Enslaved by the Ocean (Criminals of the Ocean, #1) by Bella Jewel

Enslaved by the Ocean (Criminals of the Ocean, #1)

Indigo is running, she has no other choice. She's done something bad, and the only way to escape it, is to flee her home, and her country. She sets out on a luxury Yacht, to take her to another country with her best friend Eric. But she runs into a problem. The Yacht catches fire. She ends up stranded in the ocean, terrified, and scared of the uncertain. Until they show up. The pirates. Terrified, Indigo and Eric have to face the reality that thi...

Details Enslaved by the Ocean (Criminals of the Ocean, #1)

TitleEnslaved by the Ocean (Criminals of the Ocean, #1)
Release DateOct 14th, 2014
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Adventure, Pirates, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Enslaved by the Ocean (Criminals of the Ocean, #1)

  • Candace
    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.comI've read several books by Bella Jewel that I've really enjoyed. Unfortunately, 'Enslaved by the Ocean' was not one of them. It just didn't work for me, although I didn't have any issues with the narration. It was the story itself that didn't appeal to me.This was one of those stories that I just never could connect to. The entire "pirate" idea, as it was presented, was just ridiculous and un...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    I had this book for so long and always wanted to read it...and I'm so glad that I finally decided to read it!!!This book is a little different from what I have read so far!It has a new story line with a different setting that includes hot pirates!!Yes yes...pirates!!!!So be prepared for a wild ride in the sea...Indigo is running from her abusive ex boyfriend.She and her best friend Eric,board a yacht to travel to the United Kingdom but something ...
  • Pam
    3 wish I loved it more stars “I’m yer cap’n, and yer me lassie. For real, that be!” Indigo ran away from one life only to be captured and put in hell in another...but this time there is no escape, unless she wants to risk being shark bait in the middle of the ocean. Although she is battered, hurt and weak, the devilish handsome Captain Hendrix sees a potential in her and finds his way to finally settle a debt long overdue. Basically,...
  • Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
    ...how Captain Hendrix is described.. this is what I see... review to come!
  • Karen111
    Hmmm. I'm not sure what I expected with this one, to be honest. I tried to wrap my head around the concept of modern day pirates, and couldn't. But when Bella Jewel said on her Facebook page that they were "the bikers of the ocean", I had to try it! To be honest though, it was bad.*****Indigo is running from home as her violent ex-boyfriend has been released from prison. She enlists the help of her friend Eric, and they leave America on a yacht b...
  • Denisa
    4.5 That feeling you have when you find a great book.This was so much better than I expected! I honestly think it's Bella Jewel's best book (at least from what I've read so far). It was such a pleasant surprise.I'll start with what I didn't like, why the -0.5 stars: didn't really like Hendrix's (the male MC) first reaction towards Indigo. Yes, it's understandable, even a logical action seeing as he's a pirate and all, but it still felt a bit weir...
  • Lise *friends don't flag*
    3.5 Hiya Matey stars!PIRATES... hell yeah...
  • Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
    Spoilers abound. This is your warningWhelp, I am sorry to say this one did nothing but irritated me. I feel bad saying this, but WTF?!This book was off to a great start until the pirates showed up and then everything just went nutty. So Indigo is running away from her recently released from prison ex. She decided to go, via yacht, to England bringing her new found bestie Eric along. Yacht catches fire, Eric and Indy make it to a life boat and are...
  • Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
    So the latest news for All those.... Concerned for LISA'S Whereabouts!! .....last seen hijacked by PIRATES for a High Sea's Adventure!!*Lisa - Swaggering...swiping her hand across her mouth catching the last drop of RUM before it escapes. .........then cheekily looks over at Jack with a smirk on her face* Shiver Me Timber's ......that was a fine dalliance - so it was - Arrrharrr!!! Well it wasn't what I thought it was....I conjured up pictures...
  • Harriet ~ bookworm
    I have been dying to read this book since reading a sneak peak at the end of Knights Sinners and I was not disappointed...This book was sooooooo good, I loved the fact it was based on pirates as I have never read a book about them before! Bella wrote them exactly how I had imagined pirates to be accept some of them being super hot! Hendrix - I have a super soft spot for guys that act like total asswipes that smirks but has a caring side deep, dee...
  • Kate's Corner
    So be tryin to write me review in Pirate! Shiver me timbers. I tell ye this be a grand, funny book. 5 Skulls for the lass Bella JewelThe bonnie lass Indigo Waters tis on the run from her scalleywag ex Kane who be a beaten his lass. She runs off as she is being threatened. Me fellow landlubbers tis a hidden gem this book. Indigo and her matey Eric are off to England by yacht. They are nearly taken to Davy Jones's Locker but are a rescued a just in...
  • Lola
