Life for me was about surviving the ugliness that people knew existed but didn’t talk about.
I lived in hell.
Then I saw her.
I knew I couldn’t keep her, but for just a little while I had found heaven.
Eight years later, I can’t get her out of my head. It is a mistake sailing to her island.
It is a mistake reaching out to her.
She doesn’t recognize me.
Or maybe she does.
Closure, it is all I’m after.
Then my past comes back to haunt me.
She’s thrust into my ruthless world.
A romantic who has a journal that leads to a shipwreck and a lost treasure.
She wants to find the ending to a love story that is over two hundred years in the making.
I want to help her find it.I didn’t set out to be a pirate.
I didn’t set out to fall in love with an angel.
I did both anyway.
Spoilers are mean, awful, nasty little things. And, I hate them. Unfortunately, to really be able to fully review this title, they would be necessary...and I am just not going to go there, so this is going to be a vague review.
Kace is wonderful. He is compelling, interesting, and has one of the best and most developed characters backstories that I have ever read. It is the perfection of this story that makes him incredibly compelling and allows the reader to understand why Willow is so drawn to him, why the attraction is instant, and why it lingers even years later.
There are moments where you heart jumps; there are moments that make you absolutely unwilling to put the book down; there is an ending that is absolutely perfect, both for the book and for the characters.
The writing in Elusive is dynamic, it pulls you into the story, and it keeps you there. Are there areas where you have to suspend disbelief a little bit? Of course there are, because it is a pirate book. And, we all read books about pirates because, well, they are pirates. And, they are over the top, and kind of grouchy, and tough to get to know, and a little difficult...which also makes them men. :)
The bottom line is that this is a well written, well paced and perfectly developed book.
I definitely recommend this title.
So I have a secret. Until this year I had never read a pirate book. Gasp! I don't know what held me back, but based on a recommendation from my blog partner I decided to give them a shot-and spoiler, I really like them! Now, that's the last spoiler you'll see in this review.
I loved this story. Literally from the first page I was hooked. Now, I have to be vague because to be anything other than that would mean my review would have spoilers-and nobody likes a review with spoilers. So here's what I *can* tell you.
This book was incredibly well written. The pacing of the story worked. You FEEL for these characters. I understood their struggles, their hurts and why they are the people they are. I liked these characters as individuals, I felt their spark. I wanted them to find their happiness, and wasn't disappointed in the resolution they came to at all.
The supporting characters in here definitely had me intrigued. They didn't overshadow our main couple at all, they simply enhanced the story AND left me wanting more of them at the same time. I can't wait to see where the author takes this supporting cast! I've decided to adopt Willow's grandfather's advice about being happy and I'm sure you will too after reading this book.
There's romance here, there's mystery, intrigue, and pirates. A pirate that had me head over heels in love-which is definitely a sentence I never imagined writing. I loved this plot, I loved how well it was executed. This is absolutely a book I recommend and I look forward to the next book from this author!
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