About the Book-
Telegraph operator Lucy Drake is a master of Morse code and has made herself a valuable asset to the Associated Press news agency. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Colin is talented, handsome, insufferably charming—and keeping a secret that jeopardizes his reputation.
Despite their rivalry, Lucy can’t deny that Colin has the connections she needs to give her family an edge in the long legal battle they’ve been waging over their rightful inheritance. But when she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, the web of treachery they dive into proves to be far more dangerous than they ever could have known.
I’ve heard about Elizabeth Camden’s books for a while now, and have even started reading a couple, but this was the first book that I ever read from beginning to end, and I really enjoyed it!! The characters were absolutely precious, and there was suspense and awesome historical background.
Lucy Drake is the farthest thing from a sappy, swoony young lady—she has a lawsuit that she is fighting for with her brother Nick and is a master Morse code operator as well. Colin Beckwith is the manager of the rival news agency, and there shouldn’t be any correlation between them . . . right? Well, wrong.
Both Lucy and Colin are master telegraph operators, so right off the bat they have something that ties them together. Add that to the fact that their witty banter and their ability to divulge secrets to each other, and you have THE perfect couple.
The romance in this book was so well paced: there weren’t any SPARKS RAN RINGLING UP AND DOWN HER ARM; DID HE FEEL IT TOO?? type moments. (Although, they do kiss as friends a couple of times, which was odd??).
The redemption storyline was so good, and I did not expect it at all! There were so many cool historical things thrown in too, like carrier pigeons, telegraphs, and society parties.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book! A sweet sweet romance with a dash of suspense and amazing history: what’s not to love!
- The characters are so perfect for each other yet so different!
- Anything with a telegraph gets a point, honestly
- Slow, more realistic romance
- Redemption storyline
- Awesome history
- Such grEAT villians!!
- Lucy’s relationship with her brother!!!
- They kissed before they were a thing? And for no real apparent reason?
- The entire story was really good, but the conclusion felt a little too perfect??
Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a free print copy of this book in exchange for my honest review; I was not required to write a positive review.