Thursday, March 3, 2016

Book Review ~ Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden ~ 3/3/16

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.

My Thoughts:
Bane's character was introduced in "The Lady of Bolton Hill".  I'm glad I had that background to fully understand his character.  He was egotistical, cocky, aggravating and utterly charming!
Lydia's character was as strong as they come.  She had been through so much in her life and had risen above it all.  She was extremely intelligent and witty.  The perfect match for Bane :)
This book handled some pretty tough issues.  Drug smuggling, addiction and conversion were all issues that were dealt with.
It was really interesting to read about what was once allowed to be put into medicines and how hard people fought to have legislation put into place to restrict the dangerous substances from being sold legally.
Again, this was an amazing book!

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  1. You get a lot of reading done. I need to make time for reading more.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  2. Sounds like an exciting love story full of mystery and adventure! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. I love this book so very much! I've pretty much loved all of Camden's books, but I think this one is my favorite! Thanks for being a part of the Booknificent Thursday reading community this week!

  4. Sounds like a great and interesting read. I will have to read it when I clear up my TBR list. Probably this summer. LOL Thanks for joining us at the #LMMLinkup. ;)


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