I've never had much luck with romance novels but I liked the idea of melding romance with the spy genre. A historical one to boot? Sounds like it could be fun!
Vivan Loren is a governess of one of the wealthiest families. But she's there to find out what happened to her brother and to get information for her mysterious boss. Enter James Spencer, the Duke and the head of British Intelligence. Their paths cross, they realize they can help each other...which involves getting married.
Cue shenanigans, danger, spy training, spying, romance, sex, etc. You know how it goes.
Unfortunately what could have been a grand fantastic romp was just terrible to read. The writing is just not very good. Neither character is interesting and quite frankly the entire cast is boring. The plot is somewhat predictable and I'm not really a fan of the romance being the thing that holds the book together.
I thought this might be a good take for me to try but the romance genre remains elusive for me. I bought it and regret doing so.