“Galen strikes the perfect balance between dangerous intrigue and sexy romance.”
No man can outsmart him...
Lord Adrian Smythe may appear a perfectly boring gentleman, but he leads a thrilling life as one of England’s most preeminent spies, an identity so clandestine even his wife is unaware of it. But he isn’t the only one with secrets...
She’s been outsmarting him for years...
Now that the Napoleonic wars have come to an end, daring secret agent Lady Sophia Smythe can hardly bear the thought of returning home to her tedious husband. Until she discovers in the dark of night that he’s not who she thinks he is after all...
“FANTASTIC! Ms. Galen really knows how to wrench our hearts.”
“Galen sets a quick pace that enthralls the reader from the first page.”
—The Romance Studio
“Vividly intense and totally absorbing...Shana Galen brings her characters to life through the expertise of her writing.”
—A Romance Review
An unhappily married couple not Mr. and Mrs. Smith but Lord and Lady Smythe discover that they're both secretly secret agents in this enjoyably overblown Regency adventure. Sophia Galloway is the daughter of one of Britain's most legendary spies and a spy in her own right. Her husband, Adrian, is also a spy, trying desperately to make up for his father's traitorous misdeeds. When the Napoleonic War ends, both are left jobless. Each leaps at the chance to tackle a top-secret mission, but when they recognize each other at the midnight meeting, a heated game of intrigue and one-upmanship begins. The James Bond esque heroics alternate with a surprisingly sensitive take on a young couple trying to cope with infertility, arranged marriage, and years of secrecy. Galen makes it all work with plenty of action on the street and in the bedroom.
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a nice surprise
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but as the story unfolded I was rather pleased. Instead of relying on romance or unknown and unexpected characters it unfolds with drama and flair. The couple and their romance almost seemed a subplot to the mystery and suspence they deal with.
One of the best historical romances I've read in a while. With a plot, well developed characters and some hot love scenes you can't go wrong.
Move over Mr.&Mrs. Smith, make room for Lord & Lady Smythe
Who really is Sophia Galloway? Is she the super spy that goes by Agent Saint or the mousy, bespeckled, drab looking Lady Smythe? Who really is Adrian Galloway? Is he the Barbican group's greatest spy or the never at home, always on the go Lord Smythe? The answers to these questions can be found in Shana Galen's LORD AND LADY SPY.
Once again, Ms. Galen has captured me from the first chapter until the last with her captivating mix of intrigue, sexiness (if you don't consider doing the sexy against an open window then I don't know what is) and fast paced storytelling. She made me care for the hero and heroine, although at times I wanted to shake each of them and scream "fall in love already!", and loudly boo the villains trying to kill Adrian and Sophia. My adrenaline spiked, my heart raced, my shoulders shook with laughter and my eyes glinted with unshed tears for Sophia and Adrian's loss (I couldn't just fall apart in front of random strangers at Starbucks now, could I?). If this had been made into a movie, it would have gotten a rousing stand of ovation at the end. Well done, Ms. Galen.