Love and Let Spy by Shana Galen

  • ISBN 9781402291739
  • Price 7.99
  • Publish Date August 5 2014

For months Shana Galen has been promoting her newest book Love and Let Spy in the Lord and Lady Spy Series and each time I can only see Tony Curtis staring at me from the cover. Not that this is a bad thing, as I love the classic movies, but for this book, although it does have it’s Curtis moments, I would never be able to see him as the hero in this action adventure novel. Ladies, let your mind wander to conjure up the perfect hero for you.

Love and Let Spy takes several twists and turns like any good James Bond movie and interweaves the prior story lines (Lord and Lady Spy, The Spy Who Wore Blue and True Spies) of mystery, intrigue and high speed chases, along with bringing back beloved, and not so beloved, characters to create a cinematic journey of the mind.

In this installment, Galen takes a nudge from the 007/James Bond movies and turns James into a well written female character.  The heroine, Jane Bond, is a much older than the typical debutante. At the ripe old age of twenty-four she has a long and distinguished career as a spy for the crown and has no plans to give up her career. That is until she’s forced to spend time with her fiancee. But, like any good spy, she hopes to escape unnoticed.

The hero thus becomes the typical ‘Bond Girl’–masculine style. Good looking, intelligent, but not overly so and of course willing to follow Ms. Bond anywhere– as he’s intrigued by her elusiveness.  I love the line which sets his character up: “There’s only one way to truly know a horse, and that was to spend time with him or her.”

If you like a good action adventure but want a touch of relationship building then you’ll want to get your hands on a copy of his book as Galen’s ability to move a story along at a rapid pace, yet somehow magically slows the story for moments for courtship, romance and relationships to grow is what will keep you coming back again and again for her next book.

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