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Review of Counterfeit Love

Counterfeiting is the very obvious theme in this historical romance.  Fake money, undercover agents, denied love, and questionable faith. 

In this story, a counterfeit ring entangles a secret service agent, Broderick Cosgrove and his former fiancé, Theresa Plane.  Everyone is withholding facts (the truth).  The problem is, the case is not likely to be cracked until all the cards are on the table.

It will be a long time before all the facts comes out.  In the meantime, Theresa has been implicated in the counterfeiting ring, while her new fiancé, Edward Greystone is pressuring her to marry him.  Broderick struggles to keep Theresa safe while investigating the conterfeiters.

The plot is complex, but not surprising.  The bad guys were obvious and the good guys are just not working well together.  This resulted in an action-packed story that includes danger, violence, and rising flood waters.  Also, self-realization, family, friends and romance. 

Counterfeit Love has strong Christian faith elements in it.  Both the heroine and hero have very human doubts and talk to God often.  In the end, their faith proves to be a vital a tool in overcoming the odds. 

Through Netgalley, the publisher provided a copy of this book. My review is my honest opinion.

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About Counterfeit Love by Crystal Caudill

Theresa Plane owes it to her beloved Grandfather to save the family name–that means clearing their debt before she marries the wealthy and dashing Edward Greystone. But when a creditor’s threats lead her to stumble across a midnight meeting, Theresa discovers that Grandfather is hiding far more than the money he owes. And the secrets he kept now have Theresa trapped in a life-threatening fight for her home … and the truth.

After months of undercover work, Secret Service operative Broderick Cosgrove is about to uncover the identity of the leader of a notorious counterfeiting ring. That moment of triumph turns to horror, however, when he finds undeniable proof that his former fiancé, Theresa, is connected. He won’t believe the woman he loved is a willing participant. Protecting Theresa and proving her innocence may destroy his career, but that’s better than failing her twice in one lifetime.

Broderick and Theresa must form a partnership, but there’s no question they’re both keeping secrets. Lack of trust, along with the dangerous criminals out for their blood, threatens their hearts, their faith, their very survival.

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