by Zarabeth, guest reviewer
This is a classic late 18th century spy romance.
Neither of our leads know what the other one is up to and are constantly attempting to deceive each other when, of course, it is only together that they will triumph or, heck, get out alive.
There is zero sexiness in this one but the book is certainly filled with anxieties far more pressing.
Melikan does a great job of capturing the mood during the war in Britain and France and its apparent she's done her homework on the matter as well as her French.
I did not find the romance itself at all compelling, but the mission and the dangers that Mary, our heroine, overcomes are interesting enough.
Fine read, but a little something missing.