4 of 5 stars
Captain Geoffrey Armitage just wants to be a good soldier in the war against Napoleon, but when a number of military secrets fall into French hands, Armitage is tasked with finding the traitor leaking the information. The trail leads to Mr. Dalbrooke and his daughter Maria. While confiding in a friend about finding the leak, Maria is caught eavesdropping on their private conversation. She's given a difficult choice: either help Armitage find the traitor or be arrested along with her father while the investigation is ongoing. What Captain Armitage doesn't anticipate is agreeing to a pretend engagement that becomes all too real, but can he remain objective while his feelings for Maria grow?
This was a very enjoyable story. The author does a good job letting the reader into the inner feelings of the hero and heroine and teases out clues throughout the book about who the real traitor is. Although most of the mystery is solved, there is one little snippet left open. I hope that means another book about the Captain and Maria. I look forward to reading that one as well.
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy and all opinions are my own.