Sea Of Ruin by Pam Godwin
Genre: dark, historical romance
Publication Date: April 28, 2020
5 Complete Ruin Crowns
I have just died a thousand deaths while reading this book. This is my first ever historical romance and I am so glad I started here, because damn this book had me all up in my feelings. Pam has crafted such a beautifully written story that is sure to sweep you away on a sea of angst, love, and devastation.
He was the sea, Rough, Dangerous, Dependable. No matter how far he traveled or how long he stayed away, he always returned to me.
This book was so much more than I could have wanted, and everything that I didn’t know I needed. Bennett is a fierce heroine her strength is so pure and strong she commands attention whenever and wherever she goes. This woman holds grown men captive with just her words but gains their loyalty with her passion. She belongs to the sea and the sea belongs to her. She feels it in her blood ever present, running through her veins. She’s a woman captain which does not happen often if ever. But there was never question about her ability to run a ship. I absolutely loved this, Pam created this character that shows just how strong and capable we as woman are, you truly can be anything you want if you want it enough! I’m obsessed with this empowerment I got from Bennett in this book.
We were meaningful together. Intricate. An unlikely bond formed in the dwelling of souls.
Priest and Ashley are two of the most delectable heroes I’ve read in a long time. They are both completely different yet work together perfectly. I loved this dichotomy between them. Ashley is a gruff brooding commodore with superior breeding and Priest is a rogue pirate with unparalleled charm. They both are equally dangerous in their own ways and watching how the interact with Bennett you can see that difference. Except in the possessive way they claim her, that is the only time they are exactly the same and every time it’s the hottest thing you’ll see.
I realized, truly comprehended, just how very destructive this man was on my life. He hadn’t just physically captured me. He’d besieged my emotions, my reasoning, and he was on his way to imprisoning my soul.
I know I don’t have any basis for comparison as this was my first, but Pam has created something spectacular with this book. I was immediately enraptured with the story from the very first page and I furiously blew through the pages dying to know what was going to happen next. This book will take you through Every. Single. Emotion. you have wringing everything from you until there is nothing left. I fell in love with every character and every moment. If you’ve never read historical romance before START HERE! I didn’t think this would be my thing I’m so glad I took the chance; Pam has created a lifelong convert and obsessive fan with this one story.
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?
*This story contains triggers that might be upsetting to readers.
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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.”
About the Author:
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.