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Book Review-Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen

Lord and Lady Spy
Lord and Lady Spy (1)
Shana Galen
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Paperback
Published September 2011
376 Pages
Regency Espionage Romance
ISBN:  978-1-4022-5907-4
Authors Website

Synopsis
He’s Getting Tired of Deception…

Baron Winslow Keating is honor-bound to finish one last mission as an elite spy for the Barbican group even though he just wants to go home and be with his family. But after years of secrecy and absence, his daughters hardly know him, and his wife has given up on him.

She Wants to Try a Little Intrigue…

Lady Elinor has had enough of domestic boredom. She contemplates an affair with a rakish spy, only to discover a world of intrigue and treachery that she never knew existed. Even more shocking, her neglectful husband is suddenly very attentive—quite the jealous type—and apparently there is much more to him than she ever knew.

My Review


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 capture a traitor she is outraged, but then she learns that she will be getting retired, with Napoleon sent to Elba. The last thing she wants to do is return to her boring life, and average husband. Lord Adrian, has worked hard to become a well known spy, but after succeeding in his mission, his boss, tells him he needs to make a life with his pretty wife and get some hobbies. Adrian would do anything to get back into the business. When both Sophia and Adrian receive a note, to meet at midnight, neither one of them suspects, that both of them have been chosen to solve a murder investigation, and the one that wins, gets back into the Barbican group again. Adrian is shocked to learn that his wife, is a fellow spy and a pretty admirable one at that, and a woman!! At first Adrian and Sophia can barely stand each other, but as they work together to solve the murder, they start to fall in love… and will they choose a life of a spy or to be with each other…

Lord and Lady Spy is the first in this hilarious espionage series by Shana Galen. Now Galen has been one of my favorite authors for quite some time. When I recently had the chance to read Love and Let spy, I was beyond intrigued with the set up of the series, and I was just waiting on pins and needles to read Adrian and Sophia’s story. From the beginning, you sense very strong similarities to the movie “Mr. and Mrs., Smith” and in fact there are many common denominators, that made this a fun and tantalizing read that kept me on the edge of my seat, and a page turner….PAGE TURNER!! Yep you heard me folks, a story to keep you guessing, laughing your head off, enough heat to send shills down your spine and a exciting plot to keep you more engaged than you can handle.

The story begins with seeing each side of Adrian and Sophia living their separate ,secret, spy lives. Then they are both being retired, and having to learn to be husband and wife again. But when they learn that both have been spy’s, for the same group, for years, they take it out on each other. And what a hoot they were to see…I could watch these two go at it for hours. Adrian has worked very hard to get into the barbican group, and has loved every moment. He does care for Sophia, and misses the intimacy they had when they were first married, but missions he was sent out on, kept him from building anything substantial with her. Sophia is reluctant to give into the temptation that Adrian offers, she has suffered grief and pain, and even though she was kept busy with her spy work, she is afraid of getting hurt again by working with Adrian. Both Adrian and Sophia are very stubborn, talented, and tend to argue more than getting along, except in the bedchamber..then there is pure harmony and bliss. LOL What a adventure this story was, and I just couldn’t get enough of it. I do love a good historical espionage romance, and Shana Galen is the queen of this genre. A story that will sneak its way into your hearts, and completely engrossing from beginning to end. A love story that comes to life with vivid detail, exciting scenes, wit evident on each page!! STIMULATING!!

My Grade 
5  Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy

Other Books In Series 
The Spy Wore Blue
True Spies
Love and Let Spy

Short ARC Book Review-Love and Let Spy by Shana Galen

Love  and Let Spy
Lord and Lady Spy (3)
Shana Galen
Sourcebooks Casablanca
E Book
Published August 2014
352 Pages
Espionage Historical Romance
ISBN: 9781402291739
Authors Website

Synopsis
Her name is Bonde, Jane Bonde . . .

A beautiful and eligible member of the ton, Jane has more than a few secrets: she’s one of the Crown’s most elite agents. She may be deadly, but she doesn’t know a thing about fashion, flirtation, or love . . . until Dominic Griffyn shakes up her carefully stirred world and asks her to be his bride. He’s exactly the kind of man she’s not looking for. And he’s dangerous, because falling into his arms is so much more satisfying than saving England from her enemies.

He’s an improper gentleman who needs a wife. . .

Tall, dark, and tortured, Dominic Griffyn is haunted by demons from his past. When his stepfather insists that he marry, Dominic allows himself to hope that the beautiful but mysterious Miss Bonde might help him forget his troubles. As they grow closer, it’s clear that there’s more to Jane than danger. She might be just what his neglected heart needs.

My Review

Dominic Griffyn, has some demons from his past that still haunt him, and the last thing he needs is to be forced to marry a woman he doesn’t know. But when a near scandal came about because of him, he knows that eventually he will need to marry. Jane Bonde, lost her parents as a girl, and her uncle took her in, and trained her to be a spy for the government. When her aunt and uncle tell her she will be married to Dominic, she is shocked. All she wants in her life is to be a spy, how on earth could she be a wife too? But when a enemy of her uncle’s, threatens everything they hold dear, Dominic and Jane may be the key to saving them all from a enemy that is determined to destroy them all at any cost…

Love and Let Spy is the third in the  series and the first book from this series I have been able to read. I found that this story just flew for me, and by the end, I was like…how on earth did that happen? I found this story to be fun and full of charm and wit. Even though its part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone, but I do wish I had read the series in order, just by having more background information on the other characters involved in the story, but not necessary.

I loved the way that the plot came together, its a easy story to follow and adds some entertainment to keep you laughing for a while after the story is over. The chemistry between Kane and Dominic is electric and instantaneous, this author delivers a story that has similarities to James Bond, that will only entice you further into the story. A lovely romantic tale of sexy spies, dangerous missions, and a story that never stops!!! STIMULATING ON EVERY PAGE!!!

My Grade 
5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Warm

Other Books In Series 
Lord and Lady Spies
True Spies