This was delightful and I loved it. I needed a good regency romance with a bit of spy action to get me through a day spent stuck in bed, and this didn’t disappoint.
Amanda was stifled and frustrated with her overbearing mother and suitor, the Magpie was a master of disguise and excellent with her children, and the romance and adventure were swoon-worthy.
I loved watching Amanda come into her own and give herself permission to live and have some adventure, and I loved seeing the Magpie as he came to care about her and her children and protect them.
The actual spying takes a backseat to the romance a good bit of the time, but as it’s what I wanted I definitely didn’t mind. There’s also enough intrigue going on to add some extra flavor to the romance.
I will definitely be seeking out more of Susanna Craig’s books, since I enjoyed this one and Who’s that Earl so much.
*Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing an e-arc for review.