In the dangerous and glittering world of Regency England, no one is safe until you know who to trust.
Baroness Sydney Rowland has spent a lifetime keeping secrets. Now that the husband she despised is dead, she’ll do anything to get her young son back and protect him however she can. And that includes risking her life when she’s coerced into working for a revolutionary group determined to overthrow the government.
Captain Nathaniel Reed has heard of Sydney’s involvement with Scepter. He’s determined to keep the secretive widow at arm’s length despite the attraction that burns between them. But when she turns to him for help, nothing will stop him from coming to her aid…
“Steamy and luscious. My favorite kind of historical!”—GRACE BURROWES, New York Times bestselling author, for Dukes Are Forever
“A touching and tempestuous romance, with all the ingredients Regency fans adore.”—GAELEN FOLEY, New York Times bestselling author, for Dukes Are Forever
“Action, suspense, seduction.”—Library Journal Starred Review for An Inconvenient Duke
Harrington unites a suspected traitor with a heroic soldier in her sparkling fifth Lords of the Armory Regency (after A Relentless Rake). The Home Office tasks Capt. Nate Reed, bastard brother to the Earl of St. James, with tailing widowed Lady Sydney Rowland because of her possible connection to an assassination plot against the prince regent and the prime minister by the sinister terrorist group Scepter. When Sydney tells Nate that Scepter is blackmailing her (though she does not divulge what they have on her), Nate realizes that she's a victim of the group, rather than a member, and his desire to protect her trumps his commitment to his assignment. As Nate battles with his conscience over giving in to his escalating attraction to Sydney and forgoing the self-imposed celibacy he's maintained since the death of his wife, he works to keep Sydney safe—a task made harder by her closely held secret. Harrington vividly portrays the emotional interactions between her protagonists, highlighting their attraction while propelling the plot forward with an alluring mystery. Readers won't want to put this one down. Agent: Sarah Younger, Nancy Yost Literary.
4 Stars! Loved the hero, Nate, in this book. The heroine, Sydney, not so much. She annoyed the heck out of me and wasn’t as strong of a main female character as I like. This is the 5th book in the ‘Lords of the Armory’ series and can be read as a standalone. Blackmailing, kidnapping, sneaky snakes, organized crime known as Scepter, danger, and falling in love all wrapped up with a great HEA ending. Anna Harrington is always an entertaining read in my opinion. She tells a story like no one else can.
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Spies and More Spies
Ms Harrington has written another wonderful story in this series as the finale ties up all the loose ends. We’ve got spies spying on spies, as they continue to find the leaders and finish the Scepter conspiracy. The well-written characters of Lady Sydney Rowland and Captain Nathaniel Reed start out as adversaries, but are masterfully developed into comrades, then lovers. How they come to work together is nicely written and neatly woven into the story as they each give up their mistrust of the other and learn to work together…both in bed and out of it. The suspense is nicely built, as we know something is about to happen each time, and yet there are twists and surprises along the way. A very well written book. I received a complimentary copy of this book. This is my freely given, honest review.