Seize the Fire

Seize the Fire An Unlikely Princess, Exiled And InnocentHer Serene Highness Olympia Of Oriens Longs To Return To Her Tiny, Embattled Land And Lead Her People In Peace And Equality But With Her Evil Uncle Plotting Against Her, She Needs A Protector, And Captain Drake Seems Like The Answer To Her DreamsA War Hero With Hell To PayCaptain Sheridan Drake Has Fought His Way To Acclaim Now Destitute, Desperate, And Tortured By Nightmares Of The Carnage He S Seen, He Plans To Steal Olympia S Jewels As Well As Her Innocence, But Is Ignited By A Passion So Intense He Can Think Of Nothing But Protecting Her, Even From Himself Without Each Other, They Might Not Survive, But Their Love Threatens To Tear Them Both Apart This is one of the BEST historicals I have EVER read Bravo The second half of the book My fav quoteHe shrugged I suppose I m a fairly downy bird when it comes to hoaxing dragons But when one of em ties you down and punches you in the stomach, not to mention beating you over the head and drowning you by degrees, it s high time to retire from the field with what grace you can muster He looked at her, his dark lashes swept low over the silver firelight in his eyes I m sorry you were This is one of the BEST historicals I have EVER read Bravo The second half of the book My fav quoteHe shrugged I suppose I m a fairly downy bird when it comes to hoaxing dragons But when one of em ties you down and punches you
I am often reall embarrassed to be a lover of romance novels I don t tell everyone, because I don t want them to think I am simple minded because I just like reading about love stories and happy endings.Then, I feel irritation at myself and anyone who would judge my reading choices I amintelligent than the average bear I have just as much orcapacity for deep, intellectual thought as the next person And I DO enjoy exc
Actual Rating 4.5I am so glad I didn t give up on this book More coherent thoughts later.Edit This book isn t perfect let s get that out of the way first After having read three novels by Kinsale, I m coming to understand that she tends to shove A LOT into 400 pages I read this after My Sweet Folly which really suffered under the weight of the twists and turns she introduced, but that was not the case here despite global adventures, pirates, a revolution, and a pet penguin I almost DNF Actual Rating 4.5I am so glad I didn t give up on this book More coherent thoughts later.Edit This book isn t perfect let s get that out of the way first After having read three novels by Kinsale, I m coming to understand that she tends to shove A LOT into 400 pages I read this after My Sweet Folly which really suffered under the weight of the twists and turns she introduced, but that was not the case here despite global adventures, pirates, a revolution, and a pet penguin I almost DNF ed this at 30% due to my frustration with the Heroine She was ridiculously naive and I had a hard time connecting with her Luckily, the Hero Sheridan, well, anti Hero , was so fascinating, amazingly dryly funny, and a delight to read so I stuc
What a crazy book The plots are crazy, the characters are crazy They travelled from Europe then the Americas, stranded on an island, then to Turkey and there was a sultan A princess, a revolution, a un heroic hero This book is ce razy What I loved about the book and what earned this book 4 stars in my book CHARACTERIZATION all the waySheridan 38 and Olympia 24 are by no means the usual character types you see in this genre Sheridan is a handsome scoundrel with no principles He wa What a crazy book The plots are crazy, the characters are crazy They travelled from Europe then the Americas, stranded on an island, then to Turkey and there was a sultan A princess, a revolution, a un heroic hero This book is ce razy What I loved about the book and what earned this book 4 stars in my book CHARACTERIZATION all the waySheridan 38 and Olympia 24 are by no means the usual character types you see in this genre Sheridan is a handsome scoundrel with no principles He was a selfish coward and did not have a noble bone in him Olympia is a pudgy and naive princess who was constantly down on herself because she had been told that she was too fat Who wants a coward who aban
I read this a while back and haven t had time to write a full review I did, however, write this mini review for AAR.I felt emotionally exhausted by the time I d finished reading this book There s no way to do it justice in couple of paragraphs, but there s no question that in Sheridan Drake, Ms Kinsale has created one of the most complex, compelling heroes should that be anti heroes I ve ever read.A decorated naval officer, widely regarded as one of the nation s heroes, Sh
