Sunday, November 5, 2017

Review: Saving Shadow by Laura Beers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Born with a perfect memory, Lady Elizabeth Beckett has become one of the world's most notorious spies, despite being the daughter of a duke. She is shielded only by her code name: Shadow. When young ladies of High Society begin disappearing from London, Eliza has no doubt who is orchestrating these crimes; a heinous man she has been investigating for years. Vowing to save them before they are sold to the highest bidder, she must risk everything to stop him.

Lord Sinclair was perfectly content being the second son of a marquess, but when his brother is murdered, he is thrust into a position he has not been prepared for and does not desire. As an agent for the Crown, he is expected to retire now that he is the heir, but he's been granted special permission for one more mission... to obtain justice for his murdered brother.

Used to keeping secrets, Lady Eliza and Lord Sinclair must learn to open up to each other when they are assigned as partners to bring down the same ruthless man and his brutal empire of abduction and slavery. As Eliza's tainted past becomes too much for her to bear alone, can she learn to trust her new partner with her secrets, her life, and possibly her heart?

I was intrigued by the description of a Lady who is an undercover agent with a perfect memory and I really enjoyed this debut novel by Laura Beers. It was easy to read and flowed pretty smoothly. The romance, although somewhat quick and probably more heated than a true Regency should have, was fun to read about and has some swoon worthy kisses! I also liked the supporting cast of characters - including her brother and uncle and her "bodyguard", Mr. Larson. Although this is a fairly clean read, I had to knock off a star for several instances of swearing - two uses of *h* and three uses of *d*.

*Thanks to the author for a complimentary copy of this book. I was not paid or required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own.*

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Laura Beers spent most of her childhood with a nose stuck in a book, dreaming of becoming an author. She attended Brigham Young University, eventually earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. 

Many years later, and with loving encouragement from her family, Laura decided to start writing again. Besides being a full-time homemaker to her three kids, she loves water-skiing, hiking, and drinking Dr. Pepper. Currently, Laura Beers resides in South Carolina.