Wednesday, December 18, 2013
My thanks to Lynn A Reynolds for this lovely review of Taming a Gentleman Spy
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
John Haldane is the Earl of Strathairn and he’s being shot at. Lady Sibella Winborne is a good friend of his. Maggi has caught my attention right away. Why is Strathairn being shot at? Will Sibella stay safe? And what’s up with Lord Coombe? You have to keep reading to find out what he’s up to – what’s his agenda?
In the second chapter, our author has Strathairn reading some poetry. It always makes me wonder if the author loves poetry or how they go about finding just the right quote. And Maggi is so descriptive with her scenes that she makes me feel as if I were there. But I’m also glad that I live in this century. I don’t think that I would like being prodded toward marriage to a gentleman that I didn’t love.
Maggi doesn’t make this book a straight forward historical romance either. She gives her readers some suspense and adventure to keep their attention. I’m always in awe of those authors that can write in the historical genre. While weaving their story, they also have to be historically accurate. But they also don’t want the reader to get lost in the history because they may lose interest in the real story. And this author will keep her readers in suspense almost to the very end.
She gives the reader the perfect HEA ending that will have them smiling. And it’s all done with no sex until the end. Which is perfect because I enjoyed the book without its pages being filled with sex. It would take away from the adventure of finding out what our spy is up to and will Lady Sibella find her heart match. This is the second book that I have read by this author and I can’t wait to read more.