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Posted November 2, 2013
Reviewed by Marissa Book provided by NetGalley for review Review
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
I’m not a big reader of historical romance novels but every once in a while, one catches my attention. This book managed that feat on many levels. First off, a woman sets out to hire a ship’s captain based on hearsay about a fight he was in – and single-handedly won. The story revolves around a set of beautiful Samurai swords. Lastly, the story takes place in San Francisco. I grew up near there and the city has always fascinated me. That one was pretty much the decisive factor.
In truth, the story lived up to my hopes. I was fascinated with the Japanese culture of the fading Samurai and Jacob’s conflict between his European heritage and his Japanese up bringing. San Francisco’s Chinatown also played an important role in the story, with Meghan setting out to protect her father from one of the Tongs.
Now here is one thing I did not like. Kyle brought several true-life people into her novel. This may not bother you but I have a hard time getting around it. These people were flesh and blood and the events depicted in the book are fiction. It just doesn’t mesh for me and when I get to a part of the book that features a true person, I always stop trying to figure out if they were truly there. Of course not! It’s fiction!
Other than that one issue (which did not come up more than a few times), I utterly enjoyed this book. The fight sequences seemed (to my neophyte understanding) accurate and were intense and action-packed. And I thoroughly enjoyed the iguanas and the havoc they wrecked on polite society. This book is well worth your time, especially if you love your heroines strong-willed and, well, heroic.
Posted July 24, 2013
This period romance had it all. Mystery, romance, and suspence. Meg and jake thought they hated each other but theirs is a strong love story. Both were terrific characters. He was exceedingly masculine and she was feminine but tough. It was a really great read. I actually read it twice. Not for under 18 due to sex. Phyl pWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 4, 2012
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