Pirate's Passion

Pirate's Passion

by Lisa Kessler

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Samuel Keegan used to man the wheel of the Sea Dog over 200 years ago, but these days he’s the front man of a southern rock band. Rum and women are plentiful, but his world is changing rapidly now that his crew is back together searching for the Holy Grail to break their curse. But the quest leads him to a historian with raven hair and a wicked smile. She holds all the answers, but she could also spell death for them all.

Dr. Charlotte Sinclair works for the Maritime Museum in Savannah, an expert on ancient pirate wrecks. When a government agent requests her help in a top-secret investigation, she discovers not only is the Holy Grail real, but the lead singer of her favorite band is actually the immortal pilot of the Sea Dog crew.

The search for the Grail opens some dark secrets better left hidden, and Charlotte's life might depend on one Pirate's Passion...

Each book in the Sentinels of Savannah series is STANDALONE:
* Magnolia Mystic
* Pirate's Passion
* Pirate’s Pleasure
* Pirate's Persuasion

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640636422
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/12/2018
Series: Sentinels of Savannah , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 311
Sales rank: 192,059
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lisa Kessler is an award-winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for best Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror, and many other awards. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. Lisa lives in southern California with her husband and two amazing kids. Visit her at http://Lisa-Kessler.com.

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What shall we do with the drunken sailor early in the mornin'?" Keegan held the last note over the roar of the crowd at the pub and finished with a flourished bow.

It was a Scallywag tradition to end their concerts with a pirate shanty. 'Course no one in the band, or the crowd, knew he'd been singing the salty tunes for more than two hundred years now.

Keegan scanned the pub for the raven-haired beauty who had caught his eye in the front row. When his gaze met hers, her full red lips curved into a sexy, welcoming smile, and his heart hit a familiar rhythm. She'd be his tonight.

The world had changed around him over the years. He no longer piloted a pirate ship. Instead, he carried a cell phone and fronted a southern rock band, but raw passion, the animal attraction between a man and a woman, that magic remained untouched.

He couldn't say the same for the woman in the front row.

After he stuffed the mic back into the stand, he approached her and knelt down, shouting over the noise. "What's your name, lass?"

She grinned. "Char."

"Meet me backstage. I'll tell the crew to expect you." Her eyes sparkled, wild, and damn did he want to taste those lips. "Say yes."

"Maybe." She backed up into the crowd as Keegan rose to his full height.

He chuckled and straightened his leather frock coat. Saucy. Usually women were eager for his backstage invitations. He followed the band offstage, grabbing one of the security guys on his way. "Hey, mate, if a gorgeous woman named Char comes looking for me, let her through."

The man at the door agreed, and Keegan headed for his tiny greenroom. He loved playing at the Moon River Brewing Company. The place was haunted, but hell, so was most of Savannah. That was part of why he stayed. While the rest of the world moved into the future, new buildings, new transportation, and new technology, the historic heart of Savannah, Georgia, did its best to remain the same.

He didn't feel out of place here.

After hanging up his coat, he ran a comb through his hair and grinned when a knock sounded at his door. He opened it and stared down into a pair of fathomless dark eyes. "A woman of her word. I like that."

"I didn't give you my word, just a solid maybe. Call me ... curious." She smiled, her hip jutting to the side. Her stance was nothing like the giddy groupies he usually entertained after shows. "Are you going to invite me in?"

He nodded, taking a step back. Most of the women who came backstage had their lips on his before he could speak, and he carried them inside.

Pleasantries. This was new.

As he closed the door and turned around, he found her inspecting his coat. He chuckled, raising a brow. "Didn't realize you were a costumer."

"I'm not." Her gaze snapped up to meet his, a smile replacing the contemplative stare from a moment before. "Just don't often see that kind of workmanship unless it's in a museum."

He glanced at his coat. The same one he'd worn the night he stood at the helm of the Sea Dog, gripping the wheel as they smashed into the rocks. He'd mended the coat over the years, but the majority of the leather was older than the historic building they were standing in.

"It's been passed down in my family for generations." He focused on her again, shoving away thoughts better left under the sea with the remains of the ship. "Did you enjoy the show tonight?"

"I did." She nodded, coming closer. "You don't usually end your sets with such a well-known shanty."

She was a fan. He shrugged, an easy smile curving his lips. "Nothing wrong with an old favorite."

"I guess not." She shrugged.

