Can the mind forget what the eyes have seen?
L’araignee, the Spider, is England’s most notorious spy–and Lady Rebecca Wentworth’s alter ego. After her partner in espionage is killed in the line of duty, Rebecca returns to London, only to discover a traitor has compromised the war effort from the highest levels of the vaunted Counterintelligence Corps. To lure the villain into the open, Rebecca embarks on a new mission, acting as prey for a dangerous enemy. But it is the handsome former Navy captain tasked with her safety that presents the greatest threat, when she falls in love.
When Nautionnier Knight Dirk Randolph is sent to evacuate spies from the Continent, he is shocked to discover a beautiful noblewoman in service to the Crown. A no-nonsense man accustomed to a ruthlessly ordered life, his world is upended when he is paired with the intriguing operative and must act the part of smitten suitor. While he protects L’araignee, he does not guard his heart. But can he accept that his ladylove and the spy exist as two sides of the same coin?
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This is apparently a series but when I read it you can read it as a standalone. At the beginning of the story I was a little confused but when I went to go and re-read it you will understand it is a little back story on the character Dirk Randolph to portray why he is a true gentleman (not normal around that time), because they are usually considered having rakish behavior. My Lady, My spy is one of those novels that will keep you entertained, laughing at times, and is one of those romances that is sweet with full of life. The book is mainly around Rebecca, a female heroine who will make you root for her because of her cleverness as a spy and a lady. I loved Rebecca, because she is strong minded, defend herself, and is unwilling to completely bend for the sake of a man. Dirk, means good but in a way he is controlling in a protective way mostly because he looks at himself as someone who needs to watch out for others. And yes there is danger but hey you have a women spy that is here to save the day! This was very different than what I usually read because the guy is usually saving the women, I did enjoy that the author switched the roles. Overall I enjoyed how the author took what normally you would read in historical romances and added her own touch to bring a different touch to the genre. The plot is well written and flows easily and I loved how she wrote this. Her characters are full of life. If all the others in the series are like this, I would say they are worth reading.
Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller. A Texan, through and through, Barbara hasn’t been without a book in her possession since she was in kindergarten. She wrote her first short story, a really cheesy murder-mystery, in high school, but it was a Christmas gift, a lovely little diary with a bronze lock, given to her in the fifth grade that truly inspired her love for writing.
After completing part of her undergraduate studies at the University of London, Barbara returned home and began a career in banking. But the late 80’s weren’t too promising for the financial industry, and every bank that hired Barbara soon folded. So she searched for a stable occupation, and the local police department offered the answer to her prayers.
Initially, Barbara wasn’t too sure about her new chosen career in law enforcement, but she soon came to love being a police officer. However, on an uncharacteristically cold and icy day in December 1998, Barbara was struck by a car and pinned against a guardrail while working an accident on a major highway. Permanently disabled, she retired from the police department and devoted her time and energy to physical therapy.
Once Barbara got back on her feet, she focused on a new career in academia. She earned an MA in English, continued on a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric, started writing historical fiction in her spare time, and completed five full-length novels featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast. Book six is currently in the works
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