Author: Rebecca Connolly
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: July 28, 2020
Publisher: Phase Publishing
From the Hand of Sketch…
Henrietta “Hal” Mortimer has been working with England’s operatives and spies for years, her remarkable memory and artistic talents invaluable to many missions. The last thing she expects is to be pulled into a field mission herself, and to be partnered with the most insufferable asset she has ever met. Worse than that, she has to marry the man.
And the mind of Sphinx…
There are very few people who rattle John Pratt, gifted code-breaker for the Crown, but Hal Mortimer was one of them. Marrying her in order to go into the field for their mission in Paris would be torture, but they had no choice. Will their mutual spite doom their mission before it starts or can they set it aside and work together for the safety and security of their country?
The book prior to this in the series had more violence than I enjoy so I was worried about what would be coming in this one. I needn’t have worried. There was no violence at all in this one. Even only a very brief period of possible danger. Probably because the main characters aren’t actually spies but assets that the spies generally use on their cases.
I liked the main characters. I hope they might show up again in upcoming books. I liked their banter and how they fell in love during their marriage of convenience. But I kind of kept waiting for something big to happen. Yes, they fulfill their assignment but their success happens in a room with just the two of them and on paper. Not a lot of action. It seems that Trace’s book and this one are extreme opposites. Trace’s was very intense and this one was pretty mild. I kind of prefer them somewhere in between I think. Definitely enjoyed the romance aspect more than the intrigue of this book.
This book sets up a new series, Agents of the Convent, so I suspect that it will get more exciting again. I am curious to start that new series.
Language: some, mild
*I received a complimentary ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.