Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Betrayal by Danielle Hardgrave (Sea Assassins #1)


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Written by: Danielle Hardgrave
Series:  Sea Assassins #1
Print Length: 209 pages
Publisher: Caldwell Publishing
Publication Date: January 20, 2017
Genre: Shifter Romantic Fantasy


On a calm November evening, a ship disappears off the coast of Washington without a trace...

When Darcy Davies finds a handsome man washed up on the beach, he’s three things: injured, naked, and rude. And he’s got a few demands. Somewhere safe. No hospital.

Tell no one.

While Darcy takes him in, she’s no fool. She knows he was involved in whatever happened at sea that night. But is he a victim or a villain? One thing’s for certain—even if he’s not a danger to her person, this sexy stranger is a danger to her heart.

Gabriel Barnes can’t tell which is more of a pain in his side—the curvy brunette who plucked him off the beach, or the literal pain in his side.

Gabriel's secret will be hard to keep in such close quarters, especially with injuries that are healing much too fast. But he's got bigger problems.

It wasn't an accident that brought him here.

It was a betrayal.

Betrayal (Sea Assassins, #1)Betrayal by Danielle Hardgrave

While walking her dog in the morning, Darcy discovers a man on the beach, cut up and naked. She wants to get him medical help but he refuses asking that she hide him in her home while he recuperates. Being short on cash for her sisters college tuition, Darcy agrees to let Gabriel staying with her. Which she quickly questions because they get on like water and oil.

Darcy is concerned by Gabriel's need to be hidden and why he was left for dead on the beach.

Meanwhile, a somewhat friend/neighbor, Nate gets very stalkerish and a boat disappears without a trace. Somehow, Darcy knows it is all connected. She just has to figure it out before she becomes a victim.

The story starts out pretty strong, keeping my attention but then it stalled. I don’t know if it was the 3rd person narrative or I just became detached from the characters and their plights. Then at the very end there is a really interesting plot twist that made reignited my enthusiasm for the series but I don’t think the next book is going to be Gabriel and Darcy’s story.

You’ve got the three e’s, Easy, enjoyable and entertaining.

Good story, a little rushed.

I received this ARC copy of Betrayal from Danielle Hardgrave. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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