Monday, January 25, 2016

Review: A Pirate's Revenge by Meg Hennessy

A Pirate's Revenge


Rayna de La Roche once lived a privileged life of a Spanish royal until her brother dragged her to America. In order to return to Spain, she must find a hidden treasure somewhere in New Orleans. She pairs up with a rugged American mercenary, whose mere touch unleashes her deepest desire.

Captain Zachary Nash has been accused of a murder he did not commit. On the run, he’s hired to protect Rayna. As much as he wants her, Zach cannot hope to have her, for she sees him as a common criminal. But keeping his hands off of her while they hunt down the treasure may be his toughest task yet.

As the passion sizzles between the royal and the captain, they’ll have to decide if the treasure is more important than love…

4-Stars Review

This a historical fiction. The story revolves around a Spanish royal and an American outlaw, accused of murder. Zach is on the run when he meets Rayna father. First he worked for him and now he is working for her brother. His task is simple, he has to protect Rayna as long as she is in New Orleans. Or so he thought but the very first day she is attacked by thieves who are after something. After saving her life Zach thinks he deserves a few answers but Rayna is very secretive about her visit to New Orleans, a place she clearly despises.

Rayna didn't want to leave Spain but her brother wants revenge so here she is, looking for something which probably is nothing more than a myth. She will try her best to find the treasure and buy her passage back to Spain where she belongs. Things get more complicated when there are other people after the treasure as well, dangerous people who will stop at nothing. At least she has her knight- Zachary Nash- he will protect her. She doesn't know why she trusts him so much but for some reason she is sure he will never do her any harm. Still she is reluctant to tell him the whole story. For now he doesn't need to know.

What the two of them didn't anticipated was the attraction they feel for each other. Zach knows she is of royal blood and he is just a lowly Captain, in fact not even that anymore since he was accused to murder and is on the run from authorities. Odds are against them but they're stuck with each other until either Rayna finds her treasure or decides to use her "magic word".

This is an interesting novel full of romance, mystery and drama. I enjoyed reading it. I liked all the characters especially Zach and Rayna. I thought it was a standalone novel, I'm not so sure now, because I had difficulty catching up. There were a lot of questions about Rayna's brother and her brother's brother-in-laws that mystified me in the beginning. After a while things started to make more sense. Other than that book is perfect, it's well-written and plot is quite intriguing. Overall I enjoyed reading it.