Synopses & Reviews
New author Shana Galen's latest novel has it all. Divided loyalties. Espionage. Intrigue. And a stiff cravat.
American Charlotte Burton has one last chance to restore her family business and repair the family's pride. At the height of the War of 1812, she's risked the conflictandndash;ridden seas to plead for help from an old family friend. But the reunion is interrupted when a sinfully handsome British spy takes her prisoner.
Freddie Dewhurst andndash; hero, unapologetic dandy, and spy. Freddie's one goal is to end the career of an American accused of stealing secret British codes and selling them to the French. But Freddie's quest is interrupted by one redandndash;haired American hellion.
With the security of England at stake, Freddie and Charlotte devise a daring plan that will take them into the highest echelons of power, the farthest limits of passion, and lead to an all out engagement of war. But there's more than one way to engage an enemy!
You were right: desperation is a dangerous state of mind. It was desperation that drove me to London to salvage my family's reputation and finances in the first place. And it is desperation—and perhaps a little desire—that has gotten me into the situation I find myself in now.
You see, I've become ensnared in the investigation of a traitor by Lord Dewhurst—the most insufferable, sinfully handsome man I've ever met. I know it is shocking, but in order to catch this spy and clear my name, I've no choice but to play the agent's bride. Now I'm desperate again to avoid his seductive words and searing looks. I pray that I can resist him, but I can make no promises. Oh, my dear friend, I know he and I are merely pretending to be wed, but the blush he can send all the way to my petticoats feels far too real!
About the Author
Shana Galen is a former public school teacher in Houston, Texas. Newly married, Shana lives with her husband and two cats. She writes almost full time, which requires daily trips to the mall because shopping is the only activity that really allows her to think. (That's her story, and she's sticking to it!)