Published by Inc. on July 5th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Historical, Victorian
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She's a liar. She's a con. She's a thief. And God help him, but he'll do anything to keep her safe.
Beautiful and conniving, maddening and brilliant, Esther is everything private detective Samuel Brass shouldn't want. Esther knows she's put herself in terrible danger, but nothing will stop her from making amends-not her family's enemies, not old fears, and certainly not the domineering, interfering, and undeniably handsome former officer of the Scotland Yard. Yet whenever he's near, Samuel makes her long for a life that can never be hers...and wish she were worthy of being saved.
Second in an exciting late Victorian romance series from a RITA Award nominee!
Thief Takers Series: A Talent for Trickery, Book 1 A Gift for Guile, Book 2 Dangerous Deceit, Coming Soon
"From the first page, Johnson seizes readers' attention... Losing none of her witty dialogue or clever plotting, she pulls readers this way and that as the story swiftly turns from suspense to romance and back again."-RT Book Reviews on A Talent for Trickery
#Historical #Romantic #Suspense A Gift For Guile by Alissa Johnson @alissajohnson2 published by @Sourcebooks #Daring #Adventuresome
A Gift for Guile is book two of the Theif-Takers series by Alissa Johnson, and it was a great pleasure to read. The story continues with the Walker family and their being tied to the crimes of their past and the police officers turned private detectives. In this book Esther Walker is in forbidden London on a personal quest for atonement, when she bumps into Sir Samuel Brass, stogey private detective and her brother in laws former associate. Esther with Samuel as an allei finds the road to atonement filled with bumps of revenge, self doubt and a of course a love story. The suspense in this book was a little more thrilling than the first book, and the emotional struggle of Esther is more than worth the price of the book. My heart hurt for both Samuel and Esther and the paths they both went down. I think the epilogue could have tied up some of the loose ends that Johnson left dangling, but overall this was one fine historical suspense romance.
This book can be read a standalone, but to better understand the nuances of the relationships I do recommend reader book one A Talent for Trickery