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Gender bending, spying, blackmail, and a charming love story are just a few of the elements to enjoy in Suzanne Enoch's popular historical romance, now back in print. It pits a woman who's no lady -- Christine "Kit" Brantley, a smuggler's daughter disguised as a boy -- against a man who's hardly a gentleman -- Alex Cale, the earl of Everton. Kit has been dispatched to find out which English peer is trying to stop her father's smuggling trade in France. Calling in an old debt of honor, her father stashes her at Alexander Cale's London home for a few weeks. In her guise as a boy, Kit plays cards and drinks with the best of them; there's even a woman or two that is falling for her. But despite her outrageous behavior, Alex uncovers her secret and suspects she's spying for Napoleon.
Witty dialogue and high spirits mark the growing relationship between the two, as they fall in love despite their best intentions against the background of elegant London society and the Napoleonic Wars. Even when you can predict the final arc, Enoch throws in more curveballs, escapades, and family secrets to keep the plot running at full tilt until the finale. Ginger Curwen