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The Hurst Amulet Books by Karen Hawkins from Simon & Schuster
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This is an exciting story of love,romance,sweet sensuality,adventure,treacherous mission,ancient artifacts,family,blackmail and destiny. The beautiful,desperate Lady Marcail and the handsome ruthless adventurer,seafarer,William, reunite on a treacherous mission to regain a priceless artifact that can save William's brother,Michael's life.
For which Marcail stole from William in the first,because she is being blackmailed. She is trying to keep her family secrets from being revealed. Everyone seems to want this treasure but William needs it to save his brother from a ruthless abductors. Marcail and William have a past together. William was in love with her years prior,and she left him. But William was Marcail's one true love and has never forgotten him or her feelings for him. William feels betrayed by her and wishes never to see her again,but things are not always as they seem.
Marcail go aboard William's ship,waits for him,asks his help,BUT William is still to hurt and furious to listen. So Marcail does the only thing she feels she can and drugs him and steals the precious onyx box,the artifact William needs. William follows her,once he can,finds her,demands the artifact,tells her why he needs it so badly. Together,they embark on a journey and adventure that not only is treacherous,but which also bad for their hearts. What follows is betrayal,secrets revealed,romance,love and a high stakes quest to regain the precious artifact.
This is a fast paced story full of emotion, adventure, struggles,danger,and will keep your on the edge of your seat. If you enjoy historical romance with twists and turns you will enjoy this one.
May 21, April rated it really liked it Shelves: Originally posted at CSI: For one thing, I liked the couple. There was a history between William and Marcail that allowed for me to believe in their chemistry and longing to be together. I liked that William's siblings and spouses had minor roles to play, but even when they were no longer around the m Originally posted at CSI: I liked that William's siblings and spouses had minor roles to play, but even when they were no longer around the main characters, I thought the way they interacted was much better.
It was certainly on a more even playing field than the way things were for Mary and Angus. So the romance got much better, but I think I ended up just expecting something completely different as I continued reading. I kept imagining that there would be a sense of urgency. If you are a fan, you ought to pick up this book. If, like me, you find yourself wishing that characters would postpone getting it on until actually saving siblings from mortal peril, you ought to read something else. Dec 20, Gaylynn rated it liked it.
I enjoyed the book as the story was fairly fast paced and the characters likable overall. As the norm with romances, I was more than willing to overlook the seemingly impossible coincidences and good luck of the main characters not to mention strange plot devices like having everyone travel all over the British Isle just to hand off a blackmail payment between two parties who both live in London! For a long time, it wasn't clear I enjoyed the book as the story was fairly fast paced and the characters likable overall. That said, the first page states that William has been a captain of his own ship for 15 years.
Maybe I am missing something?? My other issue is that the book states that William is the only man Marcail has ever been with. Nov 11, Once Upon a Twilight rated it really liked it. The 2nd Book of the series, continues the saga and suspense for the Hurst clan and the pursuit for answers and unforeseen surprises keeps you glued to the pages. A despondent and heartbroken William, finds the object of his problem, Marcail back in his life.
Her only option to protect her family, f The 2nd Book of the series, continues the saga and suspense for the Hurst clan and the pursuit for answers and unforeseen surprises keeps you glued to the pages. Her only option to protect her family, from the mysterious blackmailer forces her to steal from him an Egyptian artifact that his family had recovered to saved his brother from the kidnappers. He follows her to get it back, only to find out it has been taken from her as well, and now the fun begins.
Forced together now in a journey to find the amulet, they soon discover that their previous relationship was sabotage by her secrets to help her family and his possessiveness and jealousy that prevented her trust and are now faced with their renewed feeling and passion. The flare of old feelings, romance and passion is added to the mystery and suspense of the story to make it fun and entertaining. Some of the questions are answer and new surprises appear to hint and spike your interest on whom the probable love interest and new adventure is going to be for the other Hurst brothers in the coming sequel.
May 15, Melissa rated it really liked it. I did have fun with this historical romance. William is another of the Hurst brothers and the amulet is finally safely in William's hands ready to be sent back to Egypt to free their brother the story starts in the first novel and is best to read it first. He meets an old flame who broke his heart and she steals the amulet to satisfy a blackmailer.
We soon find that Marcail is not the brazen horrible beauty she seems to be, but also someone who is desperately trying to save her family from rui I did have fun with this historical romance. We soon find that Marcail is not the brazen horrible beauty she seems to be, but also someone who is desperately trying to save her family from ruin and left William for the same reasons.
The box is stolen before the truth comes out, but William is still willing to find out who her blackmailer is as well as gaining the stolen item back. And while I did like Marcail in the end, I still can't say I fully identified with her either. I did enjoy William's part and wouldn't mind adding a handsome captain like him to my man harem. The next book involves the brother, Robert, and I think that one is going to be a wild ride. Especially when it seems his intended is a thief and con artist.
Apr 30, Aislynn rated it really liked it Shelves: This was my first time reading Karen Hawkins, and I have to say it won't be my last! I've actually gone and picked up the first book in this series!! When I initially picked this book, I didn't realize it was part of a series - and I have to say I loved the first book too!
William's brother is being held prisoner in Egypt until a certain object - a gold and onyx box - is returned in exchange for his brother's release. Unfortunately this object is stolen from William as he is leaving port. A young This was my first time reading Karen Hawkins, and I have to say it won't be my last!
A young woman from his past Marcail is the culprit! I love the chemistry between these two characters. They have a past, once lovers - who didn't part well. They are reunited, actually thrown together by fate. William tracks Marcail down to retrieve the box, but ends up rekindling some old feelings. These two have great banter and a few hot steamy interludes! As well, we meet Robert Hurst and Moira Muir the characters from the third book in the series "Seduced in Scotland" that comes out in October! I couldn't put this book down, it had me hooked from page 1 until the very last sentence!
Jul 04, Lynda rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Captain of the Agile Witch, William Hurst held the ransom required to rescue his brother, entrusting nobody and safeguarding it himself. Discovering the famous actress Marcail Beauchamps on his ship, the same woman who betrayed him years ago, put him on guard but she gained the upper hand and the valuable Egyptian artifact was gone.
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Chasing after her to save his brother led to an unexpected adventure, as much as he wanted to get it back from her, Marcail had the same level of desire to maintain Captain of the Agile Witch, William Hurst held the ransom required to rescue his brother, entrusting nobody and safeguarding it himself. Chasing after her to save his brother led to an unexpected adventure, as much as he wanted to get it back from her, Marcail had the same level of desire to maintain it. William and Marcail were bound to come to an impasse, unaware their hearts and lives were endangered.
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The slow, agonizing deception held within the bonds of a drug-induced state was felt. Set within the romantic confines of close quarters, it had a lusty build-up, an anticipation of love renewed despite the tugging and pulling of unselfish needs. Bonding of the two main characters against a common enemy revealed a deeper look at their maturity level and acceptance of each other.
Clues to the mystery of the artifact and the enemy were timed nicely. My review was based on the paperback edition. Aug 19, Michelle the Romance Witch rated it liked it Shelves: Scandal in Scotland was another wonderfully witty and action filled novel by Karen Hawkins. The overall plotline that has been continuing through this series is intriguing and leaves me wondering just what will happen to Michael and how everything will end. The next book in the story will, I assume, be about their brother Robert and the pretty redheaded spy we meet in this Scandal in Scotland was another wonderfully witty and action filled novel by Karen Hawkins.
The next book in the story will, I assume, be about their brother Robert and the pretty redheaded spy we meet in this novel. It will be interesting to see if Robert catches her in time and is able to keep her this time. After that, we should finally learn what happens with Michael and the artifacts in Egypt.
For full review see my blog at http: Aug 10, Ada rated it really liked it. Marcail and William's book, second in the Hurst family series. For the most part, I enjoyed the read, it had great adventure, a mystery that continues from Mary's book previously and will go on with Robert's book next. And as usual with Karen Hawkins books, great characters. The book moves at quite a brisk pace with I do enjoy, there's a lot packed into a small time frame.
I was left a little bit disappointed with the way Marcail and William resolved their issues. There was no big epic moment wher Marcail and William's book, second in the Hurst family series. There was no big epic moment where William was able to defeat Marcail's enemies in terms of what it meant when she originally chose to leave him. I would have liked to see that before their HEA but that's just me being picky!
Definitely recommend this one. Jun 01, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: Unfortunately, his ex-lover Marcail is being blackmailed and her blackmailer demands that she steal the Amulet from William. Jul 11, Ann Lorz rated it really liked it Shelves: What I enjoy about reading a Karen Hawkins book is that they are also a good fast read that makes you want the next one before you're even done with the one your reading. Up this time is William Hurst. Now you should go to her site to see which order these book go in.
This will help you enjoy the books more. William Hurst has what he needs to free his brother in his hands, only to lose it to Marcail Beauchamp, What I enjoy about reading a Karen Hawkins book is that they are also a good fast read that makes you want the next one before you're even done with the one your reading. William Hurst has what he needs to free his brother in his hands, only to lose it to Marcail Beauchamp, his past lover.
If you read the series from the beginning you will have a moment of trouble getting into Marcail's character because in past books William was either mentioned, or you saw the younger him. But once you get to know her you see her differently. These two are a great match and the road to their love is bumpy, but a great time too.
This book is well worth the read. Mar 13, Tasneem rated it liked it Shelves: Marcail and William are a wonderfully volatile couple and their coming together allows them to finally put to rest the trouble that forced them apart.
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I enjoyed seeing their growing honesty with each other. William had been led to believe that it was his lack of fortune and position that had made Marcail leave him. However, it was done so that she could protect him from causing a fuss with the Prince Regent. Her supposed romance with Colchester was merely a way of saving her from the Regent and Marcail and William are a wonderfully volatile couple and their coming together allows them to finally put to rest the trouble that forced them apart.
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