by Jennifer Bray-Weber
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: March 2012
Personal Rating: 4 stars
Summary from GoodReads:
Marisol Castellan is in trouble-again. Against her pirate father's orders, she snuck off their ship to intercept a message meant for a rival captain, one that offers a clue to the whereabouts of her estranged brother Monte.
Pirate captain Blade Tyburn is not pleased to find the letter he's been waiting for is missing. He's even less pleased when he discovers the thief is a raven-haired beauty who bewitches his senses and muddles his thinking. The note gives the location of a silver-laden ship that'll make his fortune; Blade must find it, and if that means bringing Marisol along on the voyage, so be it.
Marisol believes Monte sails on the very ship Blade is to meet and strikes a deal with the handsome rogue. If he will give her passage to her brother, she will give him the exact location he needs. And both will get more than they expected...
This was my first ever historical romance with pirates as characters and ships as the setting. I absolutely loved it. Very enjoyable read.
Marisol is an amazing woman who has learned to live the “pirate” way which is a man’s way.
“If she were to stay, if she truly wanted the seaman’s life, she had to toughen up. It was their reality.” (Kindle Loc 1771)
Marisol was tough. She was able to manipulate the men to get what she needed. She was able to blend in and do work, but also able to portray what she thought was going to happen during/on the voyages.
Blade Tyburn was a pirate captain. Marisol having been on other voyages with other captains knew they were tough on their shipmates. However, I think Blade was able to convince her otherwise.
The plot was fun, adventurous and educating. I learned a lot about sea life and ships, without it being too much of a lesson or boring with detail. The plot also had its twists and turns. Many times I was amazed at what had happened and kept me hopping to the very end.
What should you read next?
Try Teresa Medeiros Some Like it Wild. See review here.