Kristen Kyle has always been a die-hard romantic. Although roses and dinner by candlelight are nice, what really ignites her imagination are stories packed with action, conflict, a headstrong heroine, a dark and dangerous hero, and, most of all, passion and love. Her goal is to provide the reader with a page-turner of a story. Kristen shares her home in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, with her two sons, both to-die-for heroes in the making.
The Last Warrior: A Loveswept Classic Romanceby Kristen Kyle
Captain Jake Talbert has come to San Francisco on an all-consuming quest for the precious samurai swords he once wore as a warrior in his adopted homeland of Japan. Jake will go to any lengths to/b>
East and west collide—and two lives will never be the same. A new love is rising in this thrilling novel of romance and revenge from Kristen Kyle.
Captain Jake Talbert has come to San Francisco on an all-consuming quest for the precious samurai swords he once wore as a warrior in his adopted homeland of Japan. Jake will go to any lengths to retrieve the heirlooms—and the honor he lost along with them. He is prepared to fight if he must, but he does not foresee the battle he is about to face—or the spirited opponent determined to get in his way.
Meghan McLowry has come to the waterfront in search of the notorious Captain Talbert after hearing of his fondness for sword collecting and his ability to fight as no westerner can. She makes him a deal: If he can protect her father from the deadly vengeance of the Tong, she will gladly hand over the five exquisite swords she received as a birthday present from her father. Little does she know that Talbert is no crude sailor to be bent to her will, but a dangerously seductive warrior who will stop at nothing to get what he wants—whether it’s justice, respect, or a woman’s heart.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Here Comes the Bride, The Wedding Chase, and About Last Night.
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Reviewed by Marissa Book provided by NetGalley for review 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.
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 p