This book is not only a great book but the character Captian Gabriel Lacey is memorable. The author Ashley Gardner created a fantastic, romantic, wounded man that any romance reader will go head over heels for. Mysterious and sexy, thoughtful and honorable but best of all, he’s believable.
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Let’s talk about Captain Lacey.
Character Type: Broody Hero.
Why we love Captian Lacey:
A man of honor will always be something romance readers love. What can make him better? Give him a bit of a broody personality. Make him honorable but temptable and you have magic. He is sexy and on a mission. He wants to help a damsel in distress.
This character is strong, handsome, desirable and best of all willing to go out of his way to help someone he doesn’t know. For that matter, he doesn’t even know if there has been a crime. Reluctant at first, but as he gets deeper into the case, we see him become completely willing to give up even his life to help this poor woman that may be a victim of a crime. He shows great care for all the women in this book, at a time when some women were used and abused and forgotten. It is a fantastic development watching him move across his emotions.