Monday, August 15, 2016

The Last Treasure
by Erika Marks

Publisher: NAL
Pages: 368
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  As students with a shared passion for shipwrecks, Liv, Sam, and Whit formed a close bond searching for the mysterious Patriot, a schooner that disappeared off the Carolina Coast in 1812 with Aaron Burr’s daughter Theodosia aboard. But as the elusive ship drew them together, love would bring them even closer—and ultimately tear them apart.

It’s been seven years since Liv left Sam to be with Whit, and the once close-knit triowent their separate ways. Liv has given up her obsession with Theodosia Burr to focus on her career as a salvage diver and her passionate but troubled marriage to the reckless and hedonistic Whit. But when a diary of Theodosia’s is discovered in a collector’s estate, she is pulled back to the world of the Patriot, this time with startling new clues to what might have really happened. 

Diving back into the lost history of the Patriot could be just what Liv needs to find closure to a mystery that still haunts her. But when she and Whit reunite with Sam for one last salvage in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, buried romantic tensions begin to resurface, and once again Liv must choose between two men with very different hearts.



Kritters Thoughts:  Three's a crowd.  A love triangle.  Three's a crowd.  This book was completely about how a group of three never works out.  Two men and one woman and there are feelings flying around from their college years to their reunion for one last adventure.  With chapters taking place both in the current place time and from their college years and into their adult years, I loved how this story was told.

The other part of this story that was beyond interesting was the focus on underwater excavation - maybe not the exact terms, but the fun of discovering abandoned ships and maybe even treasure deep underwater.  I am not a diver and don't know much about this hobby or professional, so I just loved reading about people pursuing this type of work and finding joy in discovery.

This is my first Erika Marks read and I am excited to see she has quite the backlist.  Has anyone else read anything by her?  Where should I go next?  


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley NAL.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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