Rescued Hearts

November 6th, 2017. Filed under: Monday's Musings.

Rescued Hearts

by Hope Toler Dougherty
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Mantle Rock Publishing

Children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar- entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Beaten, bound, and gagged by the two thugs inside, Mary Wade loses hope for escape when a third villain returns with supplies.

Discovering the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Weighing the difference of ruining his three months’ investigation against the woman’s safety, Brett forsakes his mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind.

When Mary Wade’s safety is threatened once more, Brett rescues her again. This time, her personal safety isn’t the only thing in jeopardy. Her heart is endangered as well.


This book is full of rescues. Some of them are quite surprising. It makes one wonder just how many times Mary is going to need rescuing. It really goes against her nature to give up control, and that does present problems.

This book has many twists I would never thought of, and I loved them. But I still wonder about that kitten.

Thank you, Ms Dougherty, for this chance to add you to my “I wanna read more of these authors” list. I’m looking forward to your next book.

***I received this book free of charge from Litfuse.***


Hope Toler Dougherty holds a Master’s degree in English and taught at East Carolina University as well as York Technical College. A member of ACFW, RWA and SinC, she writes for Almost an Author. Before writing novels, she published non-fiction articles on topics ranging from gardening with children to writing apprehension. She follows the Pittsburgh Steelers, ACC basketball, and Army West Point Football. Hope and her husband, Kevin, live in North Carolina and chat with their two daughters and twin sons through ooVoo. Her debut novel, Irish Encounter, is partially set in Ireland. Her second one, Mars . . . With Venus Rising, is published with Pelican Book Group.

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