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Tasty Book Tours: Book Review- Sebastian’s Lady Spy by Sharon Cullen

Sebastian's Lady SPy

 

 

Sebastian's Lady SpyTitle: Sebastian’s Lady Spy
Author: Sharon Cullen
Series: Secrets & Seduction (5)
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: March 31 2015
Format: Epub
Genre: Historical Romance (Regency-Espionage)
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ARC Book Review-Pleasing The Pirate

Pleasing The Pirate
Sharon Cullen
Loveswept Romance
E Book
Published February 2014
285 Pages
Historical Romance
ISBN:  9780345549723
Authors Website 

Synopsis
Two hearts are wrenched between love and duty in Sharon Cullen’s tale of a ruthless pirate and the Scottish lass who fills him with desire for something greater than plunder.

With her clan’s crops burned and their property confiscated, Mairi McFadden is desperate to free her brother from imprisonment so that he can take his rightful place as chief. Her only hope is the fierce English pirate Phin Lockwood, but the buccaneer laughs at her meager funds. His roving eyes, however, tell Mairi there’s something else he’ll take in exchange for her brother’s rescue. Though she burns with hatred for the English, she’ll do anything to save her clan.

The crown has made it clear that Phin has two choices: bring in a certain Scottish traitor or hang. And he’s not about to let a tiny, whiskey-eyed woman get in his way, even if she is pointing a gun at him. When Phin learns that Mairi’s brother is the very man he seeks, he’s more than willing to use the lass as bait. But as the moment of capture draws near, Phin is surprised by his feelings for the courageous beauty who has him considering risking his life—for someone besides himself

My Review

Phin is a pirate, and his life is in the hands of finding one man. The king of England will only spare his life, if he brings a rebel and traitor to him. Phin knows that with his life on the line, he doesn’t have a choice. So he takes a ship, up to Scotland, where the sister of the traitor he is seeking, lands in his cabin, with a gun being pointed at him. Mairi has done everything she could for her clan and people, that are suffering every day. She knows they need their laird to return, her brother. However her brother left years ago, and she received a missive from him that he has been captured. So she steals aboard Phin’s ship, to make him find her brother and return him to her. The pirate captain is far different from what she ever imagined. Young, virile, with eyes that see the very core of her, she agrees to the conditions he sets forth. Now they are on a mission together, to find her brother, even though Phin hasn’t revealed his true reasons for wanting to find the location of her brother. When the truth comes out, will Phin and Mairi’s love survive the test  and find their happily ever after…

Pleasing the Pirate is the second book that I have had the pleasure of reading. Pleasing The Pirate is a ARC that was offered to me in return for a honest review. So I decided to try this one out. It has been a while since I had read this author. Frankly I have a weakness for sexy pirates, especially with the time period. It is set in the 1700’s, where England was suppressing Scotland in a variety of ways. We see the struggle that Mairi has had to go through, that hundreds of women struggled with. You see a inner strength in Mairi that is very appealing to the reader. You see how she is willing to fight with every breath she has for the safety and well being of her people. Phin is faced with a difficult choice, and his characters seems so real and larger than life at times. Phin as the hero, who was mouthwatering sexy, who displayed the kind of man any woman would be proud to be by her side. He does have quite a few faults, but with those faults we see the human side to this story, that speaks to the reader in its truest form. This story was very rich in history and the complexity of issues involving the Scots and the English. There is a higher level of conflict than I anticipated, and I enjoyed seeing this author weave a beautiful woven romance around historical events that really happened.

Pleasing The Pirate is such a wonderfully written historical romance, that is full of historical events, enticing characters, and a story line to keep you on the edge and waiting in anticipated for the next scene to send thrills down your spine!!! PURELY SENSATIONAL!!

My Grade 
4.5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy

Net Galley Book Review-Her Dark Knight

Her Dark Knight
Sharon Cullen
Carina Press
E-Book
Published November 2011
239 Pages
Paranormal Romance

Synopsis
Madelaine Alexander is on a mission. When her boss sends her to the hottest nightclub in town to meet with the owner, she won’t be deterred, even if that means standing in line for fifty-eight minutes in torturous heels while she’d rather be home in her pj’s with a bowl of popcorn.
A Knight of the Templar, Christien Chevalier was given immortality along with the responsibility of protecting the treasure of the Templars. He’s been unwavering in his task for centuries until his one true love—who died seven hundred years ago—shows up in his club, demanding his attention.
Christien couldn’t protect Madelaine when they first fell in love. She was married to a lord and he was simply a knight. Now, through some unknown miracle, she stands before him again and they have a second chance. But Christien fears that Madelaine is being used as a pawn in a dangerous game, a game of good versus evil that could affect all of mankind…

Summary: 
Madelaine, has been sent on a mission to seek out a club owner, Christien Cavalier and give him some vital papers from her boss, and knows its paramount she doesn’t fail since this job is what she needs more than anything. When she finally manages to meet with Christien, she senses that there is a bond between them but having never met the man before she is a bit bewildered but finds herself captivated by him. Christien, is not mortal…he is immortal and a protector and lost Madelaine centuries ago but suddenly finds her right in front of him, his long lost love and very much a live and doesn’t remember a thing. At first Christien is suspicious, wondering if his enemies placed her there so to distract him so they can get to the treasure he has protected from evil for all these lonesome years. Now only their love will be strong enough to withstand the storm that will come upon them that could destroy everything…

The Hero (Christien Cavalier)
Christien, has had centuries to accumulate all his wealth but despite his finances he has been alone ever since loosing the one woman that he loved more than this earth. Now she stands before him, but his duty and oath to protect the treasure from evil and to stop the four horsemen are more important than his feelings for this innocent young woman, who is his past, present and future…

The Heroine (Madelaine Alexander)
Madelaine, has recently acquired a new job that could everything that she needs. With a father in a resting home, after losing their home and land after many generations of it being in the family, only to lose it to the government, Madelaine is determined to make sure her father is well cared for no matter the cost to herself, for she owes him. But then Christien ends up disrupting her life, and she is thrust into his world with memories of a past that she doubts she ever lives. But her love for Christien is as strong as ever…

My Thoughts 
Her Dark Knight is the first book I have ever read from this author…and I just LOVED it!!! It has to be one of my favorite time travel books so far. There was such perfect mix of romance, mystery, intrigue and great story telling that just pulled at my heartstrings throughout the whole book. From the first to last page I think I fell in love with the characters, the story, and the chemistry that you see build between these two that is purely magical. I couldn’t put it down, not for one nano second, I was so charmed by everything in this book! I am looking forward to reading more from this author, her style of writing flowed smoothly throughout the story, and the whit and humor was sparkling and entertaining….A Must Read For Romance Lovers!

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms