Treasure lost...passion found?
Antonia Korelli is on the run from her coven of priestesses. She never desired a life confined to the temple, relegated to chastity and service to the goddess, Azea. Instead, she longs for true love and adventure in the Kingdom of Elat.
Robin Watkins is a fiery dreamer on a mission of his own, to uncover the legendary lost Red Pearl. Only, he must first regain his treasure map, which was stolen by his former best mate and conniving ex-girlfriend.
When Antonia becomes unwittingly entangled with Rob, she's more than dismayed to find herself stuck on his harebrained hunt. But somewhere amidst their bickering and banter, their plight for survival through desert and tropics, and the joint pursuit of impossible dreams, Antonia begins to realize that perhaps she might have found the unforgettable adventure - and romance - she was seeking.
Lauren C. on Amazon wrote:
This is a fast-moving read for those who like sweet fantasy-adventure romances by an author who writes them quite capably.
Socially Awkward Book Nerd on Amazon wrote:
I got REALLY into it. As soon as I started, I couldn't stop. By the time I was done, I had no idea how much time had passed because I was so engrossed in the story.
Kathy on Amazon wrote:
I liked this book, I couldn't stop reading. I was so engrossed I finished in just a few hours. Definitely add it to your TBR.
Jennifer Allis Provost on Goodreads wrote:
A wonderful adventure with three dimensional characters that take you through their whole world on a remarkable quest. The twists and turns are unpredictable; the land is a vibrant place with heart; characters that jump out of the story. I really enjoyed this book, I wanted it to keep going.
Geneva Handleman on Goodreads wrote:
Honestly, the best way I can describe this book is a mash up between Pirates of the Carribean and The Princess Bride. It has romance, swashbuckling adventure, and enough sense to not take itself too seriously and let the reader get lost in the story. Highly recommended.
R. A. Sherwood on Amazon wrote:
I thoroughly enjoyed The Red Pearl! The entire story is one of my favorite genres, not just romance, but swashbuckling style adventures! Kind of the Indiana Jones type storylines. She thinks she is saving his life but he doesn't think they would have actually killed him, so the map is lost immediately and the adventure begins! The heroine is completely out of her comfort zone, and yet manages not to be a burden. They are a great match, if they could just see that themselves!! Times I wanted to reach out and shake one or the other of them were plentiful! For a grand adventure full of arguing and narrow escapes, this is the book you need!!
Amanda Leigh on Amazon wrote:
To give you an idea how addictive this book is, I literally thought I was on chapter 3, only to look up and realize I was on page 150. I've read other works by CK Brooke, and I have loved every. single. one. The mix of tumultuous romance and plot-twisting adventure will keep your attention and leave you devastated when it's over!
Kierator on Amazon wrote:
This was a different book for me. Now, I have very varied reading tastes but I'll admit I don't read that much adventure, swashbuckling, treasure hunting books. I found it very enjoyable. Rob and Antonia (Annie, as Rob affectionately nicknamed her) were good characters. Annie definitely had personality, a lot of sass. ...The book was fun and different and I'm glad that I took a chance on reading it. If you enjoy these treasure hunt type books and some good romance mixed in I would recommend this to you.
I got this book yesterday at a local book fair, and have not been able to put it down since. The storyline is creative and refreshing - an adventure across a world that mixes fantasy in with a sort of historical fiction/steampunk kind of feel - and it's a fun book to read, too. Written from a dual perspective, The Red Pearl is the kind of adventurous, swashbuckling novel to read when you're looking for something fun and engrossing to bury yourself in. ...the story was a smooth ride; with twists and turns and love triumphing over all, this novel is satisfying and completely entertaining.