Keegan moved a little closer, intrigued by this woman who seemed more interested in his coat than the body that was recently inside it. If he didn't already know better, he might've worried he was losing his touch with the ladies. Usually women who visited his dressing room were sauced from the bar and rubbing all over him. He didn't need to converse much.

Char's cheeks were flushed, but she was nowhere near shit-faced.

Her voice was rich, velvety, and thick, like her long hair. "I've never come backstage before."

"I'd love to change that ..." A smile teased the corners of his mouth as he took a step closer, reaching for her hand.

She chuckled with a playful spark in her eyes. "Do lines like that work for you?"

He raised a brow. "Often." He pulled her a little closer, aching to taste her lips. "But I must admit, you intrigue me. Why did you come to my door?"

She wet her lips and whispered, "I promised my friend at work that tonight would be a night of yes."

Her final word carried a breathiness that had his blood rushing to his groin. His voice dropped to a raw growl more than a whisper. "What if I asked if I could kiss you?"

Her eyes searched his as she whispered, "Yes."

His pulse hadn't raced like this in lifetimes. He bent to kiss her lips and coaxed her to open to him, groaning with desire. She tasted like spiced rum and pineapple. Her tongue tangled slowly with his. He couldn't get enough. Her hands slid into his hair; her full breasts pressed tight against his chest.

He needed much more. Keegan backed her toward his dressing area and lifted her onto the counter, without ceasing his delicious assault on her warm mouth. She tugged his T-shirt free of his jeans, breaking the kiss long enough to pull it off. She dropped it to the ground as he fused his lips to hers again.

Her fingers explored his chest, her touch setting him on fire. His erection ached for freedom from his jeans as she wrapped her legs around his waist.

He wanted her naked. Now.

Sliding his hands underneath the back of her top, he kissed his way down her neck when something buzzed between them.

"Shit." She gasped, digging into her pocket for her phone.

Fucking cell phones.

She raked a hand through her hair, then pulled it back from her face. God, she was beautiful.

A crease formed between her brows as she stared at the screen. She shook her head, meeting his eyes. "I'm sorry. I've got to go."

For a second, he couldn't understand her. "Go?"

She nodded. "Yeah. I don't want to, but this is really important."

Keegan stepped back, shaking his head, struggling to rein in the yearning she'd kindled inside him. He needed a cold shower. Maybe two.

"Pity," he muttered.

She hopped off his counter, her gaze wandering over his bare chest as her teeth caught her lower lip. "Damn." She cleared her throat. "I'm really sorry."

He took some solace in the way her skin flushed, at the hunger in her eyes. She'd wanted him, too.

He yanked his cell out of his pocket. "Maybe I could call you later."

She ran her fingers back through her long black hair. "Probably not. This ..." She gestured at his dressing room. "I don't do things like this. Rum always steals my better judgment."

"Good to know." He smirked.

She reached for the door and stopped, glancing back over her shoulder, that wicked smile curving on her lips again. "I'm glad I said yes." She straightened her top and flipped her hair behind her shoulder. "It was great meeting you, Keegan."

And just like that, Char walked out of his dressing room, leaving him behind with a raging erection. For a moment, he toyed with the idea of trolling the bar for another willing fan, but when he picked up his shirt from the floor, he realized sex with someone else wasn't what he wanted.

He wanted her.


He needed something else to think about. Keegan grabbed his coat and bag and headed out the back door for home. There was definitely a cold shower in his future.

* * *

Safe in her car, Charlotte let out a pent-up breath and pulled out her phone again. If Bruce hadn't sent that text when he did, would she have slept with the lead singer of The Scallywags?

Part of her hoped so. Louise's challenge to her to try a night of "yes" turned out to be much more fun than Charlotte imagined. She'd started the night dreading it, but after saying yes to a third drink from the bar, she started to embrace the rush.

Next thing she knew, she was making out with the lead singer of her favorite band. Her skin flushed with heat at the thought. She rolled her eyes. Maybe Louise was right. Maybe she did work too much.

Speaking of work. Charlotte pressed her boss's name on her cell. "Hey, Bruce. What's so urgent?"

"Charlotte. Good." He was obviously walking, probably still at the museum. The man never stopped working. She could relate. "There's a government agent here with questions about a holy relic."

"Now?" She glanced at the time on the dashboard. "It's almost midnight."

"That's why I'm glad you were still awake."

