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Ous to find out about the ansom and found the hidden key to his desk She searched through the papers and discovered half written notes from Sir to her and a eference to her being kidnapped She figured out that he was Sir and decided to trick him Beryl Dunwell came to visit and they got the idea of her letting Adrian know that she had decided to have an affair with Sir She sent a note saying that she would meet him in the same oom where he had burst in on Beryl and Radington Adrian went there and she was behind a screen pretending to be undressing while he was getting madder and madder He was just about to confront her and admit to Sir being Adrian when some men came in and kidnapped him Eve went to Max and they figured out that Max s assistant was the culprit but they still didn t know why They hoped that Adrian had been taken to the same warehouse that Max had arranged for Eve to be taken just the night before It was there that they found Adrian Eve confronted the man holding a knife to Adrian s throat It seemed the man was her cousin He had killed his own father and Eve s guardian along with the former director to make it look like the plot was against the department When in actuality he was after money that would be coming to Eve when she turned 30 the next week If her husband were murdered first his money would also come to Eve If Eve were to have died first her money would then go to her husband He planned to kill Eve after her birthday so he could claim all of her possessions as her only living elative He didn t know of her connection and her skill with a gun He thought that she wouldn t shoot him but she proved him wrong and he ended up dead Adrian was saved Adrian then tried talking to Eve and found out that she had discovered that he and Sir were one and the same Max convinced Celeste to marry him witty and full of surprisesI ve come to expect uite a bit from Ms Alexander when I ead her now I expect her characters to be likeable smart and witty What I love is that I can count on Ms Alexander to deliver This book has all of the aboveI thought it might be like that movie Mr and Mrs Smith but it wasn twhich is a good thing In this Victorian setting we first see Eve an agent of the crown age 27 etiring from several years as a spy She is addressing her letter to Sir That is all she s ever known about him Well not completely She s been borderline flirting with him via these letters and he has flirted ight back but she s ending their I m hesitant to use the word elationship elationship He is her oad never traveledEve marries a steadfast courteous esponsible man named Adrian who is everything she has ever dreamed normal The opposite of her fast paced life And they are so happyfor 2 years Then Eve is blackmailed back into the Agency Spoiler Alert kind of It s not eally a spoiler but will mark it as such anywaysA few twists and turns led me to the ight assumption that Adrian is Sir not a spoiler since you pretty much know by the second chapter But what I won t spoil for you is whether he knows Eve and his darling wife Evelyn are one and the same or notA few twists and turns caught me off guard and we have Adrian thinking his wife is having an affair What does he do Why burst in on the couple of course And naturally he s wrong causing much embarrassment and gaining Eve a wonderful new friend who I never in a million years thought I would like But I did Again kudos to Ms Alexander for twisting the plot in a way that had me expecting one thing but instead something completely different happens And the fun of this story is that I never feel confused or irritated by too much going on it flows well and it s easy to eadVictoria Alexander has a way of making me think she s using a clich and then skillfully turning it around on me until I can t figure out why I ever doubted her originality I love her dialogue and I truly enjoy the characters and plots This is my third or fourth ead of hers and I can t wait until the nextThank you to Kensington for the ARC DNF Unbelievable plot from beginning to middle where I decided life was too short to ead the est and infuriatingly stupid hero and heroine who are supposed to be top spies but who seem dull thick and completely pointless I honestly don t think the heroine could inveigle her way out of a paper bag I spent the whole time eading this tripe wandering why the author didn t make the current head spy the hero and the heroine s sidekick the heroine They were far interesting characters 1 star Ugh. Espectabil plin de demnitate Dar chiar şi bărbaţii cu un comportament ireproşabil au propriile secrete Secrete pe care le ascund de estul lumii de familii de soţii Secrete care au un preţ Acum vălul care le acoperă este pe punctul să se destrame şi jocul ademenitor de a şoarecele şi pisica va pune la încercare limitele unei iubiri considerate de nezdruncin.
