SEA OF RUIN by Pam Godwin
Genre → Dark Historical Pirate Romance, Stand-alone
Bennett Sharp is on the run.
Wanted for piracy, she fears neither God nor death nor man.
Except Priest Farrell.
The unfaithful, stormy-eyed libertine hunts her with terrifying possessiveness. Nothing will stop him from coming for her. Not his unforgivable betrayal. Not when she’s captured by the ice-cold pirate hunter, Lord Ashley Cutler.
She must escape Ashley’s prison and Priest’s deceit. But can she walk away from their twisted desires?
Two gorgeous captains stand on opposite sides of the law. When they collide in a battle to protect her, the lines blur between enemies and lovers.
Passion heats, secrets unravel, and hearts entangle until they break.
Can love prevail in the sea of ruin?
Footsteps sounded behind me, the tread of a single pair of boots approaching from the shore.
Beads of sweat trickled between my breasts and gathered beneath the stays. I knew that lazy, arrogant gait. I feared it.
Pushing back my shoulders, I girded my spine and turned to face my biggest mistake.
A few paces away, the pirate leaned against a wooden post. His thumb hooked casually in the straps of leather that wound around his trim hips. His other hand hung at his side, dangling my lost compass by the chain.
Rancor battled longing. Scorn collided with sadness, and my outrage bowed beneath the helpless, banal attraction I’d always felt for him.
His brown breeches fit him like a glove, the threads molding around powerful thighs and the sizable bulge of his groin. His loose shirt tucked into multiple belts at his waist and laced up his chest to open at the neck. A strong neck, covered in scruff and sinew.
I swallowed thickly, my entire body pulsing with an unwanted ache as my gaze rose to his.
Eyes glinting like polished steel glared down at me. Moonlight cast his prominent features in stark relief—stern forehead, defined cheekbones, perfect nose, full lips—leaving the rest of his face in shadow. The severe straight line of his mouth amplified the intensity in his expression.
He was furious. Seething with two years’ worth of blistering, unresolved ire.
My heart died a thousand deaths before I found my voice. “Priest.”
“Bennett, my love.” He spilled the endearment into the air, each syllable a vicious growl of torment. “How I’ve missed you.”
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Lita T’s Review: 5 STARS
Sea of Ruin by Pam Godwin. I have read most of her books and she tells so many different stories about so many different premises. All I have enjoyed. Some I have liked more than others. However she out did herself with this story. This is a pirate’s tale with a definite twist. Do read King of the Libertines which is a short story in the Australia Anthology book. The story introduces us to 2 of the main characters in this book. Bennett is the illegitimate daughter of a disgraced noblewoman and a notorious pirate. Her love of adventure and the sea has her at odds with her mother. When tragedy strikes Bennett’s real adventure begins. We follow her as she navigates following in her father’s footsteps, her love of the king of the libertine and her experience with a pirate hunter. A spectacular story that I could have never seen coming. There was so much to this story that my emotions were all over the place. When I didn’t thnk this story could get any better it did. No a typical pirate story. It is hard to put into words all the good elements to this story. This story was gritty and grimy. It was also a love story as well a story of hurt. This story was violent at times. Sexy at times with some kink that would have some people blushing. More than just fluff, a real story. I was even happier when I saw there is going to be another book. 5 swashbuckling stars.
Tanya Rae’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sea of Ruin starts out September 1714. I couldn’t wait to read this book. I started reading this book soon after it landed on my Kindle!
Sea of Ruin is different from anything that I have read by this author. And believe me I have read everything that she has written. Well, except for maybe an anthology or two. I might have rediscovered my love for historical romances!
Here is my dilemma, every time I start out to write a little synopsis I keep running up to a spoiler and I just can’t do that. So, what I want a reader to know is this. If you love pirates that love to pillage and plunder then this book is for you! Even if you don’t think you love historical romances you should read this book! You just might be pleasantly surprised how much you will love reading them, just like me!
Get ready for some twists and turns along the way of reading about Bennett Sharp, Priest Farrell (no he is NOT a “Priest”) & Lord Ashley Cutler.
Sea of Ruin was superbly written by an author that I adore her books and I am always ready to read more from her. 5+++ STARS
The short story, KING OF LIBERTINES, can be read before or after SEA OF RUIN.
It’s only available in the AUSTRALIA anthology:
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.
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