She rested her head on the steering wheel. "Holy relics aren't my area of expertise anyway."

"But pirates are."

She frowned at her phone and put it back to her ear. "You're not making any sense."

"Can you come to the museum? We'll be waiting in your office."

Charlotte stared at her dashboard. She should refuse. It was well after work hours. Who in their right mind would go back to their office this late?

Someone who needed to get a life.

She rolled her eyes at herself. "Yeah. I'll be there in fifteen minutes."

"You're the best, Charlotte."

The called ended, and she started the engine. When she turned on the headlights, a tall man in a long coat passed through the beams of light. Keegan. He walked over to a pickup and took off the coat, tossing it onto the seat, then dropped his bag in the bed of the truck.

When he turned around, his gaze locked on hers, and heat smoldered in her belly. Definitely time to go.

She drove out of the parking lot, watching Keegan in her rearview mirror. Maybe she should have given him her number.


Better to fantasize about how the evening might have turned out. If he called her later, he would discover she wasn't really the wild woman he'd inspired at the concert. The woman who made out with him and stripped off his shirt, the one who surrendered to her desire and took what she wanted ... Yeah, that was about as far from Charlotte as you could get.

She was the one who left a hot half-naked guy to take a call from her boss.

Shit. She did need to get a life.

Charlotte sighed, driving the dark abandoned streets to the maritime museum. She parked next to Bruce's Jaguar and got out. A gust of wind blew her hair across her face. Shoot. She glanced down at her leather pants and black off-the-shoulder top with laces up the front.

Not exactly work attire.

Usually she was in a pantsuit or pencil skirt, her long black hair up in a no- nonsense bun. She dug around her purse for a hair rubber band and came up empty. Damn it. She did her best to contain her long hair and headed for the building.

Bruce wouldn't notice anyway. Only two-hundred-year-old artifacts ever seemed to catch his eye. She gave up trying months ago. Or at least she thought she had.

Charlotte's black boots echoed up the stone steps of the historic William Scarbrough House, home of the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Inside, she passed through the darkened gift shop and headed down to the basement to the administrative offices. Bruce was seated behind his desk, and a tall man in a black suit stood in the opposite corner.

The stranger came forward as she entered, offering his hand. "You must be Dr. Charlotte Sinclair?"

She took his hand. "Yes, and you are?"

"Agent David Bale." He released her hand and pulled out a business card. "Thank you for coming in so late."

Bruce stood, staring at her boots and working his way up until he met her eyes. "Was I ... interrupting something?"

Keegan's muscled torso filled her head, and she struggled to bite back a smile. "Yeah, actually, you were." She did her best to keep a straight face. "I was at a concert."

Bruce looked puzzled by her answer, then shook his head. "I, uh, I guess I'll leave you two to work."

Charlotte sat behind her desk and stashed her purse while she inspected Agent Bale's plain white card. She lifted her gaze. "This doesn't say who you work for."

He nodded. "My agency is top secret."

She raised a brow. "I'm curious. Why would a top secret agency of the government need a historian?"

He pulled the other chair over and sat across from her, lowering his voice. "I'm told you're an expert in Savannah's history with pirates."

She chuckled. "I am, but that doesn't answer my question."

He got up and closed the door. When he took his seat again, his expression was all business. "This is a matter of national security, so before we go any further, I need to be sure you understand that nothing in this conversation can leave this room, or you could face federal prosecution."

"This has to be a joke, right?" She glanced at her door, but Bruce didn't pop his head inside. He wasn't really much of a joker anyway.

Agent Bale shook his head. "I'm afraid not."

"I'm a historian specializing in privateering on the Atlantic coast from the 1600s to the 1800s. How could that have anything to do with national security?"

He crossed his long legs. "Let me explain." He paused, straightening in his chair. "I work in a small branch of the government that protects Americans from paranormal threats. We call ourselves Department 13."

Laughter erupted from her throat. "Okay, let me get this straight. The X- Files needs to know about pirates?"

His lips almost curved into a smile. "There's another department to handle alien threats."

Her eyes widened. "No way." She cleared her throat, shaking her head. "Even if I took this insane leap, why in the world would you need me?"

He steepled his fingers under his chin. "I have to find all the sea tales that involve the Holy Grail."

