Susanna Craig has done it again with the third installment in her Love and Let Spy series. Better Off Wed features the delightful trope of the two main characters pretending to be married. Of course, Jeremy and Laura fall in love in the process. This sweet and steamy romance did not disappoint, and I’m so excited for book four in the series!
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The summary, from Amazon:
A PopSugar Best New Book of December
She’s an avenging angel…who tempts him like the devil…
If Miss Laura Hopkins desired a husband, her beauty, brains, and fortune would make it easy to acquire one. Instead, Laura prefers to put her charms to another purpose entirely. Using the alias Lady Sterling, Laura helps young women who have been mistreated or compromised by their employers. Some might see it as theft and blackmail. For Laura, it is a small measure of justice. But while in pursuit of her latest target, Laura is unexpectedly aided by a gentleman who announces that he is Lord Sterling.
As a spy for the Crown, Captain Jeremy Addison, Viscount Sterling, has been assigned all manner of dangerous missions, though none as complicated as investigating the beguiling Lady Sterling. Forced to pose as newlyweds at the home of a disreputable earl, Laura and Jeremy forge an unexpected alliance…and a passionate connection. But can such a dangerous masquerade possibly lead to a real, lasting love?
PRAISE FOR WHO’S THAT EARL
“Craig delights with a fast-paced, intrigue-filled plot and expertly developed characters. Regency fans will eagerly anticipate future installments.”
—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
Buy Better Off Wed here.
Don’t miss my review of Book 1 in the series, Who’s That Earl?, which you can buy here!
I also loved Book 2, One Thing Leads to a Lover, which you can buy here.
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Better Off Wed by Susanna Craig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fun and sweet! Hero and heroine are both virgins but very sex positive. And oh my, I am HOOKED by the teaser Craig always leaves in her epilogues!
Book Club Questions
- Explain the relationship dynamic between Jeremy and Laura.
- Why does Jeremy end up working alongside Laura?
- Why does Jeremy change his mind about marriage?
- What are some major themes in this story?