JAMES & PHILLIPA!
I love a cross-dressing heroine! A story as old as Greek mythology
and replayed by Shakespeare can’t go wrong, in my opinion.
I loved writing “Flip!”
THE SPY (Book 3)
Who is the spy?
James Cunnington has a pressing mission at hand:
He must find the daughter of a missing code breaker
for the Liar’s Club, a man suspected of turning traitor
for Napoleon. Time is of the utmost concern. While
it is evident that his ward’s new tutor has something
to hide, James is unaware that the woman he seeks
now resides under his very roof….
Desperate and destitute, Phillipa Atwater must don
gentlemen’s clothing to pass herself off as the
scholarly young tutor. Her clever–if itchy–disguise
allows her time to pursue her quest to find her father,
ruthlessly abducted by French spies. Closely guarding
the cryptic notebook he entrusted to her care, she
senses danger all around her–even in the home of
her roguishly handsome new employer, James
Cunnington. Now Phillipa is about to discover that
desire can be as lethal as a well-aimed bullet…
“Bradley pulls us into the wonderful world of the
Liar’s Club and gives us a nonstop read brimming
with puzzle after puzzle.”
—Romantic Times Magazine
“Wonderfully witty writing, superbly matched
protagonists and an intrigue-steeped plot.”
Under the covers:
“I love cross-dressing heroine stories. The idea of
getting to know a man as another man, to learn all
his disgusting habits and unconscious heroism
before he ever tries to impress the lady–it’s a
secret, vicarious thrill, kind of like spying on the
boys’ locker room. And yes, I take
Phillipa into the Regency version of the locker room.
I couldn’t help it. To make a well-bred young lady
face a smelly room full of ‘hairy arses’? I was giggling
about that one for a week. The Spy is also the only
book I have done so far that features a child as a major
character. No lisping angels here! I love kids, but
nothing turns me off more than perfectly behaved
children. They always give me the willy shivers. Robbie
is a tough, grimy little house-ape who presents
Phillipa with a real challenge!”
Portraits of our lovers:
Phillipa Atwater is on the run after her father is ripped
from her side by Napoleon’s soldiers without warning.
Alone and desperate, her money running out, Phillipa
comes to London to find the last of her father’s old
friends, only to find they’ve been murdered, one by one.
The only person she can find is the man mentioned in
her code breaker father’s journal–James Cunnington.
Unfortunately, her cryptic father doesn’t tell her
whether the man is friend or foe. In order to find out for
herself, Phillipa transforms herself into Phillip, a
destitute young tutor desperate for the job of teaching
James’s adopted son Robbie.
As a woman in a man’s world, Phillipa must discover
whether James is the answer to her prayers or her
Or maybe–just maybe–he’s the man of her dreams…
James Cunnington–wealthy and landed, a gentleman farmer by inheritance.
And one of the finest saboteurs in the history of the Liar’s Club.
Brilliant, charming and entirely too fond of the ladies.
One would have thought him the most loyal of patriots.
But James was once prone to womanizing while off duty,
an occupation that could endanger everything the
Liars are fighting for!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!