Review: Blackheart by Raelle Logan

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Title: Blackheart

Author: Raelle Logan

Genre: Historical Romance


No memory of his past, sentenced to death for a duel gone horrid, Lochlanaire Blackheart is commanded by King William to hunt Siren Rain. She’s the illegitimate daughter of ousted King James II. In capturing his prey, Lochlanaire must retrieve the ruby signet Siren dons. That jewel is the talisman of King James II, which proves Siren’s ancestry. Lochanaire, however, is unaware that at the moment he casts sail aboard his ship, Siren’s been kidnapped by his pirate brother, Zore. Lochlanaire must battle this cutthroat for the princess, spinning Siren into his web of treachery. Afterward, they’re shipwrecked, entwined in a union of inconvenience when Lochlanaire weds Siren under the witchery of gypsies. Lochlanaire soon enlightens Siren of her true father’s identity. She seduces her captor, desperate to conceive Lochlanaire’s child. She believes he cannot surrender her to die at King William’s hangman’s noose if their blood unites. When Lochlanaire’s stalked by a ghoul slaughtering the pirates aboard his ship, he never realizes that this fiend possesses a wicked secret. Siren must unravel all the Blackheart brothers’ secluded evils and save Lochlanaire, for he threads together a travesty by which to sacrifice himself to King William, all while opposing the two seething brothers who seek his demise for the tragedies reaped in Lochlanaire’s shattered past. If Lochlanaire fails to evade the death shroud shadowing his footfalls, Siren will lose the breath-wrenching privateer who is her assassin hunter, the possessor of her lusty soul, and her only love.

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So, I was browsing around on Twitter (hey sometimes you never know what you’ll find; talking dogs, dancing bears… even authors and books hahaha) I ended up meeting a new author. We chatted a little and I made her some things to help her promote and then I decided to check out her book.

I’ve read historical romances before. I absolutely love Ruth Ann Nordin. However, I have never read a pirate romance. It was a different experience, but not a bad one. The amount of detail and research this author must have put into getting the speech and dressing… the whole nine yards.

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From page one, I felt like I was back in time. The flow was fluent, the writing easy to follow and so easy to feel part of the characters. To be honest, I wasn’t fully sure what to expect.

Lochlanaire was in prison facing what he was sure was death, when an unexpected reprieve came. Not off the table completely, unless, he is to complete a mission by the King. A mission he thought would be easy enough. What he wasn’t aware of was that he’d have to face Zore, his pirate brother.

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I believe that he also underestimated both the way he’d feel for Siren, the woman that he was to capture (but didn’t have to bring back alive) and gain the proof of her heritage or just how fiesty she’d be in his care. Fighting back when most would be timid and succumb to their fate.

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The trials the pair faces on their journey to their ‘ending’ would have killed most romance in others, but I get the feeling we didn’t really full scratch the surface of these characters.

If you want to be taken on a journey from the past and witness a love story that you’d never believe to be forged under the circumstances in which it happens. This book is definitely for you! I can’t wait for the next book to get more of this family and this author.

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