Monday, June 4, 2018

To Love a Spy (The Beckett Files #3) by Laura Beers {Review}

To Love a Spy (The Beckett Files #3) by Laura Beers
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published April 2nd 2018 by Phase Publishing 
Source: I received a complimentary copy. This did not influence my opinions in any way
Freed from the clutches of her cruel, traitorous mother and impostor husband, Lady Camden wants to rebuild her fractured life. But the years of terror and pain she endured at their hands continue to grip her heart in an iron vice. Refusing to stray from the refuge of her country estate, Kate tentatively agrees to an unusual alliance with the new Lord Camden, being mindful to keep her trust, and her heart, firmly safeguarded.

Adrien, the Earl of Camden, had lost everything he held dear while working undercover in France as an agent of the Crown, known only as Hawk. Now an earl, he wants only to repair his tattered, lonely life. His efforts are interrupted, however, when he is called to accept another assignment: Stop French spies from passing a bill in Parliament that will eliminate British aid in the war against Napoleon.

When Kate's past pulls her into a web of treachery and deceit, a life she is wholly unprepared for, Adrien must use any means necessary to stop the French spies from succeeding in their evil designs and keep her safe. When the truth is finally revealed, will Lady Camden be strong enough to seize her own future and happiness, or will her heart be too shattered to ever love a spy?
My Review: 4 Stars
This is an interesting story, full of spies, romance, and intrigue. Each story in the series continues to build upon each other and delivers a great tale.
I've been curious about Kate's full story and was treating to the details in this book. She's had a very hard life, full of hatred and abuse and is now free. Kate is definitely a strong and brave woman and I loved watching her move on with her life. Adrien has also had a hard life--is being a spy ever easy? 
I enjoyed the connection that Aiden and Kate shared, especially the tender romantic moments, but I felt like it moved a little fast, given the traumatic abuse that Kate endured in her farce of a marriage. There were also certain societal expectations at the time, which seemed to be ignored. I guess you can't deny those feelings, but I wish more caution had been used.
This is a fairly fast-paced and intense spy novel, with great characters.
Content: mild romance; moderate violence 

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