Ahoy there me mateys! I received an eArc of this historical fantasy through NetGalley in exchange for me honest musings . . .
I love Kelley Armstrong. This be me 19th book by the author. This one had me at “pirate Robin Hood.” Arrrr! This book is silly and totally floated me boat. In this third installment in the series, Miranda goes back in time where she runs into Nicolas Dupuis, who is accused of piracy. He also happens to be someone Miranda recognizes as a ghost from her own time. Can she stop him from being murdered? Can she stop falling in love?
This was the best of the series so far. The banter between Miranda and Nico, while ridiculous, was lots of fun. Part of this was none of the dancing around the fact that the two have the hots for each other. Miranda is strong-willed and sassy. Nico is strong and intelligent. There was no angst just cooperation and a fight for survival. I was rooting for them and smiling at the crazy escapades. I even loved the ending. This is fluff and was an excellent use of me time. Arrrr!
Goodreads has this to say about the novel:
In Thorne Manor there is one locked door. Behind it lies a portal to the twenty-first century, and nothing is going to stop Miranda Hastings from stepping through. After all, she is a Victorian writer of risqué pirate adventures—traveling to the future would be the greatest adventure of them all.
When Miranda goes through, though, she lands in Georgian England…and in the path of Nicolas Dupuis, a privateer accused of piracy. Sheltered by locals, Nico is repaying their kindness by being their “pirate Robin Hood,” stealing from a corrupt lord and fencing smuggled goods on the village’s behalf.
Miranda embraces Nico’s cause, only to discover there’s more to it than he realizes. Miranda has the second sight, and there are ghosts at play here. The recently deceased former lord is desperate to stop his son from destroying his beloved village. Then there’s the ghost of Nico’s cabin boy, who he thought safe in a neighboring city. Miranda and Nico must solve the mystery of the boy’s death while keeping one step ahead of the hangman.
It may not be the escapade Miranda imagined, but it is about to be the adventure of a lifetime.
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Kelley Armstrong – Author
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Previous Log Entries for this Author
Rockton – Thriller
city of the lost – book 1
a darkness absolute – book 2 (Arc)
this fallen prey – book 3 (eArc)
watcher in the woods – book 4
alone in the wild – book 5 (eArc)
a stranger in town – book 6 (eArc)
the deepest of secrets – book 7 (eArc)
A Twist in Time – Fantasy
a rip through time – book 1 (Walk the Plank eArc)
Misc – Fantasy
rough justice – book 5.5 (eArc)