The Wild Rose Press
Rating: 4 cups
Marilla Logan is looking for a way out. Being forced to work as a tavern wench after the death of her father, Marilla is seeking revenge for the loss of her family, fiancé and family farm on the Confederates who frequent the tavern. The only thing she has been able to do so far is spit in their drinks, until one day she steals a package she hopes will be worth a pretty penny when she sells it to the Federals
A Pinkerton agent, Adam Skelding is trying to find documents that lead to the gold and silver that General John H. Morgan stole from people and churches. The ex-Confederates are hoping to use these coins to finance the re-start of the Civil War.
Adam catches Marilla stealing the packet of papers. He lies in wait for her to return to her room, but he gets a nasty surprise when she assaults him. One event leads to another until they are on the run from the men Marilla lifted the packet from…together. With the help of another agent, Adam uses a Confederate deciphering disk to unravel the coded documents. When Allan Pinkerton hires Marilla as an agent, he assigns Adam to go undercover into the Knights of the Golden Circle, a Confederate alliance. With one week, Adam has lessons to teach her, and Marilla is willing to learn. A trip into a secretive underground and the couple finds they are on the adventure of a lifetime.
For me, sexy men who live life on the edge are a must have when it comes to romance. Adam Skelding certainly fills that requirement. When you add Marilla to the mix with her humor and adventuresome nature, you get a story that is fun and exciting. It was only as I turned each page that I was able to catch my breath. Ms. Wylie has managed to pack quite an entertaining tale between the covers of this book. I devoured this book within a very brief period of time. I encourage you to add Adam’s Treasure to your collection so that you, too, can follow Adam and Marilla in their journey.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More