As a child, Lydia Pallas became all too familiar with uncertainty when it came to the future. Now, she’s finally carved out a perfect life for herself–a life of stability and order with no changes, surprises, or chaos of any kind. She adores her apartment overlooking the bustling Boston Harbor, and her skill with languages has landed her a secure position as a translator for the U.S. Navy.
However, it is her talent for translation that brings her into contact with Alexander Banebridge, or “Bane,” a man who equally attracts and aggravates her. When Bane hires Lydia to translate a seemingly innocuous collection of European documents, she hesitantly agrees, only to discover she is in over her head.
Just as Bane’s charm begins to win her over, Lydia learns he is driven by a secret campaign against some of the most dangerous criminals on the East Coast, compelled by his faith and his past. Bane forbids any involvement on Lydia’s part, but when the criminals gain the upper hand, it is Lydia on whom he must depend.
As you can see from my list of favorite authors, Elizabeth Camden is one of my favorite authors. This book is my favorite of hers. The plot, setting, and characters are awesome. I could not put it down and, yes, finished it in one day. To be perfectly honest, I would not go to bed until I finished it.
I fell in love with the main characters immediately, Bane especially! Actually, in Lady of Bolton Hill, Bane is introduced as a younger boy. So, it was awesome to read about him when he was older–to see if he got his own happily ever after or not. I love every single bantering scene between Lydia and Bane. Elizabeth wrote this book perfectly. I could read it many, many times and never get tired of it.
I don’t know what else to say. The cover was wonderful; it intrigued me very much. Truthfully, it is one of my favorite book covers.
Against the Tide is a wonderful book, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves adventure, history, and, yes, romance.
I would give this book five stars…and then some.
Title: Against the Tide
Author: Elizabeth Camden
Author’s Website: http://elizabethcamden.com/
This review is written in my own opinions and words.