My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from the publisher to review.
Genre : Regency Romance/Suspense
Book Description: Anthony Blake is in love with his best friend's sister, Sophia Elliot. But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies-including his own-has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the façade of a flirtatious playboy.
Heartbroken and confused, Sophia travels to India, hoping to find healing in one of the most exotic regions of the British Empire. But the exotic land isn't as restful as she had hoped. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery of a missing sea captain, a possible murder, and a plot that could involve the prince of India. And when Anthony appears at the British Residency, asking questions and keeping his distance from her, she is stunned.
She still loves him, and, in her heart, she knows he loves her too. But how can she rebuild her relationship with him if he won't confide in her? Does she dare offer her heart to him a second time, or will their love be lost under the India sun?
My thoughts: This book is beautiful inside and out. I LOVE the cover and Nancy Campbell Allen has a way of writing that captures my mind and my imagination.
The book is set during the Regency Era in India. Sophia wanted to get away from England and all of the reminders about Anthony Blake. It seemed as if he were interested in her, and then he dropped the "just friends" letter. She wanted a fresh start and far away from the places she used to see him was a where she wanted to be. Until, she found him in India.
This book has romance and suspense. Anthony is actually acting as a spy looking for sensitive documents that were stolen. He didn't want to leave Sophia, but his hand was forced by the government. It loved how uncomfortable he was in the book. She constantly reminded him of his last letter. "Friends" is not the relationship he wants with her.
This is a great addition to the Proper Romance line. I highly recommend it. The book contains mild violence and kissing.
Source: I received a copy of the book from the publisher to review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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About the Author: (Taken from Deseret Book) Nancy Campbell Allen (N.C. Allen) is the author of twelve published novels, which span genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. In 2005 , her work won the Utah Best of State award. She has presented at numerous writing conferences and events since her first book was released in 1999. Nancy received a BS in Elementary Education from Weber State University. She loves to read, write, travel and research, and enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends. She is married and the mother of three children.
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