Thursday, August 6, 2015

Lady Overton's Perilous Journey by Vikki Vaught

Title:  Lady Overton's Perilous Journey
Author:  Vikki Vaught
Publication Date:  July 11/15 by Secret Cravings Publishing
Length:  274pgs
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

When her son’s life is threatened, Anissa, Marchioness of Overton, seeks refuge by sailing to America. Before the ship reaches the high seas, sparks fly between her and Captain Alex Hawks. Although the young widow may be lonely, and afraid, she cannot risk the diversion a romantic entanglement could bring, no matter how much she wants to lose herself in the captain’s embrace.

The Captain vows to protect the young Lord Overton, but can offer no assurance that the marchioness will leave his ship with her virtue intact. Alex is drawn to Anissa’s beauty and courage, as a hummingbird is to the nectar of a flower. How long can he fight a losing battle before he surrenders and makes her his own?

Will Alex be able to keep this remarkable woman and her child safe? Will his passion for Anissa be enough or will their differences keep them apart?


The heavy brass statue dropped from her hand, and Anissa, the Marchioness of Overton, touched her lips with a shaking hand. She glanced down at Lord Howard and stifled a gasp. Blood poured from the wound on his head as he lay sprawled out on the Aubusson carpet. The fresh smell of blood assailed her nostrils, causing her stomach to roll.

Oh no, what have I done?

About the author:

Vikki Vaught started her writing career when a story invaded her mind and would not leave.

Over the last few years, she has written more than a half dozen historical romances and is presently working on her next. Her newest release, Lady Overton’s Perilous Journey, published by Secret Cravings Publishing is the first book in her Honorable Rogue series.

Vikki loves a "Happily Ever After", and she writes them in her stories. While romance is the central theme of all her books, she includes some significant historical event or place in all her novels.

While all her books are love stories, she has also written short contemporary sweet romances as Vikki McCombie and erotic romances using the pen name of V.L. Edwards.

For the last decade, Vikki has lived in the beautiful foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with her beloved husband, Jim, who is the most tolerant man in the world to put up with her when she is in a writing frenzy. When she is not writing or working her day job, you’ll find her curled up in a comfortable chair reading her Kindle, lost in a good book with a cup of tea at her side.

My Review:

The plot of this tale was unmistakably unforgettable. The intense action and number of plot twist kept me on my toes. I enjoyed how well researched Vaught’s story was. She easily & accurately takes readers back in time, allowing them to live the story alongside the characters. The prim and proper writing, although adding to the feel of the story, took me a while to get used to. It felt forced, which distracted me from the story proper until I got used to it.

I love how the characters transcend class and lifestyle barriers. The sensuality of the tale is an intricate part of who the characters are. Anissa is willing to give up everything for her son, yet her life changes forever in doing so. Alex was a treat to get to know. I had a lot of fun with him.

Vaught has definitely created a well-researched historical romance that is full of plot twists and turns. It was an enjoyable read for those who enjoy a sensual foray into the past.

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  1. Thank you for the lovely review and for having me on your blog today!

  2. I like the fact that the ships captain promises to help but doesn't realize all that entails.