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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Review: Lord of the Sea (Heroes of the Sea, #6) by Danelle Harmon


Print Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Danielle Harmon (June 30, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: 
A Sea Devil Who’s Reckless At Heart. . .

Captain Connor Merrick’s thirst for danger has brought him fame and fortune as one of the most brazenly successful privateers of the War of 1812. But deep beneath his swagger, derring-do and charm, the handsome American captain is hiding a devastating secret, and he’ll go to any lengths to protect it . . .

A Beauty Who Gets More Than She Bargained For. . . .

Rhiannon Evans has longed for an adventure—and a mysterious, dangerous man to sweep her off her feet. While enroute to the tropical paradise of Barbados, she never dreams that her heart will be captured by the dashing American privateer who rescues her from bloodthirsty pirates. Only Rhiannon can see beneath Connor’s reckless façade to the man beneath. But when tragedy strikes, can Rhiannon’s love save Connor from himself? Or will the secret he guards so carefully, end up being the undoing of them both?


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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Let me begin by saying that this was both my first time reading a story from this series, as well as it was my first time reading something by this author. That being said, I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything by not having read the other stories first. It was a completely stand alone novel, in fact it wasn't until the end that I discovered that there were other books detailing the relationships of some of the secondary characters. 

As for this book itself? I enjoyed it for the most part. Yes, there were some parts that seemed to drag on longer than others, and their relationship isn't one that I would call "red hot", but I did enjoy watching these two completely different people come together and make a life that included better and worse. Also the privateering scenes were a lot of fun (as was the banter between Connor and his shipmates). 

Also, bring tissues! I can't say too much without giving away a crucial plot line, but there were parts of this story that had me crying those big, fat ugly tears. It was a beautiful testament to love and family - and completely not what I was expecting. 

Overall, I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a well written story about life, and living every day to the fullest.
DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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Lord of the Sea is available from Amazon.com


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