He wasn’t prepared to give up anything for anyone…
First: Isn’t that cover spectacular?
I’m a sucker for great covers and pirate stories (I owe that to MaryLu Tyndall and her swashbuckling stories) so when I read Katie’s review of Pirate of My Heart, it went on my Christmas list. I finished the book in about a day and overall, found it a very interesting read. With locations as widespread as Yorktown, America, a merchant ship, and Arundel, England, Pirate of My Heart paints an enticing picture of America and England just after the Revolutionary War.
I immediately liked Kendra and Dorian, who come across as very sincere. I laughed at how they “fell in love at first sight” — my, oh, my did the sparks fly. It was hysterical at times and heartwarming at others.
The element of intrigue and danger was definitely there (another thing I’m a big fan of). Though I felt like Kendra and Dorian were headstrong, reckless, and hasty half the time, they complimented each other well and the spiritual lessons they learned in this story are relevant and encouraging.
I have to agree with Katie that this is probably not Jamie Carie’s best work. The beginning starts off very slowly and I had a hard time getting into it.
I found the scene breaks very confusing as sometimes the point-of-view changed at the end of a page and I got whiplash trying to figure out which character’s head I was in. (And one time head-hopping was going on and I was very confused.) Also I felt like one character with villainous potential wasn’t entirely developed. Finally, the ending left me with some unanswered questions.
Overall, this was an entertaining read that has convinced me I need to check out more of Jamie Carie’s books.
About the Author
Jamie Carie is the author of Snow Angel, a ForeWord magazine Romance Book of the Year winner, USA Book News National “Best Books 2007” Awards winner, and 2008 RITA Awards® Best First Book finalist. Her third novel, Wind Dancer, was a 2010 Indiana State Library Best Books of Indiana finalist. She lives with her husband and three children in Indianapolis.
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