Rescued by the Captain is the first book in the Romancing the Spies series by Laura A. Barnes. This is an intriguing historical romance that has mystery, suspense, kidnapping, being in the right place at the right time, passion, love, spice, unrest, plots, treason, action, adventure, and some drama. This is my first book by Ms. Barnes and this is also her debut novel- although she has written a couple more in the time since this one was released. I think this is a great debut story, and I look forward to reading more of her books.
As the story starts, I was drawn into an adventure on the high seas- meeting Captain Marcus Thornhill (Thorn) who is a 29-year-old commissioned officer, entrusted with special missions on behalf of the government. He had just plucked a young woman out of the ocean, barely alive- and is shocked to see a face from his past. Ivy had never been far from his mind these past 7 years. Now that fate had cast her into his life once more, he was determined to find a way to prove himself to her and win her trust and love, again. But these are dangerous times and he knows she’s hiding something from him. What happens when everything is revealed?
Ivy Mallory has been through quite an ordeal before finally being plucked out of the ocean, unconscious and on the brink of death. Little does she expect that when she finally opens her eyes, it would be to see the man she’s loved since she was 16- the same man who rejected her and broke her heart. But, she can’t allow him to hurt her again- she will have to remain strong and guarded. Not to mention that she can’t let anything distract her from her mission to save her brother.
What ensues makes for some really great reading, and if this story is anything to go by- the rest of the series loos set to be fantastic!
Thank you, Ms. Barnes!