he’ll go to silence her and claim her considerable inheritance. When Revan abducts Tess in the course of his escape, she becomes his wary ally as well as his captive. For though Tess is loath to trust him and resistant to the desire he stirs in her soul, she cannot deny the destiny they share. Now, as they race against the traitors who seek to destroy them and betray the throne, Tess and Revan will risk everything for love of king, country–and one another. . ..

“Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell.” — Publishers Weekly

A Jewel in the Vaults

583807528Flights of Love Book 1

by Lily Baldwin

Series: Flights of Love Series (Book 1)

Paperback: 166 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: May 13, 2015

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1512197254

ISBN-13: 978-1512197259

File Size: 13762 KB

Print Length: 168 pages

Publication Date: May 13, 2015

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Digital List price: $2.99

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She has never met a man like him before. Then again, he has never met a lad like her.

In 1802, Edinburgh’s poverty-ridden Old Town is rife with danger, but it is the only home Robbie MacKenzie has ever known. To safeguard herself against the worst villains of the street, Robbie conceals her femininity behind her shorn hair, dirt-smeared face, and tattered breeches. To all the world she is a lad, but beneath the ruse is a woman aching to break free. 

Leaving his beloved Highlands behind in pursuit of his prodigal brother, Conall MacKay journeys to Edinburgh. There, he solicits the aid of a young street lad named Robbie. But Conall soon realizes that there is more to both Robbie and Edinburgh’s Old Town than meets the eye.

In a world where wickedness governs and darkness reigns, a savage struggle for dignity, survival, and love begins. 

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