A Warriner to Rescue Her
by Virginia Heath Book
Tempted by the damsel in distress!
Captain James Warriner is startled to find a curvaceous beauty caught up a tree in his orchard! Despite his shattered leg, he rescues Miss Cassandra Reeves, then is determined to have nothing more to do with the enticing vicar’s daughter.
Except when Cassie seeks Jamie out to apologise, they find themselves persuaded to work together on her storybook. Secret liaisons with the dashing soldier make Cassie wish Jamie would rescue her once more…by making her his wife!
Our hero, Captain James, ‘Jamie’ Warriner, is an ex-soldier, skilled in the acts of violence but an artist with a delicate touch. The ghosts of war and an abusive father still haunt Jamie. He believes he is dangerous; a broken man, not only physically but mentally and spiritually.
Jamie is the very essence of everything male with splashes of ‘feminine’ insightfulness and sensitivity that make his character multifaceted and incredibly rich in depth. He is scarred and he is beautiful. If only someone could make him realise it! I would happily volunteer myself to enlighten him…
“…He was actually a deeply sensitive soul underneath all of his monosyllabic gruffness…”
Jamie doesn’t think he is the least bit desirable in a world where his wounds of war limit his prospects. But our heroine, Miss Cassandra Reeves, Cassie, believes differently. In the opening scene Jamie rescues Cassie, in a scene that made me erupt with laughter, but also had me swooning over Jamie’s Ox like strength and stubbornness. Cassie’s first impressions of our Ox of a hero Jamie,
“…He was exactly what she imaged a pirate to look like. Or a highwayman. Or a mythical knight sat around King Arthur’s table..”
Cassie, a vicar’s daughter, bullied into subservience by her father and led to believe her passionate and creative nature is nothing but sinful in the eyes of the lord. “Why did she always have to be so clumsy and so odd?” Cassie is a bewitching heroine: passionate and creative but damaged just like Jamie.
“… Surely they were a match made in heaven?”
Jamie and Cassie are kindred spirits, souls destined to meet each other in this life or the next. Jamie rescues Cassie only for her to rescue him straight back and they thoroughly deserved their happily-ever-after!
A Warriner to Rescue Her, did not just induce giggling but full on belly-laughter. But then the story flipped me upside down and had my throat clogged and my eyes misty with emotion. This love story is breath-takingly written. A love story that had me spell-bound from the get-go and continued to weave it’s magic until the final page.
A romance that is devilishly funny but just as emotionally charged as a love scene in the rain. A highly, highly recommended read. 5/5 stars from me!
‘The Wild Warriners’ Series, Book #1 A Warriner to Protect Her and A Warriner to Rescue Her Book #2 can be read as standalone titles. But without a doubt ‘The Wild Warriners” is my series of the year, Joe’s and Jacob’s stories—coming soon and I can’t wait!
Pre-order it here: A Warriner to Rescue Her by Virginia Heath. It’s really not one to miss! Released 1st of June 2017.
#MillsandBoonInsiders – I received an ARC in return for an honest review.