cover image In Bed with a Spy

In Bed with a Spy

Alyssa Alexander. Berkley Sensation, $7.99 mass market (304p) ISBN 978-0-425-26953-4

Alexander explores the obvious and subtle dangers of Regency England as two survivors of Waterloo meet again years later in a crowded ballroom. British spy Alastair “Angel” Whitemore, Marquess of Angelstone, is stunned to encounter Lilias Fairchild, whom he saw avenge her husband’s death on the battlefield. He initially believes that she might be an assassin, but as their paths keep crossing and their mutual attraction grows, he is forced to re-evaluate his assumptions. Both of them are intimately familiar with the pain of losing a loved one, and they hesitate to explore deeper emotions. As the romantic plot thickens, the stakes in the spy game become higher when a killer targets the lovers. Nonstop suspense keeps the reader guessing, and Alexander draws truly memorable characters who will live on in the reader’s heart. Agent: Nikki Terpilowski, Holloway Literary. (Dec.)