To Wed a Scandalous Spy
Lovely, high born Willa Trent was an orphan, raised by a local, somewhat odd family in the country, who want nothing but the best for their girl. So when she drags the unconscious man she accidentally hit with a slingshot home, they arrange a hasty marriage and pack the couple off with best... show more
Lovely, high born Willa Trent was an orphan, raised by a local, somewhat odd family in the country, who want nothing but the best for their girl. So when she drags the unconscious man she accidentally hit with a slingshot home, they arrange a hasty marriage and pack the couple off with best wishes. Armed with a groggy husband and a new future, Willa's pie-eyed optimism has no limits...until she discovers the secret, dangerous world of Nathaniel Stonewell, Earl of Reardon, a.k.a. "Lord Treason."Though Nathaniel is reviled by most of England for his devious plot against the Crown, he is, in reality, a member of an elite cadre of secret royal defenders on a daring undercover mission. He must keep his secrets at all cost, especially from Willa. And yet, he is enchanted...though he stubbornly refuses to surrender to his passion. Far better, he tells himself, to turn his back on love than risk everything for it. Luckily, his bride has other plans...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 1st 2005
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Spy Thriller
, Romantic Suspense
, Regency Romance
Series: Royal Four (#1)
I wasn't sure about this book at first, given the whole marriage to a man she just met thing. I was wondering why she had to marry him, since I thought the cover said she dragged him to her families' house, but that mistake is my own. Instead Willa spends the night in the woods with him (I don't eve...
4.5 starsCeleste Bradley's books are my comfort food. I always know what to expect from them (= a little humor, some mystery and an emotional love story) and she doesn't fail to deliver. I really, really liked this one and I'd even go as far as to say I loved it. I didn't like a few things in the en...
There were a few examples of such on target descriptions or scenes that provided chuckles to carry a story that should have just been a regular run of the mill book to its higher score. I'm going to check out the rest of the series, see if the author's voice manages to come through as well there.
Country bred Willa Trent is an orphan and jinxed. It wasn’t enough every suitor she’s ever had has ended up with an injury of some sort as soon as he stepped closer to her. Now she’s maiming innocent bystanders as well. The only excuse she has for dropping the man off his horseback is the fact she h...