A Perilous Passion
Book 1, Wanton in Wessex
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Miss Charlotte Allston's curious nature has always led her to trouble. This time, she's tangled in a web of traitors and spies and quite literally swept off her feet by a handsome stranger. But all is not what it seems with the Earl of Beckport.
The earl is living incognito, hunting a band of smugglers at the center of a plot for the French to invade England. The enigmatic Miss Allston becomes a person of interest...and not just in the smuggling case. Passion flares swift and hot between the two. But when her attempts to help with his secret mission only endanger it, he must question where her loyalty truly lies.
When Charlotte is captured by the very traitor he's after, the earl must decide between redemption...and love.
Each book in the Wanton in Wessex series is STANDALONE:
* A Perilous Passion
* A Potion for Passion
Spies and Smugglers
All too often smugglers tend to be given a romantic glow but they were often cutthroat criminals and I believe it was true that Napoleon sympathizers used the trade to pass secrets to and from France. It is against this background that the story is set. Rafe is an undercover spy seeking to find traitors in the area, whilst Charlotte, who is incredibly curious, keeps stumbling in his way endangering both herself and his cover. The attraction between them further complicates his mission, as does discovering her own father was a notorious smuggler. This is a good book with both a strong hero and heroine and a storyline that is a little different to other books set in this period. I did on occasion find it a little slow and overall a bit too long.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
My fist book by Ms Keysian, and I thought it was very good .
The characters had depth and I loved they’re interaction.
The story of smuggling was a favourite of mine , so I was sold on the plot from the start.
The hero and heroine were made for each other and I loved her auntie , such a character.
I’d love to read more from this author.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, and chose to submit a review