Children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar- entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Beaten, bound, and gagged by the two thugs inside, Mary Wade loses hope for escape when a third villain returns with supplies.
Discovering the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Weighing the difference of ruining his three months’ investigation against the woman’s safety, Brett forsakes his mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind.
When Mary Wade’s safety is threatened once more, Brett rescues her again. This time, her personal safety isn’t the only thing in jeopardy. Her heart is endangered as well.
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I will admit that the story started out really rough for me. The dialogue wasn't really on point, and I started to wonder if it was independently published. A lot of the beginning of this book seemed forced and didn't flow well. That either changed half way through the book, or I was taken in by the story and able to ignore it. By the end of the book I enjoyed what I read, but getting there took a little bit for me.
Mary Wade wasn't my favorite character ever, but Brett and his grandma were pretty good. Especially his grandma. She was awesome. Bretts motivations aren't always clear, but it was an entertaining read so I was able to gloss over that.
Content wise I was a little surprised by the attempted rape, and the end scene where Mary Wade becomes a skank to save everyone. There was a little more detail that I was expecting to be in a book like this. Still technically clean, but hands and bodies are going where they shouldn't be going.
Honestly, I'm not sure if I'd read this again. I'll keep it on my bookshelf for awhile and see if the mood ever strikes me.
Title: Rescued Hearts
Author: Hope Toler Dougherty
Publisher: Mantle Rock Publishing
Published: September 2017
Source: I received a copy from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.