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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

ARC Review: Traitor in Her Arms by Shana Galen

Traitor in Her Arms by Shana Galen was full of anticipation, danger, and action. Then she threw in a love story that was pretty remarkable. I enjoyed reading this book very much.

Lady Gabrielle is a widow who's husband left her with a mountain of gambling debt. She finds herself being threatened to pay back the creditors, and she fears being taken into prostitution by them. So she takes matters into her own hands and begins a life of thievery. It's working out decently well for her, too, until she is interrupted during a job by a friend of her late husband, the Earl of Sedgwick.

The Earl, Ramsey Barnes, is being blackmailed. He has secrets that he does not want out in the open, and so he must steal priceless items for his blackmailer. In doing so, he interrupts Gabrielle in her attempt at stealing jewelry at a party, because he has already snatched the item himself. Seeing her again spices up old feelings, and the intensity of the situation also turns up the heat.

The two almost have a bit of a rivalry passion that they cannot control. Then, the two are brought together again. This time, Gabrielle is given an assignment by the Scarlet Pimpernel to save a french lady and her daughter before they are executed in the revolutionized France. Ramsey is tasked with discovering who the Scarlet Pimpernel is for his blackmailer. They create an untrustworthy team in France, trying to accomplish their goals while staying alive. The high stakes atmosphere creates quite a steamy ambiance.

I enjoyed the intensity of this book a lot. I was biting my nails with worry over the character's outcomes. The bad times made the good times so much better. Shana Galen is wonderful at creating these chemistries. I haven't liked one of her books this much since I read The Making of a Duchess. I look forward to reading the rest of the Scarlet Pimpernel series. 

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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