From the publisher:
Miss Diana Snow is everything a British chaperone should be—she finds satisfaction in order and depends wholly upon the rules of decorum as she negotiates the isle of Greece with her young charge. But Miss Snow’s prim and proper exterior masks a disquieting past: orphaned and alone in the world, she has only her stiff upper lip to rely on. When a brief encounter with a handsome stranger challenges her rules of propriety, Diana is unwittingly drawn into an adventure that will turn her ordered world upside down.
Alexandros Metaxas is a Greek spy working to recruit individuals to the cause of revolution. His mission seems to be going perfectly until he encounters Diana Snow, a captivating—if slightly cold—beauty. When their paths cross again, the ill-fated reunion threatens all Alex has been fighting for. But more importantly, it places Diana’s life in jeopardy. There is only one way to save her: they must put themselves at the mercy of the most powerful pirate family in the Mediterranean. Soon, Diana is plunged into a fantastic world of gypsy curses, blood feuds, and unexpected romance. But when a bitter vendetta places her in mortal danger, will she have the courage to fight for life and love?
I’ve read several other books by Jennifer Moore and always enjoyed them. They have some romance, take place in fantastic historical settings and include some action as well. So I was super excited to get my hands on this book and read it. I am sad to say I was a little disappointed in this book. I do go through phases – and perhaps I just wasn’t in the right mood for this book when I read it, but I just had a hard time getting into the story and following the characters.
Oh, now I wanted to really really love it! I liked Diana’s character, but I had hard time following Alex and his story and some of the spy plot line too. In true form to her other books, there is a lot of action and danger towards the end of the book. That was interesting. But not enough for me at the time.
This book was good – just not as good as I expected or hoped for. But I still highly recommend Moore’s other books.
Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince has been my favorite out of all of her books. And then I would rank her other books (that I’ve read) in this order: Simply Anna, Lady Helen Finds Her Song, Becoming Lady Lockwood, and Lady Emma’s Campaign. (click on any of the titles to take you to the books)
Final decision about this book – it wasn’t my favorite. It wasn’t bad. If you are a Moore fan, than it’s worth reading. If you haven’t read any of her books, I suggest starting with Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince or Simply Anna.
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