Thursday, December 13, 2018

4.5 Wine Glass #Review of Pirate's Passion by Lisa Kessler


40917998Title: Pirate’s Passion
Series: Sentinels of Savannah #2
Author: Lisa Kessler
Format: Kindle, 300 pages
Published: November 12th 2018 by Entangled Amara
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Wine Glasses

Samuel Keegan used to man the wheel of the Sea Dog over 200 years ago, but these days he’s the front man of a southern rock band. Rum and women are plentiful, but his world is changing rapidly now that his crew is back together searching for the Holy Grail to break their curse. But the quest leads him to a historian with raven hair and a wicked smile. She holds all the answers, but she could also spell death for them all.

Dr. Charlotte Sinclair works for the Maritime Museum in Savannah, an expert on ancient pirate wrecks. When a government agent requests her help in a top-secret investigation, she discovers not only is the Holy Grail real, but the lead singer of her favorite band is actually the immortal pilot of the Sea Dog crew.

The search for the Grail opens some dark secrets better left hidden, and Charlotte's life might depend on one Pirate's Passion... 

Linda's Thoughts:
“Dangerous winds be blowing, mateys.”

Lisa Kessler’s Pirate’s Passion is a delightful, action-packed pirates/rock star paranormal romance set back on board the Sea Dog  moored in Savannah’s harbor. It’s the second installment in Lisa’s Sentinels of Savannah series, but can be fully enjoyed as a stand alone if that is your preference.

The crew of the Sea Dog drank from the mythical Holy Grail once and became immortal. Now, three centuries later, the effects are wearing off and the privateers require a booster swig. Unfortunately, the Grail they’d safely hidden away is missing. Pirate’s Passion chronicles the continuing hunt for the elusive Grail in conjunction with the steamy love story of sexy pirate Samuel Keegan and nerdy historian Dr. Charlotte Sinclair.

As the story opens, we find Charlotte totally out-of-character in a bar enjoying the performance of a southern rock band. She is there because she accepted her co-worker’s dare to let her hair down for once. She finds that she is most especially attracted to their lead singer, Keegan. The feeling is mutual as there’s an instant heated pull between the two. However, romance for either of them seems not to be in the cards. Keegan keeps his entanglements with the opposite sex to one-night stands because, as an immortal, he cannot bear watching someone he deeply cares for die. AND Charlotte is strait-laced with an all-work, no-nonsense persona and a seemingly impregnable wall around her heart.

Char walks away from their first encounter, but the two cross paths again when the top-secret government agency responsible for policing the supernatural enlists Charlotte’s expertise in the search for the missing artifact. Charlotte never imagined that the ancient artifacts she diligently studies possess magical properties and the man she cannot forget is three hundred years old.

I took an instant liking to both main characters. As always, Lisa hits solid homeruns with her sexy time scenes! I swooned, laughed and cried as she proves beyond a shadow of doubt that when the chemistry is there, age makes no difference!

Following please find a few of my favorite lines from Pirate’s Passion:

He signaled the bartender. “Get this woman some rum.”

Char chuckled. “If I didn’t know better, I might think you wanted my judgment to be impaired. I told you rum was my weakness in confidence.”

“In my defense” – he leaned in closer, his voice for her alone – “I am a pirate.”

“I’m a pirate.” He chuckled, shaking his head. “I know treasure when I see it.”

“I’ll wash your back if you wash mine.”

He raised a playful brow. “I’ll wash yer front, too.”

It’s a given that when I pick up one of Lisa’s books, I’m in for a treat. That’s why she’s one of my favorite authors and her books are, without exception, must-reads for me. Pirate’s Passion is a fun, wild and dangerous ride with a believable romance. It’s the perfect escape read. The HEA ending handily sets up further adventures with the Sea Dog’s crew. I love the publisher’s note that includes: “We hope this book leaves you with a smile on your face and joy in your heart.”
I can’t wait to see what surprises Lisa has in store for us in the next installment, Pirate’s Pleasure, set to be released in early 2019!

Suggested Reading Order: 
Magnolia Mystic (Book #1)
Pirate’s Passion (Book #2)
Pirate’s Pleasure (Book #3) – Coming early 2019!

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