Monday, October 11, 2010

Review: Treasured by Crystal Jordan

Title: Treasured
Author: Crystal Jordan

Read copy: eBook
Published: April 22, 2008
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 1599989220
ISBN-13: 9781599989226

A love for which even time stands still.

Graduate student Rebecca Small is so obsessed with the past—especially the Golden Age of Piracy—she doesn’t mind her unglamorous job preparing museum displays. This display is about her favorite subject, James Morrow, a famous pirate who mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

Becca touches the pirate’s antique sword, and finds herself on a ship in the middle of a sword fight, saving the sexy captain from being stabbed in the back—literally. Once the smoke clears, the man who claims he’s her husband is more than eager to reward her for her timely assistance.

James Morrow knows very little about the woman he was forced to marry five years ago, but the woman who saved him doesn’t fit the portrait he’s painted of her in his mind. She’s strong, brave, and submits to his every dark desire. She seems the perfect woman for a pirate, but he makes his living among the dishonest and disreputable—trust isn’t a commodity he trades in.

My rating:

Rebecca touches an old pirate sword and ends up smack in the middle of a sword fight on board a ship...A pirate ship...An 18-century pirate ship...In the 18th century…And the man whose life she saves happens to be the man whose portrait she’s been mooning over the past couple of days while she prepared a museum exhibit. The same man who claims to be her husband…Yikes.

Though this short story read more like an extended sex scene, there was enough plot, characterization, budding romance, and character development to keep this reader happy. In the end I wished it was a bit longer, but since we cannot have everything we wish for, I’m very satisfied with this quick read.


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