To win her trust, he must betray his heart.
While recovering at his uncle’s estate from wounds sustained in the Sudan, Jack Cameron – a loyal Scottish captain in the British army – is haunted by the words of a dying officer: one of her majesty’s Black Dragoons is aiding the slavers they were sent to suppress. But how will he uncover the traitor without sending the culprit to ground? He finds a way while listening to the voices beneath his open window – particularly those of Addie Hoodless, a beautiful widow, and her brother, Ted, a famed artist commissioned to paint portraits of the Black Dragoons’ senior officers.
Posing as an artist, Jack decides to infiltrate the close circle of friends at Ted’s studio to listen in on the unguarded conversations of the officers. But first, he must win Addie’s trust despite the emotional wounds of her past. Will Jack dupe the only woman he has ever loved or stand down from hunting the traitor? If his real identity is exposed, Addie’s life will be in terrible danger.
Rating: B+ for narration; B for content
Connie Brockway’s latest novel Highlander Undone is a well-written story which features a mystery running alongside a tender and well-written central romance. I enjoyed reading the book, and chose the audiobook for review because it afforded me the chance to listen to Napoleon Ryan, a narrator whose name I’ve seen cropping up more and more frequently as a narrator of historical romance but haven’t yet heard.
Seriously wounded while on active service in the Sudan, Captain John (Jack) Cameron of the Gordon Highlanders is sent back to England to recover from his injuries, entrusted to the care of his only living relative, his great-uncle Lord Merritt. Jack spends a number of months confined to the dower house on his uncle’s estate, and because he is bedridden, becomes inadvertently privy to a number of conversations that take place on the terrace below his open window.
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