Lady Céline Wexham seems the model British subject. French by birth but enjoying life in 1813 as a widowed English countess, she is in the unique position of being able to help those in need--or to spy for the notorious Napoleon Bonaparte.
When Rees Phillips of the British Foreign Office is sent to pose as the countess's butler and discover where her true loyalties lie, he is confident he will uncover the truth. But the longer he is in her fashionable townhouse in London's West End, the more his staunch loyalty to the Crown begins to waver as he falls under Lady Wexham's spell.
Will he find the proof he needs? And if she is a spy after all, what then will he do?
With sharp wit, fast-paced dialogue, and infectious intrigue, Ruth Axtell deftly creates a world where black and white burst into a confusion of colors--and no one is who they seem.
MY REVIEW-What an enjoyable story!! Ruth Axtell is known for her smaller books but she can write just as engaging a book when it is full length. The whole espionage spy parts were really funny and the characters were quite appealing. There were times I wasn't sure they would even get together, as much as they liked each other.
I have to admit, there were a couple times were the storyline just kind of fell flat. Parts of things being repeated, etc. But these are few and far between and the rest of the plot was too intriguing for me to stop. And the opening scene is quite funny:) Rees is spying in the bedroom and ends up spending half the night in a wardrobe. Don't ask, just pick up your own copy and find out!! I also liked how the secondary characters added to the story. They were almost just as fun as the main hero and heroine. Great regency romance that I really enjoyed.
Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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