The secret of flirting

Sabrina Jeffries

Book - 2018

When spymaster Baron Fulkham meets the stunning Princess Aurore of Chanay, he's sure she's actually the mysterious actress he met years ago in Dieppe. But as he pursues his suspicions, he uncovers a plot of attempted assassination and betrayal that could very well destroy his career, expose his own dark secrets-- and ruin the woman he's rapidly falling for.

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Series
Jeffries, Sabrina. Sinful suitors.
Subjects
Genres
Regency fiction
Romance fiction
Spy fiction
Historical fiction
Published
New York, NY : Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc 2018.
Edition
First Pocket books paperback edition
Language
English
Item Description
"Pocket books romance"--Spine.
Physical Description
400 pages : genealogical table ; 18 cm
ISBN
9781501144486
1501144480
Main Author
Sabrina Jeffries (author)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Years ago, Monique Servais's grandmother Princess Solange was banished by her royal family for marrying without their consent. Now, after decades with no contact, they need a favor. The reclusive Princess Aurore of Chanay is gravely ill, and if Monique, who could almost be Aurore's twin, agrees to pose as the princess during some important political negotiations, Monique's grandmother who raised her and is now struggling with dementia will be welcomed back into the family. With many doubts but little choice, Monique soon finds herself in the crosshairs of spymaster Gregory Vyse, Baron of Fulkham, who suspects her ruse and is determined to get to the bottom of the deception. Political skullduggery, betrayal, and an attempted assassination keep the pace swift and the tension rising, while the sizzle that arcs between Monique and Gregory keeps the romance firmly on track. VERDICT Stinging wordplay, well-conceived characters, and an ingenious plot result in a story that adds another winner to Jeffries's popular series. Jeffries (The Pleasures of Passion) lives in Cary, NC. [Previewed in Joyce Sparrow's "Love Is All Around," LJ 10/15/17.] Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In Jeffries's fast-paced fifth Sinful Suitors Regency (after The Pleasures of Passion), sparks fly between an actress and a baron. Gregory Vyse, Baron Fulkham, is tired of being a spy and hopes to garner a more prestigious position with the government. He's also one of the noblemen who will help decide the new ruler of Belgium. Gregory meets one of the contenders, Princess Aurore of Chanay, and soon realizes she is Mademoiselle Monique Servais, an actress he met several years before. He's concerned that exposing her as an impostor could harm his political aspirations, and begins looking into why she is posing as the princess. As he becomes increasingly drawn to the intelligent, beautiful woman, he learns that she's the target of an assassin. Seeking to keep Monique safe by inviting her to his country home, Gregory uncovers some of her secrets and their mutual attraction culminates in sensuous love scenes. The mystery behind Monique's deception, coupled with the sinister suspense around a determined killer, add allure to this expertly plotted novel and its magnetic characters. (Apr.) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Setting out to prove that the beautiful Princess Aurore of Chanay is actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he met three years before, spymaster Baron Fulkham instead uncovers a plot of attempted assassination and betrayal that could destroy his career and ruin the woman he loves. By a New York Times best-selling author. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When spymaster Gregory Vyse, Baron Fulkham, sets out to prove that Princess Aurore of Chanay is actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he met three years earlier, he instead uncovers an assassination plot against her.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

“Quick pacing, witty dialogue, and charmingly original characters set Jeffries’ books apart” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), and The Secret of Flirting is the next thrilling romance in the bestselling Sinful Suitors series.The moment spymaster Baron Fulkham meets the stunning Princess Aurore of Chanay, he’s positive her royal persona is a ruse and that she’s actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he met three years before in Dieppe. But as he pursues his suspicions, he uncovers a plot of attempted assassination and betrayal that could very well destroy his career, expose his own secrets...and ruin the woman he’s rapidly coming to love.The Secret of Flirting is a sizzling historical romance filled with fast-paced storytelling, an enchanting heroine, and a sexy hero, perfect for fans of Regency romance.