After the Spy Seduces by Anna Harrington

After the Spy Seduces (Capturing the Carlisles, #6)Barbara’s rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series: Capturing the Carlisles #6
Publication Date: 9/27/19
Number of Pages: 316

Goodness – can those Carlisle’s get any better? It is a good thing there aren’t many of them left without their HEA’s or the author would be hard-pressed to keep making them better and better. I really am sad to learn that the author doesn’t intend any more full-length novels in this series – but maybe a novella or two. I’d like to see some associated stories for those characters that we meet and like, but don’t hear from again – like Garrett Morgan.

In this suspenseful, action-packed book filled with mystery, intrigue, and romance we finally get the answer to the mystery that was left hanging in the series The Secret Life of Scoundrels. Again, we meet Nathaniel Grey, Along Came a Rogue, and he has been very busy since his book. He’s been hot on the trail of the traitor, knows who the traitor is, and now all he has to do is spring his trap. Well, it WAS all he had to do until someone got in his way.

Christopher (Kit) Carlisle has been searching for the man who savagely murdered his partner – and now he has him in his sights. That man, Garrett Morgan, will be in the pub tonight meeting French spies and Kit is going to catch him in the act. Kit arrives early to get the lay of the land, and eventually, a boy/young man comes sauntering in and sits down with the French. Has Garrett sent someone in his place? Apparently, because he isn’t in sight. Then, things go south and Kit ends up rescuing the young lad – only it isn’t a lad – and he recognizes the woman. It is Diana Morgan, daughter of General Thaddeus Morgan. (NOTE: we met Diana in As the Devil Dares). Is she working with her brother?

Diana’s brother, Garrett, has been kidnapped and she is required to pay the ransom which is a few pages from her father’s diary. Diana will do absolutely anything to protect her family – even dressing as a male and strolling into a tavern to deliver pages from her father’s papers to a kidnapper. When the kidnapper refuses the papers, things don’t go well and the kidnapper tries to harm her – only to be thwarted by – of all people – the scapegrace Christopher Carlisle.

Nobody in this book is who they appear to be and they are all filled with secrets and agendas. It is fun to figure out who is who and what their agendas are. There is a fun twist at the end and, of course, a lovely HEA.

I hope you’ll enjoy this book as much as I did!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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