Growing up, Lady Gwyneth Beaumont used to follow her older brother and his best friend, Viscount James Ashworth, around, much to their annoyance. Now she is the one being followed. As one of the most beautiful debutantes of the season, Lady Gwyneth is in high demand but her eyes and heart are still set on Ash.
Arriving back from a three year assignment in France, Viscount Ashworth, known as Ash, hasn’t seen Gwyneth in all that time. Now coming home and finding her a woman he is grave danger of losing his heart.
With a mission at hand to prevent the assassination of the Prince Regent, Ash is reluctant to accept Gwyneth’s help but she proves to be more than just a beautiful distraction. Can Ash keep Gwyneth safe and save the Prince or will it be Gwyneth who does the saving?
Great twist on a historical romance. I will admit that I have not read the first book in this series but that was not essential to enjoy the second. Gwyneth’s brother is the head of His Majesty’s spy service and Ash is his number 2. The story is enjoyable and based around the Christmas ball where deadly plots are being planned. There are a few red-herrings to keep you guessing and some unexpected turns along the way.
Gwyneth and Ash are a great couple and even Gywneth’s brother is accepting of their union. Gwyneth has loved Ash since she was a little girl, perfecting her spying techniques by following him around the grounds, but this year she has decided that he needs to notice her for the woman she is not the child she was…and boy, does he notice!
Heat, passion and intrigue all mix together to make this an exciting Christmas romance.