STORY: After her late husband leaves her in debt to some dangerous people, Lady Gabrielle McCullough is forced to become a thief. In the intervening years, her skills have not gone unnoticed. After being recruited by the Scarlet Pimpernel, the mysterious do-gooder spiriting aristocrats out of revolutionary France, Gabrielle crosses the Channel for the most daring mission of her life. Accompanying her is the Earl of Sedgwick, a thief in his own right and an enticingly masculine presence. The man is not to be trusted—nor is Gabrielle’s body when he’s near.
Ramsey Barnes would not say he is an honorable man. His whole life has been based on a lie; why change now? Although it pains him to deceive the tantalizing Gabrielle, he’s working toward an altogether different objective: unmasking the Scarlet Pimpernel. If Ramsey fails, his blackmailer will ruin him. But when Ramsey’s confronted with the carnage of the Reign of Terror, he seeks refuge in Gabrielle’s heated embrace. Now he faces a terrible choice: betray the woman who’s stolen his heart—or risk losing everything.
REVIEW: If the above synopses doesn’t hook you into this story, here’s what I thought of it.
This is one of those stories that will stay with you well after you’ve read it and the reason for it are the complex characters that will touch your heart.
Shana Galen is one of those authors that can plot a story so well that you’ll be on the edge of your seat as you read. The pace, action and humor helps the dark moments of the story and makes it more real.
As I said it before, this is not my first time reading this author and the reason for coming back to her is very simple. I find her writing unique and unconventional, creative and refreshing, and never, ever boring.
If you’ve never read her before, this is a perfect story to start.
Melanie for b2b