Thursday, June 1, 2017

My Enemy, My Heart

GIVEAWAY

EAKES, LAURIE ALICE
MY ENEMY, MY HEART

The sea is Deirdre MacKenzie's home, and the crew of her father's Baltimore clipper is the only family she loves. She's happy wearing breeches and climbing the rigging of the Maid of Alexandria than donning a dress and learning to curtsy. But when the War of 1812 erupts, the ship is captured by a British privateer, leaving her father, the captain, dead. Deirdre watches her crew herded into the hold, destined for the notorious Dartmoor prison in England. Though her fate as a noncombatant is uncertain, she knows she must find a way to free her crew.

Kieran Ashford has caused his family one too many scandals. On his way to exile in America, he is waylaid by the declaration of war and a chance to turn privateer and make his own fortune. But he regrets his actions as soon as the rich prize is secured. Now his best chance at redeeming himself in the eyes of his family is to offer Deirdre the protection of his name in marriage.

But love and loyalty clash as Kieran begins to win Deirdre's heart despite her plot to betray him. Will Kieran's plan mend the relationship with his family, and can this fated couple find true love despite the secret lies between them?

My Review:

I'm still reeling in a euphoric swashbuckling stupor. This is the kind of story fantasies are made of. An unorthodox heroine with a fierce loyalty to her crew and country. A desperate Englishman determined to win back the respect of his family. Incredible clashing wills from the high seas to the English countryside.

Kieran has to be on my top ten swoonworthy hero list. A bit brooding, a tad flirtatious, a whole lot misunderstood. Deirdre has been mostly raised by men and she just isn't lady material She's opinionated, obstinate and deviously cunning. To say fireworks commence would be an understatement. Cue the lace fans and smelling salts. Definite toe-curling scenes alert!

 A scrumptious historical that ticks all the boxes. Romance, intrigue and a hard-won happily ever after.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of My Enemy, My Heart, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email address in a comment, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please include the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 24 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

50 comments:

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    1. It's eyecatching, isn't it? Good luck, Dianna.

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  2. I'm ready for some swashbuckling on the high seas, matey!! Haven't read this type of book since MaryLu Tyndall's pirate books :-)

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    1. And I haven't read MaryLu Tyndall's pirate books!!! Must add them to my retro Saturday reading list. I hear there is one nifty time travel one as well. Good luck, Trixi.

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    2. You must be talking about "The Reckoning (Legacy of the King's Pirates #5). Which, by the way, I've forgotten I have on my shelf!! I must go fetch it now, dust off the cover and read :-) She knows her stuff when it comes to completely engulfing you in a story ;-)

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    3. Thanks for the title!!!! I definitely want to read that one. I've heard so many good things about it. How exciting that you had it on your shelf already!

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  3. I love the cover! And the synopsis sounds so interesting!!
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    1. It's a fantastic story. Good luck, Kate.

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  4. Ooh swashbuckling!!!! You got me with that. :) lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Yes!!! Sometimes only a swashbuckler will do. :-) Good luck, Susan.

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  5. Beautiful cover. I love Laurie's books.
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I adore her books as well. Good luck, Karen.

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  6. Ok I'm in on this one. Sea stories have never been on my favourite reading list but I'm making an exception with this one because of the author - love her books!!

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  7. Ops forgot emaily thingy 😀 becci43(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You'll love this book, ship scenes and all! Good luck, Becky.

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  8. I am intrigued by this one, Kav.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. With good reason, Melanie...it's soooooooo wonderful! Good luck.

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  9. Such an interesting story line, who doesn't love a happy ending :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    1. It's awesome, Lisa. Good luck.

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  10. Aah! This looks amazing! Gotta love a good seafaring adventure =)
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    1. It really is amazing. Good luck, Nicole.

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  11. This book was actually my introduction to Laurie Alice Eakes' writing. What a fabulous book. I'm hoping for a sequel...

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    1. What a great introduction to her storytelling. Hope you get a chance to read some of her other books.

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  12. Swashbuckling, a feisty heroine and your delightful review has me intrigued, especially since I grew up reading about sexy sea captains. I don't recall reading about this period in history before though. Thanks, Kav.

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    1. It's an interesting time period -- says the Canadian. :-) Good luck, Diane.

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  13. Laurie Alice and Swashbuckling! Count me in! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet Thanks!

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    1. Great combo, right? Good luck, Paula.

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  14. What a pretty cover. Thank you
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. Thank you for the chance to win this book. 😀
    Looks really good and swoony. iamabho at gmail dot com

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  16. oh my this sounds so delicious. thanks for a chance.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  17. I agree! That cover just makes me want to read it! Thanks for the chance to read.
    amyl smith AT bledsoe DOT net

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    1. Yes, makes you want to dive right in. Good luck, Aimee.

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  18. Our church library readers will be excited to know that Laurie Alice has a new book out. We have MaryLu's books in the library. "Well, shiver me timbers". I can't wait to read this book.
    Janet E.
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    1. LOL -- yes, nothing like a library well stocked with swashbucklers. :-) Good luck, Janet.

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  19. sounds good. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  20. Interesting read. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  21. I haven't read much during this time period. I enjoyed the review - makes me want to be sure and add it to my list!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  22. Oh my, this one sounds very interesting! I must add this one to my tbr stack. Thanks or the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. It's awesome, Donna. Good luck!

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  23. Another author you turned me onto after reading your review of A Stranger's Secret. :-) ------ tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Isn't she fantastic? I love her stories. Good luck, Terrill.

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  24. KAV, thank you for the great review! I'm excited to read this series. Thank you for the chance.

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