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Percival Taylor is tired of his life that's already been planned for him in the sleepy village of Eventide. He decides to strike out on his own and find his destiny being a pirate. He heads for the seashore town of Blackmore, where there are plenty of pirates, but none of them seem to want to apprentice a young man who knows nothing about sailing or the sea. It's on one of these adventures to try to become a pirate that he meets the beautiful daughter of the governor of Blackmore, Tuppence Magrathia-Paddock, whose whole life feels to her like one of the romantic stories she likes to read. She quickly sets her heart on winning the romantic pirate Percival, and he feels the same. He simply must find a way to be a pirate. Enter our friend, the Dragon's Bard Edvard, who has promised that he will soon have Percival married to the lovely Vestia. But little does he or Percival realize that sometimes you can't force your own destiny (or someone else's) sometime's destiny takes charge and you simply get what you get!

I had a hard time getting into this book at the beginning, but by about 50 pages in the plot of this book gets really interesting and you don't want to stop reading (even to eat or feed your hungry children)! I really did enjoy reading this romantic fairy tale, I like the plot, it was fun and fast moving. I liked the characters, the Dragon's Bard is really funny, and so is Tuppence and her maid. I also really liked how Percy had such grandiose ideas, but they just didn't work out quite as he planned. You won't regret taking the time to read this fun, romantic book!

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I was sent a hard copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Deseret Bookshelf Plus Review

I'm super excited to be able to tell you about Deseret Bookshelf's newest feature, Plus. I actually first heard about plus coming six months ago at Deseret Book's ladies night. I thought it sounded pretty great and now that I've tried it, I think it's even better than it sounded. It's basically a subscription that you add on top of the Deseret Bookshelf App. If you have Deseret Book's Platinum membership, you pay only $6.99 a month or $69 a year. If you don't it's $9.99 a month or $99 a year. Either way that's a really good deal for what you are going to be getting.

Here's the deal. With plus, you get to listen to all of their audiobooks...for FREE! Something I noticed on this is that you get to listen to even the newest books that are just barely in the store for FREE. I love this! Who has the time to run to the store to grab the book the very day it comes out? Not me, I'm too busy chasing kids around to do that!

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About the book: Brynn Caley is about to start her dream career running an outdoor sporting goods store when an out-of-town business guru makes his own offer on the property. Coerced into forming a temporary partnership, Brynn, with her ski experience, finds she has to work with fishing expert Gage to run the year-round shop. 

Through a series of innocent misconceptions and a few blatant lies, Brynn doesn’t realize that the handsome single guy on the construction crew is her new partner, and he doesn’t want to set her straight until he can gain her favor. She, on the other hand, would do anything not to work with the stuffy businessman she’s only met through email. 

Inspired by the movies You’ve Got Mail and The Shop around the Corner, Kayaks & Kisses is a heart-warming tale of finding love in autumn leaves, outdoor activities, and new friendships.

My review: This book was so fun! I loved that it's loosely based on one of my very favorite movies, You've Got Mail. There was at …