Traitor in Her Arms: A Scarlet Chronicles Novel by Shana Galen

Traitor in Her Arms: A Scarlet Chronicles Novel

byShana Galen

Kobo ebook | August 22, 2017

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Two morally compromised souls wage a battle of wits—and seduction—against the backdrop of the French Revolution in this slow-burn romance from bestselling author Shana Galen.

After her late husband leaves her in debt to some dangerous people, Lady Gabrielle McCullough is forced to become a thief. In the intervening years, her skills have not gone unnoticed. After being recruited by the Scarlet Pimpernel, the mysterious do-gooder spiriting aristocrats out of revolutionary France, Gabrielle crosses the Channel for the most daring mission of her life. Accompanying her is the Earl of Sedgwick, a thief in his own right and an enticingly masculine presence. The man is not to be trusted—nor is Gabrielle’s body when he’s near.

Ramsey Barnes would not say he is an honorable man. His whole life has been based on a lie; why change now? Although it pains him to deceive the tantalizing Gabrielle, he’s working toward an altogether different objective: unmasking the Scarlet Pimpernel. If Ramsey fails, his blackmailer will ruin him. But when Ramsey’s confronted with the carnage of the Reign of Terror, he seeks refuge in Gabrielle’s heated embrace. Now he faces a terrible choice: betray the woman who’s stolen his heart—or risk losing everything.

Praise for Traitor in Her Arms

“If you are looking for a fast-paced adventure combined with a passionate romance, then you will enjoy Traitor in Her Arms.”—Rakes and Rascals

“No one writes historical suspense like Shana Galen and Traitor in Her Arms may be her best yet. She brings breathtaking excitement and a fabulous romance between a pair of smart and appealing adventurers. You’ll adore Gabrielle and Ramsey as they face the perils of Revolutionary Paris and the world of the Scarlet Pimpernel.”—Miranda Neville

“Wow. Shana Galen’s latest has it all. The adventure is raw, the danger is real, and the stakes cannot be higher. The intensity of Traitor in Her Arms reaches out and grabs you from the opening page and does not let up until the thrilling climax.”—Ashlyn Macnamara, author of What a Lady Requires

“[Shana] Galen has successfully created a touching love story, rife with rich descriptions and fascinating facts.”Publishers Weekly

“I loved everything about this book. Traitor in Her Arms is the perfect romance: sexy, smartly-written, and utterly unforgettable.”New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

“Those who love historic intrigue, espionage and literary classics will find a good deal to savor in this well-plotted tale.”RT Book Reviews

This standalone novel includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Title:Traitor in Her Arms: A Scarlet Chronicles NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 22, 2017Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399179100

ISBN - 13:9780399179105

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I received this ARC from Netgalley and voluntarily chose to write a review. Wow! This was unputdownable! I enjoyed every minute of it. I was hooked from the very first page and had it not been for work, I would have finished it in one sitting. Ironically, I abhor French history. I hated memorizing all the events and dates in university and it has traumatized me to this day. But Shana Galen did a wonderful job with the historical background. Her descriptions were compelling and I felt transported back to that frightful period in France. Galen's depiction of Paris and its people was very authentic and reminded me of French classics. For instance, the description of La Seine called to mind the poem "Nocturne Parisien" by Paul Verlaine. It is clear that the author did her research thoroughly. She even included some very interesting facts in there that surprised me. If only my professors had taught us about cemetery balls and death masks! The hero and heroine are both very flawed characters, but one cannot help but root for them. Both Gabrielle and Ramsey are thieves and they each have their reason for stealing. Gabrielle and Ramsey find themselves in France during the Reign of Terror because they each have a different mission to accomplish. They start relying on each other, but the heroine does not fully trust the hero. I won't to go into much detail because I don't want to spoil the fun. My only complaint was that the book ended too quickly! I was sucked into the story and could not put it down. Traitor in Her Arms had everything you could ask for: romance, suspense and adventure. I was there with Gabrielle and Ramsey every step of the way. The plot was compelling and the characters were interesting. The relationship and character development was done exceptionally well. I felt a lot for both Gabrielle and Ramsey. Some readers complained that the romance was secondary, but it did not feel that way to me. I think there was a good balance of plot and romance. Ramsey, against all his will, was a romantic hero, supporting Gabrielle and saving her from the dangers of Revolutionary Paris. If that is not romantic, I don't know what is.
Date published: 2017-08-20