Friday, May 11, 2018

Book Review: To Love a Spy by Laura Beers

To Love a Spy, by Laura Beers
2018, 300p, Regency Suspense/Romance
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the author, which did not affect my review in any way

Freed from the clutches of her cruel, traitorous mother and impostor husband, Lady Camden wants to rebuild her fractured life. But the years of terror and pain she endured at their hands continue to grip her heart in an iron vice. Refusing to stray from the refuge of her country estate, Kate tentatively agrees to an unusual alliance with the new Lord Camden, being mindful to keep her trust, and her heart, firmly safeguarded.

Adrien, the Earl of Camden, had lost everything he held dear while working undercover in France as an agent of the Crown, known only as Hawk. Now an earl, he wants only to repair his tattered, lonely life. His efforts are interrupted, however, when he is called to accept another assignment: Stop French spies from passing a bill in Parliament that will eliminate British aid in the war against Napoleon.

When Kate's past pulls her into a web of treachery and deceit, a life she is wholly unprepared for, Adrien must use any means necessary to stop the French spies from succeeding in their evil designs and keep her safe. When the truth is finally revealed, will Lady Camden be strong enough to seize her own future and happiness, or will her heart be too shattered to ever love a spy?

This is the third book in the series. You can learn more about the first book, Saving Shadow, and read my review here. You can learn more about the second book, A Peculiar Courtship, and read my review here.

This was definitely my favorite book in the series! I thought things wrapped up pretty well after the second book so I wasn't sure what was left except for Kate's happy ending. Well, I was wrong. There were still villains to be discovered, betrayals, complications, romance, and plenty of twists and turns. Eliza and Benedict played a major role in this book while Jonathon and Hannah pretty much disappeared. (I don't have an issue with this since I love Eliza and Benedict, but just found it interesting.)

I loved Adrien and Kate! Kate had a hard time trusting Adrien because she was treated horribly in her marriage. He was patient and kind and worked hard to show her he was trustworthy. They had a lot to work through and a rash decision complicated their situation further. I loved the interactions between Benedict and Adrien--the men didn't take it easy on each other.

Once I picked this book up, it was hard to put down. I like that it's set in the Regency era but is different since it deals with spies. There are a few instances of torture--nothing too graphic but those scenes made me cringe a little bit. I would classify this in the Regency suspense/romance/spy category, so if the sound of that kind of book interests you, this is a series you will want to read!

Laura Beers spent most of her childhood with a nose stuck in a book, dreaming of becoming an author. She attended Brigham Young University, eventually earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.

Many years later, and with loving encouragement from her family, Laura decided to start writing again. Besides being a full-time homemaker to her three kids, she loves waterskiing, hiking, and drinking Dr. Pepper. Currently, Laura Beers resides in South Carolina.


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