Friday, March 18, 2022

BLOG TOUR - Counterfeit Love



Can this undercover agent save the woman he loves--or is her heart as counterfeit as the money he's been sent to track down?

After all that Grandfather has sacrificed to raise her, Theresa Plane owes it to him to save the family name--and that means clearing their debt with creditors before she marries Edward Greystone. But when one of the creditors' threats leads her to stumble across a midnight meeting, she discovers that the money he owes isn't all Grandfather was hiding. And the secrets he kept have now trapped Theresa in a life-threatening fight for her home--and the truth.

After months of undercover work, Secret Service operative Broderick Cosgrove is finally 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 fiance is connected. Can he really 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.

They must form a partnership, tentative though it is. But there's no question they're both still keeping secrets--and that lack of trust, along with the dangerous criminals out for their blood, threatens their hearts, their faith, and their very survival.

To read an excerpt of Counterfeit Love click here.

Title:   Counterfeit Love
Author:  Crystal Caudill
Series:  Hidden Hearts of the Gilded Age #1
Publisher:  Kregel Publications
Genre:   Historical Romance
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   336
Date of Publication:   March 15, 2022
My Rating:   4 Stars

Teresa Plane feels indebted to her grandfather. He took her in after she lost her parents, and she will do anything for him. As he begins racking up debt after debt, Teresa does what she can to pay them off as quickly as they come. Things are not easy. In fact, Teresa soon learns that her grandfather has even more problems - and seccrets. 

Meanwhile, Secret Service agent Brodderic Cosgrove is determined to break up a very lucrative counterfeit ring. When Broderick's fight for justice runs him right smack into Teresa, he is devastated. Why is his search for the counterfeiters bringing him back into contact with her? The pair nearly married, but that fell through years ago. Actually, Teresa is now engaged to another man. Broderick really hopes she is not tied into the counterfeit business, but things are not looking good.

In this fast-paced debut novel by Crystal Caudill, romance, action and danger all come together as Teresa and Broderick join forces to right the many wrongs that are spinning out of control. What an enjoyable book and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

Many thanks to Kregel Publications and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

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Crystal Caudill is the author of "dangerously good historical romance," with her work garnering awards from Romance Writers of America and ACFW.

She is a stay-at-home mom and caregiver, and when she isn’t writing, Caudill can be found playing board games with her family, drinking hot tea, or reading other great books at her home outside Cincinnati, Ohio.

Learn more at You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram.

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