"Wow. Okay." She chuckled, resting her arm on her desk. "The story goes that the Sea Dog plundered the Lord's cup, but they sank just off the coast here. Plenty of divers and treasure hunters have searched the wreckage. No Holy Grail has ever been found." She checked the time on her phone and glanced back at Agent Bale. "I've written numerous articles on the subject, which is probably why you're in my office, but that's all I know. Sorry I can't be of more help. It's getting late ..."

He leaned forward, his forearms on his legs. In spite of his casual posture, his gaze was intent, locked on hers. "I need you to do some digging and find out if there were any other captains or crews who claimed to have found the Holy Grail before the Sea Dog."

She settled back in her executive chair, cocking a brow. "You think the Holy Grail is real?"

He nodded without a trace of a smile. "Dr. Sinclair, I know it's real."


Keegan watched the raven-haired beauty drive away and finally shook his head, breaking the spell. What was it about that woman? She had a wicked smile, curves he ached to navigate, and secretive dark eyes, but he'd bedded plenty of beautiful women over the years.

Why did they all pale in his memory the moment Char walked out of his dressing room? Maybe it had to do with all the conversation, instead of throwing herself at him when he opened the door.

He got into his truck and was starting the engine when it hit him.

She knew the shanty.

He'd seen Char singing along, and not just the chorus that everyone knew. She sang the words to every verse. Plus, she'd asked why he sang such a familiar tune tonight. Did she know the words to some of his other shanties as well?


And that was ... unsettling.

Some of his mates on the crew whispered about the loneliness of immortality over the years, but Keegan had never experienced it. Women were to be enjoyed, revered, and finally set free. Unlike his quartermaster, Colton, love wasn't in Keegan's vocabulary. Hadn't been for lifetimes. His crew was his family now, and he was their pilot. It was enough. A perfect balance.

He didn't pursue women; he merely accepted their affections.

But as he drove out of the parking lot, he caught himself wishing he had followed Char. He wanted to find out how she knew those long-forgotten melodies and why one text message on her damn cell phone would send her running from his arms.


But still ...

He parked the truck and grabbed his coat and bag. He lived in an apartment over a southern family-style restaurant on River Street. Although he'd grown accustomed to life on land, he still couldn't sleep without the familiar sound of rushing water.

Jogging up the back steps, he opened the door and slipped inside. After a cold shower, his head cleared. Thankfully.

Pretty soon he wouldn't even remember her name.

* * *

"What do you mean, you know? No one has ever seen the Holy Grail." Her eyes narrowed. "It's a legend."

Agent Bale pulled in a slow breath, straightening in his chair. "Most of the crew of the Sea Dog still lives here in Savannah. They haven't aged because they all drank from the Grail a few days before the ship sank."

Her jaw went slack for a second, and while she wanted to laugh this guy right out of her office, the temptation of being able to actually meet someone who lived during that time period in history made her pulse race.

"It's impossible," she whispered.

"I assure you it's not. I've met them."

Her head was spinning. "If you know the story is true, then why do you need me?"


