Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
It is 1864 and Lucy Davison and her best friend Rachel Sawyer know that finding husbands is going to be difficult since most of the eligible men are fighting in the Civil War. When Rachel sees an advertisement for mail-order brides she has no trouble convincing Lucy to accompany her.
From the moment Lucy and Drew Talbot set eyes on each other there was no doubt that they would wind up together but unfortunately as their relationship was taking off trouble reared it’s head. In the first book Lucy witness a killing and was kidnapped by the killer, now we have the continuing story.
Lucy has been kidnapped and knows that her reputation is shot because most people would not believe that she was held prisoner and not have been raped and in spite of how many times Drew tells her he wants her, loves her and believes everything she says she refuses to allow his reputation to be hurt because of her. Fortunately for her Drew is not a man to give up something he wants and he is going to make Lucy his.
It doesn’t take long before Drew convinces her that marrying him and living in the Talbot home is the safest bet for her and she agrees especially after she learns that her kidnapper has escaped from prison.
Lucy wants to be a real wife but she can’t get the sight of her kidnapper out of her mind and Drew is willing to give her time. Until the killer is caught Lucy’s life is in danger. Can she get her kidnapper out of her mind and concentrate on the man she loves and who would never hurt her? The good thing is that now that she is married to Drew she is living with her best friend and the sister of her heart Rachel and hopefully with her help Lucy can get over what has been done to her.
I love Cynthia Woolf’s books and as of now have not given any of them less then five stars but this book was just too much like a rehashing of book one. The characters were wonderful and especially Lucy who everytime in the presence of Drew manages to fall flat on her face only to be caught by the man she loves. Drew is wonderful and patient and a man any woman would want to call her own. Saying all that I would never turn down reading one of Ms. Woolf’s books but this one was just fell a little short for me.