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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

ARC Review: The Secrets of a Lady by Jenna Petersen

I have always been a big fan of Jenna Petersen's work and The Secrets of a Lady does not disappoint. This book was very reminiscent of Jenna's previous Lady Spy series which I just adored.

Audrey Jordan has always been in love with her brothers best friend Griffin Berenger. In attempt to forget her feelings for Griffin who has just married, Audrey decides to leave London and become a spy for the Crown with her brother. Now five years later, both Audrey and her brother are back in London working on a case to thwart an assassination attempt on the Prince and they need Griffin's help. Audrey and her brother have reason to suspect Griffin's neighbor of being part of the attempt and wish to be close to him so they can watch him. In an attempt to help both Audrey and her brother, Griffin opens up his London home to them both. Griffin, now a widower is still trying to get over all of the pain and regret from his marriage. He finds it hard to trust women, but finds himself battling feelings of desire for Audrey and wants nothing but to protect her from the case she is working on.

Audrey is not your typical English lady even before she became a spy. She is feisty and feels that she can take care of herself. I liked that she was also vulnerable and open about her thoughts and feelings. She also cares very deeply about the ones that she is close to.

With Griffin, even though he is slight grumpy at times it's totally understandable. We are able to see him battle the demons his late wife created in him. He has many issues with trust in the beginning of the book because of her and it's great to see him conquer them and become the man he was before her. He is very protective of Audrey and I loved it. Even if he wasn't aware of his feelings for Audrey, as the reader I was able to see them.

I really liked this book and I thoroughly enjoyed Griffin and Audrey together. I think they both balance each other out well and that the sparks between them were electric. I can't wait to see what's in-store for Audrey's brother Noah in the next book.

**ARC copy provided by author

Review originally posted on Book Lurve on September 14, 2011


  1. Sounds like a great read :) I'll have to check it out! Great cover too :)

  2. @Aislynn-You definitely should. Jenna is always on my must buy list. Her books are awesome! =)

  3. I'm about to read my first Romance novel EVER ( some Michelly Styles) and your blog gives me some hope I'll actually like it.

  4. @.alana.-Yay! You must let me know how you like it. Thanks for stopping by. =)