They are…The Royal Four. This is the story of the spy known as The Fox…
For years, Lady Julia Barrowby has acted the part of an old man’s ornamental bride, never revealing that she has secretly helped the ailing Lord Barrowby in his work with the Royal Four. Now that her husband has died, Julia believes his place in the Four is hers by right. But convincing the remaining members will not be easy, especially with Marcus Ramsay, Lord Dryden, distracting her at every turn. Somehow, the mysterious Marcus seems to see into her very soul, effortlessly satisfying all her secret, forbidden longings…
Marcus stood next in line to be chosen for the Four, and he is not willing to be displaced by a woman, no matter how intriguing or beautiful she may be. Under orders to investigate Julia, Marcus discovers her diary, overflowing with years of loneliness and yearning. Fulfilling Julia’s fantasies is the perfect way to get closer to her, but seducing this fascinating creature is fast becoming more than a means to an end—it is his soul’s deepest desire…
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“Bradley is at the top of her form! With high suspense, erotic and passionate love scenes and a plot that twists and turns faster then a roller coaster, she grabs you and holds you captive until the last deep sigh.” — RT Book Reviews (top pick)
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Awards for One Night with a Spy
RT Award Nominee – Historical Romance Adventure Nominee
RT Book Reviews Editor’s Top Pick
Under the covers…
This book was inspired by the thought that a)I like to write widows and b)there’s no reason that all previous marriages have to be bad ones. Someday, somehow, it was bound to happen that one of the Royal Four would only find the perfect apprentice with a combination of skill and intelligence–and the sheer nerve needed to become a force in the nation–in someone who just happened to be female.
Julia is just that person. That alone is enough to make her a misfit in her world (because you guys all know that I love to write misfits, too!)
Tie that together with a whopping secret that could cost her everything, and you get a woman with a lot on her mind. Her struggles reminded me of the stories so many friends tell me, about the cost of being supermom and superwoman, of being everything to everyone and of having to put part of themselves (in Julia’s case, it is her sexuality) on the back burner.
Marcus I found to be a mystery until I was partially through with the story. He is the man who has everything–except control over his own future. He can’t help resenting the beautiful Julia for her claim on what he thinks should be his.
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