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Pirate's Passion 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
“Dangerous winds be blowing, mateys.” Lisa Kessler’s Pirate’s Passion is a delightful, action-packed pirates/rock star paranormal romance set back on board the Sea Dog moored in Savannah’s harbor. It’s the second installment in Lisa’s Sentinels of Savannah series, but can be fully enjoyed as a stand alone if that is your preference. The crew of the Sea Dog drank from the mythical Holy Grail once and became immortal. Now, three centuries later, the effects are wearing off and the privateers require a booster swig. Unfortunately, the Grail they’d safely hidden away is missing. Pirate’s Passion chronicles the continuing hunt for the elusive Grail in conjunction with the steamy love story of sexy pirate Samuel Keegan and nerdy historian Dr. Charlotte Sinclair. As the story opens, we find Charlotte totally out-of-character in a bar enjoying the performance of a southern rock band. She is there because she accepted her co-worker’s dare to let her hair down for once. She finds that she is most especially attracted to their lead singer, Keegan. The feeling is mutual as there’s an instant heated pull between the two. However, romance for either of them seems not to be in the cards. Keegan keeps his entanglements with the opposite sex to one-night stands because, as an immortal, he cannot bear watching someone he deeply cares for die. AND Charlotte is strait-laced with an all-work, no-nonsense persona and a seemingly impregnable wall around her heart. Char walks away from their first encounter, but the two cross paths again when the top-secret government agency responsible for policing the supernatural enlists Charlotte’s expertise in the search for the missing artifact. Charlotte never imagined that the ancient artifacts she diligently studies possess magical properties and the man she cannot forget is three hundred years old. I took an instant liking to both main characters. As always, Lisa hits solid homeruns with her sexy time scenes! I swooned, laughed and cried as she proves beyond a shadow of doubt that when the chemistry is there, age makes no difference! Following please find a few of my favorite lines from Pirate’s Passion: He signaled the bartender. “Get this woman some rum.” Char chuckled. “If I didn’t know better, I might think you wanted my judgment to be impaired. I told you rum was my weakness in confidence.” “In my defense” – he leaned in closer, his voice for her alone – “I am a pirate.” --- “I’m a pirate.” He chuckled, shaking his head. “I know treasure when I see it.” --- “I’ll wash your back if you wash mine.” He raised a playful brow. “I’ll wash yer front, too.” It’s a given that when I pick up one of Lisa’s books, I’m in for a treat. That’s why she’s one of my favorite authors and her books are, without exception, must-reads for me. Pirate’s Passion is a fun, wild and dangerous ride with a believable romance. It’s the perfect escape read. The HEA ending handily sets up further adventures with the Sea Dog’s crew. I can’t wait to see what surprises Lisa has in store for us in the next installment, Pirate’s Pleasure, set to be released in early 2019!
ReadYourWrites 12 months ago
4.5 Stars Once again, Lisa Kessler has captured my attention with a story about otherworldly pirates. Legend has it that in 1795 the pirate ship Sea Dog sanked off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. Before it sank, it was believed that the men on board stole and drank from the Holy Grail, thus making them immortal. Historian Dr. Charlotte Sinclair knows all about the stories of the Sea Dog. In fact, she’s even written a book about the ship and its members. Little does she know that the stories she’s written and read about are true. Charlotte is about to fulfill a dream by meeting not one, but all of the crew members and her life will forever be changed. Samuel Keegan has lived hundreds of years. In present day Savannah, he may not be a pirate, but he does find ways to keep the pirate inside of him alive. Keegan is the frontman for a southern rock band called The Scallywags. In fact, their closing number is always him doing a solo rendition of a pirate shanty, dressed in a duster. No one but him knows the shanties and the leather frock coat he wears are authentic. During a performance, Keegan becomes enamored by a raven haired lady named Char. She’s unlike anyone he’s met before. In the first book, Magnolia Mystic, the Sea Dog crew was approached by Agent Bale of Department 13, a secret US government agency that deals with the paranormal. The agency has known about the pirates for years, but when the Holy Grail goes missing, the government wants the crew to return to their thieving ways and steal it back. In return, the crew will be allowed to drink from the Grail one more time. To assist the pirates, Agent Bale brings Dr. Sinclair into the mix. He has a feeling there’s more to her than meets the eye. But she’s also done extensive research and he hopes she can help figure out who the pirates should be looking for. Imagine Keegan’s surprise when he’s forced to meet with the historian, who turns out to be the fun and playful Char he met the night before. As the two start to work together to locate the Grail, they realize their attraction is too strong to ignore. Keegan realizes their biggest difference will be their undoing. Keegan is immortal and plans on living forever. Charlotte is human and will one day die. Keegan knows he isn’t strong enough to witness someone he loves die. But when their investigation leads to danger and that danger leads to life and death, Keegan and Charlotte are going to have to decide if their love is worth fighting and dying for. Lisa is truly an amazing writer. It was so easy to visualize the words on the page. She’s even added a surprise that readers of her work will recognize and enjoy. My only question now is what does Lisa have up her sleeves for the rest of this series. **Received a copy of the book courtesy of Entangled Publishing and voluntarily reviewed.**
