Great book with some real history thrown in. Both the lead characters aren't who they seem to outsiders and initially they also fool each other (they're both acting as Loyalist spying for the Patriots as the Revolutionary War starts to ferment).
Dear Ms. Sparks,
I am so glad you started writing your "Love at Stake" vampire romance novels because this one was not very good. Very little spying, half-hearted romance, and the plot was written much better in "The Scarlet Pimpernel." Quin is an un-convincing fop, and really just too down on himself the whole book. Virginia has some interesting backstory, but not enough to make her a strong character. Plus, I hated how everyone was always rushing off places, or stumbling into the parlor unannounced.
Thank you for all the awesome vampires - you have really clever plots, characters that are neat to learn about, strong women, and really cool views on vampirism in general. Please don't write a historical romance again.
The Forbidden Lady by Kerrelyn Sparks
Quincy Stanton is a Captain of a ship but dire times for the Colonists call him into the world of spying. Acting as a Loyalist he uses his time at their parties to find information on what the British are up to. Quincy knows the dangers he faces and the consequences if he is caught what he didnt expect was trying to play his part when a beautiful woman enters into the picture.
Virginia Munro and her sister Caroline were spending time in Boston getting to know their Aunt Mary. She had been married to a cruel man who was a strong Loyalist. Now that he was dead Mary Dover was doing what she could for the other side. And what could be better for spying on the British then attending parties at the Loyalists homes and her young nieces hobnobbing with the British soldiers? Virginia however was mostly interested in spying on the confusing Quincy Stanton, something just didnt add up and she was going to find out what.
This book originally came out as For Love or Country, Kerrelyns first book before her Love At Stakes series. A book where the only nibbling of necks were with kisses not fangs. The Forbidden lady has a unique blend of history, suspense, action and romance. Not knowing who could be trusted or who the enemy was during these pre-war times. As with all of her other books I found that I couldnt put it down until the last word was read.
**Book received through Edelweiss for review