on September 7th 2017
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HERO OF THE SEA:
His life devastated by tragedy, privateer Captain Kieran Merrick, youngest son of a famed New England maritime family, sets sail for his childhood home to confront bittersweet memories. When he encounters a merchant ship adrift in the Caribbean, he discovers something he never expects ... a red-haired, pistol-wielding Virago hiding in its cabin.
BALTIMORE'S SCANDALOUS BEAUTY:
Rosalie McCormack can sail a ship, shoot a gun, and run a business. But she's fleeing scandal, and now savage pirates who seized her family's merchant ship have something both she and her handsome rescuer want. Through their unexpected attraction, can these two wounded souls overcome danger, deceit and the cold wrath of a brutal pirate to discover a love that could heal them both?
From the author of the internationally acclaimed and mega-bestselling series The De Montfortes!
Kieran shut the door behind them.
“Well,” he said, taking off his black top hat and placing it on a chair. He ran a hand through his hair, ruffling it and restoring it to the carelessly tousled look she loved so much. “If we were any other couple, I’d ply you with drink to dispel any nervousness, have a shot or two myself, and we’d get down to the business of consummating our union.”
“But we’re not any other couple.”
“No, we’re not.” He sat down on the bed and began to pull off a shoe.
She watched him. “But we still have to get to the consummation part.”
The hell with patience. “And I’d like to begin it by getting you as naked as I saw you last week, but then I’d have to contend with what I suspect would be your complete and utter shock.”
He paused in removing his shoe, cocked his head ever so slightly, and looked at her, one corner of his mouth lifting almost imperceptibly. It was subtle, but she had come to recognize that look. It was his look of information-gathering, of mulling that information over in his mind, of coming to conclusions that were, almost always, uncannily correct. There was no hiding from that look, no lying to that look. And, as if he knew the direction of her thoughts—and surely he did—the slight lift in his mouth became a teasing, amused little smile, and he raised one dark and questioning brow.
“Do you know, Rosalie,” he said, removing the other shoe, “I do believe I would enjoy being completely and utterly shocked.”
He pushed aside the cast-off shoes with one foot and again, looked up at her. The last rays of the setting sun caught the profile of his face, gleamed in his dark, carelessly curling hair, and struck gold off the buttons of his open tailcoat. And then his mouth began to twitch with suppressed humor.
“What?” she asked, grinning.
“This beautiful woman is my bride, but her boldness she thinks I cannot abide—”
“No, no poetry—”
“When truth be told I’d have her no other way, the most beautiful girl on the Chesapeake Bay.”
Rosalie laughed, shook her head, and put her hands on her hips. “Kieran Merrick, I hope to God you’re a better lover than you are a poet.”
“Why don’t you come over here and find out?”
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~~Reviewed by AnnMarie~~
Heir To The Sea is the seventh and concluding book in the Heroes Of The Sea series by Danelle Harmon. It can be read as a stand-alone but if you were to go back and read the other books you will have had some huge spoilers in this last book. My advice if you want to read other books in this series, is to at least read the previous book, Lord of the Sea, before reading this one.
Privateer Captain Kieran Merrick is grieving, he has been putting off sailing home because he doesn’t want to face everybody, least of all Connor, his brother, who he believes is the very reason for the grief he is suffering now.
Rosalie McCormack isn’t your normal ‘Miss’. She loves to sail, shoot guns, and she can run a business. She is running away from a scandal back home and is more than happy to be at sea with her brother and his men onboard his ship. Unfortunately, the ship is taken by pirates, not once, but 3 times. Fortunately the third time it was done by none other than Kieran who found her locked in the Captain’s cabin for her safety.
It was lust and hate at first sight for them both. But it didn’t stop Rosalie demanding he help her look for her kidnapped brother. He might have said no, but when he found out that he too has a vested interest in finding these pirates he is quick to agree to come to her aid.
What follows is a fabulous story full of swashbuckling excitement, sword fights, fisticuffs, pistols and cannons firing. The quest for justice sometimes sees Kieran, Rosalie and his men in a fight for their lives, breathtaking scenes are written so well that you won’t be able to put the book down until you know the outcome of each fight. A blossoming romance also takes place between our couple as they begin to see each other’s real personality rather than the facade they present to each other. They like what they see and their steamy moments are just that, steamy! Steamy but not x-rated so it shouldn’t harm anybody’s sensibilities.
There was never a dull moment in this book, I had no idea how things were going to end, or if Kieran’s reason for sadness turned out to be an untruth. I had to keep reading to find out, and I wasn’t disappointed. The book ended in the best way possible in order to keep true to something from Lord of the Sea. It was definitely a fitting end to a wonderful series.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book.