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…

accent Quotes:

“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.”

accent 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!”

accent 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 
worst nightmare.

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!