August 8, 2016

Review: Love, Lies & Spies by Cindy Anstey

Love, Lies & Spies by Cindy Anstey (April 2016)
368 pages
Genre: Young Adult/Historical Fiction/Spies/Romance
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Source: The Library
Purchase: Barnes & Noble | Amazon | The Book Depository
My Rating:
Goodreads Summary: Juliana Telford is not your average nineteenth-century young lady. She’s much more interested in researching ladybugs than marriage, fashionable dresses, or dances. So when her father sends her to London for a season, she’s determined not to form any attachments. Instead, she plans to secretly publish their research.

Spencer Northam is not the average young gentleman of leisure he appears. He is actually a spy for the War Office, and is more focused on acing his first mission than meeting eligible ladies. Fortunately, Juliana feels the same, and they agree to pretend to fall for each other. Spencer can finally focus, until he is tasked with observing Juliana’s traveling companions . . . and Juliana herself.

My Review

Love, Lies and Spies was such a lovely book. The story was just as cute as the cover makes it seem. 

Juliana is a rather interesting main character. She is accident prone, cute, a little stubborn, and loyal to her cousin. The other main character and who also gets a point-of-view in the novel is Spencer, the love interest who just so happens to be a spy. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Every time these two had an interaction I smiled. They were adorable and awkward. I loved them.

As for the story, it was not as action filled a I was hoping it would be. Whenever I read "spies" I think there is going to be a few more action scenes then there actually were in this book, but the few that did happen were pretty good. I was also a little sad there wasn't more kissing as well, but I guess that may be because of the time period the book takes place in, which is understandable. I did also sometimes have a few issues following along while reading because of the time period and the language, but I got used to it after a bit.

Overall, Love, Lies and Spies was a fun book with a pretty adorable couple at the heart of its pages. I look forward to reading the next book by this author. 

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