“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.
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.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
A good read without too much gratuitous sex. It's nice to see a strong female play against an equally strong male. The book is engaging and worth the read. Despite the desire to compare it to something like Mr. & Mrs. Smith, it's not. The premise of the story is good minus the fact that supposedly two legendary agents are competing for a spot with the Barbican group. Not sure why this bothers me as much as it does. However, that just doesn't seem plausible.
Lord and lady spy
Loved it. Have read it three times