Sweet Treason by Gail Ranstrom

Sweet TreasonGail RanstromParanormal RomanceEntangled Publishing, LLCSeptember 23, 2013eBook250

Passion and deadly secrets…

On the run from British troops, American Revolutionary War spy Ryan Sutton forces Emily Nevins to hide him on her English farm. But Emily already keeps secrets that could mean her demise if discovered. Nevertheless as the long night wears on, attraction sizzles and they give in to unexpected passion, sure they’ll never see each other again…

Deception and desire…

A chance encounter in London society stirs heated memories of their sensual night together. They begin a heady dance of suspicion and desire. Though sympathetic to the struggling Colonists, Emily cannot trust a traitorous spy who may expose her dangerous intrigues. And Ryan risks his very life by trusting a woman privy to his true loyalties. But they are unable to deny their need for one another, even as Emily’s secrets are about to be exposed, and the noose around Ryan’s neck grows tighter.

Betrayal and love…

And now someone has discovered both their secrets. The price of silence? Betrayal. Of their causes, their love, their futures. In the end, lives will be lost and sacrifices made. Their choice is impossible. Which will they surrender–their lives…or their hearts?

I was disappointed by this book. The description for the book is what hooked me, but the story telling fell short.

Let me explain.

I loved Emily and Ryan. Both characters were strong, witty, and just all around wonderful. Their interactions were also great (save the overused joke of Emily changing Ryan’s last name “Sutton”).

​My issues were more with the secondary characters (especially those in London, all the gentlemen and ladies save Ryan’s friend Devaux, who was a very nice man). Certain subplots (especially the one concerning Ryan’s spiteful ex-lover) seemed insignificant, but more than that, they weren’t always seen through to resolution/closure. I also felt that the villains (can’t say who, or I’ll spoil the book) felt flat and predictable.

I will say, however, that the world was described extremely well, and the characters who I did like (Emily, Ryan, Lucy, and Devaux) were all colorful and fun to read.

I received an eARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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