Against The Tide by Elizabeth Camden is the first book I've read from this author. She is an awesome author! I loved how different it was. Lydia Pallas lived in an orphanage for a few years and then a fish cannery so when she saw an advertisement for a job at the Navy Yard for somebody who could speak several languages she jumped on it. Now that she had a secure job, she was saving to buy her apartment. Lydia likes her life to be neat and orderly. Her belongings have to be just so at home and at work which is why she hates it when Alexander Banebridge (Bane) comes to the Boston Navy Yard. He always rearranges her possessions without her even seeing him do it.
But then Bane comes to her with some translation work. Since Lydia can't save up enough money to buy her apartment in 2 months, she jumps on it. Over the next couple of weeks she realizes she is falling in love with him. But Bane's past keeps them from being together. He tries to stay away from her until he finds that he needs her skills for a dangerous job.
Lydia is determined to be successful at the job so that Bane and her can be together, but she finds it is harder and scarier than she imagined it would be.
I would highly recommend this book.
I was given this book free as long as I review it. :-)