Review: Lady Overton’s Perilous Journey by Vikki Vaught

Posted January 24, 2016 by Michelle in Michelle, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review:  Lady Overton’s Perilous Journey by Vikki VaughtLady Overton's Perilous Journey by Vikki Vaught
Published by CreateSpace on September 10th 2015
ISBN: 1517512131
Pages: 348
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When her son’s life is threatened, Lady Overton seeks a vessel bound for America. Before the ship even 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 little marquess, 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. 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?

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I didn’t enjoy this book at all.  The premise was unbelievable from beginning to end.  Lady Anissa Overton’s bid to escape the clutches of her husband’s uncle lands her in the hands of Captain Alex Hawks.  I found Anissa to be overly dramatic and somewhat wimpy.  She lacked the independent, feisty spirit that I see in most heroines.  She seemed to constantly need to be saved by someone.  Alex is also somewhat of a mama’s boy and wimp.  His mother actually accompanies him during various scenes, and it just doesn’t sound like a virile hero when his mother rides to the rescue with him (eye roll).

The author took great pains to establish Alex as a man with a lot of clout.  He had enough clout to bring Anissa to meet the president, but he couldn’t ask the president to keep his wife and child safe from harm.  I couldn’t understand why the book went on and on—-ad nausem—– about how to keep “poor Anissa and her child” safe when she was married to a man that was the friend of the president of the United States.

I think the best thing I can say about the book is that it really does have some interesting parts.  However, they are overshadowed by the weak storyline and less than stellar characters.

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