TO WED A SCANDALOUS SPY
In this spin-off of the popular Liar's Club series, Bradley introduces the Royal Four: the Fox, the Lion, the Falcon and the Cobra, who are swept into danger, intrigue, betrayal and passion as they protect the Crown.
The Cobra, chosen leader of the Four, is Nathaniel Stonewell, Earl of Reardon, who's been branded "Lord Traitor." He uses the ruse as a cover in order to apprehend a real traitor. But his mission goes awry when he is accidentally hit by a rock from Willa Trent's slingshot.
The "Mishap Miss" doesn't mean to hurt anyone, but all her beaux experience strange accidents. Her adoptive parents fear she will never wed, until she spends the night next to Nathaniel, who does the honorable thing and marries Willa.
With her incessant chatter and cock-eyed optimism, Willa changes Nathaniel's life. But as a spy Nathaniel can't take the chance of falling in love with his adorable wife and losing sight of his mission. Then accidents start to befall Willa, and Nathaniel wonders if his bride is leading him to the traitor.
Funny, adventurous, passionate and especially poignant, this is a great beginning to a new series. Readers will enjoy meeting a few old friends from the Liars Club as they become involved with the Royal Four. Bradley mixes suspense and a sexy love story to perfection, keeping you wiggling on the edge of your seat awaiting the next installment. SENSUAL (Feb., 384 pp., $6.99)