In Bed With a Spy by Alyssa Alexander – Review & Giveaway
Revenge has never been so seductive.
When her husband is killed at Waterloo, Lilias Fairchild takes up his cavalry sword and boldly storms the front, earning herself the nickname Angel of Vengeance. But there is another angel on the battlefield who is just as single-minded, and just as ruthless…
Alistair Whitmore, the Marquess of Angelford, is a British spy. Code name: Angel. Still haunted by a first love felled by assassins, his mission draws him to Waterloo, where he is captivated by a beautiful and mysterious woman fighting amongst the men—a woman who becomes his most intoxicating memory of war.
Passion has never been so dangerous.
Two years later, Lilias and Angelford lock eyes in a crowded ballroom and the memory returns in an exhilarating rush. The history they share, and hide from the world, is as impossible to ignore as the heat of their attraction. But it’s that very connection that spells doom for their scandalous affair. When someone from the shadows of their past proves a dire threat to their lives, passion might not be enough to save them
In Bed with a Spy by Alyssa Alexander is the 2nd book in her Spy in the Ton series. This is my first book by Alyssa Alexander, and after finishing In Bed With a Spy, it will not be my last. I do enjoy some Historical/Regency Romance, but it is not my go to, as I usually prefer Contemporary Romance. When I started this book, it caught my interest immediately when the soldier in the midst of a war battle was mesmerized by the beautiful lady on horseback wielding a sword to fight off the enemy…it is here we meet the Angel of Vengeance.
Two years later, after the battle at Waterloo is over, Alistair Whitmore (Angel), the Marquess of Angelford, who is our hero, attends a ball. Angel is known as a rake and a womanizer, but what most people do not know, he is a British Spy. At the ball, he spots a beautiful blond haired young lady, who had all men surrounding her. When she turns around, he recognizes her as the woman of his dreams for the last two years, the one known as the Angel of Vengeance. Lilias Fairchild is our heroine, who is a widow, with all the available men fawning over her. The moment she too spots Angelford, she recognizes the soldier who stared at her during the battle. Immediately, they both feel the attraction, with the chemistry between them igniting.
There were two major parts of this wonderful story, which I finished in one day. The slow build romance between Alaistair (Angel) and Lilias was so beautifully done, with each having relationships from the past that holds them back from totally trusting each other. But as they become involved in a suspense intrigue, their chemistry is off the wall, as they act on their feelings, thinking it’s just a fling. They were so passionate & great together, as well as being fun spies.
The second part was the ongoing suspenseful investigation to find the killers behind the assassinations by the group called the Adders. This was such a great mystery, with a lot of excitement and danger. Lilias, much to Angel’s dismay becomes involved in the investigation, since she finds out her dead husband was involved. They did make a great team, and there was so much action, we held our breaths at times if they would survive.
I could not put the book down, since I was impatient to find out so many questions that I needed answers to: Who was the mastermind of the Adders? Would Lilias allow herself to fall in love with Angel? Will Angel get past his horrifying memory of a past love, and open himself to Lilias? Will they survive their investigation?
The last 1/3 of the book was so exciting and heart-stopping. There were a number of twists, and betrayals that added to the suspense. Alyssa Alexander has given us a wonderful intimate and suspenseful story, with a fabulous couple. Bravo! I totally recommend you read this book.
Reviewed by Barb
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