Resourceful strong woman has always interested me and this book shines with the primary female character of Sabine de la Tour. The opening chapter does a lot to setup Sabine for the reader and throughout the book the reader will be enthralled by her multi-faceted personality. Her interaction with Richard Hampden, Viscount Lovell, is filled with twists and turns keeping the reader engrossed in the story.
Poor Richard he thinks he is in charge but throughout the book Sabine sends him on a merry chase causing him to finally meet his match. Of course, I do like when a strong alpha man is thwarted occasionally and his frustration of losing control is priceless. The reader is given a glimpse of what makes him tick so they understand why he is so insistent about Philippe Lacorte helping the English.
Both primary characters are well developed and the constant verbal sparring between them will make the reader smile in anticipation of how or if they will unite. For this reason, I give it 4 stars.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
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