Saving Shadow by Laura Beers (Review)

Saving Shadow
(The Beckett Files #1)
by Laura Beers
Historical Romance, Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 252 Pages
September 1st 2017 by Phase Publishing


Born with a perfect memory, Lady Elizabeth Beckett has become one of the world's most notorious spies, despite being the daughter of a duke. She is shielded only by her code name: Shadow. When young ladies of High Society begin disappearing from London, Eliza has no doubt who is orchestrating these crimes; a heinous man she has been investigating for years. Vowing to save them before they are sold to the highest bidder, she must risk everything to stop him.

Lord Sinclair was perfectly content being the second son of a marquess, but when his brother is murdered, he is thrust into a position he has not been prepared for and does not desire. As an agent for the Crown, he is expected to retire now that he is the heir, but he's been granted special permission for one more mission... to obtain justice for his murdered brother.

Used to keeping secrets, Lady Eliza and Lord Sinclair must learn to open up to each other when they are assigned as partners to bring down the same ruthless man and his brutal empire of abduction and slavery. As Eliza's tainted past becomes too much for her to bear alone, can she learn to trust her new partner with her secrets, her life, and possibly her heart?

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My Review

SAVING SHADOW is a story full of espionage, intrigue, and romance set in Regency England. The mystery keeps things interesting as do the likable characters. Readers who enjoy their suspense and romance on the lighter side will find something to like here.

This story started off really well. I liked the characters and the initial intrigue of the story. It kept me engaged as the story unfolded and through the climatic end. I enjoyed the romance, although I would have liked it stretched out more instead of the characters falling in love so quickly. I also had a few issues with some of the behavior of the characters that felt off with who they were supposed to be and with the historical period. I feel like there is so much potential here and I'm looking forward to seeing what will happen with these characters next.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I enjoyed this one and I think there is much promise for further books in the series.

Content: Some violence and innuendo, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the author, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Laura Beers spent most of her childhood with a nose stuck in a book, dreaming of becoming an author. She attended Brigham Young University, eventually earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.

Many years later, and with loving encouragement from her family, Laura decided to start writing again. Besides being a full-time homemaker to her three kids, she loves waterskiing, hiking, and drinking Dr. Pepper. Currently, Laura Beers resides in South Carolina.

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