Sunday, November 18, 2012
Against the Tide - Elizabeth Camden
The author ramped up the attraction between the characters to an exciting degree. I'm hoping more authors will follow her lead. The book was romantic, but also rife with mystery and suspense -- an absolutely perfect combination.
Alexander Banebridge was kidnapped as a young boy and raised in an opium den. His evil adopted father crafted him to take over the opium empire when he got older. When Bane left the opium industry he had a target on his back and still does. He meets Lydia Pallas and convinces her to start working with him on his crusade against opium use. She loses her job, and consequently her beloved apartment, as a result. To make matters even worse, Lydia can't seem to stay away from Bane. He needs her help, but she'll have to risk her life to give it.
This will be one of the best books you read all year. It certainly was for me!
This book was a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an objective review.