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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Uncharted Territory by Ann Cory

Uncharted Territory by Ann Cory
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (85 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 Cherries
Review by Wisteria

A lavish vacation aboard a cruise ship turns into a nightmare for Charlotte Alderman. Thrown overboard, she swims to the nearest island, only to be held captive by a devastatingly handsome stranger with a sword. The last thing she needs is some ill-mannered pirate who cares only for gold and riches.

Captain Phineas Parr gets quite a surprise when he comes across a beautiful lass draped over the spot he plans to dig for buried treasure. Convinced she is a spy working for his archenemy, Fowler, he keeps a sharp eye on her. Though, to look at her is more pleasure than pain.

Together they explore more than the island and discover love is an uncharted territory in their lives. Too bad the one thing that stands in the way of their scorching good time is a murderous pirate with a score to settle.

When Charlotte finds herself washed up on a beach, she is sure things can’t get much worse. Her vacation is now ruined and the cruise ship she was on is nowhere in site. When a sword sinks into the sand near her hand she wonders if she would have been better off taking her chances in the open sea.

Without a doubt, Captain Phineas Parr is a very sexy pirate. The push and pull he feels toward the beautiful castaway is entertaining. The sexual tension and steamy loving definitely makes the story worthwhile to read. The plot was cute but had some problems. I was never really sure if the story was written as a contemporary time travel or if the pirates were modern day. If the entire story takes place in modern day, the pirates sure like to dress the part of their historical brothers. If it is a historical or a time travel, I would have liked that fact to have been explained a lot clearer.

Other than the issue with the setting, I enjoyed the story for what it was. Cute and sexy and a good way to spend the afternoon. The editing was clean and the writing was good. A worthwhile read and a cute story.

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