Traitor in Her Arms
A Scarlet Chronicles Novel
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.
While searching for release from their secrets and redemption for their sins, two thieves become prisoners of their hearts in Galen's adventurous romantic thriller set during the French Revolution. Ramsey, Lord Sedgwick, and Viscountess Gabrielle McCullough, the widow of Ramsey's best friend, can't seem to escape their pasts or each other. Both are forced into thievery he's at the mercy of a blackmailer, while she's trying to pay her husband's gambling debts and they often find themselves crossing paths, which fans the flames of attraction. When the Scarlet Pimpernel requests assistance from Gabrielle, Ramsey (who's been ordered by his blackmailer to discover the Pimpernel's identity) insists on tagging along. Gabrielle wants to trust Ramsey, but fears she can't; his growing feelings for her make it difficult for him to deceive her, even to save himself. Love and honor battle against fear and loathing. Despite the gruesomeness of the period, Galen (the Covent Garden Cubs series) has successfully created a touching love story, rife with rich descriptions and fascinating facts.
Wow! This was an edge of my seat read unlike any other historical romantic suspense I've read! Just when I thought everyone was safe, a new twist. But even with all the suspense the romance was not lost and in fact was absolutely wonderful and compelling. I cannot wait until the next in the series releases!
An Exciting Regency Romance!
I loved this story so much I was doubly glad that it was a long one because I could enjoy it for more reading hours. Two unlikely people, two thieves, are nonetheless drawn to each other despite their dire circumstances in life. From their first meeting at a ball where they are both attempting to steal jewelry, Ramsey and Gabrielle “play with fire” while dodging creditors and cutthroats in England and Reign of Terror gendarmes in Paris during their daring-do to rescue a couple of citizens from the guillotine. Their experiences along the way are so spectacular and scary they are legendary…and through it all they remained steadfast with each other. This is indeed a swoon-worthy romance. I received a pre-published copy of this book from NetGalley.