This book is a splendid adventure on the high seas and I am happy that I was able to discover both this story and its author. Prior to my reading I thought the plot might have been previous material that I had read but Wyatt was able to intertwine a new romance and a story that I overly enjoyed. Personally I think this is everything in reviewing a book as throughout my reading I could feel the author's heart and emotions driving the heroine in this story and this writing style is not only unique but so refreshing.
From the prologue to the last chapter this book was filled with suspense and heroic action, but I have to confess that the romance is by far my favorite part of this book. The romance is not as traditional as some romance readers are used to. The first introduction of romance is by Jennifer, the heroine as she is carrying for a wounded Stephen. I think it is only fair to note that Jennifer is not the ideal heroine that I am use to seeing in historical fiction. She was sharply-witted, able to stand on her own two feet and I couldn't imagine anyone that is a better match for Stephen than she. I would love to see more heroines like Jennifer in future romance novels... As for Stephen he was more of the standard, dreamy hero that I think romance readers expect.
The romance in this book is very good. It requires a bit of an effort on the reader's part to uncover more than just chemistry between both Jennifer and Stephen but the ending is very rewarding.
For my introduction to a new author I am very pleased with The True One and I will be looking forward to future releases penned by Wyatt in hopes that she will once again deliver a story as likeable as this book.
Will the passion they share be enough? He must choose--her or revenge.
Captain Stephen Radbourn accepts an intriguing proposition which results in horror. His ship in splinters and his men captured, he is a broken man. A band of rebels
rescue their leader from a dungeon, taking the near dead captain with them.
Fearing capture and thinking the tortured man will die, they leave Stephen in the care of a woman, who he believes is an angel of mercy. A man of passion, with a trail of satisfied maidens to prove it, he finds his heart captured by the lovely widow.
Jennifer Faircloth departed England full of a young girl's fantasies of romance and adventure. Her young husband dies leaving her a widow to survive alone in a foreign land. When a near death English captain is dropped at her door, memories emerge of the family she foolishly left behind. While caring for him, her curious imagination turns to an overwhelming awareness she cannot deny. He must flee for his life and he takes her with him--back to England--back to the family she'd deserted. She wants her family to forgive her, but she wants Stephen's love even more.
Stands Alone: Yes