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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Angel And The Unforgiven by Melissa Blue

Angel And The Unforgiven by Melissa Blue
Publisher: Champagne Books
Genre: Historical
Length: Full (243 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Poinsettia

When a beautiful murder suspect falls under the protection of a devastating, if broken, sea captain the two will learn that sometimes everyone needs rescuing, and all deserve an angel.

Cadence needs a knight in shining armor, but finds Curtis Langston, a troubled soul also in need of rescuing.

Trapped at home with an abusive father and an indifferent mother, Cadence Jamison longs to escape. She often dreams of boarding a ship and sailing across the ocean to visit new worlds. When her daydreams keep her out on the docks of Charleston past dark, Cadence is attacked. At that moment, Captain Curtis Langston appears and rescues her. Cadence and Curtis grew up together, but Curtis isn’t the mischievous boy he used to be. Service in the Confederate Army has left Curtis a changed man. Now he sails the sea as a very successful ship captain.

Cadence is drawn to Curtis, but knows a romance isn’t practical since he’ll be heading out to sea soon. Just as she has resigned herself to the fact that she’ll probably never see him again, Cadence again finds herself in need of rescuing. Through a cruel twist of fate, Cadence finds herself the primes suspect in a murder. Scared, she runs to the only person who makes her feel safe.

Cadence is rather endearing heroine. Though she has suffered abuse at the hands of those who should have loved her the most, Cadence has maintained a childlike innocence and has the ability to seek out the good in every man. Cadence falls for Curtis almost immediately, but knows that they come from two completely different worlds. His family is rich, while her father lost everything during the war. She has nothing to offer him but love, but will it be enough? Curtis has built a wall around himself that she can’t seem to break through. To make matters worse, Cadence won’t tell Curtis the entire truth about why she’s on the run. Will they ever learn to trust each other?

Angel And The Unforgiven was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. I had to learn what haunted Curtis and if he and Cadence would find their happy ending. Fans of historical romance will want to pick up a copy today.