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Squall Line

(The Inland Seas Series #1)

4.76  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Out on the water, I’m in control.
I don’t make mistakes.
But the fiery redhead destroyed my plans and left me no choice.
I had to take her.
Now I’m fighting for my life while battling my growing attraction for my hostage.
Grace may have started my downfall, but she could also be my salvation.

The moment he stepped foot on my ship, I knew he was trouble.
He took m
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Published May 9th 2019
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B.B. Lynn
4 stars! What a story!

War and Grace are both Captain of their ships. Through a series of unfortunate events, War is aboard Grace's ship and the only choice he's left with is to take her hostage. Grace messed up all his plans, and now War and his crew are in deep trouble unless they can figure a way out of their predicament, all while keeping a feisty redhead hostage.

Grace is exactly what I wanted to see in a heroine. She has a backbone and doesn't go down without a fight. She's inquisitive, whi
Teresa Lara
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this new series❤loved War and red.Ready to see what and who's next
Roxs Reads
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read and enjoyed many books by author Gwyn McNamee, I was eager to read her newest offering, which still had romance as the underlying element, but she moved the setting to stormy seas (actually lakes but that doesn’t flow as nicely ) and cargo ships. It was a welcomed change and I fell right into it.

I related to this story very early on. I grew up near the shores of the Great Lakes and along the shipping channel to the Atlantic. The setting of Squall Line fell directly into my life, a li
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was totally different than what I am used to reading from this author and let me tell you, this book was well worth the read! This book was a real page turner with the great character and plot development that hooked me right from the start and the dynamics and the chemistry between War and Grace made it so hard to put this book down that I ended up reading it in one sitting!
Mona williams
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
wow way different than other books of yours i read! he is always in control. so when he boards her ship things get out of control. he ends up taking her. she will fight him on every turn. he starts to have feelings but those could get him killed. read to find out.
Wow, definitely a stormy and wind-swept read

Squall Line absolutely blew me away with it's quirky, questioning heroine and its fiercely foreboding hero. Grace and War are two opposing forces caught in a battle of wills and wiles.

God, this is so wrong and so damn right.
This has to be one of the dumbest things I've ever done in my life. Yet, my heart races, and I feel more alive than I ever have in the arms of the man who could have killed me.

I absolutely adored this couple and I very much hope
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg I can't wait for the rest of this series! I need more. That was one heck of an ending. I am so excited to see what is in store for these characters.

So - wow - book 1 has set fantastic ground work to build the series on. Amazing back story and insight in to the hero War and the heroine Grace. Have I said how much I adore a strong female lead? Well I do and this talented author always delivers. I immediately loved Grace. And now, knowing Wars final declarations - he definitely has a chance at
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Squall Line (The Inland Seas Series Book 1) by Gwyn McNamee

5 ++++++ Stars

Ok confession time...The first words out of my mouth when finishing this book were..OMG Are you freaking kidding me??? Then...Oh yes it gets worse...I saw when the next book will be released and the first words then were...I am never reading another effing book..EVER

So..about an hour has passed and I'm over my little tantrum and feel like I can find some words to get me through this review. I flipping loved this book..Total
Laura Furuta
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Squall Line (The Inland Seas Series Book 1)
By: Gwyn McNamee
5 out of 5 stars

The story Squall Line (The Inland Seas Series Book 1) by Gwyn McNamee is a contemporary romance/suspense book. It is a story that draws you in from the very beginning and I found myself turning pages to find out what happens next. I loved reading about the characters of War and Grace. Grace is a woman who is intelligent, feisty, and strong. She finds herself in trouble when she is taken by War. War is a man that is handso
Chantelle Smith
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Squall Line is book 1 in a new series from Gwyn McNamee, and a little different than what she normally writes, but nonetheless I was totally captivated and intrigued by this read, from the start until the very end!

