Ten years ago, Thomas Paxton was sent by Revolutionary France to infiltrate the British Intelligence Service. Now his sense of honor brings him back to London to confess. But instead of facing the gallows, he is given one last impossible assignment to prove his loyalty. Lovely, lying former French spy Camille Leyland is dragged from obscurity by threats and blackmail. Dusting off her spy skills, she sets out to track down a ruthless French fanatic and rescue the innocent victim he's holding, only to find an old colleague already on the case - Pax. Old friendship turns to new love, and as Pax and Camille's dark secrets loom up from the past, Pax is left with a choice - go rogue from the Service or lose Camille forever.
©2014 Joanna Watkins Bourne (P)2014 Tantor
The narrator was great. I wish the aunts would've been more involved with the plot. They were like dabs of frosting on a cake... pretty but didn't really affect the taste like they could have. I like the ending but thought it was a bit gruesome when she said she would be doing the killing in the family. Kind of sounded like a strange thing to say. Like the ethics of the characters. The good guys were good guys. The bad guy were twisted.
I LOVE this series. This is another 4.5 star book from Joanna Bourne. There is so much that I like about her writing. The characters get great dialogue; it's smart and humorous. The characters themselves have interesting stories. And the plots make me really pay attention which I love in a book. One thing that bothered me, though, was the line that included "Maggie and the kids..." Were children referred to as "kids" in this time period? Great book, great narration (which annoyed me in the first book - American voice), and a great series. Pax and Cami's story is well worth reading. I wish it didn't end!
The spies are brilliant. The side characters interesting and the story captivating! I had to buy the next in the series!!! Can't wait to listen to it!!!!
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