The Wicked North
by Gina Danna
Bound by duty and honor to wear the Union blue, a Southern-born West Point officer fights his own desires and the need to protect the woman he abandoned, he disobeys his orders to find her, as the Army of the Potomac marches toward her family’s home near Richmond.
She has the guts and willpower to protect her home from the hated Yankee aggressors, but when that traitor to the South appears at her door, she’s torn between wanting to shoot him and to be held in his arms again. Can she forgive him for their past indiscretion or does she turn him in to be executed, a traitor to both sides?
In the summer of 1862, her family’s plantation becomes the personal battle ground between them as deceit, betrayal and passion ignite the flames of love and hate that burn brighter than the roar of the guns and rivers of blood surrounding them.
Series: Hearts Touched By Fire, Book One
A Reader's Opinion
A sensual escape into the lives of two lost souls before and during America's Civil War. The Wicked North paints both a realistic and devastating picture of the tragedies produced during a momentous period in America's history. While the history is interesting and well-depicted, at the heart is a love story. Jack Fontaine won my sympathies early on and held them throughout the course of the book. Emma and Jack struggle to come together; too much struggle for two people who desperately love each other. I wanted so very much for them to find their happiness because they both deserved some good to come from their sorrows. Because of this, I appreciated their tender caresses and smiles all the more.
However nice and sensual, there were times when the intimate scenes overshadowed the story far too much rather than feeling like a natural part of the story and I wish Emma had been stronger and not so quick to turn away from Jack. In the end, they found each other, and that's what matters when hearts collide and are destined to be together. While I would have enjoyed more to the ending, Danna has set the reader up with anticipation for the next book in this series.
Format Read: E-Book
Book Source: Provided by the author or publisher
Reviewed By: Kaylie Morgan