Author: Diana Quincy
Rating: 4 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: With wedding bells ringing and a killer stalking from the shadows, a former British spy makes up for lost time with the one that got away in this thrilling Regency romance from the author of Spy Fall and License to Wed.
Emilia St. George is moments away from marrying the admired grandson of a duke when the man who once jilted her decides to kidnap her at the altar. It’s the second time in five years Hamilton Sparrow has ruined her wedding day, and Emilia isn’t about to forgive him. The mere sight of her ex-fiancé revives painful memories—and, most regrettably, aching desires that refuse to be ignored.
Scanning the guests at Emilia’s wedding, Sparrow spots a familiar face: an assassin he recognizes from his days as a spy in France. Whisking Emilia away, he’s pleasantly surprised by her newly formed curves. Could this be the same flame-haired slip of a girl once promised to Sparrow? And does the fop she still insists on marrying realize what a prize she is? True, Sparrow left Emilia at the altar. But he’s afraid that the only way to right that particular wrong is to risk the one thing he’s always guarded: his heart.
Review: With much to recommend this novel, I’m glad to report that FROM LONDON WITH LOVE was delightful, full of hilarious conversations and delicious characters. I loved Emilia from the start–who wouldn’t!–and grew to love Sparrow as well. The villains, of course, were dastardly and gave good chase to our main characters. It was filled with suspense as the story continued–I had to do some of my own sleuthing to figure out what was going on, what with all the connections. I’m happy to report that it all turned out okay!
Emilia is determined to marry for convenience. She’s had enough of this love business–getting over getting dumped was hard. This time she’d prefer to keep her emotions out of it. Her partner may be somewhat standoffish and a prude, but hey, he’s going to take her traveling.
She should never have listened to the voice whispering in her ear. Yes, that would be her former fiance, Mr. Sparrow, claiming her attention. She never expected his next move…and neither did I.
Let’s just say that circumstances change, the main characters find out a lot about each other, and the suspense surprised and delighted me. I seem to be on somewhat of a historical kick, and Diana Quincy hit the spot with her colorful narrative and divinely inspired characters. Thanks for the read, and I look forward to your next!