About the Book:
A London officer goes undercover to expose a plot against the Crown.
Dover, England, 1808: Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the king—and he’s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue. . .until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm.
All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds? If she doesn’t come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse—where she’ll be separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother.
Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission—finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown—must come first, or they could all end up dead.
As I read this title, I could not help but imagine that I was meeting the James Bond of the 19th century! This gripping tale of mystery and intrigue comes complete with spies, undercover agents, traitors, danger, deception, a damsel in distress that finds her hero, and even a character named "Que"! Griep holds the readers attention by taking them on a dangerous quest to hunt down an elusive traitor as undercover agent Alexander "Morton" discovers "friends" that are foes and "foes" that become unsuspecting allies as he traverses into seemingly impossible dangerous situations with no foreseeable escape. Alexander's complete tumble head over heals into love with Johanna is so endearing, yet heartbreaking as he must keep his secret identity intact denying his feelings and as a result breaking her heart. BUT, when the villains are captured he stands as her true hero, not only fighting for her life, but also for her heart. Loved the twists, turns, and unexpected ending!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. A review was not required but was voluntary and contains my own thoughts and opinions regarding this literary work.
Michelle Griep hears voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives her two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. She's been writing since she discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She seeks to glorify God in all that she writes--except for that graffiti phase she went through as a teenager. To learn more about her writing, visit https://michellegriep.com/.
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