Saturday, 6 June 2015

Leeway by Colleen Caitin

25548778Book Blurb (from Goodreads)
“Ye know sometimes people wanna tell ye how they feel, but they can’t.”
“Why not?” I ask sadly.
“Because they are afraid of what ye think about them.”
“When you love someone you should be able to say anything. No matter what.”
“Yeah, that’s the theory…”
What happens when a very young and charismatic pirate captain meets an unbelievably annoying and bitchy princess? All hell breaks loose!
Captain Lian loves the sea and the life he built for himself. No rules. At least he did before he ended up with the youngest daughter of the King on his beloved ship which couldn’t be more problematic. Everyone knows that a girl on board of a pirate’s ship brings bad luck!
Now he has to figure out how to get rid of her as soon as possible without incurring the King’s wrath on him and his crew. Easier said than done. While facing one heated argument after another with the royal pain in the ass, it turns out the captain and the princess have more in common than they would like to admit.
As both of their lives start to fall apart they see themselves making choices that could change their lives forever.

My Review: 

***I received the eBook free as a review copy from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review***

I have never read a book that centers itself around pirates before, so reading Leeway was a new experience for me.
The plot of this book steadily paced throughout. This book was differently not as intense as other books which I have read before, since you never get that feeling of excitement and suspense whilst reading it. That said, there were some parts of the book which got me excited. For example the scene with the mermaids kept me on edge and curious as to what was going to happen next. I do think that Colleen mentioned some ideas which she didn't follow up on, but with how this book ended, I think that there might be a second book. 
Mila is a supposedly bitchy princess but as you continue reading you find out that she is not everything that other people think that she is. She has an interesting backstory which perfectly explains why she acts as she does throughout the book, but you don't find out exactly what it is until the near end of the book. She locked up her emotions most of the time but she let them out when she was with Lian which allowed them to have some heart to hearts. Lian was annoying most of the time, and not so different to Mila. He was bossy most of the time but then again he was the captain of the ship so he would have to be bossy to get the other men to do what he wanted. He never really took other peoples feeling into consideration except a select few, and unfortunately Mila was not on that list in the beginning. However as the book went on their relationship grew and they found out that they actually had a lot in common. I loved to read about Mila and Lian and to see how their decisions moved the plot along. 
Finally I give this book a three of of five stars. 

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