Thursday, March 15, 2012

Book review: A Kiss In The Wind, by Jennifer Bray-Weber

Title: A Kiss On The Wind
Author: Jennifer Bray-Weber
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 26th March 2012
Source: e-arc from publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Historical Romance

Description: Marisol Castellan is in trouble - again. Against her pirate father's orders, she snuck off their ship to intercept a message meant for a rival captain, one that offers a clue to the whereabouts of her estranged brother Monte.

Pirate captain Blade Tyburn is not pleased to find the letter he's been waiting for is missing. He's even less pleased when he discovers the thief is a raven-haired beauty who bewitches his senses and muddles his thinking. The note gives the location of a silver-laden ship that'll make his fortune; Blade must find it, and if that means bringing Marisol along on the voyage, so be it.

Marisol believes Monte sails on the very ship Blade is to meet and strikes a deal with the handsome rogue. If he will give her passage to her brother, she will give him the exact location he needs. And both will get more than they expected...

My thoughts: Pirates! Mystery! Swash-buckling adventure! What's not to like?
Jennifer Bray-Weber pulls us in to Marisol's world straight away, as we meet her struggling with someone in a back alley. Seconds later, a man is dead, and around her panic and horror of what she's done, Marisol knows she has to run away if she wants to escape more trouble. Unfortunately she almost literally runs in to Captain Blade Tyburn. Blade is on the trail of a ship carrying a lot of money, one he was supposed to be meeting to guard, but which has slipped away. Through one thing and another, Marisol ends up on the ship with him.

I really liked seeing both their points of view. They are each fighting attraction to the other, but quite rightly are a bit mistrustful. And of course when they do get further than flirting, it throws up a whole new set of problems for them. While the romance is a big part of the story, the mystery of what's happened with the missing ship, and who the traitor in their midst is, takes an equally important part. While I did suspect the culprit a long time before the main characters figured it out, I could understand why they didn't come to that conclusion sooner.

A Kiss In The Wind is a fun frolic across the seas of the Caribbean. A sexy pirate captain, a brave runaway sailor girl, and a stolen ship make for a very enjoyable read in this historical romance.
I give A Kiss In The Wind by Jennifer Bray-Weber 7 stars.


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