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"This regency spy romance is filled with intrigue, suspense, and a hero who could make the hardest of hearts swoon." (InD'Tale Magazine)

A traitor with a deadly plan. Two agents sent to expose his identity before he strikes. But danger is closer than they think....

Lord Christian Wolverton - known as Wolf in a covert group operating during the war against Napoleon - has been called home from his military duties. For the moment, his family responsibilities require him to suspend his more clandestine activities. But information falls into his hands that a traitor will soon try to tip the scales back into French favor and Christian doesn't have much time to stop it from happening. 

Going to the one person who can help him, the powerful Duke of Huntingdon, Christian comes face to face with Lady Alice. She's a beautiful member of the ton with a very big secret - she's also a trained agent and already on the case. Forced to partner with her to lure the traitor out of hiding, Christian wants to quickly close the case himself, before Lady Alice is more closely involved. But Lady Alice has ideas of her own and she's going to prove her theories correct - with or without him. 

Danger is closer than they think, however, and it's a race against time to expose the traitor's identity before British lives are endangered. Both Christian and Alice have strong opinions on who he is, but which one will be proven right and can they catch him before it's too late?

©2019 Julie Coulter Bellon (P)2020 Julie Coulter Bellon

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  • GMALR
  • 09-05-2020

Percy Blakeney would be proud

This is a Regency era story that takes place after Waterloo, but British/French relations are still unsettled. The H still works as an operative for the Falcon group even though he has been required to assume the position of heir after the death of his brother. The h is the daughter of a Duke who is also part of the spy group. This Duke is also an enlightened father who has trained his daughter well recognizing the benefits a woman brings to the group. I've enjoyed Julie's books about current terrorist hunters and spy masters, so adding cravats and corsets to the mix makes for a great read/listen. Julie's heroines are typically strong and confident while not losing the best of their femininity, and this heroine is no different. The hero is an unusual nobleman--a former military officer who also feels deeply for his men and for others. Surprisingly, he feels proud of, rather than threatened by, the h's skills and abilities. The lack of angst caused by cruel parents or former suitors wasn't missed AT ALL. There are a few twists that make this story intriguing while remaining clean. Great fun for any age. The narrator is wonderful and performs the story well. I received this audiobook as a gift from the author, but the opinions expressed are my own and given voluntarily.

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  • Michelle Sawyer
  • 30-04-2021

Awful and boring

I gave this book a chance but it was a bust , I am disappointed in its lack of substance.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-2020

The Marquess meets his match indeed

I love this! The story was fast paced and engaging, the historical details perfect and the characters well drawn and memorable! The narration was perfection. Christian and Alice are a well suited pair with all the right sparks. Even if you’re not a fan of romances, this book hits all the right notes of intrigue, memorable protagonists to root for and a supporting cast worth spending time with. A thoroughly enjoyable read (listen) that I highly recommend

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  • mara
  • 30-11-2020

An enjoyable spy regency

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What a fun spy regency! No one would think that the only daughter of a duke is a spy, but that's what Lady Alice Huntington is, and she's a good one too--with great instincts, knife-fighting skills, and she can untie any knot when restrained. Christian (Lord Wolverton) is a baron, who's recently been called home from the war when his brother dies in an accident and his father suffers a stroke. He's a spy with the Falcon Group, trying to find out who killed Thomas Norwich.

I love Regency romances and I love mysteries, so this was an especially delightful read for me, although I didn't guess who was behind the selling of a spy list to the French--I'd never have figured it out. Alice and Christian are both wonderful characters--smart, brave, kind and they don't look down on those of lesser stations. I liked that Alice's parents had genuine affection for each other which seems to have been uncommon among the peerage in that era. I liked the intrigue and how well Alice and Christian worked together, especially liked that Christian looked at Alice as an equal and enjoyed learning all her secret talents.

I really enjoyed the narrator's voice. She was a new narrator to me.

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  • Trixie
  • 29-10-2020

The Marques Meets His Match

I always enjoy Julie Coulter Bellon's book. This one was the first Regency of hers that I've read. It still has the adventure and suspense. I throughly enjoyed the book and the narration. Good clean book.

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  • A. Petersen
  • 21-09-2020

Great action and romance

Bellon's characters are vivid, the mystery us intriguing, the suspense and action stand out, and the romance is sweet but fiery!

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  • aramos
  • 29-08-2020

Intriguing and enjoyable!

This is a captivating and enjoyable Regency romantic suspense novel, the story was well-written and well-narrated.

I recommend and I'm glad that I listened!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-2020

Romantic regency suspense

The was a great clean romantic regency suspense. I loved the mystery and the romance. Ms. Bellon writes a great romance and this one didn’t miss. It was nice to listen to.

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  • B Ringo
  • 31-07-2020

A wonderful short novel

This story has mystery, danger, and romance, all wrapped into a pretty short novel, but it definitely doesn't leave you disappointed for the length. The characters are believable and interesting.
I found it to be a beautiful clean, sweet romance.
The narrator did a wonderful job! She was very easy to listen to and follow.
I would definitely recommend it. I enjoyed it.

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  • Nathan J.
  • 31-07-2020

A romance with a bit of a mystery

I really enjoy spy books. And I enjoyed this one as well. I was able to guess the villain about half way through with the clues but the story was enjoyable nonetheless. I haven’t read any other books by this author but I believe I would enjoy reading more of them. The narrator also did a good job. In addition, I really liked both of the main characters. Christian is a war hero and Alice is a strong female character. They make a nice match.

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  • 18-05-2020

Thoroughly enjoyable!

This is the second book I have read/listened to by this author and I am eager to read more. I love Regency Era novels, so I am always excited to discover authors who write clean regency romances. I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I loved the character development. The chemistry between the two key characters was well done and the fact that, initially, they weren’t overly fond of each other, made me even more eager to discover how the story would progress. This is a clean and wholesome read with the perfect amount of wit, humour, suspense and romance to satisfy this reader :)

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