Gwyn McNamee has once again created two brilliant main characters that are real, relatable and very easy to enjoy reading about and following their journey.
War & Grace have a connection that is undeniable and immediately puts them into a new position. Gwyn has given these two char
Erica Fish
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was steered to this book by the title Squall Line and the cover with the War and Grace and the lighthouse in the background. Gwyn McNamee is a new author to me and she has become an author I will look for other books by her to read. I felt a connection immediately to War and Grace. I am a sea loving person and can see where a relationship can be formed. I can see War and Grace. They are attracted to one another but at what cost. You will have to read the book to find out all the details of the ...more
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First off I just have to get out of the way one thing… Gwyn McNamee can write anything! She stole my heart and attention with her Hawke family novels and I have been literally addicted ever since. When I first saw that this was something that Gwyn was doing I had to have it and was anxious for it to hit my Kindle. This was so very different from what we normally see from her and I have to say I like it. This was a tad more angsty and dramatic, a touch of the dark hit the soul when you read piece ...more
Squall Line (The Inland Seas Series Book 1) by Gwyn McNamee was an interesting read that kept me reading.

Not my first read by this author, so I was excited to get my hands on this author's new work. As someone that has spent over 10 years on the water, I may have been a little picky, so I'm not going to get into that. I will say that this book was enjoyable, interesting and had a unique plot. I wish the pace was a little more smooth, and that the romance wasn't so rushed, and again, that dreaded
Jenni Bishop
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Squall Line - The Inland Seas Series Book One by Gwyn McNamee is very different to other books that Gwyn writes but different didn’t make this story any less great, it’s just different and let’s just say it is most certainly well worth the read. This is just as much a page turner as Gwyn’s other books and I fell in love with the characters and their quirkiness and their normalness faults and all. The plot is well developed and had me intrigued and enthralled all the way through. The emotions, pa ...more
Michelle Austin
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Squall Line
(The Inland Seas Series #1)
by Gwyn McNamee

Squall Line was a great 5 star read and book one in The Inland Seas series.
This is War and Grace’s story and I was pulled in right from the beginning. This is a modern pirate romance.

War ends up on Grace’s ship and takes her hostage. As they spend time together they start to build a connection along with driving each other crazy. Grace was pushing War for answers to her questions and learned more about him. She started to see a different side
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This new series has started out quite nicely: a fast-paced story filled with suspense, passion, blood and the promise of more excitement.

Warwick & Grace's worlds collide & intersect when she manages to get the drop on Warwick's crew when they board her ship with bad intentions. When she refuses to back down, War takes her as hostage to secure the lives and fortunes of his crew.

Grace is on her maiden voyage as captain - and furious with herself for getting into such a mess with War &
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gwyn McNamee is one of my “must buy” authors & once again, she does not disappoint!

Squall Line is Book 1 in Gwyn McNamee’s new Inland Seas series & I am in love...Modern-day pirates!!

Warwick Pike & Grace Albright are both ship Captains on Lake Michigan. Events in both of their pasts have placed them on paths that they didn’t expect & in War’s case, a path he can’t get away from. I can’t tell you more without giving you spoilers, but what follows is a story full of adventure, la
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Squall Line (The Inlands Seas Series #1)
By Gwyn McNamee
5 stars

I love it when authors take a step out of their writing comfort zone and write something different and I absolutely take my hat off to Ms McNamee because she absolutely nailed this story!! I have read every book that she has written so far so I was really excited to see if she could keep my interest with a new genre and she absolutely did and more! I was completely hooked from beginning to end – in fact it is one of those books that
Tausha Treadway
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Squall Line ( The Inland Seas Series Book 1) By Gwyn McNamee. This is the story of Warwick ( War) and Grace who are at war on opposite sides running their own ships. Grace is a strong, independent, beautiful woman and War is headstrong, handsome and intelligent. When War kidnaps Grace and takes over her ship the battle begins even though there is a growing attraction between the two. Grace questions every thing and it drives War crazy. They bicker like an old married couple. The situation become ...more
Kerry Baker
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Squall Line by Gwyn McNamee is the first book in the Inland Seas series. This book is absolutely captivating and will sweep you off your feet!! This book for me was made entirely by the MC’s Grace and War. I couldn’t find a single thing about them that I didn’t like!! From the second I picked up the book I felt drawn to them. And even after j had finished reading I couldn’t stop thinking about them. I found myself going back and re-reading sections that had enticed me so much. Gwyn McNamee serio ...more
Tracy Wilkin
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Squall Line is book The Inland Seas Series by Gwyn McNamee. I just adore the way this author weaves a story. Excitement at every turn of the page. Adventure every day. Dramatic adrenaline packed events at each chapter. Passion in every paragraph. Complex characters with intriguing personalities evident from the first words. Contentment in the whole, entire package.

