A SPY NEVER REALLY RETIRES…
Long ago, Marcus Gray, the Marquess of Haversham, left the Home Office with a blackened reputation and a determination to never look back. He skirted the edges of London society, caring for little other than himself, until he crossed paths with Caroline Staveley. When Marc discovers the recently widowed Caroline has returned to London and her late husband’s actions have placed her in danger, he is quickly lured into the once familiar game of cat and mouse he thought he’d escaped.
...NOT WHEN THE LADY HE LOVES IS IN DANGER
Caroline, Viscountess Staveley, is struggling to raise her children and find her place in the world now that her steady and reliable husband is gone. The last thing she needs is another complication, and that is exactly what the notorious skirt-chasing Haversham is—a complicated, unapologetic rake that tempts her like no one ever has. As she starts to unravel his secrets, however, she begins to wonder who he really is and exactly how many secrets he's keeping.
This is the first book that I've read by Ava Stone and it will not be my last.
I loved how she took two seasoned characters and wrote a witty compelling story of second chance love. Marcus "Marc" Gray, Marquess of Haversham, Earl of Kirkburn, Baron Saddleworth-Gray has loved Caroline Beckford Staveley from the day he first saw her and Caroline has hated Marc for many of those years, but there's a fine line between love and hate. Marc has kept his distance from Caroline for fear she will be put in hearts way if people knew how much he loved her. When Caroline and her daughters are in danger there is nothing that will keep him from protecting them. The chances of him walking away from Caroline in the end is getting increasingly more difficult.
The love between these to characters shined brightly through out thismbook. They were so compatible in every way that it hurt my heart that they they were apart for so long. Marc denied himself so many of life's joys to protect the ones he loved. Being with Caroline showed him what he'd been missing and gave him the strength to want to live life to the fullest just before its almost all taken away.
This is by far the best series I’ve read to date. I waited so long for this book and was not disappointed! I suggest starting from the beginning of the series, so you can get to know these two characters. It’s still a witty and great love story by itself too. I’ve read most of the books in this series at least twice, they’re that good! Happy reading 😃
WOW! And Thank You!
I read this through twice in a matter of days. As an Ava Stone fan, I have been waiting for this story, and expected it to be great, but this exceeded expectations vastly! Well done!