Title: To Catch A Raven
Author: Beverly Jenkins
Series: Women Who Dare #3
Release Date: August 23, 2022
Raven Moreaux comes from a long line of grifters and she couldn’t be prouder, until she is blackmailed into helping the government. Now she has to infiltrate a former Confederate official’s house to find a stolen copy of the Declaration of Independence.
Like all of Jenkins’ books, I was instantly sucked into Raven and Braxton’s story. Raven is a smart, independent, and snarky woman. She has spent her life doing whatever is necessary to take care of her family. I really loved her. Braxton was born with wealth but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know hard work. He has no problem helping around the house or doing hard manual labor. Braxton was so sweet and caring. I loved how he was always trying to take care of Raven and giving her presents.
Raven and Braxton’s relationship starts as a fake marriage as a cover story but it quickly turns into both of them falling for each other, like usual. Their relationship was filled with a lot of tension though because there is a class difference there and Raven has an issue with that. She struggles with their relationship because she is afraid her lack of knowledge will negatively impact his social standing. This comes up frequently in this book but she does eventually see how that isn’t a great argument against love.
The mission in this was interesting. It did feel like a very quick mission but I know they were in that house for many days. I really enjoyed seeing the Moreux family’s many disguises and tricks. Also, the Moreaux family were all great characters and seem like a great family to have. They had each other’s backs and took care of their own. Also I loved that we had a second love story in this because it was nice seeing more than one happy ending.
Overall, while I am sad this will be the last book in this series, I really enjoyed it and think it was a great conclusion. I highly recommend this book if you like fake relationships, treasure hunts, and sweet and steamy romance.
*ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.*
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