Thursday, September 12, 2013

Spies and Drama

Lord and Lady Spy (Lord and Lady Spy #1) by Shana Galen

Summary: Let the games begin...

No Man Can Outsmart Him...

Lord Adrian Smythe may appear a perfectly boring gentleman, but he leads a thrilling life as one of England's most preeminent spies, an identity so clandestine even his wife is unaware of it. But he isn't the only one with secrets...

She's Been Outsmarting Him For Years...

Now that the Napoleonic wars have come to an end, daring secret agent Lady Sophia Smythe can hardly bear the thought of returning home to her tedious husband. Until she discovers in the dark of night that he's not who she thinks he is after all.

Review: An entertaining although somewhat cheesy tale about two spies who don’t know about the other.

Adrian and Sophia do seem to both be very good spies and they didn’t know about the other so I guess it goes to show you that people don’t always look too closely at what’s right under their noses. As a fellow reviewer mentioned on Goodreads, this book could have been easily told without the spy part of the story. It could have been a story of two emotionally estranged people finally learning to love and trust one another. I feel that would have made for a better story as long as it was written well.

One aspect of the spy part is that Sophia was actually a competent spy and didn’t rely on her man to do all the work as is too often the case with women that are supposedly good swordswomen, but can’t save themselves (I see that a lot in medieval romances). Although Adrian is a bit jerky at first with his women can’t be spies, men can do things better, and I won’t let you put yourself in danger, he does finally accept that Sophia is competent. I did dislike the constant bickering between them though.


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to those that enjoy romance that has either: spies, he said she said, or a woman capable of being dangerous.

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