Monday, June 15, 2015

THE RECKONING by MaryLu Tyndall

While attending the Tall Ship Festival in San Diego, Morgan Shaw gets dumped by her boyfriend after she tells him she has cancer.  Her best friend drags her along on a tour of a replica of an old pirate ship.  When she spots her ex-boyfriend with a girl on each arm, she hides out in the hold of ship to try an avoid running into them.  Feeling sea sick and tired she nods off to sleep.  When she wakes up she finds herself on an actual pirate ship 300 years in the past.  The handsome pirate looks an awful lot like the painting of the infamous Rowan Dutton, she saw on ship they were touring.  She assumes her wealthy father has staged this whole thing to take her focus off of her upcoming cancer treatments.   Rowen Dutton is a pirate who needs to gain a large treasure in order to repay his sister what he owes her.  He was close to accomplishing just that, when a strange woman appears on his ship and the distraction causes him to lose his chance.  He's angry and frustrated but also intrigued with this Lady Minx (as he calls her) who is wearing strange clothes, saying strange things and doesn't fear him as most do.  She keeps insisting that her father's behind the whole thing and they are all actors.  But when she has a run-in with a certain notoriously nasty pirate and reveals something she shouldn’t, it begins a chain of events that just might change the course of history.

I absolutely loved this story!  I'm not one who really gets into time travel stories but this was a really fun adventure.  I had a hard time putting it down once I started reading it.  Morgan Shaw had issues but I really liked her. I love how she interacted with everyone on the ship and most especially Rowen.  Speaking of Rowen, Oh-la-la!  There is a ship load of good romantic tension, which I love.   But more than that, you’ll find some real spiritual treasures as you sail along with the Reckoning.  Rowen was a 'gentleman' pirate which really enhanced the story for me.  I enjoyed catching up with some old friends from previous books in The Legends of the King's Pirates series.  No one does pirate stories like MaryLu Tydall and this was a fabulous addition to the series.  My only wish, besides not wanting it to end, was that it would have had an epilogue.  I was craving just a little more.  Other than that it was superb!  I must admit that I am a 'cover' person.  A cover is what makes me want to read a story.  This one did just that.  The Reckoning is wonderful high seas adventure loaded with suspense, danger and of course romance.  It’s a story you won't want to miss and one I HIGHLY recommend.  I encourage you to set aside a block of time because once you set sail on the Reckoning you’ll forget all about your ‘to do’ list.

*This complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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