When Lt. Quint Tyler of the Union Army is wounded in battle, he is offered a chance to travel to Nassau to try and infiltrate the blockade runners thaWhen Lt. Quint Tyler of the Union Army is wounded in battle, he is offered a chance to travel to Nassau to try and infiltrate the blockade runners that are supplying the Confederate army, including the mysterious Captain Sherwood. Little does Quint know, the captain is actually simpering Southern belle Lily Radford, who is posing as the captain's mistress. As he tries to use her to get closer to the captain, Quint quickly becomes enraptured with her, and though Lily fights it, she can't deny the connection. Both come perilously close to forsaking their beliefs about the war that has put them on opposing sides.
Quint is an interesting character; he's not a spy at heart and spying makes him extremely uncomfortable and guilty. But he also has a good reason for fighting for the Union Army, even though his Southern-sympathizing family is a major landholder in Kentucky.
Lily has her own reasons for siding with the Confederacy, murky as they are. I didn't quite understand how her need for vengeance against one captain pushed her to get revenge against the whole Union army, but it wasn't something that stopped my enjoyment of the book. This was a fast, easy read that showed a very interesting slice of the Civil War that's not often featured in romance novels. B-...more