Hunt on Dark Waters by Katee Roberts

Posted November 7, 2023 in review Tags: ,

Hunt on Dark Waters by Katee RobertsHunt on Dark Waters by Katee Robert

Series: Crimson Sails #1
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: The Marriage Contract, The Wedding Pact, Fool Me Once, An Indecent Proposal, A Fool For You, The Devil's Daughter, The Hunting Grounds, Neon Gods (Dark Olympus, #1), Electric Idol , Wicked Beauty, Court of the Vampire Queen
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Sail the magical high seas with this first book in a new sexy fantasy romance series from Katee Robert, the New York Times bestselling author of the TikTok smash-hit Neon Gods.
Evelyn is a witch with a perfect storm of impulses: terrible taste in bed partners, sticky fingers, and a lust for danger. After she steals from her vampire ex and falls through a portal to another realm, she’s fished out of the waters by a band of seafarers and their telekinetic captain. She’s immediately given a choice—join their group or die.
Bowen has no memory of his life before he became one of the Cŵn Annwn. He and his pirate crew are bound by vow to patrol through Threshold, the magical sea in between realms, keeping the portals to other worlds safe. When he rescues Evelyn, he doesn’t expect to be attracted to the unflappably brassy pickpocket. The longer he spends in her presence, the more he begins to question if his heart is the next thing she’ll steal.
But as tension heats up between Bowen and Evelyn, danger escalates as well. Because Evelyn has no intention of keeping her vows to the Cŵn Annwn, and if she betrays the crew, both she and Bowen will pay the ultimate price....

Hunt on Dark Waters has adventure, sexy times, and a unique setting. Evelyn, a witch, falls into another plane and meets Bowen, a pirate. Shenanigans ensue.

I struggled with Evelyn at times. She was sassy, which was okay, but she was also kind of righteous and self centered. She got better as the story went on, but I just never really clicked with her. Bowen, on the other hand, is fantastic! I adored him! There are plenty of side characters as well that help round out the unique setting. The world building is good. Overall, I enjoyed the plot. Until near the end…

So, you know when you realize you are nearing the end of a book and there isn’t enough pages left to really end things? The story will continue in another book, but it will be about different characters. And I feel like there was so much of Evelyn and Bowen still to tell. So, will we see them in future books? Probably, but it won’t be their story so I’m just not sure how I feel about it all.

Hunt on Dark Waters is unique for sure (telekinetic sex, anyone?) with good world building and dynamic characters. The romance is certainly rushed (a bit insta-passion as opposed to insta-love), but there are all kinds of crazy monsters to fight and overall, the pace was fast. There were some times things slowed way down, then jumped into hyper drive again and that was weird. I’m certainly curious enough to keep reading!


authors like JLA, Holly Black, Thea Guanzon…then you will probably like Hunt on Dark Waters!

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About Katee Robert

Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.

Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.

Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?

She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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