A Spy's Devotion by Melanie Dickerson
My rating: 3 1/2 of 5 stars
ABOUT THE BOOK
In England’s Regency era, manners and elegance reign in public life—but behind closed doors treason and tawdriness thrive. Nicholas Langdon is no stranger to reserved civility or bloody barbarity. After suffering a battlefield injury, the wealthy, well-connected British officer returns home to heal—and to fulfill a dying soldier’s last wish by delivering his coded diary.
At the home of the Wilherns, one of England’s most powerful families, Langdon attends a lavish ball where he meets their beautiful and intelligent ward, Julia Grey. Determined to maintain propriety, he keeps his distance—until the diary is stolen and all clues lead to Julia’s guardian. As Langdon traces an evil plot that could be the nation’s undoing, he grows ever more intrigued by the lovely young woman. And when Julia realizes that England—and the man she is falling in love with—need her help, she finds herself caught in the fray. Will the two succumb to their attraction while fighting to save their country?
While I enjoyed this book for the most part, for me there was a lack of a spark or something. It's a clean, sweet Regency romance with a little bit of suspense. It started out kind of slow but picked up a little bit into the book. Julia is sweet, intelligent, and loyal to her country and Mr. Langdon is brave, honorable and handsome! :) I also liked Mr. Langdon's sister, Leorah. She definitely had more spark than Julia. Maybe the next book will be about her.
All in all, this is an easy read with a sweet romance and a little bit of intrigue & suspense.
*Thanks to NetGalley for a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own.*
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