A man can only have one great love, and mine was the sea.
Until I pulled a half-drowned heiress out of the water. Until I kept her as mine. Until I hurt her to prove I didn’t love her.
Now we’re surrounded. Dangerous pirates want to use her for their own purposes. I won’t give her up that easy. I have a lifetime of treasure to protect. But with the ship going down, there’s only thing I want to save. Her.
Series: The Devil Trilogy #2
My Rating: ★★
Once again I find myself in the minority where everybody got a 5* copy and I didn’t. anyway, this book picks up where we left off with book one, The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” with the standoff between the pirates. Ashley is still battered, scared out of her mind and still stuck on Poseidon’s ship.
The idea of getting attached to anyone fills Poseidon with dread to a point where he hurt Ashley just to prove that he doesn’t care for her. His actions say different though when he sets out to protect her against the attacks that her father keeps sending her way, especially when his intentions are revealed, and sacrificed his most precious possession for her.
I have to admit, I did not enjoy this book as much as I did book one. The writing style, especially in Ashley’s chapters was very poetic and not my style at all. I felt really confused and while I enjoyed the backstory about Poseidon’s childhood, I still feel like I’m missing something really important about his brothers and evil sister. Maybe they have their own books that I didn’t read, if so that’s my bad but I didn’t think I had to. To me they seem to play an important part in Poseidon’s life that I wish I’d known them a bit better.
As for Ashley, again, I didn’t quite get what the implication was with regards to Ashley’s mom. Did she disappear into thin air or did she die? If so, did the father get her killed? I thought she died in book 1 but then Ashley said she disappeared in this book. Her father is supposedly rich. When did he stop being rich to a point that his daughter became his meal ticket? What happened? I need more information on that. Speaking of moms, I look forward to the story about his after the bombshell dropped by Ashley’s dad. Again, how did he know about that?
I also can’t believe the ease with which Ashley got over that mother of all beatings so quickly. I mean I expected her to come out fighting whether literally or otherwise. Not that pitiful attempt to finally talk about it at the end of the book in the same breath as “I love you”.
I still don’t buy into their love at all. They still don’t spend enough time together to have cultivated such feelings. Ashley was sick and delirious most of the book. I don’t know. This was a bit harder to review because I really wanted to love this book, but the same questions I had in book one remain unanswered in this book, yet I feel like nothing really happened in this book. But please believe me when I said I will be reading the conclusion in book 3.