Title: The Captain’s Revenge
Author: Nadine Millard
Series: The Revenge Series
Genre: Regency Romance
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
I was already a huge Nadine Millard fan. I've read all her books and they've all been amazing. This one... y'all...this one was just fantastic. I mentioned in my review for The Spy's Revenge that I was pretty sure there would be a book with Anna and Captain Townsend's story. There had been hints of their history in that and Highway Revenge. Finally... (FINALLY!!!) we get to find out why there was all that tension and mystery and sadness surrounding Anna and Capt. Townsend in the other books. THIS was their story!
Anna has been through so much. She's been betrayed by her father. She has been abused by her murderous husband, who has now killed himself, leaving her a young, childless widow. All this, while nursing a broken heart from a lost love...
Enter Lucas Townsend... I knew he and Anna had something from their past. We finally learn what happened and why Anna went on to marry another, while Lucas worked his way up the ranks in the Navy.
Their story makes my heart hurt. Young love is hard enough. But throw in confusion, lies, misunderstandings, and betrayal... and it's almost impossible to keep a flame alive. Almost.
I absolutely adored this book. I adore Nadine's writing style. She has a talent for making you really care about her characters. I seriously laughed, cried, sighed, cringed, yelled out loud, felt immense frustration, desired to hit people, cried and laughed some more, and even blushed. (I LOVED the HEAT!!!) Definitely a favorite, and as with all her other books, I'll be adding the paperback to my personal library when it's available. And I am so grateful I was able to read an advanced reader's copy. #blessed;) ***The e-book version will be available on Dec. 15!!***
I'm always highlighting favorite quotes in Nadine's books. Here's a few of my favorite:
"...he was a weak fool who needed to find a way to move on without being haunted by a woman who looked like an angel but hurt like the devil."
"Lucas' mind immediately went somewhere it has no business going in front of her brother."
"GOOD LORD, HE'S HANDSOME, Anna's brain shouted. The hussy."
"He would need a swim in the icy Thames if she kept speaking in such a way."
"...but she had the power to hurt him with her tongue. Worse, he'd still infinitely prefer her do other things with it."
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