Oct 25, 2011
Reviewed by Amy Fine
"Wrong Kind of Paradise" (Paradise Series) by Suzie Grant is a historical fiction pirate romance. It is set in the late 1600 on the open seas and areas such as Port Royal and the Caribbean.
Even the Hell’s Angel needs a guardian and English Privateer Blac Barclay is unwillingly recruited for the job in this high seas adventure.
Now Blac must choose between revenge against the British Lieutenant who’d ruined his family or keeping his word to the pirate who’d saved his life. Escorting the pirate’s daughter to her grandfather’s care becomes impossible when the little wanton steals his ship. Ordered by the Lieutenant to retrieve the woman they call the Hell’s Angel, Blac is determined to honor his word to his friend and use the wayward wanton as bait. But will his plan cost him the only woman to ever steal his heart?
When Angel De’haviland’s father is imprisoned with charges of piracy, the pirate’s daughter commandeers a British privateer’s ship and plans to kidnap a high ranking official to ransom for her father’s release. But her attempted abduction is foiled by the very captain whose ship she’d stolen, and she becomes a captive herself. Now she must trust her handsome captor to free her father as he leads her right into the Wrong Kind of Paradise.
Logan De'haviland is a well known and feared pirate. He is captured by the British and loses most of his crew in the battle. His daughter, Angel, watches this all unfold and runs to the only person she trusts to help her, Blac Barclay, her father's best friend. Blac tries to make Angel believe he will rescue her father but she must go and stay with her grandfather for save keeping. Angel is not having any of that! Angel steals Blac's ship and crew, along with the few crew of her father's ship that is left. She goes on a 2 year mission to find her father and free him. As she is trying to kidnap a British official to ransom for her father's release, Blac catches up to her and takes his ship back and her as his captive.
Blac has vowed to dearest friend, Logan, that he would deliver Angel to her grandfather for safe keeping and a proper life, and since he has gotten her back, he sets course to do just this. Over the years, Blac has watched Angel go from scrawny child to seducing woman. Angel has always had feelings for Blac as not just a guardian but something more. Once Angel is held captive on Blac's ship, she begins trying to seduce the very man who helped raise her. Blac is shocked and confused about his own feelings. As Blac almost loses Angel to outside threats on numerous occasions, he realizes what he is trying to protect, the love of his life. Blac cannot refuse his feelings for Angel anymore.
You will have to read the book to see if Blac finally gives in to his lust for Angel and if Angel is able to free her father. This book is full of twists and turns which keep you turning page after page! I loved the action scenes just as must as the romance scenes. With every page, through good and bad, you felt like you were right there every step with Angel and Blac.
My Favorite Scene
When Blac and Angel are in port and have to finally face their feelings for one another. Blac attempts to explain why he cannot let himself love Angel. Angel tries to explain why this love is so right. (Quote) He gave a sad smile. "No matter how I feel about you, Angel, I will deliver your sweet bottom to your grandfather where you will be safe. Neither you, nor your...alluring charms will sway my decision. Your fate was sealed the day your father gave me guardianship."
My Favorite Quote
"Then understand this-nothing is more important to me than your safety. If it comes down to you or your father..." he paused. ..............Angel placed a finger on his lips and shushed him. "Don't say anymore, I understand. But..." she whispered. "Please understand he's my father. I've loved him all my life as well. Don't ask me to choose. Please."
5 out of 5
Published July 19th 2011 by Suzie Grant383 pages
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Wrong-Kind-Paradise-ebook/dp/B005DJ92VQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318771176&sr=1-1
Barnes & Noble Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-wrong-kind-of-paradise-suzie-grant/1104338600?ean=2940012770004&itm=1&usri=wrong%2bkind%2bof%2bparadise