A Spy’s Devotion (The Regency Spies of London, #1) by Melanie Dickerson

Summary: In England’s Regency era, manners and elegance reign in public life—but behind closed doors treason and tawdriness thrive. Nicholas Langdon is no stranger to reserved civility or bloody barbarity. After suffering a battlefield injury, the wealthy, well-connected British officer returns home to heal—and to fulfill a dying soldier’s last wish by delivering his coded diary.

At the home of the Wilherns, one of England’s most powerful families, Langdon attends a lavish ball where he meets their beautiful and intelligent ward, Julia Grey. Determined to maintain propriety, he keeps his distance—until the diary is stolen and all clues lead to Julia’s guardian. As Langdon traces an evil plot that could be the nation’s undoing, he grows ever more intrigued by the lovely young woman. And when Julia realizes that England—and the man she is falling in love with—need her help, she finds herself caught in the fray. Will the two succumb to their attraction while fighting to save their country?

My Review: I absolutely loved this book.  I was initially drawn to the book because it was set in Regency England which is a time period I am obsessed with.   (Like really obsessed with, I have watched Austenland one too many times)  So when I learned this was in fact a spy novel set during the time period it was downloaded before I could say, yes please.

Freaking Fitzwilliam Darcy

Anyway I digress.  I loved the characters especially Julia, yes she was very true to the manners expected in the Regency era but she had some grit and I loved that.  Plus her love interest?  Langdon is one that would give Mr. Darcy a fair run for his money.   hahaha see what I did there?  Anyway, the plot was fantastic, you knew what was going on and there wasn’t much of a guessing game of what would happen but it was still very exciting and quite the page turner.

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