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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thief of His Heart by Carrie Destler

Thief of His Heart by Carrie Destler
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (53 pages)
Heat: Hot
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Wildlife photographer Jade Hollister never expected to get kidnapped by modern day pirates. When she snaps pictures of them hijacking a luxury yacht, she’s pursued, captured, and taken to their island hideaway. Roarke, all six foot three inches of pure, sinful male, seems determined to keep her safe and away from the other men by claiming ownership of her.

Jade begins to realize that Roarke isn’t a typical pirate and, as she starts to unravel the mystery surrounding this devastating man, the threat of police capture looms over them. What will Jade do when Roarke is arrested? Does she have what it takes to be a pirate’s lady, or will she testify against him in court?

When I studied the book cover I wasn’t sure what to expect beyond piracy and adventure.

Ms Destler catches her readers’ attention immediately with a fast paced opening and keeps the tempo up to the end. Jade and Roarke’s personalities jump of the page as do the settings she places them in. Jade is feisty and has no intention of giving in to Roarke or circumstances without a fight, while he intends to make her his woman.

Jade has to do some deep soul searching before she gives into Roarke, and wonders whether she’ll live to rue the day, that is if she lives at all.

Roake is blindside by his instant attraction to Jade and knows her presence could jeopardise everything he has worked towards. And he knows the other pirates will not hesitate to make a move on her if he doesn’t protect her.

A lot of action both in and out of the bedroom seems totally plausible in an implausible situation.

Do not be deceived by the short length of this story. It is jam-packed with plenty of heat and action, and is a book well worth reading.