Monday, July 18, 2016

Love, Lies, and Spies by Cindy Ansty

Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey
344 pages
(Published by Swoon Reads)

Plot: When Miss Juliana Telford agrees to attend the Season with her cousin
Carrie, she did not intended to go on the husband hunt.  Instead, she would use her time in London to find a publisher for her and her father's research on the "lady beetle." Little did she know that safeguarding her heart would be more difficult than she initially thought.

Spencer Northam has no time for relationships, and especially no time for parties with The Ton and their silly marriage mart games once the Season begins.  However, his work at the war office has put this handsome bachelor directly in the center of what he wants to avoid.  Finding spies for the French has lead him in the company of Miss Juliana Telford, and somehow Spencer has to keep reminding himself that he has no time for relationships, and especially no time for love.

Review: Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey is a must read for any Jane Austen fan!  I completely adored this book.  Juliana and Spencer are both very likable characters and you cheer for them right from the beginning. Juliana is smart, good-hearted, but spunky too.  She is not one to be walked all over or fall for devious plots.  Spencer is the perfect gentleman and tries his best to balance his job, all while keeping a close eye on Juliana.  All for work purposes, of course.  Anstey has adds the perfect balance or humor and intrigue to keep the reading wanting to know what will happen next.  The story also alternates between Juliana and Spencer's POV, which I really enjoy in storytelling.  It gives the reader a better opportunity to get to know the main characters much better.  Recommended for 13+ and up.  A clean read.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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