Someone and went into the oom He was elieved and embarrassed that it was two other people he knew that were having an affair He discovered that the oom was occupied by Beryl Dunwell and Derrick Radington the day after he and Eve had attended a party at the Dunwell homeAdrian went home to confront Eve s secretary to find Eve Celeste had also worked with Eve during her time as a spy and Celeste had worked with Max longer than Eve had They worked together and were best friends but didn t tell each other everything Eve didn t know that Celeste was sleeping with Max and suspected that Celeste wasn t her eal name Celeste DeRochette told Adrian that Eve had gone to un errands and was stopping by Fenwick and Sons bookstore Celeste didn t tell Adrian that Eve had gone there to get further instructions because she hadn t found anything searching through the library of the Dunwell s home Adrian had wondered why they even attended the event Eve had efused the invitation when it was eceived and then changed her mind and they had gone With that bit of information Adrian figured out that she was working for Max once againEve didn t know that her guardian had been a former director in the work she had done for the crown Her husband had been her former boss known only as Sir He had been the one who had directed her activities They were married but they didn t talk about their pasts She thought that her husband knew nothing about her past Adrian then went to see Max who told him that the file had been stolen and he was worried that the death of Eve s guardian George had not been of natural causes Max told Adrian that he was worried because the file had been eturned and he hadn t discovered the motive for it being stolen in the first place Adrian told Max next that he wanted to go back to being Sir for a while It was his intention to deceive Eve into thinking that Sir wanted to become personally involved with her to see if she was secretly in love with Sir ather than Adrian himself although they were one and the same Max told him that he was playing a dangerous game with his wifeEve decided to teach her husband a lesson and moved out She moved back into a house she owned that once belonged to her parents She didn t emember her parents or ever living there but it was the only thing of her parents that she still had She had kept the house and Celeste lived there She decided it was time to efurbish the house because she had never done anything to the house from the time she owned it after her parents death Celeste went to Max to ask him to do something because she wanted her privacy eturned Max wanted Celeste to marry him and she had efused because she didn t think she was good enough for him Max told Celeste that he knew that she had been moved from family to family during her youth One family that had taken her in had a daughter the same age as Celeste She had gotten married had 5 children and then husband died The daughter herself died after her parents and siblings had all died She had no one left and had written to Celeste Celeste was now using all her money to aise the 5 children That didn t deter Max he was still trying to get Celeste to agree to his proposal He didn t know what to do about Adrian and EveAdrian and Eve saw each other a few days after their fight Eve was disappointed that Adrian hadn t done much to win her back She thought that after 2 days of being gone that he would make an attempt to get her to go home with him after having dinner together but he just told her good night and went home Adrian had plans for the next night when they were both to attend a masuerade ball She had been eceiving flowers and notes from Sir and was not esponding She wasn t interested in playing the flirty games they had once played before she married She wanted Adrian backShe went to the ball and Sir was there and made a move on Eve but she ejected him and told him she was in love with her husband Adrian was elieved and went into a oom to change his masuerade costume in order to eturn to the party as Adrian and win back his wife He didn t ealize that Max had arranged for her to be kidnapped when she left the party early to go home to Adrian Adrian had to go escue her and kept changing the subject after the escue when she asked how much he paid for her ansom Eve and Adrian spent the night together but he eceived a note from Max and had to leave Max sent a note to Adrian because the director after George was found murdered that morning Eve was curi. Te însă că odinioară ea era Eve femeia care lucra pentru cea mai enigmatică agenţie de informaţii din Anglia Chemată pentru o ultimă misiune Evelyn este din nou vrăjită de emoţiile pe care viaţa ei anterioară i le oferea iar amintirile legate de misteriosul şi fermecătorul ei şef se dovedesc o tentaţie prea mareAdrian Hadley Attwater este un gentilom
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I just finished eading My Wicked Little Lies and it was pretty good I d give it a 45 out of 5 simply because while it was enjoyable there were a few slow moments where I wanted to skip parts For the most part the plot was fantastic there was a lot going on to grab the attention but a couple times it moved a little slow I eally liked eading this story though and I wouldn t mind eading it again and while I got this book free I would not egret having paid for it The characters were believable the plot uniue and unlike anything I ve ead before It was a pleasant change to the clich normally created in a historical omance I especially liked the way Evie played such a large part of the story and not just in the ballroom but on the battle field as well I know that is hard to do given the time period and I am impressed LOVE LOVE LOVE the story Definitely ecommendedThe ending was a huge shockI wasn t eally prepared for it so that s good and I loved the secondary omance that went along side by side with the main plot My favorite part would have been the Rouse section however as I eally love a little evenge in omances particularly when you know the characters will end up together egardless Over all it s one of the better omances I ve ead lately and I look forward for from this author Evelyn has The Life married with a adoring husband parties and friends and nothing could bring a dark cloud over her happiness until her past comes back to haunt her Evelyn once was a spy who worked for the british government but gave that all up when she married and now they need her again only she despises herself for having to be forced to lie to her husband the love of her life but when a old beau comes back into her life she doesn t know who she will eally choose Adrian