Taming a Gentleman Spy - The Spies of Mayfair Book #2
by Maggi Andersen
John Haldane, Earl of Strathairn, is on an urgent mission to find the killer of his fellow spy. After visiting the young widow of one of his agents, Strathairn strengthens his resolve. A spy should never marry, and most certainly not to Lady Sibella Winborne, with her romantic ideas of love and marriage. Unable to give Sibella up entirely, he has kept her close as a friend. Then, weak fool that he is, he kissed her.
Sibella’s brother Edward stood at her shoulder. “I’ve come to claim you for the next dance, before any of your admirers beat me to it.”
“I shouldn’t worry, many are losing interest,” she said crisply, rising from her chair.
He eyed her as they entered the dance floor. “Losing hope, more like.”
As they moved through the steps of the quadrille, he dropped quiet remarks in her ear.
“Give up on Strathairn, Sib.”
“I don’t believe, I—” They parted, and by the time the steps brought them back together, she’d given up protesting. Edward had inherited their mother’s astute nature.
“It’s not that I don’t like him. I do very much. But he’s not for you.”
“You needn’t worry. He doesn’t wish to marry.”
Her brother raised a black eyebrow. “Oh, I believe you could sway him toward marriage, if you set your mind to it. That’s not the reason.”
“Then what is the reason?”
“Chaloner hears things in the House of Lords. I can’t repeat them.”
“So he tells you but not me.”
Edward shrugged with a smile and moved away.
“Why does such mystery surround the Earl of Strathairn?” she hissed at him when she next got a chance.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Maggi Andersen fell in love with the Georgian and Regency worlds after reading the books of Georgette Heyer. Victoria Holt's Gothic Victorian novels were also great favorites.
She has raised three children and gained a BA and an MA in Creative Writing. After husband David retired from the law, they moved to the beautiful Southern Highlands of Australia.
Maggi's free time is spent enjoying her garden and the local wildlife, reading, movies and the theatre. She keeps fit swimming and visiting the gym.
Maggi is a multi-published author, and writes mysteries and young adult novels as well as her Georgian, Regency and Victorian romances.
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