I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.My Lord the Spy by Audrey Harrison
Length: 6 hours and 14 minutes
Series: The Spy Series # 1
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Author Pages: 292
Narrator: Melanie Fraser
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England is under threat from Napoleon, but it doesn’t affect those in high society, or does it?
Charles Baker, the young Baron Glazebrook has happily fallen under the spell of a man of dubious character. He is rampaging over London, enjoying everything that a young man with a fortune could wish for.
Clara Baker is compelled to try and protect her brother, no matter what the cost is to herself or her reputation. She made a promise to her dying mother and nothing is going to divert her from her mission.
Edmund Ainscough, Earl of Chertsey is a man with a reputation. His welcome in the seedier side of society makes him the perfect target for those in authority who want to know who is loyal to the King.
Three people thrown together find their worlds, values and feelings can all be changed in an instant. All will face their deepest fears in this novel of love and betrayal.
Here is what I thought
Clara is worried about her brother Charles because he has been hanging around with a man she thinks is up to no good. She followed Charles to a place of ill repute that was having a masquerade party. There she meets Edmund who was curious about her and when she confided in him about wanting to rescue her brother he tells her he will make sure he gets home okay.
Edmund works as a spy for the King and because he is an Earl he can spy on those of his own sect to see what is going on. He is after Joshua the man that Charles is hanging out with and so it just makes sense to get to know Clara in hopes of seeing what is going on with her brother and Joshua. He just didn’t plan on falling for Clara.
My Lord the Spy was a sweet romance and I really like the characters. Clara was spunky and didn’t care about her reputation, she was more worried about her brothers. She had promised her mother to look after him and didn’t seem to care what she had to do.
I must say I am not a huge fan of the cover as it just looks like a stuffy aristocratic picture and Edmund seem much more fun than that. 🙂
Recommend if you like
Clean historical romances as there is not much heat.
This was my first time listening to Melanie Fraser and I thought she did a pretty good job with this novel. Easy to listen too.
Audio rating: 4
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