Her Treasure Hunter Ex by Zara Keane
Series: Ballybeg Bad Boys, #1
Released: September 10, 2015
Reviewed by Tori
Underwater photographer Katy Ryan needs a large windfall fast and as fate would have it, she is given one when she is offered a job to be part of a team exploring the wreck of the RMS Lusitania. The only catch? Her ex will also be part of the team.
Declan “Dex” Fitzgerald is a treasure hunter and the chance to explore the RMS Lusitania is all he needs to make the score of a lifetime. A treasure worth millions is rumored to have been on the ship when it sank and Dex is determined to be the one to find it. Finding out his ex will also be on the team is just icing on the cake.
But Katy and Dex aren’t the only ones looking for this treasure. The high seas sparks danger and romance as a this couple struggles to sink or swim.
Ballybeg Bad Boys is a series of novellas that spin-off Zara Keane’s original and popular Ballybeg series. This installment was originally released as part of the Romancing the Alpha: An Action-Adventure Romance Boxed Set Anthology.
Her Treasure Hunter Ex takes us back to Ballybeg and introduces us to Katy Ryan and Declan Fitzgerald. Fans of Keane’s will notice that Declan (Dex) is the brother of Seán Mackey, the hero in Love and Shamrocks. Katy and Dex suffered a tragedy that was made worse by depression and a lack of communication. Their relationship ultimately failed and they went their separate ways. When they discover they will not only be teammates but also bunk mates, Dex and Katy set aside their animosity and focus on the job, only to discover the past has a way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it.
This sexy romantic suspense blends a steamy second chance romance with an interesting mystery revolving around a sunken ship, hidden treasure, and the race to find it. A steady pace with personable characters makes this an easy fun read. I have always been interested in the sinking of the Lusitania and the conspiracies that have surrounded it. Keane’s use of fact and fiction in the mystery only serves to heighten your interest as you root for this estranged couple to reconnect. My only qualm is I felt the couple reconnected too easily for the multiple issues that drove them apart. They didn’t really deal with what happened. They just apologized to one another and decided to let go and move forward from there.
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