Saturday, September 6, 2014

My Highland Spy by Victoria Roberts

Title:  My Highland Spy
Series:  Highland Spies #1
Author:  Victoria Roberts
Published:  Sept 2/14 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Length:  320pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  netgalley
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

This Highland Laird won't bow to the Crown

Laird Ruairi Sutherland refuses to send his only son away to be educated by the English. And he most definitely will not appear in Edinburgh to pay homage to a liege who has no respect for Scotland. So he does what any laird would do—he lies to the king. The last thing Ruairi expects is a beautiful English governess to appear on his doorstep.

But this lady spy might make him...

Lady Ravenna Walsingham is a seasoned spy who is sent to the savage Highlands to uncover a nefarious plot against the Crown. Playing the part of an English governess—a job easier said than done—she infiltrates the home of Laird Sutherland, a suspected conspirator.

If she doesn't betray him first

Ravenna soon discovers that the only real threat Sutherland poses is to her heart. But will the proud Highland laird ever forgive her when he discovers the woman he loves in an English spy?

My Review:

What a bewitching novel! Court intrigue melds with romance in an unforgettable manner. Roberts’ descriptions make this story come to life in a vivid way. You can’t help but picture the amazing scenery surrounding the characters. She transports you back in time, where you fall in love with her story, her characters, and the land. The novel itself was well thought out & edited. The storyline was fascinating. Roberts had me on edge throughout.

I quite enjoyed the cast of characters in this novel. The preconceptions held by the main characters added to the drama of the tale, while also adding some comedy to their interactions. The intensely personal conversations between the main characters really allows you to get to know them. The supporting cast was just as approachable. I found myself quite enamoured with many of these individuals. The way that Roberts’ developed their backgrounds as well as their thoughts and feelings on certain events made them all the more real

This well written story full of court intrigue, adventure, and romance was next to impossible to put down. I would recommend it to those looking for a healthy dose of highland romance.

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