The Forbidden Rose (Berkley Sensation Historical Romance)
A career is blooming... A glittering French aristocrat is on the run, disguised as a British governess. England's top spy has a score to settle with her family. But as they're drawn inexorably into the intrigue and madness of Revolutionary Paris, they gamble on a love to which neither of them... show more
A career is blooming... A glittering French aristocrat is on the run, disguised as a British governess. England's top spy has a score to settle with her family. But as they're drawn inexorably into the intrigue and madness of Revolutionary Paris, they gamble on a love to which neither of them will admit.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2010-06-01
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Spy Thriller
, European History
, French Revolution
I first came across Jo Bourne's Spymaster series after reading a rather interesting debate about the heroine in The Spymaster's Lady - Joanna Bourne . Initially I had no interest in that story. Zero. I was not interested in historicals at the time and definitely hated anything that had to do wit...
This historical romance had a good plot with lots of intricacies but the action moved so slow with too many superfluous details. I skimmed the last half of the story. Aristocrat Marguerite is hiding in the barn after her family chateau burned to the ground when English spy William appears.
Joanna Bourne writes marvelous historicals. She is officially one of my auto-buys.
4.5 stars. Spies, political intrigue, French heroines -- these generally top my “oh hell no” list when it comes to choosing romance. But Bourne has made the combo work for me before, so I trusted her to make it work for me again. My reward was a totally swoonworthy hero, in a character who had seeme...
My first re-read of Doyle and Maggie. Not as much of a favorite as THE SPYMASTER'S LADY or MY LORD AND SPYMASTER, but still a fantastic romance that is worth coming back to.