Monday, April 18, 2022

Book Review/Giveaway - Love, Lies, and Treasonous Spies by Anne Shaw

Love, Lies, and Treasonous Spies

by Anne Shaw



GENRE: Regency romance






Follow the gentlemen of the Tenet Club—an elusive group of noblemen that investigates crimes committed by the nobility—on a rousing journey of romance, suspense, and a guaranteed happily ever-after.


Sir Jack Sterling is on the trail of a treasonous spy. He follows a lead to a masquerade, where a moonlight garden—plus an inebriated heiress—equals trouble to more than his investigation.


Miss Rachel Farnsworth has vowed never to wed, preferring her freedom to an oppressive marriage. While at a masquerade, she steals a kiss from a masked stranger that awakes something deep inside her — a thrilling desire for genuine passion.


Sir Jack has no room in his volatile life for romance, yet he can’t stop thinking about Rachel. The spy threatens her life, and he is forced to take her into his confidence.


Following a trail of deception and lies, the pair struggle against the desire growing between them.





Rachel followed Jack from the barn into the darkened night. Rain hung heavy in the air and the tinny scent of lightning boded ill for their journey back to the house. “We had best hurry,” she said.

A gust of air whipped the cloak away from Rachel’s skirts and she corralled the garment in her hand before heavy drops of rain pelted her head.

 “Time to run,” Jack said. They cleared the bridge when a streak of lightning preceded the boom of thunder. Rain soon followed. Jack veered towards the nearest enclosure, the folly.

She raised her skirt and trotted across the grass after him. The delicate soles of her slippers sank into the dampening earth and she lagged behind Jack, cursing the footwear with every swear word she’d heard her brother utter. He must have heard her mutterings for he slowed and a huge grin creased his cheeks. She snapped her jaw shut, cutting off the flow of words and let out a squeal of surprise when he scooped her up into his arms.

There was no time to protest his actions, so she wrapped her arms around his neck and held tight. Her girlhood fantasy had just come to life at his gallant gesture, but the reality was much more intriguing than her imagination. There was only one thing missing; his undying love. She pushed aside the unwelcome thought. Love and passion were two separate entities. And while she loved him, she was not in love with him. Or was she?


My Thoughts: Firstly that cover is so beautiful! I am a sucka for a pretty cover. Loved this! If ever two people were more perfectly matched and trying so hard to not be these are those two! So many tropes I enjoy were involved like the meddling father trying to marry off his daughter no matter what...the friends to lovers trope, and just the excitement of the chase and the thrill of getting caught in it.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Anne Shaw is the author of both contemporary and historical romances. She lives in western Washington with her four-legged friend Larry, a quirky cat who stares at her for hours on end while she loses herself in a world where a sexy hero, and bold heroine face unsurmountable odds to reach the ultimate goal, a happily-ever-after. If you like rom-dramedies, then visit

Twitter: @author_shaw



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  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Love, Lies, and Treasonous Spies, I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt and I am looking forward to reading this story myself

  2. This story sounds captivating and intriguing. A very enjoyable excerpt.

  3. The book sounds very interesting. Great cover!

  4. I love the cover! It sets the stage for the book.

  5. Thank you all for your lovely comments! I hope you enjoy the book.