For Her Spy Only by Robyn DeHart Publication date: July 21, 2014 Series: Masquerading Mistresses #2 Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous Amazon| GoodreadsB & N
~~Reviewed by Lisa~~
Alistair Devlin, Marquess of Coventry, is a brilliant, if peculiar man who does not suffer fools. He feels he is above the base needs and emotions the rest of humanity falls prey to. He works for the Crown as a spy and code breaker. Under the hard crust he shows the world is a caring, loyal and vulnerable man.
They met when he rescued Winifred (Wilmington) and her maid during a terrible snow storm. They had a brief affair while the snow was blowing. Fast forward six years and he is looking for a map maker, Winifred’s dead husband, Sir Mirren. Winifred is a strong, loving and very practical woman. Alistair needs several maps to break a code and is surprised to see Winifred again. Throughout their story Alistair discovers he does have those pesky feelings and emotions and they are for her. He has never had much contact with children but finds he is drawn to Winifred’s son Oliver. There is murder, danger, misunderstandings, and ultimately tender acceptance and love.
It was interesting seeing Alistair discover his emotions and his need to have Winifred near him, she clams him and does not always feel the need to fill every moment with conversation. As he discovers his need for her his protective instincts kick in and ends uncomfortable encounters with Oliver’s guardian and Winifred, I cheered! The danger he inadvertently puts Winifred in is the catalyst to him taking the step to have her in his life forever.
Ms DeHart always brings a richness to her characters, she uses humor and fast paced conversations to keep you interested and wanting more. The grace with which Ms DeHart handles both Alistair’s and Oliver’s quiet ways is brilliant. I am excited to see what happens with the other members of the Seven.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.