A modern-day pirate.
An heiress lost at sea.
And the treasure of a lifetime.
He’s beautiful. Calculating. Cruel. And he’s taken me hostage.
When pirates board my boyfriend’s yacht, I jump overboard to save myself. Drifting asea. Until one man rescues me from the endless ocean.
Except he has plans of his own. I’m worth too much money for ransom. He’ll keep me on his ship and in his bed. The real danger lies in his dark-depth eyes. He wants more from me than money. Than passion. He wants everything.
He rescued me, but I’m far from safe.
There’s an entire sea of danger threatening to drag me under.
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde is a dangerously sexy contemporary romance that will blow you out of the water.
Series: The Devil Trilogy #1
My Rating: ★★★
I am struggling to review this book, honestly. This is my first book by this author and I really wanted to love, but I didn’t, but I didn’t dislike it either. I had some serious issues with it.
We meet rich girl socialite Ashley when she sets out on holiday with her boyfriend on his yacht. when he’s killed by what we believe to be his drug dealers, to save herself, she jumps off the yacht and is later picked up by Poseidon, the pirate. Poseidon, being curious about Ashley decides to investigate who she is, and the results are that Ashley would make a very lucrative hostage.
OK, so let’s get into it now…
I’m not at all convinced of the romance between these two. Poseidon decides to Keep Ashley as a hostage but spends enormous amount of money on her and basically treats her like a girlfriend the whole time she’s aboard his ship. I mean he teaches her to swim for goodness sake. I mean I’ve never been taken hostage, but I do not imagine my capture will be all that bothered about my lacking swimming skills.
The whole time they are on together, I don’t feel like they did anything at all. How could he even be in love with her, they hardly spent any time together and had sex ONCE. There is a lot of inner monologue though, and to be honest, as far as Poseidon is concerned, I don’t know the man at all. I don’t know what the hell he was talking about half the time, and throughout the whole book I felt like there is a book or 2 that I should have read before this one in order to get him. He kept referring to things that were never addressed in the book that I think were a carry over from previous book(s). So, I was lost as a motherfucker and I kept going back and forth between whether it was a paranormal book or not.
So, I wish I’d know this before I started to read this one because I feel so cheated. I got lost even further when we got to the last 2 chapters or so after Ashley was rescued by Poseidon after her little escape-plan-gone-bad. When Poseidon lost his shit and hurt Ashley but kept referring to his father. What the hell is that about? Poseidon history is obviously very bad and dark, but it’s not revealed in this book. I don’t know if it was in the previous book or will it be elaborated in the next. But still
I refuse to believe that a man who claims to love a woman, albeit, much to his horror, would do something like that in a bid to rid himself of the feelings. No! Poseidon is in for the mother of all grovelling and I pray to all that is Holy that Ashley makes him work his kneecaps to the bone while doing said grovelling. She better not just forgive him for some dumb reason like guilt or that she deserves it after the escapade. No, fuck that. What he did was fucked up. Also how did the “rescuers” find Poseidon’s ship? I imagine seeing as he’s a pirate and he’s not exactly the most kosher of businessmen, you can’t just track his whereabouts that easily surely?
As you can see, I’ve got some issues with this book and to be honest the writing style was not necessarily to my liking. Too poetic for my palette. But make no mistake, I will be reading the next book, but don’t make the mistake I did. Read the previous books, I think Zeus and Hades are his brothers, so whatever they’re books are, read them first. I think you’ll get a lot more satisfaction out of this book.