Dead Man's Kiss (Romancing the Pirate #5)Dead Man's Kiss by Jennifer Bray-Weber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thanks to Jennifer Bray-Weber for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

The Rissa sails again in the latest installment of the Romancing the Pirate series. Dead Man's Kiss is the fifth book, but can be read as a standalone (as long as you don't mind a couple of small spoilers from the previous books).

This is the second book I've read in the series and I'm amazed at how much I get caught up in this adventurous world. Jennifer Bray-Weber's descriptive writing drew me in so far that when I had to put down my Kindle (and get back to work) I experienced a twinge of disappointment because it felt as if I were leaving the Caribbean.

There wasn't a dull moment to be found with Captain Barone fighting for his ship, his crew, and the woman he needs to keep safe in order to prevent his band of swashbuckling pirates, and himself, from a hanging death. He tries to thwart Catalina's advances, because the lives of his crew are on the line, but Catalina is strong-willed and always gets what she wants.

Henri is probably my favorite secondary character. He is a loyal friend who is not afraid to knock the captain down a couple of notches when he selfishly get himself into situations that could cause him to place the men he leads in danger. I enjoyed the tension between Henri and Nalda as well. They seem to be cut from the same cloth.

If you're in the mood for a historical romance with an audacious, yet suave, pirate and a Spanish fire cracker of a woman (with brains), then grab this one. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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