Spy Wore Blue: A Lord and Lady Spy Novella [NOOK Book]

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An exciting new novella in Shana Galen's popular Lord and Lady Spy series. Blue, an elite spy, tracks an assassin to Naples and the theater where his estranged wife performs. As he falls in love with his Helena again, Blue races to apprehend the assassin before he destroys them both.

Praise for Lord and Lady Spy:

"Lively, utterly delightful adventure romance..."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

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Spy Wore Blue: A Lord and Lady Spy Novella

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Overview

An exciting new novella in Shana Galen's popular Lord and Lady Spy series. Blue, an elite spy, tracks an assassin to Naples and the theater where his estranged wife performs. As he falls in love with his Helena again, Blue races to apprehend the assassin before he destroys them both.

Praise for Lord and Lady Spy:

"Lively, utterly delightful adventure romance..."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

"I loved this book! There was action, adventure, mystery/suspense as well as love."—Night Owl Reviews, 4.75 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick

"Captivating. This book was everything that I wanted it to be and then there were the little quirks that made it even better!"—Fresh Fiction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402286254
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 22,624
  • File size: 495 KB

Meet the Author

Shana Galen is the bestselling author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Her books are published all over the world and have been featured in the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs. She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers: visit her website at shanagalen.com or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Recommend

    Enjoyed this romantic short story. Will be reading the next one. JudyE

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  • Posted December 24, 2013

    Good read. I wanted to know Blue's story after encountering him

    Good read. I wanted to know Blue's story after encountering him in the other books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Liked it!

    I really liked this novella. Im not usually a fan of short novels.because theres usually not enough depth to them, but this one was action packed. Good characters, lots of.background, complex storyline for such a short book, suspenseful, really enjoyed it.

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  • Posted September 30, 2013

    Written as a combined review, posted at The Reading Cafe 21 Sep

    Written as a combined review, posted at The Reading Cafe 21 Sep 13

    5 out of 5 for this reader folks!

    WOW .. now this is a fun series.  The Lord and Lady Spy series by Shana Galen has it all.  Mystery, suspense, romance, humour and lots of action.  An absolute refreshing read that offers a different spin on historical romance.  If you can, try to think along the lines of Mr and Mrs Smith set in the 1800's ... LOL  Well .. that is what I was picturing anyways!  Brangelina anyone??  LOL


    BOOK 1 - Lord and Lady Spy

    REVIEW

    We are introduced right away to our leading gal, Lady Sophia Smythe who is hiding in a closet in the midst of a mission.  Just when she thinks she about to capture her target, in swoops a mystery man and takes her target away.  She is FURIOUS seeing all her hard work literally walking out the door.  Oh .. BTW ... Sophia is spy working for an elite spy agency in England.

    Of course, our mystery man just so happens to be a fellow spy (and her husband, although she isn't privy to this yet), Lord Adrain Smythe.  Both are ignorant to the others true occupation, each living a lie for the others benefit.  Sophie plays the frumpy, charity driven proper wife and Adrian plays the boring proper gentleman who frequents his club and lives a normal life.  I tell you when these two find out who the other really is ... well ... GAME ON!  LOL

    Our Lady and Lord have been offered a chance to solve a murder of a very important man.  But there is a catch!  They are told that whoever solves this murder will be given the position of permanent spy which is enticing to both of them seeing as they refuse to life a boring existence.  After some head butting, these two decide to pair up, understanding that they each bring something different in regards to strategy to the table.  
    Throughout this investigation they are quite the pair.  They engage in dangerous activities, often being hunted themselves as they grow closer to the truth. They are completely smitten with the other, especially when they realize that they are both eager to live this lifestyle, but realize that there can be only one winner.  Will love or ambition win??



    BOOK 1.5 - The Spy Wore Blue

    REVIEW

    The Spy Wore Blue is a novella based on a spy we met in the first book.  Agent Blue. 

