The author Chloe Flowers has weaved a unique storyline filled with many mysteries and tragedies supported by an impressive cast of characters. She transports the reader to an era set in 1811 - the weapons used then, sights and smells of the times, and the classic mouth-watering Southern recipes at the end of the book, all bring this story to life.
Secondly, the main characters are very well etched out, including back-stories. The young lady parading as a boy, Keelan Grey, does not wish to repeat the fate of her mother, the heartache of marrying a man whose first love will always be the sea. The handsome Landon Hart, captain of the aptly named ship, "Desire", steals Keelan's heart even as she declares her intention to marry someone else. She might seem a bit immature and reckless, playing with the affections of two young men. She can't deny her true feelings, and at the same, she is determined to live independently.
Finally, the writing is steady paced with vivid descriptions and just the right blend of some swashbuckling action, emotional encounters, deception, and revenge. The constant conflict between the main protagonists is engaging as they clash against each other for most of this book. Add to these, the possibility of a looming war with Great Britain, and this becomes a heady concoction.
Overall, Hart's Desire is an exciting and adventurous cliffhanger with many twists and turns that make it a very exciting and enticing read.
From the Author
If you're a Pirates of the Caribbean fan, you'll love the action, adventure, intrigue and romance of the Pirates & Petticoats Books.
My favorite book to write so far is PIRATE HEIRESS. It's full of humor, action and adventure. My intention was to write about Brendan in the 5th book, but my review team has derailed that plan by demanding to know Drago Gamponetti's (the pirate Captain Gampo) story!
So, what do you think would make a nun desperate enough to kidnap a pirate?
Find out in The Pirate and the Nun due out this fall!
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