A Shiprwreck Novel
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I didn’t set out to be a pirate.
Life for me was about surviving the ugliness that people knew existed but didn’t talk about.
I lived in hell.
Then I saw her.
I knew I couldn’t keep her, but for just a little while I had found heaven.
Eight years later, I can’t get her out of my head.
It is a mistake sailing to her island.
It is a mistake reaching out to her.
She doesn’t recognize me. Or maybe she does.
Closure, it is all I’m after.
Then my past comes back to haunt me.
She’s thrust into my ruthless world. An angel.
A romantic who has a journal that leads to a shipwreck and a lost treasure.
She wants to find the ending to a love story that is over two hundred years in the making.
I want to help her find it.
I didn’t set out to be a pirate.
I didn’t set out to fall in love with an angel.
I did both anyway.
Elusive is a contemporary, modern day romance. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
As soon as she gets the kids off to school, LA Fiore is in her office losing herself in the worlds she creates. She also loves a good movie; her favorite is Star Wars, a love her son shares. They hope to build their own Millennium Falcon one day. She would like to meet the Winchester Boys to thank them for enlightening her on the versatility of salt as not just a food enhancer, but also a form of protection against supernatural threats. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and kids, their two spoiled cats, their awesome dog and their new puppy.
What an adventure!
Willow has spent her whole life coming second to her parents treasure hunting. The only constant in her life is her Grandad. When her parents flake on her graduation trip to Cancun, she decides to go by herself. She's living the motto her Grandad asked her too. "Live, love, be daring and reckless and most importantly be happy"
This is where she meets Noah. The impact of Noah was more than she has ever felt in her life, but she knows there is more to him. She sees his intensity, the dangerous glint in his eyes but she doesn't care. She's living the motto and jumping in with both feet.
What the author takes you on is an adventure of a lifetime. The story of these two individuals as they grow up and become the people shaped by circumstances beyond their control. I loved every adventure the author took us on with Noah and Willow together and separate.
I ached for both characters to have something good in their lives. I yearned for Willow to have someone finally put her first. The unconditional love she displayed was beautiful. The goodness in Noah even when he couldn't see it himself.
The places we get to read about would be an adventurers dream come true. The truth Willow sought about a long lost love torn apart hoping to bring them back together was beautiful and sad knowing she was seeking for such a love herself. I had no idea I'd be emotionally wrecked by this story. It was beautiful. It was fun. It left me wanting more. ARC provided by NetGalley.
Time to go on a treasure hunt
***5 ‘Elusive Heaven’ Stars***
I want to go treasure hunting now...I do, really…*sigh* ok maybe NOT in real life, but I definitely want to read more books like this one because there was just so much to love about Elusive. It has not one, but two epic romances, mystery, adventure, life and death situations, hot as sin pirates and head strong characters with amazing hearts. All of these factors, plus the fact that it gave me the feels and got me a little teary eyed, made it a hard book to put down and one I didn’t want to end.
Kace is an enigma, one I adored, but still an enigma. He’s alpha AF, smexy as sin, protective, has a presence about him that you can feel from miles around, ruthless and is way to intelligent for his own good. He believes his heart and soul are black, and based on his past he’s not too far off course, but even in the darkness there is light always trying to break free.
Willow I out right adored. She comes across as soft and empathetic, and she is. She feels everything and even when that feeling is sadness or pain, she finds a way to deal with it and move on. But this doesn’t mean she is weak, her strength comes from feeling so much and makes her driven and determined to attain her dreams.
Even though their journey to their HEA wasn’t smooth sailing, it was perfect for Kace and Willow. Their connection was soul deep and I enjoyed seeing how that connection helped to make both of them evolve into the people they were always meant to be. The sexual tension between them was, for lack of a better word, intense and it was always there no matter what they were doing. The choppy waters they had to maneuver through were frustrating, but necessary and I was very happy with how everything worked out for them in the end.
I have yet to read all of Ms. Fiore’s books, but Elusive may very well be my favorite of the ones I have read. Not only does she give us an epic romance, but she also gives us a timeless secondary romance that held me as in thrall as Kace and Willow’s. The details, the backstory, and how it all unfolded was truly a joy to read. And you all know while I love the main characters, I’m always checking out the secondary characters and I gotta tell you I’m already making grabby hands for the next book (It doesn’t come out until 2018, but I’m starting now). I honestly can’t decide which of Kace’s crew interests me the most because they are all intriguing in their own right, so I’m just gonna claim them all *BSEG* If you’re looking to get swept away by a romance with hot pirates whose morals go a little sideways, feisty woman and a journal that may hold the key to an amazing treasure then this is book for you!
Fav quote (especially because of who said it): ""...but for just a little while you found that elusive heaven people always talk about...""
~ Copy provided by The Next Step PR & voluntarily reviewed ~