Cade, Scotty. “Treasure of Love”, Dreamspinner Press, 2011.
Finding Treasure: Scotty Cade Does It Again
It is very easy to become a fan of writer Scotty Cade. This is his third book that I have reviewed and while I gave rave reviews to the other two, this is by far his best yet. Set in Alaska, we meet Jackson Cameron, a good looking and well built dive master and charter boat captain. He, in his own mind, is the ideal straight man, or so he thinks. When gay treasure hunter, Dax Powers, asks him to join him on an adventure, things change for Jackson. Dax and his sister Donatella have located the sunken “Anna Wyoming” which went down in 1899 during the Gold Rush and it is likely that she had a large gold cargo.
Sure enough an attraction develops between the two men and they both fight it and succumb to it. To make matters even more interesting is the danger involved in going after the sunken ship while finding themselves dealing with new feelings. It will be hard enough to hold onto the treasure without dealing with holding onto each other.
I know that Scotty just recently returned from a vacation in Alaska and he undoubtedly spent time soaking it in so he could write about it and he does so beautifully. He not only gives us wonderful details but he creates a sense of tension that is exciting and kept me reading—so much so that I devoured the book in one sitting. I loved the idea that the treasure could be understood to be not just the gold but the feelings that Dax and Jackson shared. It was interesting to see Jackson speaking about his masculinity and being so sure that he could never be attracted to another man and then discover that he was totally wrong.
The treasure hunt was handled with supreme care and even though I could not care a bit about treasure and sunken ships, I found myself totally rapt and wrapped up in the adventure. Cade has done his research well and he gives us all of the details about the preparations that were taken. Cade also brings the two genres of action and adventure and romance together and then ties up the package with a big bow of good writing.
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