The Rules in Rome by A.L. Sowards

February 6, 2015 | 3 Comments
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The Rules in Rome by A.L. SowardsThe Rules In Rome
Author: A.L. Sowards
Genres: General Historical
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Pages: 304
Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Covenant

The Rules in Rome: Don’t blow your cover. Don’t get caught by the Gestapo. Don’t fall in love with your partner.

With Hitler’s forces firmly entrenched in Europe, countless heroes seek to end the madman’s reign. Bastien Ley is one of the best. Working in Italy for the Office of Strategic Services, he’s been tasked with sabotaging German convoys. When his team kills an officer headed for Rome, the man’s similarity to Bastien is undeniable, and seeing an opportunity to turn the tide of the war, Bastien makes a bold decision: he will assume the dead officer’s identity. He becomes Dietrich, an Iron Cross–wearing German officer—an ideal position from which to infiltrate the Nazi ranks in Rome. To help with his stressful assignment, his superiors send him a reinforcement in the form of the lovely Gracie Begni, an intelligent and eager radio operator with absolutely no undercover experience.

With a gulf of resentment between them, these two agents must find a way to portray a couple in love. Soon their reluctant alliance becomes much more as Bastien and Gracie find themselves getting lost in their feelings for each other. But as they engage in battle against the deadliest foe the world has ever known, the pair quickly realizes their love may be doomed. As the Rome Gestapo threatens to destroy all they’ve worked for, will Bastien and Gracie survive their charade?

Rating: Moderate. Mild crude humor; mild substance use; mild kissing; mild sensuality; moderate violence or horror.

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About A.L. Sowards

A.L. Sowards has always been fascinated by the 1940s. Her novels include a little mystery, a little history, a little romance, and a lot of action, adventure, and suspense. Primarily, Sowards writes to entertain. She also hopes her books will teach readers something new about history or about life.

3 responses to “The Rules in Rome by A.L. Sowards

  1. I LOVE espionage thrillers!
    A.L. Soward’s books are some of THE BEST!

    What would you do if your team just killed a man?
    And what would you do if you happened to look exactly like that man?

    This story is fun and entertaining and captivating and oh so good!
    Battles ensue, roundups take place, messages are sent, motorcycle rides are taken, picnics are had, and secrets are threatened…

    LOVE that this WWII story was set in Italy!
    A FANTASTIC read!
    Don’t miss out on this one!

  2. Gayle Humpherys

    A great WWII historical story with a sweet romance too. I am certainly not a WWII enthusiast, but I enjoy reading novels such as this one that portray aspects of that time period, especially in a setting that isn’t overwhelming with lots of facts about politics, people, battles, etc. I thought it was interesting and unique to read a WWII story set in Rome during the Nazi occupation and get a sense of what it might have been like to live there during that time. While not overly graphic, there are elements of wartime violence present in the book as well as the expected risks and dangers of being an undercover spy. Really enjoyed it!

  3. Julie

    Loved this book! Such a great story that kept me interested until the very end. The characters are endearing and I was rooting for them the whole time. I love anything about WWII, and this one didn’t disappoint.

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