I loved the character of Will Wyatt in the previous full length book so I was tickled to see him getting his own story. It was also nice to catch up with Ewan and Dory to see how they and the other previous couples were doing too. This was a fun Highland romp for Will the pirate that also brought a bit of adventure, passion and scariest of all, love.
Will helps escort Dory and the children to Scotland at the orders of Captain Bart as an opportunity to hide out while there is a price on his head. He isn’t keen on the idea as the sea and the ship is the only life he has known. Watching Ewan and Dory affectionate and in love leaves him confused. He never really believed in love and to be honest, he doesn’t understand it. He prefers light-hearted encounters that don’t tie him down. Well that is until he sets eyes on the green-eyed, black haired lassie handing out kisses at the clan May Day festival.
Jonet Montgomery gets the kiss of her life when the big handsome stranger lays one on her leaving her breathless and dizzy. His eyes on her prove his interest and she can’t help her own interest since here is someone who doesn’t know her reputation as a cold fish and inept at keeping a man’s interest. Unfortunately, Will runs amok of another fellow who she turned down not long ago. Never again will she marry after the pain of being married to the uninterested, womanizing first husband who got himself killed in battle. Now she lives for the orphans she takes in and mothers.
A scare of contagious disease from another clan who has come seeking the healers sends everyone to their neighboring clan as temporary exiles. On the journey and at the Munro’s castle, Will and Jonet circle ever closer even though everyone warns him away from her and she is warned to stay away from him. Jonet knows the dangers of leaving her heart open to a man who plans to return to the sea and Will knows he has to be careful of hurting Jonet. Soon the lines are blurred and Will has a big decision to make.
The story had a lightness to it mostly due to Will’s personality, I think. He is flirtatious and fun. He makes music with the drums, he entertains with stories and he even cooks well. He’s a lover and a fighter. He enjoys being free and wild and senses a kindred spirit in Jonet even though she has lived a very different life from his own. I loved watching Jonet become free and happy with Will. Her passion matched his and she was honest about what she wanted. They were a great pair. There were a lot of sexy moments, but there was some strong conflict too with the conniving Eric and the daring rescue near the end.
All in all, it was a wonderful addition to the series and a fast entertaining read. I would recommend at least reading this one after Entangled Hearts just so that the characters and situation make sense. Those who enjoy historical paranormal romance should try the series that offers adventure, passion and fun all in one.
My thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.