Love and Let Spy

Love and Let Spy

by Shana Galen
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Love and Let Spy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put the book down!!!!! Read it almost all in one night! Loved the characters. I love how Shana writes such a strong, smart heroine. Her books just keep getting better and better. Can't wait for the next book.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
LOVE AND LET SPY by Shana Galen is an exciting Regency Historical Romance. #3 and final in the "Lord and Lady Spy" series, but can be read as a stand alone. See "Lord and Lady Spy","The Spy Wore Blue (novella)" and "True Spies". Another awesome tale of intrigue, romance, passion and the promise of true love. What a finale! Ms. Galen has once again given her readers something to hold on too, with her engaging, and enchanting characters. Her fast paced, action packed, thrill-seeking adventures that are filled with energy, passion, sensuality,romance and love. You do not want to miss one of Ms. Galen's stories! Never disappointed in one of this author's stories!! An awesome read! Received for an honest review. Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
With lovely romance and thrilling danger, Love and Let Spy was a wonderful read. I really liked this book. From the sweet and hot romance, to the dark secrets, and endless thrills, this book was fantastic. Jane...First of all, I loved her name. When I first read 'Jane Bonde,' I was both amused and intrigued. The name fit her, though, because she was a totally badass spy. She was definitely not to be underestimated, taking down traitors and keeping her hair and dress perfect and the same time. But, I also liked that, when she let the spy fade into Jane, she was a kind and likable character. I thought she was great. Dominic was also wonderful. He had some dark secrets in his past that still affected him. But, despite that, he was still a kind man who was the epitome of a gentleman. He was very sweet and endearing and I totally adored him. The romance was lovely. Jane and Dominic were great together. They were both strong, and they had both seen darkness in their lives, so it was clear how they implicitly understood each other. And, the heat level was steamy between them. Sparks were always flying with these two. The plot was well paced and, while I wasn't completely hooked, I was kept interested the entire way through. There were plenty of thrills to be had as Jane tried to take down a criminal. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect. Love and Let Spy was a fantastic historical romance. I really liked this wonderful book. It had delightful romance, constant thrills, and I enjoyed all of it. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
AustenStudent More than 1 year ago
The third and final entertaining book in the Lord and Lady Spy series by Shana Galen, this story is a spoof on the popular James Bond series of by Ian Fleming but set in Regency London, 1816. I really felt this romance was more about Jane Bonde, a strong and admirable heroine who is a spy. It’s fabulous to see a woman in Regency England kicking some spy ass while falling in love and being able to keep her position despite the conventions of the time. Realistic? Perhaps, perhaps not. But I’m sure there were unconventional marriages and relationships then just as there are now. The allusions to the Ian Fleming James Bond stories are fun to read, especially since the spy is a woman. What’s unique about Jane is that she isn’t a girl-in-pants spy. She’s every inch a gorgeous and accomplished lady. She also happens to be unconventional, fearless, and smart. "What she would not give for a night of quiet and a good book on ancient weapons or deadly poisons." "It wasn’t that she didn’t like children. She did like them, but she also liked traveling the world, hunting double agents, and priming a pistol." "She objected to marriage and the freedoms it would curtail." We meet Baron and Butterfly (True Spies) as well as Wolf and Saint (Lord and Lady Spy) from the previous books, all members of the Barbican group, a spy network for the home office, run by Melbourne, aka M., and Jane’s uncle and guardian. He has raised her since she was orphaned and groomed her to be a spy and she’s one of the best. Oh, and let’s not forget the enigmatic and ever fashionable Blue! (I think he’s my favorite Barbican spy).*  At the beginning of the story, as in all the books, they are on the hunt for Foncé, a dangerous French nemesis.  When M. tells Jane that she must marry, he arranges a match with Dominic Griffyn, the son of an actress friend from M.’s past. Dominic has dark and disturbing secrets, but Jane is the right woman for him as nothing shocks or surprises her. Both are immediately attracted to each other even as they both resent the forced betrothal. Their romance is highly-charged with eroticism and attraction. Dominic breaks all his rules for her. I liked Dominic very much, but this is really Jane’s book to shine; this is not a criticism in the least. Most of the story is told from Jane’s point of view. In other words, she steals the show. Brilliantly. Dominic loves horses and breeds them and his kindness and handling of them provide clues to his inner nature for Jane as she gets to know him. Dominic wants to uncover Jane’s secrets but also greatly fears her discovery of his own. "Griffyn wasn’t a threat to her life, but he was a threat nonetheless. He wouldn’t take her life, but he might just take her heart." If you enjoy Ian Fleming’s James Bond books, you will enjoy discovering all the minute references from that series including Moneypence, Miss Qwillen, and M. And, of course, Jane Bonde. I’m sure I missed several. As in all of her fast-paced and entertaining books, Galen writes the very best fight scenes, though there aren’t as many as in True Spies—my favorite if the series. I think the best part about her stories is the poignancy and authenticity she evokes in her characters. There’s danger and daring and excitement, but there’s also deep pain and emotion. She really makes you feel for her heroes and heroines. There is also a nice little secondary romance for the lovesick Moneypence and we learn a surprising truth about the devious and lethal Foncé. Just one more thing, I would like to make a call for Galen’s publisher to take more care in the creation of her books’ covers. They’re not terrible but they’re not “wow!” either. Galen’s stories deserve far better attention to its cover presentations than they’re getting and I am sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. A highly original, fun, and sparkling romantic adventure. *Blue’s love story is The Spy Wore Blue.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Romance lovers, this is the book you must read! A fantastic, fabulous, marvellous, magnificent book!!! As the previous books in the Lord and Lady Spy series, it’s an exciting spy story, and a romance. Shana does it so well: she remains faithful to the era, she never goes steampunk on us, and still she writes about spies. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t read the previous books, it can easily be read as a stand-alone. The story is great, the characters wonderful as always, but the best thing about this book is the most wonderful love story ever, in my opinion. I seldom cry, maybe a tiny tear or two, but this book had me bawling like crazy! It’s so beautiful, your heart breaks; never have 3 little words, and not the ones you’re thinking of, have been so moving and heartbreaking. Do not miss it!
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to read this book. I mean, c'mon, you have Bonde...Jane Bonde.  What really thrilled me about this book was the fact that it was DEFINITELY the female who was involved in the intrigue. Dominic was there, but he definitely wasn't a spy, wasn't cut OUT to be spy, though he had his heroic moments. You don't get a chance to see that as often in historicals because of the traditional role of women in earlier ages, but I felt Ms. Galen really pulled it off believably (well, as far as fiction can go for realism). Jane - they were trying to force her into marriage and she didn't wanna go. Good for her. I'm glad she fell for Dominic though. He was a great foil to her passion for her spycraft. Dominic - Poor guy. Had to feel for him, ending up with Jane when he probably originally just wanted a sweet miss and instead got a kick-butt spy who's out to get the bad guys at all costs. Still, he proved his worth throughout the book and I was glad to see him get some resolution to his own ghosts. Definitely a not-to-miss book. So glad I read it. I've eagerly devoured this entire series. Book provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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mlorio More than 1 year ago
I wanted to like this title, since I enjoyed other titles in the series. There is nothing really wrong with the story. However, I never could bring myself to like or care about the characters. The protagonists start off not wanting to be wed. They change their minds but there doesn’t seem to be any reason why they should. The author deserves credit for dealing with the issue of childhood sexual abuse but it is not enough to make the characters interesting. The title is worth reading to complete the series. Readers new to the author or series would be better served by starting with another title.