This is book 2 in the Crown's Secret Service series.
After years of marriage to a selfish gambler, Jane, the widowed countess of Stanwell is ready to take a lover. She has made a list of candidates and is slowly making her decision. When Gareth Ramsey gets ahold of her list, he asks her to put his name on it.
Gareth has been attracted to Jane since the first time he saw her. Working for the home office doesn't give him time for a wife, but a lover, he has time for. Getting close to Jane is part of the job, her list includes a man he is investigating, but it definitely has it's perks.
But what happens when Gareth's lust for Jane turns into something much stronger? Jane is tired of men lying to her and Gareth's whole life is a lie. Can he save what they started?
Loved this story. I've been reading a lot of stories lately that include the male or female lead as a spy. I think that element just adds to the overall enjoyment of the story.
Seeing the tension between Jane and Gareth in the first book in the series, A Spy Unmasked, I had hoped that Gabrielle would pair them up for this story. I was not disappointed! The banter between the H/H is masterful and is always a plus (something that is always a favorite in my book!)
I can't wait to see what Gabrielle has in store for us next!!