Part romance, part spy-mystery story, this book grabs your attention and hold on to the end. While some of the enemies of our hero and heroine seem a little one-dimensional, the main characters themselves are well-drawn and believable. The romantic tension between them works. The historical setting, too, is well done. One note of caution, though: the sex scenes include some mild S&M and although there were plot reasons for this, this book might not be best for younger readers.
King Henry's most valued spy, Hugh of Wexford, likes his wine, his women...and above all, his freedom. Scarred by a brutal upbringing, Hugh vowed long ago to make his own way in the world, unhindered by ties of any kind--especially those of love.
Oxford scholar Phillipa de Paris is learned, enlightened...and painfully innocent in the ways of the world-especially the lascivious intrigue that she encounters when Hugh recruits her for a critical expionage mission.
A Match Made in Heaven
To expose the schemes fo corrupt churchman Aldous Ewing and save England from yet another civil war, the rough-and-tumble warrior and the innocent intellectual embark on a dangerous ruse as bored husband and wife. As Phillipa tempts and teases the traitor, will she be able to convince Ewing to share his confidences? Or will Hugh and Phillips's lies be revealed and their lives endangered by the undeniable,irresistible force of passion flaring between them.