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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, funny and sweet, 22 Jun 2013
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I am a big fan of Marie-Louise Jensen's books. I read 'The Lady in the Tower' first and it is still one of my all time fave books! I have also read and recommend 'Between Two Seas' and 'The Girl in the Mask'. I plan on reading her other books too. Love them!

As for 'Smuggler's Kiss', I didn't really know what to expect. Jensen's books are so wonderfully diverse, although this one did kind of remind me of 'The Girl in the Mask' at times... Anyway. It is a really well written and plotted novel and I can't really fault it. Brilliant. It took me about a day to read.

The characters... I absolutely love that I disliked Isabelle at the start. She is a fantastic and refreshingly different protagonist. I adore Gentle Jacob, and Will and even the lesser characters are very vivid. I had a real sense of the characters growing and changing throughout the course of the story, which is really satisfying as a reader. There are some really sweet and tender moments, and some amusing moments that had me grinning. And, of course, there is plenty of adventure!

Some of the other reviewers call this a great summer read and, while I don't disagree, I think this would be a great winter read too! Reading about ships and smuggling on frosty seas while there is snow and ice outside your snug home? Perfect.

My only slight - very slight! - criticism might be Isabelle's secret. Credit to Jensen for building suspense, but when Isabelle did reveal her secret I just found it... Blah. I just thought, with all the smuggling and murder and excitement, this great secret that has Isabelle waking up screaming was just a little bit bland. Didn't quite fit. But that was the only thing that slightly bugged me. Apart from Isabelle's crying. She cries... a lot. No kidding. It's quite funny actually. Don't get me wrong, it suits her character. Just... brace yourself.

This is definitely a book worth a read. I am also urging you to read some of Jensen's other books! I really hope you won't be disappointed!
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