Love, Lies & Spies by Cindy Anstey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publication date: April 19, 2016
Source: Netgalley review copy
Juliana Telford is not your average nineteenth-century young lady. She’s much more interested in researching ladybugs than marriage, fashionable dresses, or dances. So when her father sends her to London for a season, she’s determined not to form any attachments. Instead, she plans to secretly publish their research.
Spencer Northam is not the average young gentleman of leisure he appears. He is actually a spy for the War Office, and is more focused on acing his first mission than meeting eligible ladies. Fortunately, Juliana feels the same, and they agree to pretend to fall for each other. Spencer can finally focus, until he is tasked with observing Juliana’s traveling companions . . . and Juliana herself.
This book started off really interesting, and I thought I would enjoy it more than I did. It definitely wasn't a bad book, but it did seem to drag a lot in parts. It had the feel somewhat of a Jane Austen novel, which I think was the purpose.
I actually found all the spy stuff a bit boring, and it was my least favorite part of the story. I don't know if I would read more by this author or not. I guess it would depend on the synopsis of her next book.
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