    Blue and Helena are married, although they have been estranged for quite some time.  Blue was overly dedicated to his work as a spy and had little time for a wife, and Helena performed in the opera house when she wasn't drowning her sorrows in a bottle of gin.  

    Blue has a new assignment that takes him back to his wife.  Much to the others desire (or lack there of), they need to endure each others company for the time being as an assassin is out there waiting to strike.  Soon enough, these two are falling in love once again, sharing some steamy moments between the sheets, bantering back and forth and ultimately providing an emotional roller coaster for the reader.

    I have to say, this was a amazing novella.  It is very hard for an author to develop characters, provide a love story packed with action and make it all believable in such a short amount of pages.  Let me tell you, Shana Galen mastered this! ;)



    BOOK 3 - True Spies

    REVIEW

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this book.  Once again we are swept away in another action packed book by Shana Galen.  This amazing author can sure write a great book .. great SERIES!

    Lady Elinor is fed up living in a frozen marriage and has vowed to do something about it.  While she loves her daughters and all they bring to her life, she craves more.  Elinor craves adventure.  Slowly, she begins to break the rules of polite society by attending balls on her own and conspiring to have an affair with a rakish man and just generally stirring the pot.

    Baron Winslow Keating (Winn) is a spy who has to do one more mission.  He realizes that his family has suffered with his current occupation and if he doesn't make amends soon he risks losing then.  When he overhears his wife's desire to have an affair he sees red.  Determined not to lose his family, Winn turns on the charm and begins to seduce his wife.  In the midst of seduction, Elinor is receiving the adventure she so desperately craves (apparently spy life is exciting) and opens her heart once more.  In turn, Winn is coming to fall in love with his wife, gain trust and love with his daughters and ultimately living the life he now wants.

    We see a return of the antagonist Fonce (he was the bad guy in the first book), and an appearance by Lord and Lady Smythe (loved that) in this book.  As with the first one, there is never a dull moment and these two really make an interesting couple.  Will Winn put spy life on the mantle and finally make his family his priority, or will he lose all???  Get reading! 

    This is my first experience with Shana Galen and I want MORE!  Her writing is absolutely right up my alley and she always keeps it fresh, making me want to flip through quickly so I can enjoy the next hurdle our couples face.  She writes hot scenes, ensures that her leading lady and man have serious chemistry, jams in all kind of action, provides witty dialogue, draws you in with mystery and suspense and creates believable characters that you can't help but fall in love with!  I will ABSOLUTELY be reading more of her work!

    HAPPY READING! :)

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  • Posted September 8, 2013

    According to Amazon, this story is an unbelievable 89 pages. I k

    According to Amazon, this story is an unbelievable 89 pages. I knew it was a novella. But I had no idea the size of it. And now, having read it, I am enormously impressed with the story that came from 89 pages!! Great job, Shana!
    A whole story, well done. And I still cant believe it was so short. It did not read as a quickie. I loved it. And now, I am excited to start True Spies.
    So well written. And of course, its so easy to fall for Blue. :-)

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  • Posted August 8, 2013

    Perfect read for a hot summer night! Shana Galen is one of my f

    Perfect read for a hot summer night!
    Shana Galen is one of my favorite authors for stories of the Regency era and this time, she did it again!
    I have read True Spies & Lord and Lady Spy and loved them; but THE SPY WORE BLUE is my favorite one
    of her series. This novella is filled with passion and humour! it's a little gem to discover!
    Beautiful sexual chemistry between her two characters Agent Blue and Helena. When I say they are hot together,
    sparks ignite around them. They were still husband and wife, but could not live together, they were either arguing or making love! What a pair! They were hot and wild! It was a delight to read! Blue was a sexy man and a real temptation for Helena. I liked the intrigue which fit well with her characters. I could not put it down, it is so much fun to read and the hot scenes kept me reading until the end. I love the way Ms. Galen finished her story!
    I highly recommend this book specially if you love Regency romances.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    This novella was amazing. I loved the character development and

    This novella was amazing. I loved the character development and the history that the hero and heroine had. This story has mystery and romance. Who could ask for more? 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

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