Review: My Lady, My Spy by Sheridan Jeane
An instant later, Frederick stiffened as Lord Temple casually placed his hand on Josephine’s lower back and leaned closer to her cheek. It rankled. The man appeared to be murmuring something in her ear. It took all Frederick’s self-control not to storm over there and drag her away. He forced himself to wait to see how she’d react. She quickly had Lord Temple back under control. It was quite clever of her. She tossed back her head to laugh, shifting away from him so his hand slipped from her waist. Poor Temple seemed transfixed by the arch of her throat. She glanced over her shoulder and caught Frederick staring at them. A slow, knowing smile spread over her lips before she turned back to face Lord Temple.
Can a spy really let go of his ways, let go of his secrets and lies…to become something that someone else needs? Jeane’s historical romance really goes the distance with the importance of trust within a relationship. This tale is of a woman who falls in love with a man, but cannot commit to him because of his lies, his secrets and his unavoidable deceit. My Lady, My Spy holds depth, passion, emotional prevalence and let’s not forget the history. Jeane provides a riveting and fascinating story that will captivate readers who enjoy this genre.
Frederick Woolsy was not being honest when he went after Josephine, the most beautiful woman that he has set his sights on yet. If he would have known that this woman could take his heart and run with it, he would not have gotten himself involved in her affairs to begin with. As Queen Victoria’s finest spy in all of London, his weakness was her and that became quite clear after a failed mission at the Russian Embassy’s annual ball. Frederick’s important mission to recover a stolen register, one which could put a stop to the impending war between Russia and England, became a disaster when a fire is set ablaze…ending with him being severely injured and without the register. Once Josephine gets involved, he is absolutely helpless and at her mercy. The only thing is that he needs to make a decision if he wants to keep her—she knows that he is a spy and she also knows that he is a born liar who cannot find honesty even within himself. Can he learn to give up his secrets and trust her with his truths or will he let her walk out of his life forever?
Jeane almost has a poetic vibe to her words and the rhythm with which she carries the story. It is clear that she has a profound knowledge of history and a lot of research went into her story. This author does a great job with character development and originality, but there are certain aspects about the characters that could have been strengthened. The pace is very fluid and quick, but not so quick as to hinder understanding or perception. This is the fourth installment in the Secrets and Seduction series. It is able to be read as a standalone, but it may be easier to understand if the series is read in order beginning with the first installment. If you are a reader of historical romance, this may be an exciting read for you.
A free copy was exchanged for an honest review of this fictional piece.