Stepping through a time portal into 1716, historian Penny Saunders didn’t expect to get stranded in the past. Five years later, now a pariah to the townsfolk of Three Star Island, she endures solitude and ridicule until a hurricane tosses a dangerous castaway onto her shores.
William Payne’s history precedes him. Pirate, outlaw, and ruthless captain, he’s a monster among men . . . or so it seems. Desperately seeking redemption for his blood-soaked past, he upends Penny’s world by showing her a passion she’s never experienced.
But time is closing in on them; the governor of the Carolinas has rescinded his pirates’ pardon, the locals are growing suspicious of Penny’s new houseguest, and she can’t keep her secrets from William forever. When everything falls apart, she must use both wits and weapons against lawmen and pirates alike to save the one man who would tear down the world for her.
When you look at the cover, you expect a romantic story where the heroin is like putty in the hands of the strong man. Let me tell you that you are correct to assume this, but this is, once again, a case of not judging a book by its cover because the story is about so much more than that.
I would like to add one more thing about the cover. I love the way her dress seems like to become one with the sea. Very clever idea to do it like this.
About the story then.
When people think about pirates, they often do not think very positive about them. It’s true they don’t have the best reputation, but they are loyal to those who are loyal to them and put their family first.
The author introduces us to Penny and William, the two main characters. They are both strong and fight, in every meaning of the word, for their love and future together. I assure you their road is paved with lots of misfortunes, but there is light at the end of the tunnel …
A lovely love story peppered with some banter and steamy scenes. 4 stars
Thank you, Kat Caulberg
About the author
For as long as she can remember, Kat Caulberg has been obsessed with history and the paranormal. Somewhat to the dismay of her parents, her interests led her into both museums and graveyards as a child, a trend which has continued into her adulthood. This has influenced her reading tastes and her writing, whether it be a good ghost story, thrilling tales of time-travel, or devouring endless volumes of ancient warfare.
She signed a contract with Soul Mate Publishing in 2018 for her first novel, Three Star Island, a time-travel story set in 1721. She enjoys writing strong, quirky heroines, and has a weakness for cheeky heroes who have as much compassion as they have flaws.
Kat currently lives in North Carolina with her Englishman and a few cats.
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