Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Scandal In The Night-Elizabeth Essex

Scandal In The Night

Elizabeth Essex

St. Martin's, Jul 2 2013, $7.99

ISBN: 9781250003812

In 1830 Thomas Jellicoe returns home to Hampshire, England after spending several years as a government spy masquerading as a horse trader in India. His brother James, his mother, his sister and the rest of the family greet him as a hero; but he acts weird when he sees the governess Miss Cates. Thomas staggers a bit as he knew her as Scotswoman Catriona Rowan when he fell in love with her and almost destroyed his undercover identity. Though he knows she hates him for what he did to her, his Cat was his only regret as he searched all over India, Scotland and England for her fearing the worst.

Thomas tries to persuade Cat to allow him to make things right between them by giving him a second chance to prove his love of her. Meanwhile someone from India also seeks Cat for a nefarious avenging purpose.

The latest Reckless Brides historical romance (see Almost a Scandal) is an exciting second chance at love suspense. Fast-paced and filled with action, readers who ignore the odds of the protagonists meeting in Hampshire will appreciate this taut tale as flashbacks tell what happened in India that comes to a head in England.

Harriet Klausner

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