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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 hed 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.

The Book

Zebra Books
March 1, 2009
Paperback from Advance Review Copy
Historical Romance / 1816 London
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NOTE: Explicit Sexual Content

The Reviewer

Faith V. Smith
Reviewed 2009
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.
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