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.
I have to say, I did pick to read this book because there pirates. How many books have pirates? I sure have not read any books that did. Not to mention a good looking one. This author keeps it interesting. Original is the best word to describe this book. Truly enjoyed it and there was a great twist in the end. Cliffhanger for the next book.
Indigo is one step ahead of her psycho ex-boyfriend. Until everything goes wrong and they end up getting picked up by pirates. I am picturing the dirty boat from the Goonies, but apparently it is nice. And there is a Hot Captain, Hendrix. Win! I won't lie, I hated him in the beginning. But it changes in the middle of the book.
Like I said, book was really good and I loved her really bad pirate jokes. Hilarious!
I rate the book a 4.1. Good Job Bella!
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.”
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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