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Series: Shipwreck #1
Published by: Self Published
on July 21, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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I didn’t set out to be a pirate.
Life for me was about surviving the ugliness that people knew existed but didn’t talk about.
I lived in hell.
Then I saw her.
I knew I couldn’t keep her, but for just a little while I had found heaven.
Eight years later, I can’t get her out of my head.
It is a mistake sailing to her island.
It is a mistake reaching out to her.
She doesn’t recognize me. Or maybe she does.
Closure, it is all I’m after.
Then my past comes back to haunt me.
She’s thrust into my ruthless world. An angel.
A romantic who has a journal that leads to a shipwreck and a lost treasure.
She’s wants to find the ending to a love story that is over two hundred years in the making.
I want to help her find it.
I didn’t set out to be a pirate.
I didn’t set out to fall in love with an angel.
I did both anyway.
An absolute treasure trove of passion, romance, and adventure! There is romance and excitement with every turn of the page. There was absolutely NO WAY I was putting this baby down! Fiore has made one HELL of a first impression on me with the release of this majestic love story.
“She wouldn’t be pulling me from the ugly; I would be pulling her into it. Guys like me didn’t get dreams, we lived nightmares.”
I’m going to tell you right now, this review has to be short and sweet, and you’ll know why once you dive in. I can’t risk giving anything away, so I’ll just continue to tell you how much I enjoyed this contemporary, modern-day romance. I’m not giving you names or anything, just trust that ELUSIVE will take you on the RIDE of your LIFE!
I don’t remember the last time I was so entranced with a love story. It’s strange because when you’re starting a book by an author you’ve never read before, you can be a bit leery of it. But at the end of page one, I was COMPLETELY enthralled. Fiore held me under her spell the whole way through, and to tell you the truth, I never wanted to escape this book, these characters, or the feeling that were dragged out of me all throughout.
“…baby you sealed your fate by kissing my scars. You’re mine.”
This author takes us on an epic journey, traveling around the world, searching for hidden treasures AND hidden love. This was masterfully written with so much passion, emotion, and adventure embedded into each and every page. If you like your romance with a side of action and adventure, look no further, because ELUSIVE should be your very next read. I can’t tell you how excited I am to have found the work of L.A. Fiore. I can’t wait to see what she’s written in the past and I can’t wait to see what EPIC-NESS she has planned for us in the future. If you are a fan of clandestine love and romantic suspense, ELUSIVE by L.A. Fiore is definitely the one for you!
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Excerpt from Elusive by L.A. Fiore Text copyright © 2017, L.A. Fiore All rights reserved
We had been pinging the ocean floor for three weeks and nothing. I was on the bridge, the charts in front of me as I reviewed my research again. She had to be here. I refused to believe she wasn’t.
“Maybe we need to go a little farther east.” Captain Willard was a very pleasant man and patient.
I was missing something. I grabbed the translation of the journal. I had read this more times than I could count, but I was missing something. “I’m going out on deck. The clue is in here somewhere.”
“We’ll circle back, go a little farther out.” Captain Willard gave the order.
It was warm today, but the breeze off the water felt good. I paced the deck as I reread the journal. Noah approached.
“I heard we’re circling back.”
“Yeah. I’m missing something. It’s in here. I can feel it, but I’m just not…”
He took the journal from me and handed it to a passing crew member. “Take that back to the bridge.”
“What are you doing?”
“You’re looking so hard you aren’t going to see it. I’m guessing you’ve read those pages enough to have them memorized.”
“So don’t read it. Feel it.”
“That sounds incredibly odd coming from you.”
He grinned. “Do you remember when I profiled that man at the restaurant in St. Croix?”
“It is just a matter of watching, deducing. You know the words now put yourself in Alejandro’s shoes. You’re a merchant traveling very far from home. Feel it. Think about the passages. I’m sure many describe his journey, probably even his wife. But he explored too, so focus on those passages. Where was he? What did he see?”
He moved closer. “Close your eyes.”
“It’s hard to focus with you so close.”
A growl rumbled up his throat. “Feel his words.”
“They’re just words.”
He leaned in. “I want to run my tongue down your throat and across your collarbone. I want to dip it into your mouth to taste you, down your chest to your nipple, teasing it. Lower still to your stomach, to the patch of curls. I want to push my tongue into you, want your flavor to explode in my mouth, I want to fuck you with my mouth until your body yields and you come for me.”
My eyes flew open and I was on the verge of panting. “Are you trying to help me focus or turn me into a hot mess?”
His grin could definitely be called wicked. “You can feel words, so feel his then I’ll fuck your brains out.”
I groaned. It couldn’t be helped.