Friday, October 3, 2014

Isabella's Submission by Caitlyn O'Leary

IsabellaTitle: Isabella’s Submission
Series: Fate Harbor, 4
Author: Caitlyn O’Leary
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F, M/F/M
Word Count:89,077
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
A dedicated teacher of homeless children, Isabella Camarena’s life is interrupted by a midnight call threatening her students. Isabella speeds across state to save a family of kidnapped migrant farm workers, but is soon in over her head helping a family lost to the world of human trafficking.
During an undercover assignment at Isabella’s school, former Special Forces Army Rangers Leif Johansen and Caleb Samuels met Isabella. After the assignment ends, they continue volunteering there, to pursue a relationship with Isabella, only to discover she’s missing.
After a harrowing rescue, Leif and Caleb bring Isabella home with them to recuperate. She reluctantly agrees so that she can stay close to the rescued children. 
Amid the struggle to ensure the safety of the families, Leif and Caleb are determined to win Isabella’s heart. Despite her fierce independence, Isabella is naïve to the ways in which they want to love her. Can these former Rangers help Isabella embrace her submissive nature?

From the previous story I knew Ms. O’Leary had something in store for Isablella.  She was such a quiet little thing and so submissive I was shocked at the spine of steel her nature hid.  I loved that Ms. O’Leary gave Isabella such character.  I was afraid that she would be overshadowed by the men whose eye she’d caught but Ms. O’Leary showed unequivocally that wasn’t to be the case.  This story hit on an issue that is prevalent in today’s society but Ms. O’Leary told a story without preaching which isn’t always easy to do.  I loved the balance she maintained even as she gave us a female character stronger than even she knew.  Isabella was sheltered and innocent and somewhat naïve but she was also loyal, honest and determined.  She was a great fit for Leif and Caleb, two men who are brothers from different mothers (and fathers) but whose keeping track?  I adored the interaction between Caleb and Leif.  They worked well together and balanced each other out.  Together they gave Isabella more than she knew she needed and I loved that about them. 
After reading Isabella’s Submission I now have a new favorite in the Fate Harbor series by Ms. O’Leary.  She gave us a story full of love coupled with suspense and hope. I thoroughly enjoyed Isabella’s journey and look forward to reading more from this author.

Five Shooting Stars!!

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