Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Virtual Tour - My Lady, My Spy (Secrets and Seduction, #4) by Sheridan Jeane

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My Lady, My Spy
Secrets and Seductions, #4
by Sheridan Jeane
Publication Date: June 21st 2016
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance

From The Book Junkie Reads . . . My Lady, My Spy (Secrets and Seduction, #4) . . .
A beautiful historical romance filled with thrilling suspense, intriguing adventure, misguided deceptions, undeniable passion, chemistry, and love all bundled with emotional titillation that would bring the reader to the brink.   This was my first read of the Secrets and Seductions series. I found what I desire in historical romance and more. I would suggest making this a topper on the historical romance spy influenced read in your coming future. 

Frederick and Josephine has another encounter. Whether it be chance or planned that was difficult to ascertain. For one it was and the other not so much. Frederick a man on a mission. A mission that he intended to complete no matter what. He was very good at what he does. There nothing that he could not accomplish. That was until Josephine. 

Josephine prided herself on one thing above all. Honesty. She demanded it from those around her. She could not abide by it. When she finds that the man she engaged in a very passionate relation was lying to her. That was the end of the line for her. She did all she could to get to the bottom of the truth. She turned in to an even bigger asset/detriment to Frederick than he could have dreamed of. 

The writing was beautiful. It flowed and provided a vivid picture. The characters were rich, charming, alluring, intriguing. Simply put I found them satisfying. The story and plot engaging and suspenseful. Excellent melding of historical romance, espionage, drama, and adventure. 

I admit to having a few moments of feeling in the dark but that was expected. This was a fourth book in a series. Fore warning to read book three were made. I just did not heed it. No matter the minor moment of confusion. I very much enjoyed this book. 
**This ARC was provided via IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review.**

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He’s a spy— Certain truths aren’t his to share… London, 1854 ~ Frederick Woolsy is Queen Victoria’s finest spy. His mission at the Russian Embassy’s annual ball is one of the most critical ones of his life, but his careful plans end in disaster. The book he was assigned to secure has been stolen and now England and Russia are on the brink of war. Even worse, the love of his life has caught him in another lie (he’s a spy, certain lies are expected). However, in this case, it might mean he’ll lose her forever. 

She’s a lady who demands honesty– above all else. . .  The nights Lady Josephine Harrington spent with Frederick in her bed were glorious… enough to tempt her to consider abandoning her independence as a wealthy widow to spend her life with him. Tonight, he canceled their plans to attend the Russian Embassy’s ball, saying he would be otherwise engaged. Now he’s shown up at the event with his brother. She’s not sure what he’s up to, but she’s going to find out…if she doesn’t eviscerate him first. 

Secrets and lies… He lives in a world of shadows. She values truth and integrity. If they want to find a future together, something has to change. Fast.
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In the dark room, the only light came from the open windows leading to the well-lighted patio. Fortunately, no other guests were outside at the moment. Even if they had been, it was unlikely they’d be able to see into the darkened morning room.
Frederick glanced down at Josephine in the dim light. She was being so biddable. So out of character.
As she stared at him expectantly, he suddenly realized how out of character he was behaving as well. He hadn’t even spoken a word to her.
Why had he brought her to this room? He wasn’t even certain what had driven him to do so, but when he’d found her, he’d known he needed to be alone with her.
He moved closer. She shifted her weight, flattening her skirts against the heavy desk at her back. She stopped, trapped between him and the leather-topped desk.
Frederick reached out his left hand and touched her waist in exactly the same spot where Lord Temple had touched her. He slowly glided his hand along the warmth of her ribcage.
Her breath caught and she let out a small gasp of surprise at his touch. But she didn’t pull away as she had with Lord Temple. Instead, she stared up at him, her mouth slightly open, her lower lip full and soft and... trembling?
The sight of that quavering movement pierced him as nothing else could. He leaned down, unable to resist the temptation of her lips. As their mouths touched, he nearly moaned with the pleasure of it. The warmth of her lips wrapped around him like a dream. His hand tightened at her waist, then he pulled her closer, crushing her body against his. Wanting, nay, craving what she’d freely given him only a week ago.
How had he stayed away from her for so long? How had he convinced himself he could live anything resembling a life without her?
Her hand slid up his chest. She pulled at the lapel of his jacket, then slipped her hand beneath it, flattening it to the spot where his heart thundered. The heat of her palm seared into his skin. Her hand clenched, grabbing hold of his shirt. But only for a moment— an instant later, she flattened it against his chest again.
And pushed.
Frederick stumbled back. Dazed.
She turned her back to him. The pale arch of her neck glowed reproachfully in the soft light. Vulnerable.

As she glanced over her shoulder at him, he saw the pain in her eyes. The confusion. “Frederick, what are you doing? What do you want from me? Is this all I am to you? A plaything?” Her fists clenched in the satin skirt of her gown, crushing the delicate fabric. “Am I nothing more to you than a toy you pull out on a whim and then toss aside again when you’re bored?”

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Author Info
Sheridan JeaneSheridan Jeane writes exciting and emotion-packed historical romances set in the Victorian Era that confront issues of trust and conformity. With the advent of the industrial age, life was changing. Many people tried to hold on to the old ways of life while others embraced the new opportunities open to them. Join Sheridan as she explores the clash between the old and the new. Sheridan has always loved books, history, and stories about amazing people who blaze new trails. Despite naming their daughter Sheridan because they thought it might someday look great on the cover of a book, Sheridan's parents urged her in a more practical direction for college. Sheridan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in English.

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