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Publisher's Summary

Chloe Neill brings her trademark wit and wild sense of adventure to a stunning seafaring fantasy starring a dauntless heroine in a world of magic and treachery. 

Kit Brightling, rescued as a foundling and raised in a home for talented girls, has worked hard to rise through the ranks of the Isles' Crown Command and become one of the few female captains in Queen Charlotte's fleet. Her ship is small, but she's fast - in part because of Kit's magical affinity to the sea. But the waters become perilous when the queen sends Kit on a special mission with a partner she never asked for. 

Rian Grant, Viscount Queenscliffe, may be a veteran of the Continental war, but Kit doesn't know him or his motives - and she's dealt with one too many members of the Beau Monde. But Kit has her orders, and the queen has commanded they journey to a dangerous pirate quay and rescue a spy who's been gathering intelligence on the exiled emperor of Gallia. 

Kit can lead her ship and clever crew on her own, but with the fate of queen and country at stake, Kit and Rian must learn to trust each other, or else the Isles will fall....

©2020 Chloe Neill (P)2020 Tantor

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It's really good, but not quite great

I love Chloe Neill so much, and I really wanted to love this book. It's really good - the background and world building is excellent. There's a lot of material to work with. It's interesting. But it could have been more. More on the line for the heroine in the journey, more tension between the her and the love interest, conflict between the supporting characters. It just didn't grip like I hoped.

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Pirates, Magic and Mayhem

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Pirates, magic and mayhem..
Such a wonderful start to a new series for Chloe Niell. The Bright and Breaking Sea follow Captain Kit Brightling and her crew. Captain Brightling is tasked with saving a member of the Crown. The task includes sharing the leader role with Viscount Rian Grant. The success of the mission will depend on how well these two can and will work together.
I listened to The Bright and Breaking Sea on Audio. Danielle Cohen is a new narrator to me. I thought she did a wonderful job narrating this book. I will say that there was a time or two when she said a word that caught me off guard. But only because that is not how I pronounce them. But I had to remind myself that this story takes place in New London.
I am very much looking forward to the next adventure in the Kit Brightling series! If you are looking for an adventure romance who’s main character is awesome I would suggest picking up this book.

Disclaimer:
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley & Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

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Well done overall

A good story with good character development. It’s very action packed and the romance takes the back seat. It ended in a damn near cliff hanger though. The reading was good but I feel like a map would’ve helped.

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Another enjoyable book

I would recommend this book to anyone who like Ms, Neil books. What I like about the book is the bond of friendship between Kit and her crew. Also the romantic tension with Col. Grant. My only dislike is the story was over so not quickly but you do not notice how time fly’s before you finished it.