The first time I read Seize the Fire was last year, shortly after finishing my first and still favorite book by Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm, and I have to admit I just didn t get it It was so weird Flowers from the Storm had been unusual and full of heartrending emotions and high angst, but it was grounded in a setting I recognized in historical romances The whole story takes place in England, and its concerns health, finances, religion were fairly domestic, if far from p The first time I read Seize the Fire was last year, shortly after finishing my first and still favorite book by Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm, and I have to admit I just didn t get it It was so weird Flowers from the Storm had been unusual and full of heartrending emotions and high angst, but it was grounded in a setting I recognized in historical romances The whole story takes place in England, and its concerns health, finances, religion were fairly domestic, if far from prosaic.Then I read Seize the Fire, with its exiled princess heroine, its cynical sea captain hero, its high seas adventures and pirates and desert islands with its long treks across Middle Eastern deserts, its s
The best asset of this book is Sheridan, the hero He alone is worth a 4 stars But then we have the heroine and the story.SheridanSheridan is not your standard bad boy or gamma hero, he is a anti hero plain and simple and doesn t apologize about it Also, he is honest and clear about it with the heroine I enjoyed him a lot.OlympiaI have nothing against naive or and idealist heroines in historical romances But let s face it, Olympia wasn t only that At one point of the story, Sheridan went to The best asset of this book is Sheridan, the hero He alone is worth a 4 stars But then we have the heroine and the story.SheridanSheridan is not your standard bad boy or gamma hero, he is a anti hero plain and simple and doesn t apologize about it Also, he is honest and clear about it with the heroin
Anti hero is too glamorous a label for him He is a scoundrel, a lying low life, a common thief, a blackguard, a cad and he should be boiled in a vat of hot oil for his self serving ways Only his fallen angel charm, devilish wit and bad boy sex appeal lets him get away with it Of all the cheating, lying Hs I ve read about, he has to be the worst but at the same time the most lovable and the most swoonworthy He dares you to not like him despite his repeated transgressions and acts of treachery Anti hero is too glamorous a label for him He is a scoundrel, a lying low life, a common thief, a blackguard, a cad and he should be boiled in a vat of hot oil for his self serving ways Only his fallen angel charm, devilish wit an
Well, I had some feelings about this book, which seemed like it was really multiple adventure romances Vulcan mind melded together into one totally next level insane adventure romance Heroine is Olympia, a princess of Oriens , a tiny kingdom in the Alps Hero is Sheridan, an outwardly heroic Navy dude Olympia is on fire with democratic longings and wishes to get back to the kingdom she s never actually seen, to lead her people to a peaceful democratic revolution Sheridan just got out of the Well, I had some feelings about this book, which seemed like it was really multiple adventure romances Vulcan mind melded together into one totally next level insane adventure romance Heroine is Olympia, a princess of Oriens , a tiny kingdom in the Alps Hero is Sheridan, an outwardly heroic Navy dude Olympia is on fire with democratic longings and wishes to get back to the kingdom she s never actually seen, to lead her people to a peaceful democratic revolution Sheridan just got out of the Navy and is totally broke Through various complex plot mechanisms, they wind up jaunting about the globe together, heading with many accidental side journeys to Oriens Also, toward LOOOOOVE Okay, things in no order Man, the parts where Sheridan is obsessed with Olympia s body totally worked for me It s weird how rarely you actually get this in historical romances there s a lot of the hero thinking that the lady is very attractive, but not as much of him feeling compelled to bite her flesh as you d thi
I ve given this an A for narration well, duh and an A for content at AudioGals.Even though I have eagerly snatched up every single audiobook from this hugely talented author narrator team as soon as they ve appeared, Seize the Fire is one I ve been waiting for ever since Laura Kinsale and Nicholas Boulton began their collaboration The prospect of hearing Sheridan Drake brought to life in all his tortured, roguish, f cked up, delicious glory by such a wonderfully skilled narrator made this I ve given this an A for narration well, duh and an A for content at AudioGals.Even though I have eagerly snatched up every single audiobook from this hugely talented author narrator team as soon as they ve appeared, Seize the Fire is one I ve been waiting fo

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  • Paperback
  • 456 pages
  • Seize the Fire
  • Laura Kinsale
  • English
  • 27 April 2019
  • 1402246838