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Book two was so much fun.  Full of adventure, passion, a bit of backstory for each character, giving them dimension, and a plot that was entertaining and enjoyable.  I look forward to more and loved a glimpse of Aren and Sasha from Hunter's Moon book 2 in the Moon series. It is cool how Kessler is merging the two series a bit and hope there is some more cross-series mingling to come.
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Sailon More than 1 year ago
Dr. Charlotte Sinclair, Char, decided to let her hair down at the urging of her friends. Little did she know she was going to find herself thrust into a world that the artifacts that she studied really did have magical properties or that the man that makes her burn is over 300 years old. Samuel Keegan, lead singer in a southern rock band, couldn’t get the woman, Char, out of his head. When the top-secret government agency for policing the supernatural brings Char back into his life, he finds his world turned upside down. Pirates, the holy grail and lots of other mayhem come full force at the Sea Dog crew. I missed the first installment, but Pirate’s Passion stood just fine on its own. Kessler writes an exciting plot filled with fun and flirty characters and leaves us with the possibilities of more fantastic reads to come. I received this ARC copy of Pirate's Passion from Entangled Publishing, LLC - Entangled: Amara. This is my honest and voluntary review.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
I’m loving reading this latest series from this highly talented author. Her love of all things piratical and paranormal shine through in this intriguing series, the books in which are standalone but they do have many shared characters and linking events. Over 200 years ago the crew of the Sea Dog discovered a true treasure – the Holy Grail that drinking from which has granted them all prolonged lives, but it has been stolen and its effects are wearing off. Now the pirate crew have other roles and one of them is Samuel Keegan, a singer in a rock band. Agent Bale encourages the pirates to recover it and enlists the help of Dr Charlotte Sinclair from the local Maritime Museum who has a particular interest in the history of pirate activities and wrecks in the area. Samuel is astounded when Agent Bale introduces Charlotte – they had met the previous night at one of his gigs and the chemistry between them was volatile! This is a fun, exciting read, a great adventure with plenty of intrigue, mystery and romance in an enticing read that had me turning the pages and unwilling to put the story down until I’d finished reading it. Lisa Kessler has produced another enthralling read with well developed characters, a steamy romance and a superb plot, filled with surprises, revelations and mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into it and can’t wait to read more from this very talented author. I requested and was given a copy of this book without obligation via NetGalley. I chose to read it and this review is my honest opinion of the book after thoroughly enjoying reading it.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Pirate’s Passion by Lisa Kessler is the 2nd book in her Sentinels of Savannah series. I did not read the first book in this series, but it was not an issue, as this book read very well as a standalone. However, I will have to go back to read the first book, and I really enjoyed Pirate’s Passion. We meet Dr. Charlotte Sinclair, our heroine, at the start. Char works at the Maritime Museum in Savannah as a historian, specializing in ancient pirate wrecks and lore. She is a workaholic, and her friend pushes her to go out and have fun…say yes to everything. She goes to a bar, where a rock band is playing, and meets Keegan, the lead singer. Samuel Keegan, our hero and lead singer for the band. What most people do not know is that Samuel Keegan was a pirate on the Sea Dog 200 years ago. He and some of his crew sipped from the Holy Grail and received immortality. Now all these years later, they find their healing is getting slower, and they fear losing the immortality. So they have asked for help to find the missing Holy Grail Keegan finds himself attracted to the new girl watching his show. When he makes an attempt for her to join him after the show, she says ‘yes’, but just when things were getting hot, Char gets a phone call and needs to leave. Char meets with a government agent who wants her to help them find the Holy Grail, since she is the best person to do so. The agent introduces her to the pirate from the ship, and to her surprise, she sees Keegan. All of this is the beginning of this wonderful exciting and fun story. What follows is an exciting adventure the brings Char together with Keegan and his crew in a desparate attempt to find the stolen Holy Grail, and fight off the enemies who want to destroy the Sea Dog crew, and keep the Grail for themselves. The romance between Charlotte and Keegan was very hot, as their chemistry together was sizzling. I loved how Char accepted that Keegan and his crew were indeed the members of the Sea Dog 300 years ago; she loved history and this was like a dream come true for her. Charlotte was a great heroine, smart, savvy and independent; and she was great working with them to fight the enemy. There were a some dangerous situations that put her life in danger, keeping us in suspense. I loved the theme of Pirate’s Passion, and seeing the surviving pirate crew, how they each handle their immortality. Again, I loved Char and Keegan together, and the secondary characters were very good. Pirate’s Passion was not only exciting, action packed, with a nice romance, but also an excellent mystery which kept us glued to the frantic climax. I look forward to reading the next book in this series, as Lisa Kessler has many crew members to give us more stories. I wholly recommend you read this series, and I plan to go back and read the first book.