Sunday, July 6, 2014

Book Review: A Reckless Soul

Author: Elizabeth Cole
Title: A Reckless Soul
Publisher: Createspace
Publish Date: April 8, 2014
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: The author & Reading Addiction Book Tours
Book Blurb: 
The second novel in the Secrets of the Zodiac, a series that blends romantic suspense with the rich background of the Regency period.

A seductive agent, a disillusioned lord, and a web of deceit only they can untangle...

Sophie Bertrand is skilled in acting, espionage, and the subtle art of seduction. An independent spirit, she fought her way from rough streets to the top secret circle of spies known as the Zodiac. Her newest assignment is one of her most delicate yet: hunt down a traitor within Britain's own government. But there's a catch...this time she can't work alone.

Bruce Allander has a title, honor, wealth...but he'd trade it all to restore his family. The Zodiac gives him a chance for justice in a world that's already taken too much from him. Now he finds himself close to this captivating Frenchwoman--possibly too close. Sophie defies all his expectations, yet in her he senses a kindred soul.

Passion draws the two together, but a web of betrayals threatens to tear them apart. To survive, they have to trust each other. They have to be a little reckless...

Review: A Reckless Soul is the second book in the Secrets of the Zodiac series. Elizabeth Cole's writing style is similar to Elizabeth Hoyt, Julia Quinn and  Amanda Quick.

Sophie is a spy for the Zodiac and she's a good one. Bruce is as well. But when they are put on assignment together personalities clash, partially because Sophie is a woman.

This is the kind of Regency that I can't put down. There's more intrigue than romance here, but things are definitely heating up with Sophie and Bruce, even though they have issues with each other and the job that they are doing. Neither wants help on the assignment they have, and would rather be working alone.

However as they start the task, they grow closer and more intimate. Love is definitely in the air, until things start to go terribly wrong. Both come close to losing their lives and there's a double agent in the Zodiac. 

It is impossible not to love Sophie. She's a heroine that is strong but not without emotion. The flashbacks Ms Cole gives us of Sophie's mother will break your heart and make you want to hug Sophie. She definitely is a woman that needs some love, even though she is strong and independent.

Bruce is a tough nut and one you'll want to hit with a stick because he refuses to trust her even when she saves his life. He lets some pretty low people cast doubt on her character. 

This was a fabulous read! I look forward to more books from this series.


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