After her late husband leaves her in debt to some dangerous people, Lady Gabrielle McCullough is forced to become a thief. In the intervening years, her skills have not gone unnoticed. After being recruited by the Scarlet Pimpernel, the mysterious do-gooder spiriting aristocrats out of revolutionary France, Gabrielle crosses the Channel for the most daring mission of her life. Accompanying her is the Earl of Sedgwick, a thief in his own right and an enticingly masculine presence. The man is not to be trusted—nor is Gabrielle’s body when he’s near.
Ramsey Barnes would not say he is an honorable man. His whole life has been based on a lie; why change now? Although it pains him to deceive the tantalizing Gabrielle, he’s working toward an altogether different objective: unmasking the Scarlet Pimpernel. If Ramsey fails, his blackmailer will ruin him. But when Ramsey’s confronted with the carnage of the Reign of Terror, he seeks refuge in Gabrielle’s heated embrace. Now he faces a terrible choice: betray the woman who’s stolen his heart—or risk losing everything.
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I must say this was a rough one to read and not because it wasn’t absolutely well written but because it was based in a time period and a location that was bloody and brutal. France during the revolution was a dangerous and ugly place. And Shana didn’t sugar coat or hide exactly what was going on and how rough it was. I have to say Gabrielle is a strong and brave woman and she is so strong. It is amazing the things she goes through and is willing to put up with to get what she needs. Though Ramsey has his moments where you want to strangle him and hope that he is caught by the revolutionaries he has his other moments that he redeems himself wonderfully. I am dying to know who the Scarlet Pimpernel is and how he can help more people. Hopefully we get to see another book soon.