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Hart's Desire- A Lowcountry Seduction

(Pirates & Petticoats #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  106 ratings  ·  42 reviews
"With never a dull moment in the whole series, theses books were completely addicting and I found myself quite unable to put them down!" ~The Silver Dagger Scriptorium

An independent young lady meets a bold merchant captain pursued by a band of Caribbean pirates...what could possibly go wrong?

After a daring escape, Captain Landon Hart sails t
Paperback, 300 pages
Published May 17th 2016 by Flowers & Fullerton (first published 2016)
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Lune Spark
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hart's Desire is the first book in Pirates & Petticoats series.

Hart's desire belongs to the early 1800 time period and has a good historic background that's been dealt with very diligently.

Keelan Grey is desperately trying to escape an arranged marriage with a plantation owner before she happens to meet Hart, a mysterious man who wouldn't shy away from girls. He is brave, playful, and seductive! The romance between two of them is dealt with very finely.

This is a very finely written book th
May 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: flowers-chloe
This review is based on an ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest opinion.

This bodice ripper was a romance book placed in the historical time-frame of a young America before it went into battle again in 1812. The push and pull of insults was along the lines of Scarlett being hateful to Rhett.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free ARC from Netgalley.

I unpleasantly found out that this is a series. It ends with a murder and life altering information for the the heroine.

The story is a struggle of a 19 year old woman constrained by her circumstances in her time period and also being part of a family that is targeted for vengeful murder. Three viewpoints are told-the heroine, the hero, and the villain.. The romance is fought so bitterly by the heroine that it wasn't enjoyable.

I won't be reading any more of th
Nancy Brady
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Full disclosure: I received this novel as a First Reads Goodreads giveaway, but that in no way affects this review.

A historical romance which features feisty Keelan Grey and Landon Hart sparring when first they meet. Dressed as a young lad, Keelan is being trained in self-defense by her father's servant Daniel. She is spirited and beautiful, and she catches the eye of Landon Hart, a sea-going captain of the "Desire." Because of her mother's experience, Keelan knows the heartbreak of loving a man
Suzanne Nicole
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great entertaining read from the first paragraph. Hart's Desire by Chloe Flowers is an historical romance set in Charlston, South Carolina in the 1800's.

Captain Landon Hart, our rakish swash-buckling hero with a guarded heart comes up against feisty, independent Keelan Grey, when stranded in Charlston for a ship repair.
Keelan is trying to escape an arranged marriage and despite their less than ideal first meeting, Keelan finds an unlikely friend in Captain Hart.

Deception, deathbed secrets, sus
251 Things To Do
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Pirates, an independent strong female lead, chiseled charming captains, is the icing on the cake for this delightful read. Keelan can easily pass as a man with the way she throws a dagger. An expert defenseman, the protagonist is like a superhero from the 1800’s. She’s strong hearted, witty, and caring at the same time. With a past full of secrets, the adventure begins. I loved the dialogue between her and Captain Landon Hart, it's playful, seductive, and smart. Definitely a tension building plo ...more
Amanda Clay
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love me a little bodice ripping! This is a cute, entertaining romance read set in post-revolutionary American Charleston, South Carolina. Strong writing and a fast-paced plot had me moving through the story quickly! The strong female lead was added a refreshing depth to the tete-a-tete between the romantic parties. I love that in this book, Flowers gives us the tropes we’ve come to expect from the romance genre, but keeps it fresh with sharp dialogue, plot twists and mystery. The ending sets up ...more
Laura Emery
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was engrossed in the story from page one. The characters are intriguing and draw you into their complicated lives. Keelan is a feisty young woman who likes sword fighting and the city. Hart is a sexy 1800's bad boy, and remains a bit of a mystery in this book. I'm anxious to read the rest of the series to find out more! The author has a firm grasp on life and language in this time period while keeping the story light and easily understandable.
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I like history with my romance. While a date was mentioned at the beginning of the book and a few facts were scattered here and there there wasn't much about the time period that marked it as 1811. Time wasn't all that important to the story. Then there was the heroine's name, Keegan. Not time appropriate for even a man.
The basic story involves Keegan and her father, court-martialed Commodore George Grey leave England to start a new life outside of Charleston. Someone has murdered members of
Space Cowgirl
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Price $ of True 💘Love

Charleston, SC 1811
Merchant ship captain⛵, Landon Hart🐺🍆🌋🔪, comes upon an apparent duel in a meadow while he is on his way to see Commodore Grey👴 at Twin Pines plantation. His late uncle, Fynn, had arranged the meeting.
In the meadow is a man, Daniel, and a youth, clashing swords🔪.
Landon🐺🍆🌋🔪 stops the fight but decides they were practicing, not fighting. The youth intrigues him. When they get to the plantation, he soon realizes the youth is a young woman, redhead, Keelan
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
I received the second edition ARC from the publisher through New Gallery. It had a different cover.
Two sea captains come to shore after their fellow captain dies. Before he died he was writing letters and keeping contact with a man they go on a search for... it doesn’t make a lot of sense why. He is also in need of repairs after a pirate attack.
One of the captains (Landon) is a rakish playa who insta-lusts after Keelan. She is fighting her dying father’s wishes on who to marry. Landon and her be
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was given to me from an honest review.
Hart’s Desire was an excellent book. It has comedy, sarcasm, passion and drama. I love how Keelan is her own person. She does not let anyone make her into something she is not. She know what she wants and she tries her hardest to get it. Then there is Landon Hart. The man if the hour. He is charming, daring and witty. He brings so much excitement into this book. I really enjoyed these 2 characters. I did not like Keelan’s cousin. She is such a sp
Virginia Tican
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
As the first book of the Hart trilogy, this is not bad at all. It is in fact good and solid with my great appreciation of the author's use of words and phrases that are not telling in distorting or mangling the timeline and the genre. At least I did not see the word "okay" in there and the juvenile "as If" and "like" used in the present day context or even the phrase "from here on out." Thank you dear author for staying within your timeline and thus providing the reader a few hours' worth of tim ...more
Patricia Solla
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, digital-reads
Author Chloe Flowers gives the reader a real adventure. For me the biggest problem is that the adventure is going to run the gamut of all three books in this trilogy. While the reader gets some answers to questions brought up in this first book there's so much left up in the air that makes this definitely not a stand alone read. Saying that there's so much of interest going on that the reader will be chomping at the bit for the next book to read where the adventure travels to for it's continuati ...more
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sins from the Past, Secrets Kept, Revenge Sought, Greed, Jealousy, Pride - Can Love Win?

