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My Review of The Pirate's Wish

Omg. This is going to go on my “ALL TIME FAVS” list.


In the interest of full disclosure, I need to state up front that I got an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Just sayin’.

I admit to being slightly OCD in that I just can’t read books in a series out of order and this book, The Pirate’s Wish, is book two of two. That was a problem for me, but one with a relatively easy solution. I read the sample for book one, The Assassin’s Curse and fell hard. I had to buy the book so that I could finish it - stayed up late – the whole nine. But this isn’t a review for The Assassin’s Curse, is it?

I started The Pirate’s Wish around dawn and could not stop reading. I neglected EVERYTHING in order to finish it later that day (sorry, familia).


This is one terrific book.

I have to say, I am an incredibly picky reader. When something isn’t good, I mentally make corrections as I read, switch dialogue around …. You get the picture. Writers can be annoying readers. So when I find a book that I fall into and wish would never end, it’s a big deal. The worst books are the ones that have more than one in a series and the series starts off really great and then, book by book, begins to decline. There was NO drop-off at all in quality. The writing was superb, the characters were true to their behaviors in book one and the payoff was great in the end. I was just sad that it ended.

It was nice to see such a strong female voice. I loved that Ananna wasn’t annoyingly drawn as a character – ugh, I detest female leads that are “pretty” in a vacuous way or dependent on a male character. I’ve tried to raise my daughters to be self-reliant and it’s nice to see that sentiment echoed in a book. Hey – I’m all for love – I’ve been married 33 years after all to a great guy, but I don’t think LURVE should make a woman (or a guy) stupid all of a sudden.

I don’t want to give away too much plot. Suffice it to say that the threads that were dangling in The Assassin’s Curse are all nicely tied up. I envy all of you who have not yet had a chance to read this and get to experience it all over again for the first time.





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