Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 1
Marisa Alvarez looks forward to a day she'll remember the rest of her life. Instead of the marriage proposal and happily ever after she expects, however, she becomes one of only a handful of survivors of one of the bloodiest Indian uprisings in American history, the attack on Fort Mims.
Lucien St. Clair has been sent to Pensacola to learn the identity of a clever saboteur who calls himself "La Venganza." As he pursues the enigmatic figure, he is inexplicably drawn to Marisa, a treacherous woman whose beautiful face may hide deadly secrets.
But when acts of revenge escalate to kidnapping, Lucien will have to find a way to gain
Marisa's trust, not only to save her life, but to win her heart!
Book two of a series, this thrusts you hard and fast into 19th century America, telling the story of Marisa and Lucien and an unknown vigilante - La Venganza - who is taking the most intriguing revenge on American troops by paying pranks. Sent to apprehend La Venganza at all costs, Lucien doesn't anticipate Marisa's involvement.
A rich tapestry of characters, descriptions and scenery, meant I didn't put this book down all day. The only criticism I have is the scene, the only one in the story, where Lucien and Marisa make love. One minute she's screaming in pain, begging him to stop - which he doesn't - and a few minutes she's seeing stars and fireworks. Normally that would have made me put the book down and stop reading. However I carried on, mainly because I wanted to know how it ended.
Ms Brandon did make my heart stop on one occasion, as well as smile at others.
4 Tea Cups!