A Kiss in the Wind by Jennifer Bray-weber ★★★

A Kiss in the Wind by Jennifer Bray-weber
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Romancing the Pirate #2
Publication Date: March 26th 2012
ISBN: 9781426893490
Page Count: 228

Summary:

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...

REVIEW


This was my first pirate novel and I enjoyed parts of it immensely. Particularly the heroine, with her reckless nature, her habitual thievery of weapons (for self defense, naturally) and the fact that she knew her way about a pirate ship and impressed the hardened Sea Dogs with her grit and tenacity.

What I didn't care for as much, was the hero. It was aggravating because some of his inner thoughts made him seem really sweet and appealing, then he'd go and think something that just made me want to slap him silly. I found myself immersed in the story for a time, then something would annoy me and I would be drawn out of the book wanting to take a break while I adjusted my constantly reforming opinion of the rogue pirate.

Don't get me wrong, he wasn't completely awful. And like I said, sometimes he was adorable. It was just a couple of instances where I was jarred by his actions or words. I'm not a big fan of overly dominant males, or rakes/rogues, and he had a smattering of both qualities now and then. I'm sure there are women reading this now thinking "You don't like dominant males? What's wrong with you?" but it really rubs me up the wrong way. If I had hackles (whatever hackles are) they'd be up.

Still, I enjoyed the plot overall and will read more swashbuckling adventures in the future, no doubt. 

 3 Stars! ★★★

2 comments:

  1. Honestly, I didn't know if I would like this story as I've never read a Pirate Romance book. I just kept conjuring up images of old-school bodice rippers where the heroine screams no but really means yes and the hero pushes himself on the heroine. I didn't want THAT. Good thing A KISS IN THE WIND is NOTHING like that.

    Marisol Castellan is a daughter of a pirate who has lived on a pirate ship for 2 years. She's loved the adventure, but mostly she has loved being with her 2 beloved brothers and her dad...even if dad isn't very loving. Six months ago, her brother Monte was captured during a raid. Marisol has spent every moment trying to locate him. Her tenacity has finally paid off and she sneaks off her ship to intercept a message meant for a rival captain that offers clues to the whereabouts of her missing brother.

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    1. It was a good story with a strong plot despite my less than enthusiastic reaction the the hero occasionally. I have the next book to review featuring Thayer Drake, one of the characters seen briefly in this book.

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