She’s on the run…
Brilliant art appraiser Alex Northrop’s ex used stolen art to fund his nefarious activities. Now he wants her dead. But it isn’t just herself she’s worried about – if he discovers who she really is, he’ll kill her family.
Professor Henry Chilton is shocked to find a beautiful stranger passed out in his bed, and even more so when she reveals a priceless painting is a forgery – the painting he’d planned to use to fund a woman’s shelter. She’s mysterious and frightened, and he is determined to discover why.
Alex's knowledge of art is undeniable—just as Henry’s attraction to her is irresistible. But in order to help him recover the real painting, Alex isn't just risking exposure...she's risking her life.
Fascinating underground art world, full of criminals, violence and deceit.
The characters are interesting.
Alex with her brilliance in both art world and languages, witty personality, and take charge attitude, and model looks is charming, yet surprisingly naive at times.
Henry, aristocrat and college professor, with Royal Navy background, lives the life of glamour, and has a heart of gold. The connection between Alex and Henry is based on lies, full of suspicions and lack of trust. Yet they manage to get to know each other within the limits, and form a bond that draws them together.
The villains are ruthless, their actions merciless and bloody. The threat of retaliation is constant and real, everyone Alex is in contact with, or cares for, is in danger for their life as well. The scenes in the story move around in both Europe and the States, no where is Alex safe, or her loved ones.
The plot is interesting, the twists plentiful, even though somewhat expected at times. The lack of smooth flow in the story was a bit bothersome, but in my understanding this is the author's first book. Overall an interesting tale
~ Three Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me