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Crowned and Dangerous

This is the tenth entry in the author’s Royal Spyness series, featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fifth in line to the British throne. The series is primarily set in England between the World Wars and while often touching on darker world events, falls clearly on the side of a light mystery se ...

B-
Too Dangerous for a Lady

If Jo Beverley’s Company of Rogues series isn’t the longest running series in historical romance, then it’s certainly one of them, and it’s to Ms Beverley’s credit that she doesn’t appear to have run out of ideas yet! The central character in Too Dangerous for a Lady is – in the author ...

C-
Sebastian’s Lady Spy

This is a very quick – one might say, too quick – read which throws up a number of interesting possibilities, but which ultimately fails to deliver on any of them. The story and characterisation are very weak and the spy plot is tissue-paper thin and unconvincing. Sebastian Addison is the Ear ...

C+
My Beautiful Enemy

I have to state upfront, that I’m a Sherry Thomas fangirl of immense proportions. I’ve loved each and every one of her books (including her recent YA titles) and take delight in her skillful storytelling, her wonderful prose, the complexity of her characterisations, the angst and ultimately, the ...

B+
In Bed With a Spy

I haven’t (yet) got around to reading Alyssa Alexander’s début novel, The Smuggler Wore Silk, but having heard good things about it from friends whose opinions I trust, I was keen to read her latest book, In Bed With a Spy. I was very impressed with the author’s ability to create a fast-paced ...

A
Rogue Spy

To say I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Rogue Spy is an understatement of immense proportions. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each of the books in Ms. Bourne’s Spymaster series, and given the revelations about Pax made in The Black Hawk I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting for his sto ...

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My Beautiful Enemy

When one reads a lot and in a specific genre, after a while, there is seems to be a sameness about books that makes one almost indistinguishable from another. So when I picked up Sherry Thomas’ My Beautiful Enemy, I immediately knew this book was out of the ordinary. Think Crouching Tiger, Hidden ...

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Off the Edge

Romantic suspense is one of the most "difficult to do well" sub genres in romance. If the romance works the suspense is often weak. If the suspense is fabulous, the romance is often unbelievable. But those of us who like romantic suspense got lucky in 2013. Carolyn Crane published two books in he ...

B+
Spy's Honor

Have you ever been scared to start a sequel? Sometimes the first book in a series just works so well, with all the pieces fitting together, that it’s hard to think of topping it - sometimes it seems hard to even match it! I recently read Assassin’s Gambit, the first of the Hearts and Thrones ser ...

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The Black Hawk (#17 on our Top 100 Romances list)

Once in a while, during every reader’s literary life, you encounter a book that reminds you why you are a reader. It renews your faith, if faith was lost; it rekindles your interest, if interest waned; and every word, every page, is a wonder. Adrian and Justine’s story is not only such a book an ...