Too Hot For A Spy
by Pearl Wolf
Ms. Wolf's regency spy romance has worthy ingredients for a wonderful read. Although there are
inconsistencies in the work, the repartee, the humor and the almost constant cat and mouse fighting
between the hero and heroine make the plot move right along. The author has left herself wide open
for several books with the secondary cast of peers and family. I would love to see what she might
have planned for the future.
Lady Oliva, daughter of The Sixth Duke of Heatham, does not want the ordinary life of marriage
and children. She wants to be a spy for England—something that is unheard of—but her
determination to win out against odds brings her together with Sir Sebastian Brooks, the head
Spymaster at Wilson Academy. Already up in arms at having to leave most of her clothes behind when
she is accepted and then summoned to the academy, she is stunned to find the Spymaster is the same
man who made love to her in London. Before she can lambaste him for showing her the delights of
passion, he sticks a schedule in front of her face and calls her by her surname—Fairchild.
For better or worse, she is now in training as a spy.
Sebastian is appalled when he is ordered by the Home Secretary to take on a woman as a recruit.
His refusal is met with do it or lose his job. Former war hero that he is, Sebastian does not want
to be fired so he decides to do everything he can to comply with orders but at the same time make
the woman recruit cry off. When he first sets eyes on Fairchild, he is astonished to realize that
the spitfire before him is the same woman whose sweetness he’d tasted in London. When, despite
all reasoning, she excels at her tasks, he cannot help but be proud of the beautiful Livy.
That is, until her stubbornness ends up with his being wounded and her life in danger. His
knowledge that he must have this woman in his life for always tempts a marriage proposal, which
she accepts and then withdraws when she fears his betrayal.
March 1, 2009|
Paperback from Advance Review Copy|
Historical Romance / 1816 London|
More at Amazon.com|
NOTE: Explicit Sexual Content|
Faith V. Smith|
NOTE: Reviewer Faith V Smith's
Regency time travel romance, titled Beware What You Wish, came out in late 2008, and her
new vampire romance, titled Kensington's Soul, was released February 2009.