I am seriously so excited to write this review of Captain of My Heart by Danelle Harmon. Let me preface this by saying that I have gone through a little reading slump this year and find it very hard to “fall madly in love” with many books. I promise you, that I did not have that problem with this book. Actually it was quite the opposite. I fell hard and fast and probably now all of the other books I read this year will not compare at all!
With Captain of my Heart I found so many old feelings rushing back while I was reading! Those feelings of angst and being unable to put a book down in the middle of the chapter, or thinking about ALL day at work about getting back to the last place you left off. That warm, achy feeling you get during a really tender kiss or love scene that just makes you find the romantic in you and give them a big old hug. Does any of this sound familiar? Do I sound crazy?! I certainly hope so. That’s the only way to be about a book that brings so many emotions to the forefront and at the same time introduces you to a heart stopping h/h like Mira and Brendan. not to mention their quirky secondary cast of characters. I can’t remember how long it has been since I have been so in love with a group of characters!
Everything about Captain of My Heart just works! It’s a guiltless pleasure of a read with an absolutely fantastic plot full of action, romance, intrigue, the open seas, treachery- it all worked together to simply keep me entranced! The writing is great, the characters both believable and completely over the top and the romance….. the romance is one that grows from page to page until all of a sudden it’s this wonderful living, breathing entity taking my breath away.
I loved this entire cast of characters. I mean really, there isn’t just one that I love they are all up there on the list. But really no single character in any of the books that I have EVER read has made me have the kind of reactions that I had to Mira. She’s absolutely hysterical. She is crass, vulgar, brazen, she has no tact whatsoever, not a drop of refinement to her and yet I completely LOVED her. More than once I simply threw my head back and laughed at something that she said or did. She is not afraid of a single person and her lack of boundaries makes basically every decision she makes questionable and yet I was rooting for her the entire time. She’s magnificent and completely deserving of a man like Brendan Merrick. Never have I liked a female character more.
Brendan is for all intents and purposes a refined gentleman, loved by many, revered by his shipmates. He’s a golden boy with a heart that beats for the sea and his beautiful ships. There isn’t a woman alive who can take the place of his first love….not any normal woman anyways. Brendan finds himself entranced by Mira from the very first time he sees her and his entrancement grows right along with ours.
Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about this book. This is one of those warm and ooey-gooey stories that stays with a person for a long time. I could go on and on and on about all of the things I love about Captain of My Heart or you can just read it for yourselves and see what all this fuss is about! Go forth and buy it and read it immediately and be happy! You will definitely not be sorry!
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