My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is a britches ripper of the highest calibre, packed with everything you’d expect to find in this genre – devilish pirates who are too sexy to be resisted, an innocent young scamp just waiting to lure our anti-hero down the path of emotional reawakening, daring adventures and over the top villains and a setting which is perfectly researched.
I’m not going to lie, the Golden Age of piracy fascinates me, as the British Empire extended her reach across the Caribbean and used privateers to plunder their rival Spanish and Dutch competitors as they fought for domination of both the High Seas and the islands within it.
And within that world were those who skirted the fine line between privateering and piracy, who instilled fear into the hearts of the merchants and made the shipping lanes a dangerous place to travel.
The Sea Hawk is one such man and his character is perfectly drawn from those like Henry Morgan, Calico Jack Rackham or the Robin Hood of piracy, Black Sam Bellamy, known for his compassionate treatment and mercy towards those he captured.
However, he’s unable to resist the innocence of young Nathaniel, being sent out to a fading colony to try and prop up his father’s disastrous rule by marrying a rich heiress. But Nathaniel longs for the love of a man and he’s helpless when faced by all th ed formidable power of Hawk.
After plenty of to-ing and fro-ing, some witty bantering, and a whole load of protesting, the two finally give in to the lust building between them and it’s glorious.
It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Keira Andrews and this book is just one of the many reasons why. It’s a joyful romp of a tale with a believable cast and crew of historical accuracy and some steamy hot sex leading into a glorious HEA.
Loved Errol Flynn in Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk or Against All Flags? Then you will love this!
#ARC received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review