    My rating: 2 starsFirst of all, I have to say that I had great expectations for this book. Whenever there are pirates involved, I can't help it, I get all excited. It goes without saying that I am very disappointed. Very disappointed.The main characters:Overall, I think I liked Indigo. She's a kick-ass, stubborn, funny (by moments) and beautiful heroine. She kept and kept fighting as much as she could. I know that's the thing to do when you're tr...
  • Ezinwanyi
    Indigo has had enough of her boyfriend's physical abuse. She knows she may not live through the next beating at his hands. So when she finds out he is about to be released from prison, Indigo convinces her best friend John to go on the run with her. Unfortunately, they were kidnapped by pirates while they were on a yacht. When the captain Hendrix informs her that he intends to sell Indigo as a sex slave to satisfy a debt he owes, Indigo decides t...
  • AJ
    Ahar, me hearties! My very first pirate book, and I loved it! I really liked Bella Jewel’s MC Sinners series, so when I heard she was setting her next book out in the middle of the ocean with a bunch of piratey badasses, I was really excited!The book starts with Indigo and her best friend Eric setting sail in a yacht from the US to the UK. Indi is escaping a dangerous ex boyfriend, and is looking forward to starting a new life for herself in Lo...
  • Didi
    *** 4 TO 4.5 SWASHBUCKLIN' STARS! ***ARRRRRR! ME WANTS A SEXY PIRATE!Pirates you say??? YES, I SAY! What is it about pirates? fictional ones, anyway. Because I'm sure they're truly not sexy-as-sin, scarred, potentially vulnerable alpha males cruising the wild and treacherous seas.But, we are speaking fictional ones, so swoon away me' lassies!Obviously, I LOVED THIS. It was mysterious enough to have me questioning everything and engrossing enough ...
  • SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
    3 stars.Ok. I liked it, but it was....erm....oddThe pirates were like a cross between modern day pirates, and swashbuckling "arrrrr" pirates! They had swords! And a wooden boat with a mermaid at the front!! I sort of did not get it. Is it meant to be sort of fantasy? Anyway, liked the characters, apart from Eric, who I would have thrown to the sharks!Guessed about her dad early on!I did really enjoy it, but am still left a bit befuddled by the en...
  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    Re-read: 22.03.15First rate: 4 stars.Second rate: 4/5 stars.
  • Tate
    This was Awesome!!!this was like MC on the water!!! Loved every minute of it and can not wait for other books!!!Oh boy Dimitri, what are you gonna do?! image:Kiss or Kill? :)
  • Rin W. Vitale
    4 PiRRRRate-Stars!Reading this book was so much fun. The sexual tension between Hendrix and Indi was h.o.t! I try to squeeze past him, but his hand lashes out and grips my hip. I stiffen and swallow, turning toward him. He takes another step closer, and stares down at me. "If I didn't have to," he murmurs, "I wouldn't sell you. You're just what I need." I stiffen and shove him back. "You're such a jerk. I'm no one's bedmate!"His eyes widen, ...
  • Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
    I really liked this, but all I have to say is, has no one ever heard of self defense rulings? Lol good grief!
  • Katie
    5 inocencia starsHOLY HELL! WHAT A HOT READ! Instead of writing a full review, I am just going to highlight a few of my feelings on this book...Indigo: I loved her. She was SUCH a strong heroine and I can honestly say that she didn't do ANYTHING in this book that made me go "omg. DOORMAT!", which is VERY rare in a romance novel! She stayed true to herself and I loved it! She was also so witty and funny! I found myself literally laughing out loud ...
  • Kj
    Indigo is running from her abusive ex boyfriend. She boards a small yacht to travel to the United Kingdom but there is a fire aboard the yacht. Her best friend Eric, who is traveling with her is captured along with her by pirates. In order to save her life she must abide by Hendrix's rules. She has to choose to sacrifice herself to save Eric. This was a very different take on a romance. Hendrix was a pirate but not like any pirate I would imagine...
  • Jess
    3.75 ARRRRRR Stars! The story begins with Indi escaping an abusive ex. "One noise and I'm dead. I'm frightened. I'm trapped. And the only way out is through him, with a gun. A gun I don't want to use. I swallow, and I get the distinct taste of blood mixed with tears and saliva."Indi decides to go on a yacht with her best friend and the captain of the yacht to London where she will start her new life. But there are engine complications on the yach...
  • Angela Bee Bee
    It's free to borrow through Kindle Unlimited, but not Prime-->Enslaved by the Ocean (Criminals of the Ocean Book 1)*love the new cover too*eta:as time has passed, I'm feeling more forgiving of this book. I did enjoy it, just was not in the mood for fantasy. Book 2 comes out in December-->It's free through KU too-->Where Darkness Lies (Criminals of the Ocean Book 2)Oooh, and Montlake Publishing (An Amazon Publishing imprint that is gobbling up aut...
  • Emily Crow
    When I saw this book as one of the kindle daily deals, I had a little mental debate with myself about it.Me: Hey, it's about modern day pirates! And it's available on kindle unlimited. Why not give it a whirl?Myself: Because it probably, sucks. Life is too short for stupid books.Me: But it might be fun-stupid! How bad can it possibly be? C'mon...pirates!Myself: Well, I guess I could try a couple of chapters....Me: That's the spirit! You might eve...
