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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Disappointmentville: Love on the High Seas Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 175; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1337 KB | Expected Release Date: June 9, 2015 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Scandalous | Obtained: NetGalley

"Beauty's Curse" [Love on the High Seas Series, Book 2] by Tamara Hughes

Author's Book Description : England, 1722
Amelia Archer will be the ruin of her family. Her extraordinary bad luck is burden enough, but her sweet, trusting nature often lands her in impossible scrapes. After the last straw, Amelia’s harried father ships his unfortunate daughter off to the Colonies to live with her aunt. But wherever Amelia goes, bad luck is sure to follow…

Pirate David Lamont is taken with the lovely young Englishwoman the moment she’s pulled aboard from her sinking vessel. But sailors are already a superstitious lot and Amelia is unwelcome. In a feat of chivalry, David defends and claims her for himself…

Now their fortunes—for good or ill—are invariably tied. But as much as she longs for him, Amelia cannot allow a romance. For a lady of misfortune can only bring ruin to those she loves…

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars, Amelia has been raised to believe that she has a bad luck curse stuck to herself that usually effects those around her now finds herself on a sinking ship while she was trying to make her way to the Colonies. A pirate ship comes to their "rescue" but the men on the ship are reluctant to have her aboard because of superstitions, except for one pirate--David a violinist--who inserts himself as her protector while she's aboard. Yet it seems her "curse" is in full swing as one thing after another happens to them. Will Amelia be able to overcome her fears about herself to see the fortune that happens to be around her? Or will she be blinded by old fears and try to escape the one man who might just be perfect for her?

I so wanted to like this novel because I really adored its premise. However, both Amelia and David are so wrapped up in their pasts that they keep moving forward only to step back again, which got quite annoying after a while. By 50% of the way through, I was contemplating giving up with this one. Then David really stepped up to the plate (not for himself mind you) by showing Amelia that because of the way she was raised and because of her ruthless stepmother it made her into believing there was a curse around her and not that there actually was a curse. His speech made Amelia become more independent in the ways she tries to help them out of the predicaments that await them instead of letting things happen to her. I really appreciated it. In addition, I liked how their quick friendship grew into something more. Their relationship was very sweet. If only these two characters could have stopped self-doubt to constantly creep in, than I believe I would have liked this novel a whole lot more.

Nevertheless, I would still recommend this novel because I feel those who like historical sailor/pirate romances would enjoy it.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : Tempting the Pirate (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Beauty's Curse (Book 2)


Author's Series Extras :
So cool! My new bookmarks are here!
Posted by Tamara Hughes on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
"When it comes close again, we'll strike it with our oars."
Of course. Attack a shark, a beast longer than their rowboat. Made perfect sense. ~ within Chapter 8
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Tamara, then please check out her website.

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