Her Captain Returns by Eliza Knight
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Length: Short (107 pages)
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Wisteria
How could anything considered sinful feel so good? That is what Miss Corinne Claymore asked herself as she gave into the titillating suggestions of Captain Ryder Montgomery.
Corinne never knew what she was getting into with her innocent flirtations with Ryder. Scandal ensues as they are discovered in an amorous embrace in the gardens at Lady Covington's ball. Corinne finds herself not only married to Ryder, but abandoned. A short letter tells her he will be gone for several years.
Eight years pass while Ryder is on a secret mission for the Prince Regent. He only returns at hearing the news of his brother's death, making him the new Earl of Stafford. His love and passion for Corinne have not waned. In fact, remembering their nights of pleasure has been the only thing that's kept him sane on his dangerous journey. But she has changed much, filled now with bitterness and the fear of being deserted again. Ryder must woo her back to him and soothe her fears, all while discovering how his brother died and who may be at fault. It will be a treacherous adventure, but one consumed with building trust and love while enjoying carnal pleasures.
Corinne has waited eight long years for her husband to return from sea. Ryder has missed his lovely young wife more than he though possible, but when he finally returns it is not to the loving arms of the young girl he married, but to an empty shell of a woman who vaguely resembles his love.
From the very beginning, the captivating characters stole my breath. The tug between undeniable love and fear of lose is overwhelming. On more than one occasion I found my hand flying to my mouth and being swamped by feelings so strong the story could have been happening to me. The lengths Corinne and Ryder go to for love leaves me speechless.
This is definitely a story I would read more than once. Ms Knight has done a fantastic job and I look forward to reading many more of her works.