Book Description: Dover, England, 1808: Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the king—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, but his mission—finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown—must come first, or they could all end up dead.
My Thoughts: I hesitate to read Regency novels because they tend to be overly dramatic and a bit overdone; however, I'm glad I took a chance to read The Inn Keeper's Daughter because it is a wonderful read.
I enjoyed this read simply because it was written in good taste and had quite an element of intrigue. Plus, there is a love story going on which brings the characters into a "real life" sort of way.
Johanna and Alex don't realize that they are fighting for the same thing or that they are on the same team.
Alex wants to help Johanna but if he does all will be lost. And Johanna is having a hard time trusting.
Such great read and well written!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review*