Sebastian's Lady Spy
Book 5, Secrets & Seduction
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Seduction abounds in USA Today bestselling author Sharon Cullen’s steamy historical romance! For the Crown’s top agents, love is a hazard best avoided—until an unforgettable affair exposes their undercover hearts.
Sebastian Addison has a powerful secret. To society he is the Earl of Claybrook, the patriarch who raised his siblings after the death of their parents. But to the king, Sebastian is Britain’s top spy—a position that has taken an emotional toll on him. Contessa Gabrielle Marciano has also been living a lie, her title a cover devised by the Office of Intelligence. The femme fatale was plucked from a life of crime and prostitution and trained to restrain her passionate nature. Until she meets the earl.
For three deeply sensual days and nights, Sebastian and Gabrielle drop their masks, indulging in pleasures that seem too good to be true. Then the lovers go their separate ways. Seven months later they reunite when inside sources report that an English aristocrat has been aiding France in a plot to topple the Crown. Their objective: to find the turncoat. Their greatest challenge: to keep their wild, wounded hearts from derailing a mission of life and death.
Look for all of Sharon Cullen’s delightful historical romances:
The All the Queen’s Spies series: WED TO A SPY | BOUND TO A SPY
The Secrets & Seduction series: THE NOTORIOUS LADY ANNE | LOVING THE EARL | PLEASING THE PIRATE | HIS SAVING GRACE | SEBASTIAN’S LADY SPY | THE RELUCTANT DUCHESS
The Highland Pride series: SUTHERLAND’S SECRET | MACLEAN’S PASSION | CAMPBELL’S REDEMPTION
Praise for Sebastian’s Lady Spy
“I love Sebastian’s Lady Spy by Sharon Cullen. This Regency romance has it all—danger, blackmail, passion, love, and characters that draw you in and leave you wanting more.”—Fresh Fiction
“Sharon Cullen will sweep you away! A sexy, spine-tingling ride, Sebastian’s Lady Spy is the perfect blend of historical romance and suspense.”—Jess Michaels, author of The Scoundrel’s Lover
“Sebastian’s Lady Spy is a lively, action-packed novel filled with intelligent characters, witty repartee, and a passionate romance. I devoured this book and was left breathless, wanting more, more, more!”—Shana Galen, author of Earls Just Want to Have Fun
“Sharon Cullen spins a fast-paced tale full of sizzling attraction and high stakes that will keep the reader turning pages.”—Ashlyn Macnamara, author of What a Lady Requires
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
I really do enjoy Sharon Cullen’s ability to tell a story
I’ve read all but the first in this series, and I really do enjoy Sharon Cullen’s ability to tell a story that is connected by some common threads, but each book stands alone nicely.
In this book, Sebastian, Earl of Claybrook is one of the King’s top agents. He’s carefully maintained his façade for society: they know him as the young man who did his duty, and provided for his siblings after his father’s death.
Contessa Gabrielle Marciano is also an agent for the King, with a façade created for her when she was removed from a rough life on the streets surviving by her wits, thievery and prostitution.
When they put aside their responsibilities and grab a few moments to be themselves, wholly immersed in their passion, their connection is electric, if wholly based in lust and fantasy. At the end of the affair, they part to concentrate on their own respective assignments. But when a threat arises, Sebastian and Gabrielle must work together to capture the miscreant while ignoring their past.
I loved Gabrielle! She was bold, intelligent, completely determined and utterly honest about what she wanted. Surprising as a spy has to be both duplicitous and a bit restrained, her ability to make Sebastian aware of the connection between them while not losing the plot was clever. On the other hand, while I understood Sebastian’s unwillingness to enter into a relationship with someone he really hadn’t bothered to develop a true connection with, he was often a stereotype of the titled man: heedless of other’s feelings because his were all that mattered. Still, there was an admiration of Gabrielle’s brains when he thought of her as a co-worker, and when he did make a few efforts to know her better and expand on their relationship, even though I didn’t believe it as much as I have in other installments of this series.
With plenty of action, twists, turns and secrets, the plot moves along quickly with plenty of surprise moments for readers to enjoy.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Awesome Series leaves you wanting more!
Yes! Yes! And more Yes! This series never fails to live up to expectations. I honestly didn't think I could love this series any more than I already did but once again I'm elated! The historical aspects, thoughts, dress of the period are depicted with exceptional quality. I find that I pay a lot of attention to those details, that can make or break an historical for me. Sharon Cullen does her research and does it well, I have loved every single installment and cannot wait to see what is coming next.
This is book 4 in the Secret's & Seduction series.
Sebastian Addison, the Earl of Claybrook, has spent months trying to forget the woman that he spent three passion filled day and nights with knowing that they can never have more. But suddenly she is back in his life and Sebastian wants nothing to do with her. How can he find the traitor, when all he can think of is his partner?
Gabrielle has never forgotten the time spent with Sebastian, but unlike him she wants to finish the task given to them. She knows that together they can do a better job than working alone. But their biggest challenge might not be the enemy they are after, but the feelings they have for each other.
I was so happy that Cullen continued with her Secrets and Seduction series as it is one of my all time favorites! There is nothing better than a dashing hero and an unconventional heroine with some bad guys thrown in. The perfect combination!
It's not often that you get to read a story in which both the H/H are spies. Normally it's just the hero and the heroine at some point needs to be saved. I loved that Cullen put a very strong woman into this story, one that could take care of herself in any situation. As much as Sebastian wanted to take care of Gabrielle, she wanted to prove that she could handle herself and any situation that she was put into.
My fingers are crossed that Cullen continues with this series as I'd hate for it to end!!
Thanks go out to Random House via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Mar 31, 2015
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 167 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 5, Secrets & Seduction