My Lord and Spymaster (The Spymasters Lady, #2)

My Lord and Spymaster (The Spymasters Lady, #2) A DARING BEAUTY, SHE WAS INFAMOUS FOR TAKING CHANCESRaised As A Poor But Cunning Pickpocket, Jess Whitby May Have Grown Into A Wealthy Young Woman, But Now She Must Once Again Rely On Her Guile Her Father S Been Wrongly Accused Of Selling Secrets To Napoleon, And He S Going To Hang Unless Jess Finds The Real Traitor In The London Underworld She Never Dreamed Her Search Would Begin By Waking Up Naked In A Rude Captain S Bed Or How Little She D MindNOW SHE LL RISK EVERYTHING FOR LOVE.When Captain Sebastian Kennett Prevents A Kidnapping On The London Docks, He Takes The Headstrong Would Be Victim Home He S Infatuated With Her Courageous Spirit She S Enthralled By His Commanding Strength And The Sexy Spark In His Eyes Then She Discovers Something Else About The Spellbinding Seaman He Could Be The Traitor She S Hunting, The Man Whose Next Move Could Determine Her Father S Fate And Her Future As Well. I started with My Lord and Spymaster some time after New Year s Day and finally managed to finish it only about five weeks later Impressive by my standards, as I tend to leave a book be after such a long time But there was Hawker s story I m still dying to read, and there was the promise of The Forbidden Rose which I loved Oh boy, am I glad I started with The Forbidden Rose, seeing that The Spymaster s Lady was enjoyable but nothing to be too excited about The first half, no strike that, the I started with My Lord and Spymaster some time after New Year s Day and finally managed to finish it only about five weeks later Impressive by my standards, as I tend to leave a book be after such a long time But there was Hawker s story I m still dying to read, and there was the promise of The Forbidden Rose which I loved Oh boy, am I glad I started with The Forbidden Rose, seeing that The Spymaster s Lady was enjoyable but nothing to be too excited about The first half, no strike that, the first 65 70% of th
Here s the deal for all that Joanna Bourne subverts genre conventions with her surprising character choices and action filled plots, she also embraces some of the worst By the time I finished My Lord and Spymaster, I just wanted to throttle Jess Whitby She is really, really, um, REALLY just almost too stupid too live Any stupider, and the book would have been a tragedy, not a romance.Unlike many historical romances, Jess is not a lady, a countess, a duchess, etc She s not a virginal weeping Here s the deal for all that Joanna Bourne subverts genre conventions with her surprising character choices and action filled plots, she also embraces some of the worst By the time I finished My Lord and Spymaster, I just wanted to throttle Jess Whitby She is really, really, um, REALLY just almost too stupid too live Any stupider, and the book w
I just have to say that that hand on her back is really creeping me out Does it not look like some kind of giant sci fi spider It seems out of proportion big And why do the women wear the tackiest clothing on these covers AnywayWhat we have here is a rip snorting good adventure story, with political plot, fighting in the alleys, treason, smuggling, mystery and a shade of romance The romance aspect is not the main focal point of the book butlike a side issue, added in for the genre I just have to say that that hand on her back is really creeping me out Does it not look like some kind of giant sci fi spider It seems out of proportion big And why do the women wear the tackiest clothing on these covers AnywayWhat we have here is a rip snorting good adventure story, with political plot, fighting in the alleys, treason, smuggling, mystery and a shade of romance The romance aspect is not the main focal point of the book butlike a side issue, added in for the genre and very soft There s only one graphic scene, towards the en
2.5 starsThis is a historical romance book that decidedly tried to haveof a plot than a romance, but the plot is kind of boring and the romance isn t that interesting either Jess is some kind of accounting prodigy ex thief master tradeswoman who is determined to prove her father hasn t committed the treason he is about to be hanged for She then is almost murdered who was behind this was never explained and proceeds to risk her own life needlessly a couple of times, all to discover some 2.5 starsThis is a historical romance book that decidedly tried to hav
4.5 starsThe Spymaster s Lady is destined to be one of my top reads for 2011, so I was really interested to see if it was a fluke, or whether Joanna Bourne is one of those too rare, extremely talented authors There s some good news and some bad news in the answer to that question The good news is, The Spymaster s Lady wasn t beginner s luck I loved this one too The bad news is, there is no backlist for me
I read the first book of this series, The Spymaster s Lady, and really enjoyed it I don t know why I never bothered to pick up the next book in the series when it came out I finally decided to get it off my wish list and order it I really wish I hadn t Everything that I loved about the author s style in the last book was repeated here, but it really didn t work for me.What I really liked about the last book was the flow of the language The heroine was French and her thoughts and dialogue re I read the first
Okay, I m ending my misery I ve made it nearly halfway and they re still faffing around trying to find evidence on each other Which means they aren t concentrating on the bad guy Or talking to each other, really And Sebastian is a dead loss I can t take seriously He s so busy controlling his lust that he can t see Jess as an actual person one who may, just possibly, actually know her own father who she lives with and works closely with in his business better than he does It doesn t hel Okay, I m ending my misery I ve made it nea
When you call on the God of Luck, you have to scrape down and give up everything, or you don t get his attentionReally enjoyed this one I would have given it five stars, but the first book was just a little bit better I felt the need for a distinction between them Now, on to the next one. Let me pull your sails into the wind There s nothing you have to take charge ofAnother fabulous story in this series I m very much enjoying I love this author s writing style as well as her characters Moving on to the 3rd book, Doyle s story, which I ve been looking forward to. Grade DVery disappointing The Story Shipping hieress s father isarrested for treason She searches for the real spy Heiress investigates the man who accused her father They are attracted to one another as bad thing happen.The Characters The captain will have the heiress She is his Mine The heiress is physically attracted to the captain She hasn t felt this way since so and so.The Plot Boring Final Thoughts There s a reason this book falls through the cracks This story is unlike Grade DVery disappointing The Story Shipping hieress s father isarrested for treason She se