Hope’s Betrayal (The Huntley Trilogy #2) by Grace Elliot


Published May 18, 2012

Publisher’s Blurb:

One wild, winter’s night two worlds collide.

Known for his ruthless efficiency, Captain George Huntley is sent to stamp out smuggling on the south coast of England. On a night raid, the Captain captures a smuggler, but finds his troubles are just beginning when the lad turns out to be a lass, Hope Tyler.

With Hope as bait, the Captain sets a trap to catch the rest of the gang. But in a battle of wills, with his reputation at stake, George Huntley starts to respect feisty, independent Hope. Challenged by her sea-green eyes and stubborn loyalty Huntley now faces a new threat – his growing attraction to a sworn enemy. And a love where either Hope betrays her own kind, or Captain Huntley is court-martialed, is not an easy destiny to follow.


Tags: Romance, Historical

Time Frame: Regency/Napoleonic

Rating: 3 stars

Heat Level: 1


This is a sweet love story between two people fighting their attraction to each other. Hope is a smuggler caught by Captain Huntley. He should turn her over to the authorities, but he’s unable to do so. He’s attracted to her and can’t bear to see her hung for her crimes. He doesn’t want to be attracted to her as she stands for everything he’s against.

Over time, Hope and Captain Huntley talk and he begins to see things with a slightly different view. He ends up hiring Hope to be a companion for his mother. As time continues on, they fight their attraction to each other until Captain Huntley finally requests a new post. He refuses to give in to the attraction he feels for Hope and runs away.

I enjoyed reading this story and found it mildly entertaining. Toward the end of the book, a bit of mystery came into play. I would have liked for the story to have had more mystery to it. It was obvious to me who the guilty party was, but it was until the end, that we find out the why. Mystery and suspense in romance are big with me and I would have liked to have seen more of that.

Overall, this is a sweet romance with a Happily Ever After.

**Currently available on Amazon for $2.99


I am a happily married mother of three very busy children.  Most of my time is spent chauffeuring my kids to their various activities. I cram reading into any spare moment I have. Some days I can have an hour or two and others I’m sneaking in quick reads while waiting on the kids to finish their soccer or gymnastics practice. I like to read a wide variety of genres but I definitely prefer romance. I can’t really pinpoint a favorite author as it changes on a regular basis. I absolutely love finding new authors and giving their stories a chance to be heard. We all have a voice in our heads writing stories and those voices should be given a chance to be heard.


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