My wicked little lies

Victoria Alexander, 1965-

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Series
Zebra historical romance.
Subjects
Genres
Love stories
Historical fiction
Published
New York : Zebra Books c2012.
Language
English
Physical Description
374 p. ; 18 cm
ISBN
9781420117066
1420117068
Main Author
Victoria Alexander, 1965- (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

From the very first day of their marriage, two years earlier, Evelyn Hadley-Attwater, the Countess of Waterston, had never, ever lied to her husband, Adrian. Technically speaking. If her husband didn't ask the "right" questions about her past, then as far as Evelyn is concerned, it isn't her responsibility to enlighten him. And it isn't as if it really matters anyway, since Evelyn has no intention of returning to her job at the Department of Domestic and Internal Affairs. However, when Evelyn's old boss coerces her into accepting one last mission—retrieve a missing file with the names of several important British agents—Evelyn hopes that her luck will hold, and she won't have to explain to her husband that he married a spy. Alexander's writing snaps, crackles, and pops with her distinctive brand of wit, and My Wicked Little Lies is tailor-made for readers who enjoy sexy historical romances generously seasoned with humor. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Blissfully married to a man she adores, Evelyn Hadley-Attwater, Countess of Waterston, has no intention of returning to her former life as a spy—especially since she's never told her husband about her adventurous past or about "Sir," the anonymous agent with whom she worked so closely. When a sensitive file is stolen, Evelyn is blackmailed into one last covert mission, which throws her life into chaos and puts her marriage and, ultimately, her life in jeopardy. Likable characters, a surfeit of secrets, fast-paced action, and a complex plot combine in this satisfying story of deception and suspense. While readers may be annoyed that Evelyn and her husband, Adrian, are not more open about their pasts in the first place, this title is great fun and beautifully sets the stage for the next in the series. VERDICT Witty, lively, and intriguing, this multilayered story is a rewarding read and, while somewhat less intense, may appeal to fans of Joanna Bourne's "Spymaster" books. Alexander (His Mistress by Christmas) lives in Omaha. [Page 86]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Alexander (The Perfect Mistress) delights with a strong heroine, dashing hero, and unexpected plot twists with a heavy dose of humor. Married for two years, Evelyn and Adrian Hadley-Attwater are still deeply in love and good friends as well. Dignified, respectable Evie is a former secret agent, and she remains unaware that Adrian was her boss. She feels guilty keeping her secret from Adrian, while he wonders how to get her to tell the truth. Then Evie is given one last assignment, and Adrian frets over her sudden distraction, wondering whether she misses the excitement of espionage, is having an affair, or is pining for her ex-boss—not knowing he's her husband. The two are strong, and determined to teach each other a lesson about love and trust. They're also consistently as practical as they are affectionate, making this Victorian romp fun, passionate, and funny. Agent: Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Feb.) [Page ]. Copyright 2011 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Former spy Evelyn Hadley-Attwater, who lives a perfect genteel Victorian life complete with a loving husband, is summoned back for one final assignment and finds the lure of her former life hard to resist.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Living the perfect genteel Victorian life complete with a loving husband, Evelyn Hadley-Attwater, once a spy for England's most enigmatic intelligence agency, is summoned for one final assignment and finds the lure of her former life too hard to resist. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander, a captivating new romance in which a daring young woman must choose between her past and her future. . .Evelyn Hadley-Attwater has it all--a genteel Victorian life replete with loving husband, ball gowns and elegant parties. No one, including the man she married, suspects that she was once "Eve," a spy for England's most enigmatic intelligence agency. Summoned for one final assignment, the excitement of her former life and memories of her mysterious, flirtatious boss "Sir" prove too tempting. . .Adrian Hadley-Attwater is a respectable, dignified gentleman. But even the most proper gentlemen have secrets of their own. Secrets from the rest of the world, from their families, from their wives. Secrets that have a price. Now, as a veil of secrecy frays, a tantalizing game of cat and mouse will test the bounds of unfailing love. . ."For love, laughter, and lots of fun, read Victoria Alexander." --Stephanie Laurens, New York Times bestselling authorPraise for The Perfect Mistress"Smashing. . .very close to a perfect read." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "With a delectably dry sense of humor that rivals Oscar Wilde at his best, Alexander fashions the perfect romance, featuring two splendidly matched protagonists engaged in an exceptionally entertaining literary and romantic battle of wills." --Booklist (starred review)