  • Amber
    What the hell was THAT!?! What would I give to have my Saturday back? To cleanse my brain and wipe it clean! I had such high hopes after reading all of the rave reviews. Alas, me maties, this book made me shiver in me timbers...and not in a good way. **May contain spoilers**An abused woman sets off on a private yacht to start her life over when her abusive ex-husband gets out of prison. She brings along her devoted, handsome, and rich douche bag ...
  • Christine
    4.75 out of 5 Stars:I read pirates in the synopsis and I was like “YES!!” I love pirates. Never met a pirate, but if I did I think I would want him to be a little (who am I kidding) a lot like Hendrix.Side note: I love the names in this book Indigo and Hendrix…loved them.When Indigo is first captured by Hendrix and his ship of pirates, I thought to myself this girl has escaped one abusive situation to be put into another one. When you first...
  • Marulett
    Promising start!!
  • Wendy
    Enslaved By The Ocean, by Bella Jewel, is my first book by this author and it won't be my last. I was intrigued by the authors concept of modern day pirates and found the story to be fast-paced and compelling.Indigo is on the run from her abusive ex-boyfriend who was recently released from prison. She charters a yacht and together with her best friend Eric they plan to cross the Atlantic and start a new life in London. When the yacht explodes and...
  • Beth
    4 Arrrrrrggg StarsA Motorcycle Club on the ocean? Whaaa? What kind of magic is this you are weaving Ms Jewel? Rough sexy guys AND sun, water, beaches AND guns, kidnappings and dirty talking? Its the pirate's life for me.Indigo is on the run from her abusive ex who has gotten out of jail. A jail she put him in. Now he wants revenge and she wants to disappear. She and her best friend, Eric, decide to take a slow boat to Europe for her to start a ne...
  • Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
    ARC kindly provided by in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler-free review. 4 stars.I was on a cruise ship that had to make a pit stop to rescue a boat of people out in the middle of the ocean. The captain wasn’t sure if they were pirates, safe etc. True story… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgzdUu.... No sexy pirates on this ship of fools. Oh well. I did find some sexy pirate action in Bella Jewel’s latest book – Enslaved by th...
  • Judy
    If you liked any of Bella Jewell's MC Sinners books, you will like this one. I liked it a whole lot and highly recommend it. I can honestly say I enjoyed reading a new story line with a different setting that includes really hot guys that would fit into any MC. In fact there's a quote in the book by one of the pirates that basically says, "we're just the same as a MC, we're just out here on the ocean because it's easier to do our illegal activiti...
  • Menna
    Humph........Let me take my breath first!Oh my! Oh god! My heart is still thumping in my chest! That was abso-fucking-lutely mind blowing amazing! It was so much more than what i expected!Let me tell you one thing about me i don't write reviews except for books that absolutely blow my mind and provoke me to write one!And man! This book has it all for me....thriller,suspense,hot as sin hero,cold blood killing,dark twisted romance,unexpected turns ...
  • Mich Must Read
    The dialogue in here made me cringe. This was really bad.
  • Liv
    I loved the idea of this book because it was so original, and when I listened to the narration of Carmen Rose, I was hooked! Carmen Rose narrated beautifully. She has a lovely voice with such a nice English accent that I enjoyed the way she brought this book to life. At the heart of it, this book illustrates Stockholm Syndrome with a woman who falls in love with her captor, and vise versa. But, that dark aspect makes this read intriguing and visc...
  • Vieira
    I freakin LOVED this book!!!! Excellent and gritty, a delight!!!
  • Lo Bookfrantic
    just read the epilogue and OMG....I want this book right NOW!!!!
  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆
    3.5 stars
  • Cheesecake
    Well, Sometimes I still think of this book... and I don't mean in a good way. I want to reiterate that this book is offensive (in so many ways). Indigo only thinks with her vajayjay, Hendrix is a sociopath and the author is lazy. Well, Indigo is running from her crazy murderous ex with her closest friend when fate intervenes and lands them on a modern day pirate ship. The pirates describe themselves as something like a motorcycle club, but on wat...
  • Malinda
    2.5-3 starsThis is actually a reread. I liked it better the first time around but this time I found that I really wasn't too thrilled with the story. I've revamped my review a bit because of that.This was a decent story. I liked Indigo alright but Hendrix was a real jerk for the majority of the story. The story has a good amount of action and there is some violence and deaths (well these are pirates...) but overall the dark content isn't too bad....
  • Lover of Romance
    I received a ARC copy in exchange for a honest review. Indigo, has finally decided to take her life in control, and fight a man who has abused her, a man that she has loved and cared for since she was put in foster care. But now she is on the run, because he is free from jail and she knows he will come after her. So along with her best friend, she goes on a boat to sail to the UK. Along the way though, there is problems with the engine, and they ...