A sexy pirate under a curse, a beauty with a backbone and zombies…yes, zombies! Oh my!

Writing as A.R Crimson, USA Today Bestselling Author, Renee Bernard has done it again, by breaking out of the box of the mainstay genre mold by creating a Penny Dreadful style romance with a ton of steam and loads of humor in THE BEAUTY AND THE BUCCANEER.

Captain Lucien DeVair, known as the Sea Devil, was the most feared pirate of his age but also the most desired by every wench in his path. Unfortunately after bedding a jealous sorceress, he and his ship and crew are cursed to forever sail without making landfall. After over three centuries, Lucien is more than ready to see an end to his punishment and to taste the delights of a willing woman.

When spoiled sorority girl, Shanna Turner, takes a tumble off the deck of a cruise ship and lands on a garbage drift, it’s fairly clear that fate has taken her down a peg or two. But when she is rescued by an insane albeit sexy man who thinks he’s the Sea Devil sailing around the Caribbean on a vintage ship manned by zombies…It’s a twist this blonde bombshell just didn’t plan on.

Lucien quickly comes to believe that this new modern version of a witch may prove to be his way out of the curse. It’s a sexual race to the finish because while Shanna enjoys the delicious way he tries to convince her to break the spell that keeps him at sea, his patience is bound to wear thin. It’s a fantasy that can turn into a nightmare but for now, she likes having the Sea Devil in hand. (And on top, and from behind, and in the rigging…)

Shanna Turner has everything going for her. She’s rich, beautiful and dating the college dreamboat, but during a cruise with her class mates her world gets turned upside down…and end over end, when she falls off the ship!

Cursed for centuries, Captain Lucien DeVair is a man out of time and running out of hope that the spell will ever be lifted.

…pure entertainment read that will keep you under it’s spell from beginning to end.

When he saves a blonde haired siren from the sea, their worlds collide and the sparks fly like the 4th of July!

I love a good hot and steamy romance and when you find one with so many elements that you enjoy combined–historical Alpha male, a spit-fire heroine, supernatural curses and as mentioned, a zombi-fied pirate crew–the result is going to be hours of unadulterated reading bliss.

But don’t be fooled by the darker elements, because we’re talking about a book by Renee Bernard, which means there is just as much to make you laugh as there is to fuel your fantasies. Put all together it’s a perfectly paced, pure entertainment read that will keep you under it’s spell from beginning to end.

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About the Reviewer

Teresa Spreckelmeyer
Teresa St. Mary - Teresa, is a wearer of many hats (figuratively) including, mother, wife, graphic designer, event planner, web developer and a self-admitted, avid reader of historical romance novels. Although Teresa is a “small town girl” (again, figuratively) from Missouri, through her various workings with clients and events, in and out of the west coast entertainment industry, she laughingly refers to Los Angeles as her second home. Teresa has produced marketing design work for actors, directors, writers and film studios, among others and played a strong behind-the-scenes role in the creation of entertainment oriented, fundraising events in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas over the past nine years.