Release Date: September 21, 2015
Publisher: Roane PublishingKeywords: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifter, Selkie, Pirates, Irish Lore, 17th Century Romance, Sea Stories
Call of the Sea is an action packed romance that kept me intrigued on how it was going to end. Daniel O’Rourke was thrown out by his father at the age of ten on the death of his mother, the only thing his father gave him was a bag with a seal skin in. His mum used to tell him stories of selkies and after touching the skin he too turns into a selkie. After three years in seal form Daniel wants to go back to human form and get a job and approaches Captain Winters for a job and was told to go back the next day for his orders.
From a very early age Elysandra Winters has wanted to go to sea with her father – only to be denied at every turn, so one night the headstrong young girl tries to swim out to the Siren’s Call – her fathers ship if it was not for Daniel in his selkie form she would have died. On getting back to shore Daniel changes and tries to save Ellie and this is where Captain Winters comes upon them. He knows what Daniel his and does not have a problem with it and asks the young lad to befriend Ellie in his seal form until she goes to boarding school, so that she does not feel so alone.
Years later Ellie still feels the call of the sea and dresses as a boy and goes and gets herself a job on her father’s competitors ship, where she shows them as Ellis how good she is. Captain Winters is distraught on the disappearance of his daughter and spends years trying to find her.
The story continues with the death of Captain Winters by pirates and Ellis and his friends freeing Daniel and the shipmates from their grasp. Ellie still keeps her identity a secret but Daniel knows whom she is straight away and they join together to avenge the death of her father, learning that they must trust each other in order to survive.
This book kept me entertained with the action and budding love story. I would definitely recommend it too all lovers of historical paranormal romance readers.
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