Title: Enslaved By the Ocean (Criminals Of The Ocean #1)
Author: Bella Jewel
Expected Release Date: December 9, 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets
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SynopsisIndigo is running, she has no other choice. She's done something bad, and there only way to escape it, is to flee her home, and her country. She sets out on a luxury Yacht, to take her to another country with her best friend Eric. But she runs into a problem. The Yacht catches fire. She ends up stranded in the ocean, terrified, and scared of the uncertain. Until they show up. The pirates. Terrified, Indigo and Eric have to face the reality that this might be the end for them. These are pirates, they are the criminals of the ocean. What chance have they got of surviving this nightmare? Then she lays eyes on Hendrix. He's the Captain, he's gorgeous, rugged, and mean. He's planning on keeping her to repay his debt to another man, by selling her. Now Indigo has a crazy ex after her, as well as a pirate she can't seem to get out of her head. Come on this heart wrenching, dark, angsty and dangerous adventure as two people so opposite, find something so beautiful.
Excerpt“Stand up, this will be easier if you do,” he orders. He stands, taking me with him, and I lose my balance when I accidentally try to lift the wrong foot. Hendrix reaches out, taking my shoulder and goes to take a step forward to steady me, only to realize he’s wrapped the rope around his ankle, and is now tangled too. As if in slow motion, we topple backwards. I scream, and land with a thump on the ground as the ropes surround me. Hendrix lands over me, but manages to put his hand down to stop me taking the force of his body. He’s pressing into me in places he really shouldn’t be. “Fuck,” he curses, tugging his hand to try and untangle it. “How the hell did you get tangled too?” I cry out, squirming. “Stop fuckin’ squirming like that,” he orders, and I stop as soon as I realize why he’s asked me to. He’s hard. My God, he’s hard. “You’re…you’re…” “I’m fuckin’ hard because you’re squirming against me. I’m a man. Get over it.”
Badass Book Babe Review (Ami):I admit. I was a little apprehensive about reading a pirate book, but I am so glad that I did. It wasn't anything like I had imagined. There was no pirate jargon - well, except for when Indigo mocks Hendrix and his crew. This was just a good story about a screwed up girl named Indigo and a pirate named Hendrix. Indigo and Hendrix meet after the yacht Indigo is traveling on explodes, leaving her and her friend Eric stranded at sea....in pirate waters. After two days of being stranded, they spot a ship headed toward them, but it is a pirate ship. Indigo and Eric must do what they can to survive....but what happens when you fall in love with your captor who is planning to sell you as a sex slave? Hendrix is amazingly hot....and the sex scenes are scorching. I started out disliking Hendrix, but after a while I fell for him too. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, not too bad though...it just sets the stage for the characters in book two. There are two surprise guests at the end of the book that will make ou have an "OMG" moment. But...I refuse to post spoilers or it will ruin it for you. All in all, this was a great story that reminded me of Bella's MC series...just set on a ship at sea. If you liked her MC series, then this one won't disappoint!
About the AuthorBella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She's crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell's Knights was released in August 2013.
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