Love historical books? Love romances? Love strong characters with a good plot line? Then this is the book for you. Sleeping With The Enemy was a book that had it all! It has mystery, characters that are well developed, a story line that keeps you hooked. And best of all, a great ending (yes I could have read more about these characters, but the story wrapped up very nicely).
Jackie Barbosa is an amazing story teller. You can see every place that she is talking about. She is a story teller that doesn’t tell you about what is going on, she shows you what she is wanting you to see. There is a lot of setting the scene, no detail is spared. However, she isn’t to wordy about it. It is to the point, with each word being very calculated and planned. I love that you feel that you are transported into the book.
All of the characters, feel life like. They are people that you feel you have known for your all your life. While Barbosa does a good job at keeping mystery around some of the characters, they are very well developed with many many layers. The leading lady is one of my favorite characters in this book. Which is hard to do. With it being a time period piece, many female leads tend to be submissive, polite, and shallow. But here Barbosa was able to develop her into a very formidable woman.
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SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY:
When Mrs. Laura Farnsworth discovers the blood-stained body of a man wearing the distinctive red coat of the British army, her first instinct is to let dead dogs lie. It has, after all, been just two days since the Battle of Plattsburgh, and the disposition of enemy corpses is hardly her purview. But then the man proves himself to be very much alive by grabbing her ankle and mumbling incoherently.
After almost twenty-five years in His Majesty’s service, Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Langston never expected to wake up in heaven, much less being tended by an angel. But when he regains consciousness in the presence of a beautiful, dark-haired woman and with no memory of how he came to be there, what else can he think? Except it’s rather odd for an angel to have an American accent. As the long-widowed Laura nurses the wounded Geoffrey back to health, the attraction between them heats from a simmer to a boil. Bound by his oath to the British crown,
Geoffrey should be working to find his way back to his regiment and from the, to England. Instead, he’s sleeping with the enemy…and thereby committing the crime of desertion if not treason. But then, who’s going to find out?
If only Geoffrey didn’t have a family back home who refuse to take “missing in action” for an answer.
This is one that should not be missed. You can pre-order your copy