Monday, 10 October 2016
Bring Me the Horizon by Jennifer Bray-Weber
Series: Romancing the Pirate (#0.5)
Author: Jennifer Bray-Weber
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: 15th March 2014
Challenges: Summer COYER 2016, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (1 point)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads):Graciela DuBois is desperate to find the vile pirate who took her sister. What better way to hunt a pirate than with another pirate? When she strikes a reckless bargain with the infamous Captain Banning, she soon realizes a ship full of rogues isn’t as dangerous as her growing desires for the captain. Captain Cutler Banning is hardly impressed by the lass’s quest—especially when the man she seeks is a member of his pirate brethren. That is, until she offers to pay handsomely with a legendary gold nugget and her body. The beautiful temptation is too great and, despite the curse the gold is said to bring, he agrees to help. Doing so invites trouble both on board his ship and in his wounded heart. And Gracie has a secret that just may destroy the brethren.
I chose to read Bring Me the Horizon because I'd enjoyed Mutiny of the Heart first (a later book in the series) and while I enjoyed reading this book I'm glad I read the other one first. This is only a novella and so didn't quite have the sense of adventure that Mutiny of the Heart did, however I do think that it probably set the scene for some of the other books in the series (which I haven't read yet!)
Gracie and Cutler had good chemistry together, and this was definitely a case of Cutler being more gentlemanly than could be expected from a pirate. They spend time together and get to learn of each other's demons and that helps to build their relationship up.
There is a little bit of action in Bring Me the Horizon, but it is mostly towards the end and in some ways is left hanging as to how part of it was resolved. However there was no doubt that this was a book about pirates and there was some plotting and treasure hoarding!
This was a good quick read for anyone that likes pirates, though I was a little bit more impressed by Bray-Weber's full length novel!