Monday, July 12, 2010

Review: Pirate's Promise by Laurie Ryan

Pirate’s Promise by Laurie Ryan

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Three promises. Two lives on the edge. One undeniable love.

Everything attorney Julia Branholt has worked for is about to tank, thanks to one stubborn, bull-headed pirate named Hakon “Hawk” Thoralssen. It’s not enough that she’s forced to take him on as yet another pro bono case, but someone bails the man out in her name. This ethical nightmare could mean disbarment...and the end to a promise she made her father. So Julia goes rogue and follows Hawk.

When sabotage threatens to destroy the home of his late wife, Hawk rushes to save the village. He didn’t bargain on a hot-tempered attorney following him. Especially not one who fills him with a heat he’s chosen to deny.

The only way to save Tierra Bonita means working together. Can this village of kind-hearted, affectionate people draw Hawk and Julia out of their self-imposed isolation and open their hearts to new promises?

Wendy’s Review

Pirate’s Promise was a story that captured my attention from the first sentence. It involves the lives of two people who had promises to keep at all cost and essentially it almost cost them their love for each other.

Claire’s character was a woman who, through no fault of her own, found herself defending a man that, from the moment she laid eyes on him, could cost her everything. She wouldn't allow her true beauty to shine because it was a sign of weakness. She had worked hard to become the best attorney forgoing any relationships that would deter her from her goal and promise made to her father. The old adage of all ‘work and no play’ was Claire. Even though she put up a good fight she wasn’t able to deny the sexual tension building between her and her pirate.

Hawk was a man on a mission and nothing was going to stop him. He needed to restore a village, the home of his dead wife. In doing the restoration he discovered that new love was stronger than a memory of his beloved wife. But he was torn between a love of the past and a love he knew he could have with Claire. Will a past stop him or will his future allow him to be able to be a man for Claire. Laurie had me pulling for the underdogs from the beginning. Laurie Ryan described Hawk as a true pirate: gorgeous, dangerous and an alpha male. He knew how to knock a woman off her feet.

The story brought you to a paradise place where dreams exist. Everyone helped build a life after the destruction of Mother Nature. They loved their land and each other. Laurie described scenery that gave your mind a picture of what a beautiful place Tierra Bonita de Dios (Beautiful Land of God) Mexico was. There is danger in paradise that causes the couple to move closer to what they both try to deny. As the days goes by, Hawk and Claire discovered that with them working together no one could destroy them or what they have.

This story has everything for everyone; there is love, mystery, danger and a lot of sexual tension.

4 Tea Cups!

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1 comment:

Laurie Ryan said...

Thank you very much for the wonderful review, Wendy. I got pretty attached to my pirate while writing this story. I had to make sure I had the right heroine for him and you validated my choice. I very much appreciate the time and effort it takes to read and review books and thank you again for the great review.
Laurie Ryan


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