This was a fun read, set in late Regency 1820s London.
Enter Miss Olivia Featherstone, who is smart, adventurous, and skilled at throwing daggers at villians. When she seeks to right a slur on her family’s name, Delavel Chêne-Craven, a mysterious aristocrat with mysterious ties to both foreign and domestic governments, crosses her path. Soon they become unwilling collaborators, each with their own agendas.
I do like to read stories with a feisty heroine. Olivia certainly fears no one and firmly believes she has the knowledge and skills to make her way through dubious situations. She is confident – a little too confident sometimes – but is admired by those who know her well. Does that include Craven? You’ll need to read the story to find out.
I confess I glossed over the conversations that were in French and would have liked fewer of them. I don’t feel they added to the story.
Just when I thought the story had reached its natural conclusion, it ended with a massive cliffhanger in the last sentence. Bring on book 2 in the series, A Perilous Liaison, which will be released on 11 April.