The 3rd and final book in Shana Galen’s series and the book was well worth the wait. What isn’t there to love about a book that starts out with the hero and heroine engaged in a sword battle?
Early on in the book I found Bastien to be a cross between his other brothers, which Raeven confirms, telling him he’s a mix of both. Raeven is a character well worth Bastien, both as a pirate and as an aristocrat. She’s fearless, intelligent, and cunning. More than enough to force Bastien to set aside his arrogance and respect her for whom she is.
What I found so compelling about the book was the detailed descriptions, especially of the navel battles. My only disappointment in the book was the lack of the family until very late in the book. Unlike the other two, where the family and the search for the brothers was first and foremost driving the story, here it was more of an after thought. Further, the way Bastien was brought to England was how I anticipated the story was heading. My guess came true even though there were several other alternatives in the story. While those alternatives may have hampered the ability to build a relationship between the Father, daughter, and future son-in-law, Shana Galen could have pulled it off. I also would have liked a more comprehensive epilogue regarding the entire family, especially since they were not featured in this book, thus not giving us to peek into their lives.
I’m sad to see the series end. The premises of the series is not common in historical romances and it was pulled off very well.