Lord and Lady Spy
"Galen strikes the perfect balance between dangerous intrigue and sexy romance." —Booklist No man can outsmart him... Lord Adrian Smythe may appear a perfectly boring gentleman, but he leads a thrilling life as one of England's most preeminent spies, an identity so clandestine even his wife is... show more
"Galen strikes the perfect balance between dangerous intrigue and sexy romance." —Booklist No man can outsmart him... Lord Adrian Smythe may appear a perfectly boring gentleman, but he leads a thrilling life as one of England's most preeminent spies, an identity so clandestine even his wife is unaware of it. But he isn't the only one with secrets... She's been outsmarting him for years... Now that the Napoleonic wars have come to an end, daring secret agent Lady Sophia Smythe can hardly bear the thought of returning home to her tedious husband. Until she discovers in the dark of night that he's not who she thinks he is after all... "FANTASTIC! Ms. Galen really knows how to wrench our hearts." —History Undressed "Galen sets a quick pace that enthralls the reader from the first page." —The Romance Studio "Vividly intense and totally absorbing...Shana Galen brings her characters to life through the expertise of her writing." —A Romance Review
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 1st 2011
Pages no: 378
Edition language: English
, Historical Romance
, Spy Thriller
, Historical Mystery
, Romantic Suspense
, Regency Romance
Series: Lord and Lady Spy (#1)
Lady Sophia, also known as "The Saint", is a spy and has loved doing this work since she was a kid. Her father guided her to this point, and even though she has been married for quite some time, she loves the life of a spy, the danger and the intrigue. But when a fellow spy steals her plan to captu...
Some good bits, about the spy business, about history in 1815 or so, great cover art. Didn't like the romance at all, looked like a spy novel hiding in romance clothing.
Started off with an interesting premise and quickly devolved from there. At times infuriating, and not in a good way. The ending was ridiculously cheesy. Two stars because I made it to the end.
This was an enjoyable light adventure; lots of fun and humor. I enjoyed the dialogue and the comedy between the two characters and the retrospection each had to do. Some of the emotional development appeared too contrived at moments. But what I love the most about this novel is that the author do...
Not as bad as I feared when I figured out the Mr. and Mrs. Smith theme, and I'm interested enough to keep reading this author. However, if you're into spy Regency romances, you're better off with Joanna Bourne.