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Samuel Keegan was part of the pirate crew of the Sea Dog over 200 years ago. He was the one who commanded the wheel. Now he’s the lead singer of a band, living a pretty successful life. When he first sees Char, he has no idea that his care-free life is about to change. Charlotte is a historian and total pirate buff. When she decides to let her hair down one night and see her favorite Southern Rock band, she has no idea how much her life is about to change when she meets Keegan, the lead singer of the band. This is the second book of this series. I read the first one a while ago but getting to see those characters in this book was a nice refresher. This book was packed with action and an ongoing story that started in the first book that works to keep the hero and heroine together against their own objections. Like the first book, this was quick that keeps you reading until the end. I can’t wait for the next book of the series. I highly recommend. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
I just loved setting sail on the Sea Dog with Lisa Kessler’s immortal pirates! This fast-paced read had a bit of everything I love – romance, intrigue, a strong and smart heroine, a hero with some serious pirate swagger, and a cast of characters that has you longing to part of the crew. I was fully invested in this series after the first book, Magnolia Mystic, so I wasn’t surprised to find myself quickly drawn in to the life of Samuel Keegan. He’s met his match in Dr. Charlotte Sinclair, but being immortal makes getting involved with anyone a risky proposition if you want to protect yourself from heartbreak. For Charlotte, Keegan brings out a side of her she doesn’t often let herself show, and once she learns the truth about Keegan she knows she wants to find a way to spend her life with him – and having that life be one that is immortal does all sorts of things to her inner historian! These two were all sorts of fun together and I really enjoyed their playful banter, especially when some pirate humor was thrown in. The quest for the holy grail, which the Sea Dog crew needs to maintain their immortality, has Keegan and Charlotte right in the middle of things, and both their lives are in danger. New players are introduced, old players can’t be trusted, and, my favorite part, some characters from one of the author’s other series make an appearance, which, in my opinion, has the potential to create some great crossover storylines. The only thing rougher than the seas for Samuel and Charlotte is the path they have to take to get to their happy ever after. The Sea Dog crew plays an important role in their story, from their need to protect Keegan from heartache, to their acceptance of Charlotte as part of their crew. And learning Charlotte’s background added exactly what this story needed to pull all the parts together. This is book 2 in the series but can easily be read as a standalone, although there is an overall series arc, so why not go back to book 1 and start from the beginning! Another great book from Lisa Kessler! I received an advance reader copy from the publisher via NetGalley which I voluntarily reviewed.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book; this is the second book in the Sentinels of Savannah series written by Lisa Kessler. Samuel Keegan used to man the wheel of the Sea Dog over 200 years ago, but these days he’s the front man of a southern rock band. Rum and women are plentiful, but his world is changing rapidly now that his crew is back together searching for the Holy Grail to break their curse. But the quest leads him to a historian with raven hair and a wicked smile. She holds all the answers, but she could also spell death for them all. Dr. Charlotte Sinclair works for the Maritime Museum in Savannah, an expert on ancient pirate wrecks. When a government agent requests her help in a top-secret investigation, she discovers not only is the Holy Grail real, but the lead singer of her favorite band is actually the immortal pilot of the Sea Dog crew. This is a great book with a fun story and well developed characters. Once I started reading this book I didn’t want to put the book down until the end. If you love a paranormal books then you need to read this book and the other book in this series. I can’t wait to read then next book by this author. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
MusicInPrint More than 1 year ago
Lisa Kessler brings Pirate's Passion the 2nd in the Sentinels of Savannah series. LOVED the characters, the story line and the fact that the action is following the hunt for the Holy Grail. Immortality and the pit falls of Love and how they effect each other is explored. Real time pirate of olden times meets a historian that has done her research. Dr. Charlotte Sinclair is excited to meet Pirate Samuel Keegan who was born 200 years in the past. Keegan's crew along with Sinclair have to navigate clues to locate the Grail while side stepping the government agent in charge. "A copy of this book was provided by Entangled via NetGalley with no requirements for a review. "Comments here are my honest opinion." Lots of depth to this story that makes me want to catch up by reading the 1st in this series. LOOK FORWARD TO MORE!!
Evampire9 More than 1 year ago
