Book Review: Hunt on Dark Waters by Katee Robert

About the Book:

Title: Hunt on Dark Waters

Author: Katee Roberts

Series: Crimson Sails

Page Length: 336

Publication Date: Nov. 7, 2023

Publisher: Berkley

Synopsis: Sail the magical high seas with this first book in a new sexy fantasy romance series from Katee Robert, the New York Times bestselling author of the TikTok smash-hit Neon Gods.

Evelyn is a witch with a perfect storm of impulses: terrible taste in bed partners, sticky fingers, and a lust for danger. After she steals from her vampire ex and falls through a portal to another realm, she’s fished out of the waters by a band of seafarers and their telekinetic captain. She’s immediately given a choice—join their group or die.

Bowen has no memory of his life before he became one of the Cŵn Annwn. He and his pirate crew are bound by vow to patrol through Threshold, the magical sea in between realms, keeping the portals to other worlds safe. When he rescues Evelyn, he doesn’t expect to be attracted to the unflappably brassy pickpocket. The longer he spends in her presence, the more he begins to question if his heart is the next thing she’ll steal.

But as tension heats up between Bowen and Evelyn, danger escalates as well. Because Evelyn has no intention of keeping her vows to the Cŵn Annwn, and if she betrays the crew, both she and Bowen will pay the ultimate price….

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A spicy fantasy with pirates, vampires, witches, and more? Count me in! This is a suspenseful and sexy start to Katee Robert’s Crimson Sails series. I always love books by Robert. They’re super entertaining, and the romances are always filled with chemistry and spice. Hunt on Dark Waters is no exception.

Bowen and Evie are so great together, and I love their chemistry. Their romance has an insta-love feel to it, as, from their first meeting, there is a connection between them, which only strengthens as the story progresses. I’m not a huge fan of insta-love and do wish there was a bit more build-up, but overall, it worked for me.

I also liked the world-building and the different worlds explored and presented. I’m curious to see how this grows and changes as the series progresses because the setting has the potential to expand a bunch. With portals to different realms, anything is possible. I’m also curious if the rules enforced upon Evie apply in other places and whether we’ll learn more about some of the more mysterious characters presented. I especially want to learn more about Bowen and his backstory. It feels like there’s so much more to be unraveled, and I can’t wait to find out more!

Overall, this is a fun blend of action, adventure, and romance, and I would definitely recommend it to readers who enjoy a steamy romantasy with vivid world-building, interesting characters, and an immersive (and spicy) plot.

Special thanks to Berkley and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of the book. All thoughts are my own.



Favorite Parts:

  • The romance
  • The world building


  • insta love

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Hunt on Dark Waters by Katee Robert

  1. This was one wild story. It’s so chocked full of everything. But I think it would have been really good or great if perhaps it wasn’t and she had focused a bit more.

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