Julian Massey has always been sickly. When the young man’s parents send him to the seaside town of Urchin Cove to recuperate, he finds himself stranded in a tiny cabin with only the quirky local inhabitants for company. Then a storm blows through, and he finds an unexpected discovery washed up on the beach: an unconscious man.
After stealing a treasure, Kit Archer is taken prisoner by a ruthless pirate, Captain Booth. When a storm hits the pirate ship, Kit is able to escape, but not without serious injuries. Jules nurses him back to health, and friendship grows into desire. But Captain Booth is bound to come in search of his treasure and the man who stole it.
In a world with dragons, sprites, and wizards, it’s going to take more than a little magic for Jules and Kit to find lasting happiness together.
This is a book that might best be enjoyed on a beach with a steady supply
of fruity cocktails. It’s a bit light and fluffy, but perfect vacation on
a beach relaxing listen. The fantasy world is cute with domesticated
dragons and imps providing atmosphere. Our lead character is convalescing
at a beach front vacation spot from some vague ailment that honestly just
sounds like depression from being surrounded by small minded bullying
homophobes. He rescues an injured pirate and they quickly fall in love.
Most of the book is a leisurely romance with a few mild sex scenes. There
is some action near the end with the pirate’s former shipmates, and if
there’d been more action I’d have given the story five stars instead of
four. The pace was just a little too leisurely and relaxed for my taste,
but I still enjoyed it. Joel Leslie gives an excellent performance, as I
have come to expect from previous novels.
I would read more books by Kim Fielding as well.
4 of 5 stars
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