Lydia Pallas finally has the life she always wished for. A steady job she loves working with languages as a translator for the U.S. Navy, a nice place to live, and everything ordered and in its place. All the things she never had growing up in an orphanage. With life just now starting to become perfect Lydia resents the disorder that Alexander Banebridge, Bane to his friends, brings into her life.
Bane is in need of a translator. It doesn’t really matter who does it, so why not choose the neat and orderly Lydia Pallas. She needs the money that his translating jobs will give her and Bane can have a little fun messing with her orderly life style. But he didn’t count on falling in love with her in the process. If he led a normal life like an ordinary gentleman that wouldn’t be such a problem except that Bane is constantly on the run from his past. A wife would only cause problems and right now he needs to focus on a goal much bigger than his happiness, the end to the illegal opium trade. But when Banes biggest foe gains the upper hand he must turn to Lydia for help once more, putting her in a dangerous position.
Against The Tide by Elizabeth Camden is a wonderfully written book with characters you can’t help but fall in love with. I enjoyed the story immensely and would definitely recommend it to my friends. If you’re in search of a story you can lose yourself in completely and not come up for a breath until it’s finished I would definitely read this book.
I got a free review copy of Against The Tide from Bethany House Publishers in return for my honest review.
5 out of 5. An Afternoon Snack that could become very addictive.