Chloe Flowers writes a moving fast paced tale that pulls you in from the beginning and keeps you completely engrossed in every moment until the very last page! I loved the fiery spirit and strength of Keelan Grey and the many facets and depth of character of Landon Hart. Though I thought it was easy to read through the doctors deception, I was surprised by other disclosed secrets!
cheryl giles
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story.

I loved the story. However, be warned that this is not a standalone book. That was disappointing. It was very odd how the ending was handled. I think it just skipped to the beginning of the next book. It was a bit unnerving.
But she is an author I would like to keep following as long as the price point of her books stay within a reasonable range.
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book one in the Pirates & Petticoats / The Hart Trilogy series a well written story that grabbed my attention from the first page. I want to read the rest of this series. But I will warn this is not a stand-alone book.
Danielle Carpenter
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Although the writing is good, this story leaves you wanting. but not so wanting that I'm willing to purchase the next two books. The story is okay, but it does not leave you wanting more.
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The great character and storyline development kept me totally engaged throughout the entire book! I look forward to reading more from this author!
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book is part of a series and I don't usually read. one that doesn't stand a good read.
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Everything was quite good until I got to page 180 or so....then explicit sex. Not happy with this book. The story was good but I don't read explicit sex books.
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read

Was riveted from the very beginning. This is a must read. I recommend this author, am also getting nxt book in series can't wait to read it.
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Publisher's Description:

This is a new edition, completely re-written for much richer in characterization, conflict and tension.

An independent young lady meets a bold merchant captain pursued by a band of pirates...what could possibly go wrong?

Fiercely independent and equally impetuous Keelan Grey acts the dutiful daughter on the outside, but inside, she’s determined to avoid marriage even if it means taking the most desperate measures. Everything changes when a deathbed confession from a loved o
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hart's Desire #1 of a new series, "Pirates & Petticoats" by debut author, Chloe Flowers is an interesting Western Historical Romance set in early 1800's Charlestown, South Carolina, prior to the Revolutionary War. A great debut for Ms. Flowers!
A possibility of war with Great Britain is looming in the forefront of everyone's mine, the characters are intriguing and intense.
Steady paced, well developed characters and an intriguing storyline makes for some engaging entertainment. With some swas
Rahul Deokar
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Typically, historical romance is not my cup of tea, but I am glad I took a sip of Hart’s Desire. Once I started, my hesitation was history, and I couldn't stop until I reached the last page.

The author Chloe Flowers has weaved a unique storyline filled with many mysteries and tragedies supported by an impressive cast of characters. She transports the reader to an era set in 1811 - the weapons used then, sights and smells of the times, and the classic mouth-watering Southern recipes at the end of
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Where the heck have I been, that I did not find these books.
Oh My God this set of books is amazing. If I had not got an
e-mail telling me about them, I would have missed some
great books. These books are well written, well thought out,
and full of twist and turn that make for one hell of a read.

This is the first book in the series, where we meet Keelan
and Landon. And when the meet it was truly a shock to Him
and his best friend Chonal. I have to say I loved when she
walked off pulled the Scar
Janice Hougland
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t realize until the end of this story that this was the first part of a saga. In a way I’m glad because the writing and story are so good and it isn’t over and will last a lot longer for my reading enjoyment. I love this saga! But in another way I don’t like having to wait to see Hart and Keelan reach their happy ever after. In this first part of the saga Keelan’s father is ill unto death and almost all of Keelan’s other family members have died under mysterious circumstances. Captain Har ...more
This is the first installment in the Pirates & Petticoats series. It was an entertaining story with enough mystery and a daring heroine that kept me turning the pages until the end however if you’re looking for romance and characters with enough substance this story was lacking a little of both. Romance was definitely not at the front and center here as the main plot revolved around uncovering too many secrets and a lady trying to become more independent, which again kept the story interesti ...more
Joan Carney
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Though not the kind of book I would normally read, I took a chance on it for the sheer escapism value. I’m so glad I did. Keelan is not your typical Southern belle. She’s a feisty, spirited young woman trapped in an arranged betrothal to old man Pratt. Not so interested in the traditional female pursuits of the time, Keelan masquerades as a boy to learn the art of self-defense from a trusted family mentor. But Captain Landon Hart discovers her secret and further complicates her life when he hold ...more
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