About the Book
Book: A Smuggler’s Heart
Series: Gentlemen of the Coast #1
Author: Danielle Thorne
Genre: Clean Historical Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2020
Can she save her family from his wicked influence?
The murky waters of the marsh are treacherous and haunted by smugglers and deserters from the war. There are even whispers the Savannah coast is home to the deadly pirate, Alligator George, but Christine Fryer needs a peaceful escape from her father’s disapproving stare.
Captain Nathaniel Butler knows it’s time to put his smuggling operation to bed now that the American Revolution is over and won. He just needs to sail one last expedition to pay off his remaining debt, but his plans are threatened by the meddlesome sister of his best friend.
As Savannah society brings a privileged young woman and a man desperate for success together, the marsh will reveal their secrets—and their hearts. Christine will do anything to stop the rogue captain from influencing and ruining her brother, but she never expects the crew of Alligator George is watching and waiting…
I enjoyed A Smuggler’s Heart by Danielle Thorne. This little novel is FUN! I’m talking the sort of fun where you just cannot put the book down for one second. Thorne packed a punch into only 160 pages. Seriously, this novel has it all. There is a handsome hero, a headstrong heroine, an unfortunate suitor, smugglers, pirates, a kidnapping, and a sweet romance. Oh! There’s also pretty dresses, fancy dinners, and dancing, too.
What I really appreciate about this novel is that it tells such a satisfyingly complete adventure-romance in such a short amount of pages. I’m SO impressed with Thorne’s storytelling skills. The plot is engaging. The characters are unique, relatable, and endearing. The action is solid. And, the friendship-to-romance between Christine and Nathan is perfectly paced and believable. A Smuggler’s Heart is a stellar read that I highly recommend. You really do not want to miss out on this delightful story!
I purchased a review copy of this novel in eBook form from Amazon.com on February 27, 2020, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.