Tuesday, March 19, 2013
REVIEW: Smuggler's Kiss by Marie-Louise Jensen
There's something really timelessly appealing about a huge change in circumstance like the main character of our story, Isabelle, goes through in Smuggler's Kiss. At the start of the story, she's a bit snobbish and arrogant about her wealthy and priviledged position in the world. But things start to change when she is rescused from drowning by a ship full of smugglers. I really liked witnessing how much Isabelle changes - both physically and mentally during her time aboard this boat. She becomes less of the simpering, whinging weakling who can barely climb a hill and who has a very narrow view of the world into a strong young woman who is able to better see and understand the prejudices in her world.
And while this book is called 'Smuggler's Kiss' with the tagline 'It's not a crime to steal a heart' I really loved how the romance that is involved in this book is really quite subtle and is built-up slowly. But it's a slow-burn that makes its presence known throughout. I felt myself growing very attached to the characters that we meet and I felt incredibly invested emotionally towards Isabelle's romantic prospects.
I loved how exciting it felt reading this book and going on these adventures alongside these smugglers. Highly recommended!
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I'm so glad that you enjoyed this one because Marie-Louise Jensen is one of my favourite historical fiction authors. Along with The Girl in the Mask, this is one of my favourite of her novels and I definitely agree with your thoughts on the romance. :)ReplyDelete
I'm definitely going to pick up other titles by her soon as I really did love this one!Delete
Slowburn! Historical romance! I need this book!ReplyDelete
ooh, definitely read it! I'm looking out for other books by Marie-Louise Jensen because I loved this one so much.Delete