Call of the Sea by Rebecca Hart



Description: Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.

Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren’s Call. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other in order to quell the raging storm between them, and have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.

Review: I found myself relating to this book almost instantly. Growing up in Cork, and for those who want to know the place in the Prologue, Youghal, the easiest way to pronounce it is “Ya’ll”, I spent a lot of my childhood summers there, and even now love going back there. I also grew up with Irish folklore thanks in no small part to my dad. If we were on the beach and saw a seal head popping up he would say, “Look Elaine, there is a Selkie”. Just the prologue drew me in, reminding me of my childhood and memories of being with my dad. It made me want to read more instantly.

The memories soon didn’t matter and the story drew me in. I found it very hard to put this book down. The characters were intriguing as was the storyline. I fell in love with them almost instantly, especially Daniel. Without a spoiler my heart broke for him.

Ellie and Daniel work well together, though she can be as stubborn as hell at times. It takes them quite a while to realise what they mean to each other.

For me this was a 4.5 star read. I couldn’t put it down and I continued to think about it even after I had finished with it. It is definately a book I will recommend to my friends.

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Happy reading! xxx

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2 thoughts on “Call of the Sea by Rebecca Hart

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so stoked you enjoyed the story, and that the descriptions of a place I’ve always wanted to go, but have never been to, were accurate enough to remind you of childhood. It’s amazingly flattering.

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