Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lord and Lady Spy

My first review!  I hope I do this book justice!

Outward appearances can be deceiving. Sophia Galloway appears to be a mousy, unremarkable woman, but she's hiding a secret identity.  She is also Agent Saint of the Barbican Group.  Her husband Adrian, a gentleman about town, is also hiding a secret identy.  He is Agent Wolf of the same Barbican Group. 

Now that the war with France is over, & Napoleon has been captured, the crown no longer has need of their services.   They both return home to try to pick up the threads of their lives, only to be called in for a special investigation, where they discover each others secret identities.  They need to discover who killed the Prime Minister's brother.  Whoever solves the crime gets their position back with the Barbican Group.

At first, they are each determined to best the other and resume their service with Barbican. Sophia is desperate to escape the pain of 3 miscarriages.  Adrain wants to prove that he is loyal to his country & not a traitor like his father.  They begin their investigations alone, only to keep turning up in the same place at the same time.  They decide it might be beneficial to work together, at least until they close in on the killer.

While working together to solve the murder, and stay one step ahead of the people who want to silence them, they fall in love, and realizing that they are a better as a team, they decide to give themselves and their marriage another chance.

This is a really enjoyable book - lots of witty banter with characters you can like and sympathize with.  While you can understand why the characters act the way they do, you are rooting for them to forget past hurts and get back to being husband and wife.  Shana Galen scores again, with a well written story that is one of many that she has written.  If you enjoy this book, please check out her other books.  She also has a great web site, including a blog.  The link is on my sidebar.

I am giving away a copy of this book to one lucky person who comments on this review.  I hope Shana can stop by to answer any questions you might have for her.

14 comments:

  1. What a fun premise! I'll have to check it out.
    And great job on the review Shelley! :-)

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    1. Thanks Ronlyn! Its a really good story, and a quick read. I highly recommend it!

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  2. Great job on the review Shelly! I've heard great things about this book, it sounds like a fun read. I have it in my TBR, I think I need to move it up :)

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  3. Thanks Alison - Moving it up your list is a great idea!!

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  4. Great review Shelly! I love the cover to this book, sexy :) I must run and add this to my TBR, sounds like a great read. Thanks Shelly, your adding to my crazy book buying :)

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    1. Thanks Jolene! I think you'll enjoy it!

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  5. Super review Shelly! I've got this one on my radar now. Historicals have been missing from my reading list for awhile. This one sounds like a fun and interesting plot.

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    1. Thanks oklanannie!! You can't go wrong with one of Shana's historicals!!

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  6. Great job Shelly!! You got all the important points across. Don't enter me.

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  7. Awesome blog, Shell...love love loved it!!!!!

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