Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Swept Away - Book Review

Again I picked this book up, from a recommendation to read after Outlander.  Um, just because there is time travel, doesn't mean it can be in the same class.  A science book could have time travel.  Would I want to read it?  No.



Blurb

Dead men tell no tales... 

For more than 200 years, the Treasure Pit on Oak Isle has baffled treasure hunters, engineers, and the common man alike. When Samantha Greene arrives, she finds her estranged father has spent years funneling energy and finances into the endeavor, finding nothing. 

When an accidental death occurs in the pit, fulfilling the prophecy that seven lives must end before the treasure can be found, the search kicks into high gear, with more than one party vying for the secrets that lie below. Finding herself the closest to the treasure anyone has ever been, Samantha throws herself into the work, landing among the coveted prize. Just as she's about to discover what's truly hidden beneath the island, the pit begins to flood with ocean water, sweeping her away despite her attempts to swim to the surface. 

Upon awaking, Samantha discovers that, not only did she not drown, but the year is 1695—one hundred years before the Treasure Pit was even discovered. Carried off by the pirate Tristan O'Rourke, a rouge Irishman with more than his share of secrets, she soon finds that there is much more than she realized in play. Will she discover the secrets of Oak Isle, or will an unexpected love keep her from finding out the truth? Will she ever make it back to her own time? Perhaps the real question is this; will she want to?

3 Stars

slowest pirate live story ever.

this is an ok book, well written just not enough action as in fighting or sex for me. I didn't swoon over Tristan, I was ambivalent. I didn't feel the love/passion between them.

this book starts off in present day. Samantha just lost her mom. she is now heading to Oak Island to sprinkle her mom's ashes. it's there that the treasure bug bites Sam. She falls into the pit and into another time. 

Tristan O'Rourke finds her. He's a pirate! gasp!!! it's insta love for him. he keeps her safe from the captain, until he can send her away. Only she boards another ship and in a roundabout way ends up with Tristan again. Together they must protect the treasure on Oak Island.

Why 3 stars?  The writing was good.  I loved some of the minor characters, like Gram.
I liked the history of the Templars.  And I loved how it all centered around
Oak Island.  

Will I read the second book to the saga?  I doubt it.  I really wanted to love this book, 
but at the most I could muster was ehhh.

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