THE INNKEEPER'S DAUGHTER
Threats from abroad mean nothing when their's danger at home.
Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gentleman gambler to expose a high stake plot against the British crown in 1808 -- 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, bu his mission -- finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown -- must come first, or they could all end up dead.
It's a race against time for them both.
Squeep! (that's when a book is so good your ecstatic bibliophile screams of joy mesh squeals and eeps into a particularly piercing squeep of delight.) My heart's all aflutter and my fainting couch has had a workout after reading The Innkeeper's Daughter. Think Regency with a Dickenish flare and a twist of sinister intrigue. I mean...I can't even....
A bow street runner who will go to any lengths to get his man? That's Alex -- dedicated professional until Johanna catches his eye...and his heart. Talk about conflict! He's acting one way while feeling something completely different. But he can't always keep up that devilish rogue persona and when he breaks out of character and does something kind and noble. Or teasing and flirtatious. Oh. My. Stars.My knees buckle and my temperature rises.And that's pretty much the way Johanna reacts too, though she's appalled at displaying such weakness.
Of course there are a ton of complications and so much intrigue my head was spinning. Was anyone who they appeared to be? Other than Johanna and her rapscallion little brother, that is. I had tons of fun suspecting absolutely everyone of pretty much anything sinister. lol Michelle Griep has one scary cunning mind to think up all the twists and turns in this plot!
A page-turning delight of a read!
Oh -- and though it doesn't mention it anywhere, this book has connections with Brentwood's Ward. Nothing so major that you'd be lost without reading that one first. Just some nice tie-ins that are sure to thrill book nerds like me.
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