I’m taking part in a joint tour today for Entangled’s Scandalous historical romance line–read all about Robyn DeHart’s latest release below, and the find out about Amber Lin’s here.
Book Title: For Her Spy Only
Author: Robyn DeHart
Release Date: 7/21/14
Genre: Historical Romance
He’ll never forget her–but can he ever forgive her?
When Winifred is rescued from her snow-stranded carriage by the notorious and reclusive Alistair, Marquess of Coventry, she is instantly drawn to him. Jilted by her betrothed and socially ruined by untrue rumors, Winifred is tired of paying for crimes she didn’t commit and decides to play the seductress London society claims she is. Thinking a night of passion shouldn’t leave any lasting effects, she instead finds her heart marked forever.
Six years later, Alistair is working for the Regent as a spy. A search for Napoleon’s English supporters leads him to the beguiling Winifred, recently widowed with a young son. He hasn’t forgotten how the unconventional beauty warmed his bed, and the heat between them rekindles immediately. The spymaster is determined to uncover all of plucky Winifred’s secrets. Especially the one regarding her son…
This is a very quick read–I read it on a Saturday morning before even getting out of bed, (What can I say? It’s summer!) and it made for a very nice start to my day.
Both Winifred and Alistair are, in their own ways, different from the norm. Winifred was left at the altar by a man who then proceeded to trash her reputation in society. After a late night rescue during a snow storm, she decided to earn her reputation at least for a night (or until the storm ended, whichever–she was willing to make that sacrifice). Little did she realize that her impulsive act would have lasting consequences… (Yep! Secret baby troupe!)
Alistair reminded me a bit of the hero of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley. From his description, I’m pretty sure he has High Functioning Autism, which doesn’t really bother him at all but has definitely colored how he is viewed and treated by others. As such, he is dead set against the possibility of passing it on to a child. Ever.
Oh, Alistair…the best of intentions, and birth control…sometimes they’re just not enough…
Winifred is a fantastic character–very sweet and loving, and totally accepting of the oddities of both her son and his father. All she has to do is convince Alistair that they’re meant to be a family, and her life will be complete…
A thoroughly enjoyable little book. Sure, it could have been longer, but if you’re looking for a quick, sweet historical romance read, this just might fit the bill. It’s the second in a series, but works fine as a stand alone.
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
National Bestselling author Robyn DeHart’s novels have appeared in the top bestselling romance and historical romance lists. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Her historical romantic adventure series, The Legend Hunters, were not only bestsellers, but also award-winners, snagging a Reader’s Crown and a Reviewer’s Choice award. She had three releases in 2013 and 2014 will see four more, all set in the popular historical romance Regency and Victorian eras. Known for her “strong dialogue and characters that leap off the page” (RT Bookclub) and her “sizzling romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been featured in USA Today and the Chicago Tribune. A popular writing instructor, she has given speeches at writing conferences in Los Angeles, DC, New York, Dallas, Nashville and Toronto, among many others. When not writing, you can find Robyn hanging out with her family, husband (The Professor) a university professor of Political Science and their two ridiculously beautiful and smart daughters, Busybee and Babybee as well as two spoiled-rotten cats. They live in the hill country of Texas where it’s hot eight months of the year, but those big blue skies make it worth it. Sign up for Robyn’s newsletter www.robyndehart.com/newsletter/
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