"Can Xander save Luisa? Will she be able to lift the curse and free the trapped souls?"
Reviewed by Cheryl Beal
Posted August 9, 2012
Luisa Tavares is a feisty, spitfire pirate captain. Her
father took her to sea with him after her mother died when
Luisa was just 12 years old. Raised at sea on a pirate
ship, she is stubborn and determined; but underneath the
tough exterior, beats the heart of a lonely woman. Luisa's
father demanded every man aboard his ship sign a pledge to
protect his daughter's virtue, so the poor girl has an
entire ship of protectors instead of just her father.
Xander Daltry is a pirate hunter, but he took to the sea
of pain and loss. His sister was killed and her ghost tied
to the Isla de Sempiterno. To stay on the island was too
painful for Xander, so he took to the sea in hopes of one
day capturing the one who could free his sister and the
other lost souls whose souls where trapped.
Luisa and Xander are brought together on the high seas when
she and her ship rescue him after his ship was attacked and
left dead in the water. Luisa finds herself drawn to
Xander. Just as Luisa begins to explore her first true
relationship with a man outside of family, her ship is
attacked and she is kidnapped by Xander's rival. Xander
Saint-Sauvuer both believe bringing Luisa to Isla de
Sempiterno can solve a centuries old curse, but they each
want to resolve a different curse. Can Xander save Luisa?
Will she be able to lift the curse and free the trapped
MISTRESS OF STONE is a fast paced paranormal romance with a
good bit of intrigue and mystery thrown in for good
Xander Daltry is a swoon worthy hero -- he's handsome,
sarcastic, and conflicted. And I loved Luisa Tavares --
was wonderfully written -- very stubborn and determined,
also lonely and vulnerable. And Maria Zannini did a lovely
job describing Isla de Sempiterno...I felt like I was
trampling through the jungle with Xander and Luisa, pushing
aside the vines, dodging wild boars, it was incredibly
descriptive! A fantastic book!
She was ready for his steel, but not for his flesh.
LuĂsa Tavares has a list of sins the length of the Antilles,
but thereâ€™s no time to repent for them now. When a
pockmarked Frenchman hands her Papaâ€™s ringâ€”still attached to
his severed fingerâ€”she orders the Coral back to the
Caribbean, despite her fatherâ€™s earlier warning never to return.
Itâ€™s LuĂsaâ€™s luckless fate that the only man who can help
her is a blasted InglĂ©s pirate hunter whoâ€™s more dead than
alive and locked in a curse he doesnâ€™t want lifted. Worse,
his feral sensuality sparks a hunger she canâ€™t ignore.
Xander Daltry hadnâ€™t planned on kidnapping this wild
womanâ€”or succumbing to his uncontrollable desire for her.
But he needs LuĂsa and the moonstone she wears around her
neck to rescind a witchâ€™s spell. His sister, long dead, and
others like her have been cursed to remain in the mortal
plane for eternity. Only the stone can set them free.
The only way to convince the reluctant pirate queen to help
him is to withhold one small bit of the truth. For if she
learns who really betrayed her father, the longing in her
fiery eyes could easily turn to murderous wrathâ€¦
Warning: Contains a pirate queen with a sacred gem, a
werewolf with an agenda, an island where nothing is as it
seems, and a hero with a Jolly Roger thatâ€™ll make you purr
like a kitten.
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