Dr. Zachariah James has information leading to a shipwreck filled with history and treasure. After growing up with nothing, he’s forged a stellar career for himself, but history is more than just a job, it’s his lifeblood. So Zach is amazed to find himself as excited by a woman as he is by his dive. Dangerous Morgan fascinates him, and he’s eager to see what she’s hiding under her tough exterior.
As they dive the azure waters off the coast of Madagascar, they uncover a sizzling attraction and clues to an impossible artifact, but soon they are under attack by dangerous black-market thieves. Among traitors, kidnappings, and ancient temples, Zach and Morgan will need to put everything on the line to have any chance at surviving.
So, the almost instant connection between the wary Morgan and passionate archaeologist Zach clearly gives Morgan pause but it's a job right, nothing less but what if Zach wants more? Thrown together in Madagascar whilst discovering a long-lost ship, it's hard not to notice the air sizzling between them but the passion Zach is feeling for Morgan is only matched by his feelings for the history he is uncovering. Yet, you know it's all about to go pear shaped as yet again, Silk Road are dogging their footsteps and this nemesis of THS will do their utmost to outmaneuver the team and steal the treasure.
Okay, I'm starting to see a pattern here but honestly, I don't really mind too much. I enjoyed learning more about Morgan and her past and seeing her hackles raised when faced with the almost nerdy Dr. Zach was fun. Yes, I was expecting those thieving Silk Road peeps to show up but it still felt like an interesting story. I think what elevates this series is Ms Hackett's use of history with its myths and legends and I sometimes feel like I'm in the middle of a lesson in natural history! Never boring or dry but fleshed out with amazing and often preposterous ideas which just help entertain. Now if only we could jump to Darcy’s book I'd be over the moon as it's clear her love interest is a little more starchy than usual but alas, I think the author is holding her story back to keep teasing the readers.
My final thoughts are I liked the two lead characters in Unfathomed, the action and adventure had a good pace, and it's an entertaining read with spicy moments but did seem a little formulaic.
A copy was provided to me which I have voluntarily read and these comments are my own honest opinion.