“Evocative writing, a delightful Scottish setting, and fully realized characters made this a joy to read. This spy hero and writer heroine touched my heart.”
—New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries
From rising star Susanna Craig comes a fresh new series filled with high-stakes intrigue and thrilling historical romance that is perfect for readers looking for a fun new twist on their favorite love stories…
“Marvelous…Craig delights with a fast-paced, intrigue-filled plot and expertly developed characters. Regency fans will eagerly anticipate future installments.”
—Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
Will scandalous secrets stand in the way of a second chance at love?
Miss Jane Quayle excels at invention. How else could the sheltered daughter of an English gentleman create lurid gothic novels so infamous someone wants their author silenced forever? Fortunately, Jane has taken steps to protect herself, first by assuming a pen name, and second, by taking up residence at remote Dunnock Castle, surrounded by rugged scenery that might have been ripped from the pages of one of her books. Her true identity remains a secret, until one dark and stormy night . . .
After years of spying for the British army, Thomas Sutherland doubts the Highlands will ever feel like home again. Nevertheless, thanks to a quirk of Scottish inheritance law, he’s now the Earl of Magnus, complete with a crumbling castle currently inhabited by a notorious novelist. When the writer turns out to be the woman Thomas once wooed, suspicions rise even as mutual sparks reignite. As danger closes in, can Jane and Thomas overcome their pasts to forge a future together?
Praise for Susanna Craig:
“Will leave you breathless, and eagerly wanting more.”
—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston
“Susanna Craig kicks off her Love and Let Spy series with a story that has it all—captivating characters, sensual romance that scorches the page, and intrigue that kept me up reading all night. Historical romance readers will find plenty to love in Who's That Earl.”
—USA Today bestselling author Christy Carlyle
“Susanna Craig creates a delightful story full of wit and intrigue.”
—USA Today bestselling author Ella Quinn
"With Who's That Earl, Susanna Craig is off to a great start in her new Love and Let Spy series. The settings and characters come alive, the romance is full of spark, and the prose is as smooth as the best Scotch whisky."
—Sherry Thomas, author of the Lady Sherlock series
“With gorgeous, contemplative phrasing, absorbing characters and a clever and unpredictable story line, The Duke’s Suspicion is a remarkable must-read.”
—Kathy Altman, USA Today
The marvelous first Love and Let Spy Regency romance from Craig (The Lady's Deception) offers an author and a former soldier a second chance at love in the midst of a gripping mystery. Lt. Thomas Sutherland, a spy for the Crown, reluctantly travels to Scotland to claim his inheritance as the Earl of Magnus. The previous earl leased out Dunnock Castle to Gothic novelist Robin Ratliff and Thomas must decide whether to renew the lease. He's surprised to discover that Ratliff's secretary, Jane Quayle, is the woman he loved and lost seven years ago. Thomas does not reveal that he's the earl to Jane, to keep her from fearing he will turn her from her home. After discovering threatening letters addressed to Ratliff, Thomas instead claims his purpose in coming to Dunnock is to investigate the threats and discover their author. Jane and Thomas grow close through the investigation, and Jane reveals that Robin Ratliff is a pen name she uses to disguise her gender. In return, Thomas divulges his identity as the Earl of Magnus. Secrets revealed, Jane and Thomas give in to their mutual attraction, but Jane fears losing her independence if their passionate moments evolve into a more permanent relationship. Craig delights with a fast-paced, intrigue-filled plot and expertly developed characters. Regency fans will eagerly anticipate future installments.
I enjoyed this book even with its slow start. I almost put it down so I’m glad I decided to continue reading.
Second chance romance is one of my favorite troupes.
With seven years apart and both lives filled with secrets Jane and Thomas had many walls to crumble before trust could form. If they can get passed their lies and survive the threat that awaits. They just might have a future ahead of them.
A fun romp through the highlands. Castles, mystery, romance, spies and noms de plume galore. A nice read to relax with and enjoy.
What an excellent story. I loved the strong characters and how they treated others around them. Couldn’t put it down!