Such an utterance is definitely a sigh worthy moment! And there are many times for sighs, oohs and ahhh's peppered throughout this second 'Rebellious Brides' entry. The circumstances and events surrounding Quincy's new series, so wonderfully started in Spy Fall with Cosmos Dunsmore and aeronautics Marie Lamarre, continues with more excitement and verve!
The love of Will Naismith and Lady Elinor Dunsmore spans years, deep misunderstandings, dangerous situations and feelings never forgotten.
Elle loved Will for as long as she could remember. On the night of her eighteenth birthday (1796) that love is consummated with consequences that spread into the uncertain future and the war between England and France. Six years later during the peace, Will goes to Paris as part of his position for the crown, The Razor, an English spymaster. It's here he finds Elle, whom he'd believed dead. And she is in the company of one of Napoleon's more malevolent generals Gerard Duret.
Believing the worst of Elle, Will also has the general in his sights and now more mysteries to solve, including Elle's association with Duret.
As the threat of exposure dogs Will, so does Will's undeniable attraction for Elle , never dampened threaten Will's peace of mind. What are the secrets Elle is harbouring? Is she too a French spy, the general's mistress or something else. Will is determined to find out, and when he does he's rocked to his very soul.
An edgy, exciting and vibrant read!
an afterthought...The oddest thing though. Every time I read Will's surname, Naismith, I flash to Miles Naismith Vorkosigan's alter ego Admiral Naismith in the series by Lois McMaster Bujold. Tried to stop that thought from infiltrating but alas not successfully. Naismith has forever been branded for me. Sigh!