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Published by Sourcebooks on 2013-09-03
Genres: Historical, Regency
Reviewed by Vanessa
Warning! This agent's secret identity-and his heart-have been compromised! Winslow, an elite spy in Regency England, has managed to keep his identity secret from everyone-including his beloved wife Elinor. But his success with these covert affairs has taken a toll on their marriage, leaving Elinor to entertain the idea of a secret liaison with a rakish spy. She believes she will finally have the danger and excitement her marriage has never afforded her-until things get too dangerous, and she ends up being kidnapped. In this world of intrigue, Elinor discovers that no one is who they seem to be-not even her own husband.
After fourteen years of marriage to Baron Winslow Keating, Lady Elinor has decided she is done with her boring life. She wants intrigue, mystery, passion….love wouldn’t hurt, either! But her absentee husband seems either unable or unwilling to provide it. Elinor has begun a flirtation with another man who may just be able to give her what she secretly desires.
Baron Winslow “Winn” Keating has decided that he is done with his secretive spying ways after a tragedy has come into his life. Longing for family, home, and hearth, he is forced into one final mission with the Barbican group when he discovers his wife’s straying ways! Will Winn be able to reclaim his wife and resolve his latest mission, or will he be doomed to a lonely life with only his job for company?
True Spies was a fluffy, light, fun read that brought back memories of True Lies! There was even some bumbling moments that worked out well in the end. My overall memory of True Spies is my complete dislike of Winn in the beginning. Yes, he and Elinor had a MOC, but her main appeal for him was her affection for him in True Spies. She is one of those hs that melt for the H when they just look at them, but Elinor gained a bit of fire in their fourteen year marriage.
Now that Elinor may be engaged elsewhere, and Winn is looking for some easily had affection from her, he sees her a little differently. Winn cared so much more about himself in the beginning of True Spies and didn’t seem overly concerned with the lives of his family. However, he now has to face some facts––it’s not always about you Winn! He learns and grows through True Spies and is able to give Elinor what she is longing for in the end.
True Spies has eye rolling moments, but it truly seems to grab the flavor and pay homage to True Spies and, in the end, it was a delightfully light read!