War and Grace. They meet in extenuating circumstances, they endure each others company because they have to. They fall for one anoth
Dawn Daughenbaugh
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Squall Line (The Inland Seas Series Book One) by Gwyn McNamee

Squall Line is the first Book in The Inland Seas Series and Holy Hell what a read.I literally had goosebumps from the very beginning. I was sucked into the world of War and Grace and I couldn’t put it down till I finished. This Author is one of my absolute favorites I’ve read several books by her. War is a man that is conflicted but he’s loyal.Grace is a feisty yet intelligent woman. She finds herself in trouble when he takes h
Lyndsey Fairley
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Squall Line (The Inland Seas Series Book One) by Gwyn McNamee

I have read every book by this author, so far, and here's a new series like nothing i've read before. When I think of pirates, its dirty old men who don't know what a bath is, or of course the famous movie series. But these pirates are very different.
Warwick has a job to do to repay debts, never having to deal with more than he or his crew can handle, he doesn't expect a fiery redhead to stand in his way.
She makes him break the rules
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
Squall Line is a different read than what I'm use to from Gwyn McNamee. But it was worth it.

Grace and War start out as enemies but as the book progresses they become more. This is a modern day pirate romance. It will draw you in. These characters are different in so many ways but they are completely right for one another. The chemistry between them is off the charts.

War kidnaps Grace... Grace questions everything and I mean everything which drives War insane. The banter between these two will
Within The Pages Book Blog
Squall Line is an interesting tale of a pirate on Lake Michigan who picked the wrong boat to rob. Things started of promising and intense, but slowly settled early on. The premise of the story is good.

The pace was uneven with things being so rushed to push the hero/heroine together, but slow when it came to the action and intimacy between the two. I enjoyed their passion once it got started near the end and loved the sweet touches that gave slight insight to Warwick.

Overall it was a decent rea
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
No words to describe the genius that is Gwyn McNamee! Squall Line is different than anything I have read and is just the beginning of a series I know will blow everyone away!

Warwick a man with many complicated lawyers and his armor is tough! He lets no one in and does what’s necessary to live! Until he finds himself on the wrong side of a shot gun staring at the one woman who threatens to take it all away! Grace is a tough woman who is doing her damndest to keep her family business afloat! She’
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have such a girl crush on this author. Everything she writes has a certain level of uniqueness that makes the story stand out. SQUALL LINE does not disappoint.

Is this the beginning of a new genre? Instead of bodice ripping pirates, we have kick a$$ women who aren't afraid of "big, bad men".

Great main characters and the secondary characters were also intriguing. This is going to be another great series from this very prolific author. The story flowed well from beginning to end and it held my a
Ashley Carr, LSoR
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a new author to me and I can’t wait to see how this series progresses. I was completely hooked from the beginning and this book kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. I absolutely loved how War and Grace were both fiercely independent characters. When War kidnaps Grace, takes over her ship that’s when the real battle of wills begin despite their growing attraction for each other. They fight like an old married couple but when War finally concedes to his feelings for Grace will he pu ...more
Stephanie Ditmore
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, different from anything I’ve read before and it was refreshing to read something new. War and Grace were a force to be reckoned with, both stubborn, amazing banter, and Grace drive War crazy. These two are so opposite and have more in common than they think. The more time these two spend together verges on the edge of developing feelings for each other which could inevitably be bad for them in a dangerous way. Loved this story, no spoilers here. Can’t wait to see what ...more
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was truly an amazing story. Basically, take a small MC, but change it up and turn them into modern day pirates on the Great Lakes. Then for good measure, add in a mafia family. Oh, and don't forget the sexy parts, because we like the sexy parts. And then! for kicks and giggles, for it to end that way? It's not every day that I just feel like a rug was pulled out from under me when I read. But I sure felt that way, and it leaves me wanting more so that I can find out what happens next. Give ...more
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