The last time New Orleans attorney Jean-Luc Valmont saw Maribel Cordoba, a Spanish nobleman’s daughter, she was an eleven-year-old orphan perched in the riggings of his privateering vessel proving herself as the best lookout on his crew. Until the day his infamy caught up with them all and innocent lives were lost. Unsure why he survived but vowing to make something of the chance he was given, Jean-Luc has buried his past life so deep that no living person will ever find it—until a very much alive and very grown up Maribel Cordoba arrives on his doorstep and threatens all he now holds dear.
I was so excited for this book! Pirates! How fun! This book absolutely lived up to all of my expectations! I would call this a fantastic Historical adventure novel! I loved it! I instantly fell in love with Maribel, the intelligent girl with a love of reading and a spirit of adventure. She was kind, smart, and easy to like. I was curious as to how this story line would work because Maribel was so young when the story begins, but I really enjoyed that the book was separated into two parts and time had passed between them. I really appreciated that even though years had gone by, and her situation had changed, Maribel had matured yet still retained so many of those characteristics that I loved about her as a child. It was like meeting an old friend years later. I really don’t want to give too much away about this book, it is just too good. However, the second half of the book is filled with twists, turns, and gave me a little anxiousness at so many near meetings for two of my favorite characters. I have no complaints about this book except I wish it had been longer. I wanted more pages of adventure and pirates! Or Privateers, to be precise. Can we get more pirate books in our lives? I am a fast fan! This book is available for Pre-Order and will release soon!
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*I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.