Over 200 years ago, Samuel Keegan used to the man the wheel of the Sea Dog but now he’s the front man of a southern rock band who has sworn off of commitment. Working for the Maritime Museum, Dr. Charlotte Sinclair is an excerpt on ancient pirate wrecks. Readers can’t help be become excited and completely caught up in this swashbuckling tale full of suspense and romance. Charlotte and Keegan are two wonderfully vibrant characters that easily hold readers’ attentions as they not only deal with the sizzling chemistry that flares hot every time they come together, but as they try to find the missing Holy Grail relic. The romance is sweet but full of emotional woes and obstacles to be overcome but the main one is Keegan’s past which has him shying away from love and reader can’t wait to find out if they ever reach that happily ever after. The romance isn’t the only suspenseful part of this fast paced and exhilarating story, there’s actually plenty of it to go around as the search for the Grail brings danger to Charlotte’s doorstep and the government agent causes Charlotte all kinds of stress after some family secrets are revealed… secrets that rock her world. There is never a dull moment in this adventurous swashbuckling romance that singes readers with passion even as it keeps them glued to the pages. This fascinating world is full of unique elements and charming characters that ensure that readers will come back for more.
Rainn2978 More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the Sentinels of Savannah series. It can absolutely be read as a stand alone (I did) however I went back and read the previous book just so I understood the things I was missing. This book is about Samuel Keegan (Keegan) and Charlotte Sinclair. Keegan is currently the front man for a southern rock band but he is also an immortal pirate who has been alive for over 200 years. Charlotte has been tasked by a government agent to help them with research about the holy grail, never realizing that there are more things to life than what she knows. Or knowing that the man that she met (and kissed) was an immortal! And a former pirate that she has researched at that! But the connection that they share will not only change their lives but also reveal secrets that Charlotte never realized she had. I really liked this book!! It sucked me in from the beginning and kept me reading all the way to the end! Charlotte is a strong and likable woman who has trust issues but there are definitely reasons for that. Keegan is this irreverent and humorous man who has seen a lot in the years he has been alive. To the point that he doesn't think he can handle any more friendships or heart ache. But throwing them together and reading about how much they come to care about each other is great! And then when you find out some secrets about Char's past? Loved it! I read this book without reading the first book, but I have since gone back and gotten the first one because I liked this one so much. So for me, it was a way to get me hooked on this series and keep me wanting more!
PenKay More than 1 year ago
The first thing I must say is if you love romance, both regular and paranormal, you really need to read this author, and this book just highlights why. She can write words on a page, and the reader is immediately drawn into the story, no matter the content, and the people and places just come alive. Now, on specifically to this particular book. I am not a huge fan of pirates, but that doesn’t matter as this crew is so fun, hot, and full of kindness, you can’t help but love them. This latest book (there was previously a short story to introduce us to the cast) is full of great action, touch-your-heart romance, and an intense plot of finding lost treasure and will more than please fans of paranormal romance. And, the author is tying in another series of hers that just opens up so many stories. I really loved the ending of this book, and I can’t wait to read more. Please, let there be lots more! I highly recommend this book, series, and this author! I was provided the e-book which I voluntarily reviewed.
Sunshine1006 More than 1 year ago
I want to be a pirate or maybe just have one. Dr Charlotte is and expert on pirates, especially the pirates on the Sea Dog. She goes to club to hear the band, The Scallywags and meets Keegan, the lead singer who is a two hundred year old pirate. While there, an emergency arises about the Holy Grail that should have been lost when this ship went down. This Grail gives immortality but if it winds up in the wrong hands, it could change history. Charlotte is helping to search for the relic, when a secret is revealed to her. Others want the relic for their nefarious intentions. Keegan and Charlotte fall in love, but he is immortal and she is not. If the relic is not recovered, a cult will have it and there will be many deaths. How can Charlotte help with recovering this piece of history? She is only a historian in Savannah. A fun book with thrills and pirates. Loved Keegan. I received this book from Net Galley and Entangled Publishing for a honest review and no compensation otherwise. The opinions expressed are my own.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Hey Ho it’s a pirates life for me… This is a rollicking good story. Action, adventure and romance this story has it all. Have you ever wanted to stop dreaming about adventure and start living it? Dr. Charlotte Sinclair has to make that choice. It doesn’t hurt that there is a sexy pirate that seems to have stolen her heart. Join the crew of the Sea Dog as they search for treasure. I promise you won’t regret it.
thicks More than 1 year ago
Secret societies, government agencies monitoring those with special skills. It's all part of the pirate life. She never envisioned it to be real though she had lived it vicariously through the books she had written. Given the chance to explore it faster she jumps in with two feet and the adventure begins. Betrayal, love, chaos, and a sexy pirate to boost. Great fun and darn sexy this is a great read. You will laugh, hold your breath, and join in the fun. I love this author and this playful side of her writing. You will be hooked from the first page and unable to put it down.