The spy who sought refuge...
When injured spy Sir Roger Danby comes asking for shelter at her inn, Lucy Carew is wary. He may be strikingly handsome, but the disgraced single mother has learned the hard way with men like him. Against her better judgment, she gives him refuge.
Sir Roger has never been at the mercy of a woman before, and he's never met one as mysterious and bewitching as Lucy. He hasn't come looking for redemption, but Lucy is a woman who could reach in and touch his closely guarded heart...
After reading The Blacksmith's Wife it's safe to say I was intrigued by Roger's character and I couldn't wait to see how his story would turn out. Now I know that it is the second book in The Danby Brothers series but I still think it works well as a standalone. However I think it is worth reading the series from the start just so you get to read Joanna and Hal's story.
I really enjoyed both books for different reasons but in this story I loved the feisty interactions between Lucy and Roger. Their first meeting is pretty memorable and from then on it is so entertaining when they clash and you get the resulting sparks flying. Roger has definitely met his match in Lucy and it was lovely to see his character develop. When he isn't being bad tempered he has such a playful and flirty personality which was so much fun to see. It was so easy to completely become engrossed in this story. Lucy is the perfect person to stand up to Roger she hasn't had an easy life but tries her best and her strength is a wonderful attribute. Their chemistry sparked whenever they were near each other which made the story even more lively and engaging.
With an added bit of danger to keep the characters on their toes the pacing of the story is great and I had finished this book in no time at all. I had got that attached to the characters that I didn't want to say goodbye to them.
Fiery interactions, witty writing and two wonderful characters makes this book so very entertaining!
With thanks to Elisabeth Hobbes for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
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I grew up in York where I spent most of my teenage years wandering around the city looking for a handsome Roman or Viking to sweep me off my feet. Sadly it never happened but I developed a love of the past and went on to read History and Art History at university before venturing into the world of teaching.
These days I hold down jobs as a teacher and mum and have strong views on SPaG and the National Curriculum.
I live in Cheshire with my husband, two young children and two cats with ridiculous names because the car broke down here in 1999 and I never left.
I love historical fiction and have a fondness for dark haired, bearded heroes. When I’m not writing, I spend a lot of my spare time reading and have become something of a pro at cooking one-handed while holding a book!
I’m fond of ginger mojitos and Thai hot and sour soup, though not at the same time.