When pirate hunter Orrin and his brother Kale are hired by Queen Winifred to hunt down Aeron and her band of miscreants, Orrin never dreamed he’d fall in love with the beautiful she-pirate nor the kind, accepting people of her island hideaway. As Orrin learns of Aeron’s jaded past with the Queen, he allies himself with the pirate captain and her crew. Joining forces on the high seas to bring Winifred’s evil reign to an end, Aeron and Orrin soon discover that the strongest weapon in their combined arsenal is the love they have for each other.
Aeron Lynch isn’t what she appears to be and soon Orrin Walsh finds that out for himself.
Orrin is a sexy pirate hunter with a very good heart. Having lost his mother and sisters, who were raped and killed by pirates, Orrin along with his brother Kale and his father hunt these pirates and give them what they deserve. Now that their father has died it is just Orrin and Kale.
Orrin is on a quest to capture the lovely and spirited Aeron by Queen Winifred herself. Orrin takes off in search of Aeron. Finally he finds out where the allusive Aeron is. She isn’t what he expects. He finds her and is totally taken with her. She is beautiful.
Spotting Orrin watching her bathe she captures him or does he allow himself to be caught? Anyways she takes him to her camp where he is shocked at what he sees. In camp there are the people that Aeron captured and they aren’t captives as the Queen said instead they are happy and living as a family. They are safe; Aeron is providing the comforts they need and has led them to freedom.
As Orrin and Aeron get to know each other there is definitely something between them, Orrin vows to stop his quest for the Queen and instead help Aeron.
Meanwhile someone in the camp has become quite enamored with Aeron finding himself to be in love with her and does in no way want Orrin to take what he thinks is his. So off he runs to the Queen to let her know what is going on and where the secret island is.
Aeron has a dark past that hints of abuse and rape which as to the sweetness of the romance and helps to explain why she does what she is doing to the extent she does it.
Besides the romance that is blossoming between Aeron and Orrin there is mention of Darcy and Kale.
What a lovely read, where at times things happen not expecting them to so that you had to turn the page just to see what would happen.
Ms. Leever writes a powerful story of romance with undercurrents of facing past demons that ties the whole story into a lovely tale of intrigue. This was a great change from the normal pirate stories because of the strong female pirate. You can’t help but fall in love with Aeron and her plight from the start and along the way route for her to find true love.
I look forward to reading about Kale and Darcy’s story if Ms. Leever is thinking about it.