Sunday, March 11, 2018

Review - Wed to a Spy by Sharon Cullen

Title: Wed to a Spy
Author: Sharon Cullen
Series: All the Queen's Spies #1
Genre: Historical Romance
Available: Now

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Synopsis via Goodreads

Blistering seduction meets international intrigue in the Highlands as a veteran spy infiltrates the court of Mary, Queen of Scots. There he matches wits against a tantalizing enemy: his new wife.

Simon Marcheford wants nothing more than to settle down on the land bestowed upon him by the English crown. Queen Elizabeth, however, is not about to let her best spy retire so easily. Simon will have his reward, she decrees, after he completes one last mission in Scotland. But no sooner has he sussed out a diabolical plot up North than Queen Mary weds him to her cousin—an exquisite beauty with troubled, soulful eyes—and orders Simon to watch her every move.

Aimee de Verris is no spy. But her life may depend on becoming one. Banished from the French court by Catherine de Medici, Aimee finds herself tasked with reporting on Queen Mary’s activities in Scotland, where she’s unnerved by the frigid weather and brutish customs. Worst of all, Aimee’s been married off to a most uncouth lout. But when murder strikes, she learns to appreciate Simon’s talent for shielding her with every inch of his muscular frame. If Aimee desires her husband, perhaps she could trust him—or even love him.

My Two Cents

Historical romance was one of my go to genres, but for some crazy reason I hadn't picked up one in quite a long time. I happened to see 'Wed to a Spy' come up on my Goodreads' feed and I knew I had to read it. The Highlands is one of my most favorite settings and I was excited to sneak a peek into the court of Mary, Queen of Scots.

I really enjoyed this book. Like enjoyed it so much I had trouble putting it down until the wee hours of the night and finished it in record breaking time. I loved all the political intrigue and secrets. The main character, Aimee, was immature and that did frustrate me at times. Especially when Simon was trying so hard to win her over. But I get it. Being used as a politic pawn and forced into marriage with a stranger wouldn't put me in a great mood either. She was true to character for sure. There was definitely no instalove between the couple here which ratcheted up the sexual tension big time. 

Simon was fantastic and the epitome of historical romance hero in my eyes. I'm so intrigued by his group of spy friends and hope to see more books in this series in the near future. I feel like this world has so much more to offer and I'm dying to explore it.


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  1. I love HR's so this one I have added to Goodreads!!