Tuesday, September 15, 2015

To Love a Traitor by J.L. Merrow

To Love a Traitor

         by J.L. Merrow

Wounds of the heart take the longest to heal.
When solicitor’s clerk George Johnson moves into a rented London room in the winter of 1920, it’s with a secret goal: to find out if his fellow lodger, Matthew Connaught, is the wartime traitor who cost George’s adored older brother his life.
Yet as he gets to know Matthew—an irrepressibly cheerful ad man whose missing arm hasn’t dimmed his smile—George begins to lose sight of his mission.
As Matthew’s advances become ever harder to resist, George tries to convince himself his brother’s death was just the luck of the draw, and to forget he’s hiding a secret of his own. His true identity—and an act of conscience that shamed his family.
But as their mutual attraction grows, so does George’s desperation to know the truth about what happened that day in Ypres. If only to prove Matthew innocent—even if it means losing the man he’s come to love.
Warning: Contains larks in the snow, stiff upper lips, shadows of the Great War, and one man working undercover while another tries to lure him under the covers.

To Love a Traitor is an old fashioned romance, about two men facing the war from two different prospectives,  one as veteran and one considered a “white feather”.  While I thought the story was very good, the search for the traitor kinda got lost in the shuffle, and placed on the back burner.  But I really liked the intrigue and the historical setting of the book.

J.L. Merrow 

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