although a gentleman once had a secret life in his past as well but that kind of life is history until his wife starts acting a bit odd and he is determined to find out why When he discovers what is eally going on he decides to play a game with Evelyn one that could bring in a danger to them both that neither of them could foresee and with test the bounds of their loveMy Wicked Little Lies is the second in this series and I have seen this one on the shelves for months and even though its been a while since I have ead from this author I thought why not So the minute I got home I started eading and it caught my attention from the very first chapter and held it until the very last I have to say this is probably one of my favorite books so far from this author I have always loved all the other books that I had ead previous by Alexander however this one I think tops them all I have a certain weakness for spy stories especially in a historical omance and the setting was just perfect I just loved how the characters in the book had already fallen in love and takes places two years after they get married and we see a lovely story unravel with an thrilling plot that curled my toes with anticipation the characters strongly portrayed and so endearing one couldn t help but fall in love with Evelyn and Adrian and even the side characters as well I think one of my favorite aspects of this book is how Evelyn is very strong willed but not too strong just enough that just wanted me to shout You go Girl Adrian is very Alpha at times and very stubborn and it was almost comical watching these two hash it out at different segments throughout the story Overall a beautifully written story with a balanced flow well written characters and a plot that will steal your breath andyour heart Definitely a Keeper Evelyn Hadley Attwater the Countess of Waterston was contacted to meet Sir Maxwell Osgood He had been her contact to do spy type work until two years previous when she uit to marry her husband Adrian Someone had taken a file belonging to him and he needed it back It had information in it with names of three previous directors before him Eve s name had been emoved from all paperwork he had Max didn t want his former boss to find out The former director had also esigned two years previous Eve and Max s former boss had never met in person Their contact was all through letters and notes Eve didn t want to go back to work as a spy but felt she had no choice She didn t tell her husband but he noticed that she seemed distracted and was watching her movements He was afraid she might be getting bored with him and meeting someone else He went so far as to get a hotel key where he thought that his wife might be meeting. O eroină puternică un erou seducător şi o aventură palpitantă condimentată cu secrete şi intrigi din care numai o iubire adevărată poate ieşi învingătoareEvelyn Hadley Attwater are totul la dispoziţie o viaţă mondenă ochii elegante petreceri afinate şi nu în ultimul ând un soţ iubitor Nimeni nici măcar bărbatul cu care s a măritat nu bănuieş.
See this thread for information New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much fun than real life She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked outSince the publication of her first book in 1995 she has written thirty one full length novels and six novellas The Perfect Wife—originally published in 1996 and reissued in March 2008—hit #1 on the New York Times list Sixteen of her books are bestsellers hitting the New York Times USA Today andor Publishers Weekly bestseller lists With books translated into than a dozen different languages she has readers around the world and has twice been nominated for Romance's Writers of America prestigious RITA award In 2009 she was given a Career Achievement Award from RT Bookclub and was named Historical Storyteller of the year in 2003 In 2008 she was the keynote speaker for the Romance Writers of American annual conference in San Francisco Victoria credits much of her writing success to her experiences as a reporterHer years as a broadcast journalist were spent in two radically different areas of the country Nebraska and West Virginia In West Virginia she covered both natural and manmade disasters She was on the scene when a power plant construction accident in a small town left 52 men dead She once spent the night on a mountain waiting to learn of the fate of coal miners trapped in a mine collapse Victoria was producing a newscast when her husband who worked at the same television station and several other journalists were held hostage by a disturbed Vietnam veteran In Nebraska she reported on the farm crisis and watched people lose land that had been in their families for generations She covered the story that was the basis of the movie BOYS DON’T CRY and once acted as the link between police and a gunman who had barricaded himself in his home Her investigative work exposed the trucking of New York City garbage to a small town dump in rural NebraskaDuring her journalism career Victoria covered every president from Ford to Clinton She knows firsthand what it feels like to be surrounded by rising floodwaters and inside a burning building She’s interviewed movie stars including Kevin Costner ridden an elephant and flown in a governor’s helicopter She’s covered a national political convention and Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Denver as well as small town festivals celebrating everything from walnuts to Glen Miller Her work was honored by numerous organizations including the Associated Press who called a feature about a firefighter’s school story telling genius It was the encouragement she needed to turn from news to fiction She’s never looked backVictoria claims her love of romance and journalism is to due to the influence of her favorite comic book character Lois Lane a terrific reporter and a great heroine who pursued Superman with an unwavering determination And why not He was extremely well drawnVictoria grew up traveling the world as an Air Force brat Today she lives in Omaha Nebraska with her husband and her dogs Victoria had two bearded collies Sam and Louie named from characters in one of her books Sam on the left the best dog in the world for 13 ½ years passed away in September 2010 Louie took on the position of loyal companion and did a fine job even though he doesn't understand that kitchen counter surfing is not allowedNow he's been joined by Reggie also a faithful companionThey all live happily ever after in a house under constant renovation and the accompanying parade of men in tool belts And never ending chaos Victoria laughs a great deal—she has to