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Hope's Betrayal (The Huntley Trilogy Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Grace Elliot
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HOPE'S BETRAYAL (Historical romance)
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. But a love where either Hope betrays her own kind, or Captain Huntley is court-marshaled, is not an easy destiny to follow.

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About the Author

Grace Elliot leads a double life as a veterinarian by day and author of historical romance by night. Grace lives near London and is housekeeping staff to five cats, two sons, one husband and a bearded dragon (not listed in order of importance.)

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  • File Size: 461 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084ND8ZY
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars her betrayal showed an honor he loved May 28, 2012
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Hope's Betrayal: Huntley Trilogy #2 by Grace Elliot
In this new Regency romance, Grace Elliot has tuned out a delightful tale full of taught tension, unexpressed sexual desire and a love so deep it brings to people together from the far reaches of society.
Lady Constance Huntley is a mother that wishes nothing more than to see her three sons married and giving her grandchildren. She will plot with every opportunity given and Fate hands her a ripe one. Hope Taylor is a smuggler, from the Isle of Wright where the fishing is not always good and the crops have been failing regularly, the only way to keep her family fed is to join the smugglers. Captain George Huntley, her second son of is a Navel man, but with his ship in dry dock for repairs he has been put to work by the Admiralty as an Excise man hunting down the smugglers in his home area.
Needless to say, when Captain Huntley captures Hope it is one searing kiss after another. She is a smuggler, everything he is supposed to despise, but listening to her story he knows he must catch the ring leaders - because to punish her would be very wrong. Hope finds the man that caught her out on the duns one dark night to hold a level of honor she admires, if only she were good enough for him, but she is the daughter of a smuggler, the sister of a smuggler, and yes, a smuggler herself, she would ruin his family name, ruin his chances of advancing.
I was caught in this story from the first words; they were woven with a love that is very telling. Ms. Elliot's love for history and her characters comes through the page as brightly as the characters love for each other. I couldn't put this book down until sleep claimed me each night.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Hope's Betrayal by Grace Elliot is the second book in her Huntley Trilogy (after Eulogy's Secret). The Huntley Trilogy are unusual historical romances, not just because the Huntley brothers seen so far definitely work for their livings and because the heroines are definitely not society chits. It's a refreshing change.

Hope Tyler is a smuggler. There's no romance in her choice of occupation, nor any adventure. For Hope, it's a matter of her family's survival, pure and simple. Hope's home on the Isle of Wight has lost too many of its men to the war (Napoleon), to disease or to fishing accidents. When the economy is bad, the English coast turns to smuggling. There is no other work. Hope and her brother are in the smuggling trade to put food on the table.

Captain George Huntley works for the Crown. His current assignment is to put a stop to, or at least a dent in, the smuggling trade. It keeps him occupied while his ship is undergoing refit in Portsmouth. Then he'll be back at sea, and away from land, from the Isle of Wight, from the family estate, and from his mother, Lady Constance.

There are two serious problems with George's mission. One is that everyone in England seems to be a party to the smuggling trade. Everyone wants luxury goods, like tea and French lace, but no one wants to pay the tax.

The second problem is a raid that goes horribly wrong. One of George's men is killed. And the only smuggler he manages to catch is a boy. A boy he knows can't be guilty of the actual shooting, because George was chasing the boy at the time.

But since the boy is the only smuggler available, he'll probably hang anyway.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There is always "Hope" June 24, 2012
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Hope's Betrayal is a historical romance in every sense of the word. It takes you back to the first romance book you read and evokes those feelings of wonder and anticipation. I can still feel the sun baking my skin as I lay on the pier, enthralled by the story of Hope and George.
I like to comment on the cover art sometimes. This cover is seductive and graceful and the woman is now firmly implanted in my mind as Hope. I love it when the cover compliments the story inside and I can visual the character.
I truly enjoyed Hope's Betrayal. A sweet tale of falling in love despite their different places in society, the risks of a damaged reputation and the loss of a cherished profession.
Hope is forced to join the free traders in order to feed her family. Smuggling is not her first choice, but what else can she do? To protect herself, she wears a disguise.
Captain Huntley is hell-bent on furthering his career and will not stop until the smugglers are all rounded up. He manages to catch one of them alive, but the lad is injured and he is forced to take him to his estate lest the boy dies.
At first the captain thinks he is going crazy. Upon cleaning up the unconscious lad, he gazes on his face and feels stirrings. He leans closer and laughs in relief when he realizes the lad is a lass. And a beautiful one at that.
The physical attraction might be quick, as it can be in real life, but the emotional attraction is developed slowly. There are many obstacles to be overcome for Hope and George if they are to be together and the way will not be easy.
Grace Elliot's writing is like a wave, building to a crest as it approaches shore, then crashing down. As you read, the undertow pulls you deeper into the story, tossing you about and then gently depositing you safely on land.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice read!
HOPE'S BETRAYAL by Grace Elliot illustrates the smuggling problem in England during the Napoleonic war and highlights the social problems that led to its appeal. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Carole "The Romance Reviews"
4.0 out of 5 stars Romantic & Fiesty
I loved many factors in this story: the characters were believable in such a way that I could imagine them in real life; the way in which the main male character resists but... Read more
Published 11 months ago by crochet4luv
5.0 out of 5 stars Hope's Betrayal
I enjoyed reading this story. It was an easy read full of romance and action. I can't wait to read more from this author.
Published 12 months ago by Lori W.
4.0 out of 5 stars Hope's Betrayal
This is a regency romance and very much the men are men and the women are looked down on, but lusted after. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Joo
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book!!
Those Huntley's are amazing! Hope was dedicated to her family's survival and he is dedicated to upholding the law. Seems unlikely that they will get together but they do. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Cornelia0914
3.0 out of 5 stars A Semi-clean ok read
This book was a angsty Romance that got drug on a little too long. The book was written in a choppy kind of way that made me almost put it down but I really wondered where it was... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Awesome history and f fantastic love story the author makes you feel all the emotions that come with Hope's insecurity in Huntleys love.
Published 21 months ago by Gloria Price
3.0 out of 5 stars Hope's Betrayal
This was a great book, I just thought the first book in the trilogy was better. I have read all of Grace Elliot's books and have loved them all. Read more
Published 23 months ago by John Trolz
5.0 out of 5 stars Rousing and tender story of romance and smuggling
'Hope's Betrayal' introduces an appealing heroine and a wounded hero who needs to admit his softer feelings for her. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Lindsay Townsend
4.0 out of 5 stars Principles and passion do not make for comfortable bedfellows in this...

.. Just one kiss, to prove he could conquer this weakness. For who is stronger, the man with no weakness, or the weak man who overcomes? Read more
Published on September 14, 2012 by Fiction Books
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More About the Author

Grace Elliot leads a double life as a veterinarian by day and author of historical romance by night. Grace lives near London and is housekeeping staff to five cats, two teenage sons, one bearded dragon and a husband (not listed in order of importance.)
Grace started writing as an escape from an emotionally demanding job and believes all intelligent people need romance in their lives - as an antidote to the modern world.
You can find out more about Grace at her blog.

Grace Elliot's books:
The Ringmaster's Daughter The Foxhall Series #1
A Dead Man's Debt
Eulogy's Secret The Huntley Trilogy #1
Hope's Betrayal The Huntley Trilogy #2
Verity's Lie The Huntley Trilogy #3

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