5 of 5 stars
Gregory Vyse, Baron Fulkham, is a man who likes to control everything around him. His work in the government requires him to keep any emotion under wraps as he sends out his spies to ferret out secrets and plots against England. His self-restraint is shaken when he meets the beautiful French actress, Monique Servais in Dieppe, France. With only one short meeting with Monique, Gregory is forever changed. When he meets her again masquerading as Princess Aurore of Chanay, he is determined to unmask and expose her for the imposter she is. When Monique Servais agrees to a scheme to act as her cousin at an important conference to choose the next ruler of Belgium, she has no idea that Gregory Vyse is the man in charge. She has never forgotten him and now must resist his efforts and charms to uncover why she is posing as her cousin.
Ms. Jeffries has delivered another wonderful and intriguing story. I loved how she incorporated many historical facts into the story. Gregory is a spymaster with secrets of his own and he does everything he can to tamp down his attraction to Monique. The story is filled with lots of witty banter and sizzling attraction. The web of lies and secrets that must be uncovered to get to the truth kept me turning the pages to find out who is trying to kill the future leader of Belgium. I found the epilogue a wonderful addition in wrapping up the storyline. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and fans of historical romance will find this a welcome addition to their library.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.