Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Sebastian's Lady Spy by Sharon Cullen

Sebastian’s Lady Spy
Secrets & Seduction # 5
By: Sharon Cullen
Releasing March 31st, 2015


Seduction abounds in Sharon Cullen’s steamy historical romance! For the Crown’s top agents, love is a hazard best avoided—until an unforgettable affair exposes their undercover hearts.

Sebastian Addison has a powerful secret. To society he is the Earl of Claybrook, the patriarch who raised his siblings after the death of their parents. But to the king, Sebastian is Britain’s top spy—a position that has taken an emotional toll on him. Contessa Gabrielle Marciano has also been living a lie, her title a cover devised by the Office of Intelligence. The femme fatale was plucked from a life of crime and prostitution and trained to restrain her passionate nature. Until she meets the earl.

For three deeply sensual days and nights, Sebastian and Gabrielle drop their masks, indulging in pleasures that seem too good to be true. Then the lovers go their separate ways. Seven months later they reunite when inside sources report that an English aristocrat has been aiding France in a plot to topple the Crown. Their objective: to find the turncoat. Their greatest challenge: to keep their wild, wounded hearts from derailing a mission of life and death.

 My Thoughts:
Where do I begin with Sebastian's Lady Spy, I mean found myself enthralled with the story. Let's start with Sebastian and Gabrielle and how they are good spies, normally. Before they ended up in bed together they were able to compartmentalize, but something happen between them. However, they decided to put their country first and foremost. They seem to be doing well until they were put on an assignment together. Both of them didn't know they were spies, so it was a shock to say the least. Things start to get a little hairy, after all they had strong emotions when they were last together. Anyway, they are forced to work together, and Sebastian doesn't handle the situation well.

I enjoyed Sebastian's Lady Spy, because we have to very independent people who are use to working alone and there are some trust issue. Eventually they work them out, but then start get to know one another. A big no-no in the spy world. So, Sebastian gets a little upset at the social injustice that Gabrielle had to face. She sees her life as survival. This causes a little conflict between Sebastian and Gabrielle. Not only that it causes issues into a case, emotions are never good thing in the spy game.

Overall, an enjoyable read. The pacing of Sebastian's Lady Spy is pretty good. Yes, I did find myself at an emotional tug-o-war at times. We have Sebastian trying to wall himself off from Gabrielle at times which in turns hurts her feelings. Yes, I did shed a few tears, because I felt for Gabrielle's situation. Here's the bottom line: If you are looking for a fairly quick read with a little spy romance, you might enjoy Sebastian's Lady Spy. If you haven't read any of the previous stories, I feel that you will be alright in that department.

Copy provided by Random House via NetGalley.

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Author Info
Sharon Cullen is the author of the historical romances The Notorious Lady Anne, Loving the Earl, and Pleasing the Pirate, as well as many novels of romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. If you’d like to find out more about the author and her books, you can visit her blog or her website. She is addicted to social networking so you can find her on Facebook and Twitter. Friend her! Like her! Follow her! She’d love to hang out with you and talk about her passion: books.

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  1. Thank you for hosting SEBASTIAN'S LADY SPY!

  2. sucker for a guy named Sebastian ;)