Thursday, October 25, 2018

Audible Book Review - NORTHERN TEMPTRESS by Nicole McCaffrey

Title:  Northern Temptress
Author:  Nicole McCaffrey
Narrator:  Dawson McBride
Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Genre:  Western Romance
Release Date:   September 21, 2018 

About the Book:
When the Civil War arrives on her door step, Gettysburg doctor Alexandra Winters uses her knowledge of medicine to help the wounded. When an uncommonly handsome rebel officer finds her tending the wounded in his battlefield, he takes her for a spy until she confesses her darkest secret: Her brother fights for the South. He vows to find her brother and insists on escorting her home. But Alexa already has enough gossip attached to her name thanks to a scandalous divorce; she doesn't need to be seen keeping company with the enemy at a late hour. 
Major Caleb McKenna, CSA, has grown weary of war and bloodshed. Dreams of glory and valor are long gone, as is the memory of his beloved fiancee back home in Georgia. Try as he might, he can't recall her face. Instead, it's the bewitching image of Alexa Winters that haunts his every thought. Her stubborn refusal to show weakness is put to the test when he brings news of her missing brother. His attempt to comfort the stoic beauty quickly engulfs them in a firestorm of passion, leaving Caleb torn between a promise made to the gentle belle awaiting his return - and an emerald-eyed, jet-haired Northern temptress.
When the major is gravely wounded, Alexa comes to his aide. Hiding a Confederate officer in a house filled with recuperating Union soldiers is risky...but fighting their growing desire is a battle they can't afford to lose.

Buy Links: Amazon / Audible
My Review:
Wow! Nicole McCaffrey does it again! This story brings together the horrifying bloodshed of the Civil War, the family struggles for both the North and the South, and the raw emotions brought on by all that surrounds those living during that time period.

Dr. Alexandra Winters looked beyond the color of a uniform and aided whoever needed her help. When a Confederate officer is badly wounded, she does what she can to heal him, even if it means hiding him from the Union soldiers. 

Great writing by an amazing author, characters that go straight to your heart, and a narrator who makes you truly "feel" the story. Dawson McBride was fantastic as he read, changing his voice to match the characters, pausing for emphasis when needed, and softening his voice for those romantic scenes. Dang, he's good! And those romantic scenes were tingly and hot!

Many thanks to Nicole McCaffrey for allowing me to listen to such a great book!

My Rating: 

About the Author, Nicole McCaffrey:

If it's possible to be born a writer, then I definitely was. I'd probably have started sooner if there had been pen and paper available in the womb!

But for as long as I can remember, I have heard voices in my head. Fortunately for me, they're all characters--begging me to tell their stories. My first sale was a holiday novella, published by The Wild Rose Press in November 2006. The Model Man, my first full length contemporary, was released in March 2008. 

My true passion has always been history so I was thrilled to see my first historical, Wild Texas Wind, released in June, 2010. Since then I've contracted several short stories and have been hard at work on a follow up story to Wild Texas Wind. 


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