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    35 starsI've read two books by this author one I really liked probably because it was my first ever historical ro

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    This is my first book by Joanna Bourne and I'm glad I've been collecting her books in my tbr pile She's an excellent writer

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    Massive spoilers ahead35 starsBuddy read with the lovely Lyuda Thanks for the b r and for your patienceSo yesterday I finished Paxton’s book Rogue Spy and wondered whether it would be a good idea to write a revie

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    Is anyone surprised when I say I've given this an A at AAR? Thought notTo say I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Rogue Spy is an understatement of immense proportions I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each of th

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    Buddy read with the brilliant Bubu whose review said it all I really have nothing else to add except if you are like me and read the previous story The Black Hawk long time ago it would be better to reread it before starting this one Although

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    35 stars The second half was a lot better than the first half of this book IMO It took a long time to come to the boil 3 stars for the first half 4 stars for the second half I'm reading this series in chronological order rather than the order in which the books were written Not sure whether that's the best way to go about it? But anyway I've started like that so I'll keep going So this is the third one I've readI tried

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    Before I being gushing and oh yes there will be gushing let me note that while this book can be read as a stand alone I highly recommend reading The Forbidden Rose and The Black Hawk first Not only for the world and events but to build up these characters Joanna Bourne writes the absolute best characters the gushing has begun All three of these books are just fantastic and the wait for a new book literally pa

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    This is part of an ongoing series and I definitely recommend reading at least some of the others first Personally I'm going by internal chronological order and that's working out very fine for me At any rate many of the sur

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    This is the kind of romance that rivals the best popular mainstream fiction in complexity of plot and characters and in writing I feel like a big girl when I read Joanna Bourne She gets my brain engaged in addition to the

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    There are few tropes in romance I love than a hero and heroine who are capable of killing each other am I weird li

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Rogue Spy

Im back to London alone and unarmed to confess But instead of facing the gallows he's given one last assignment to prove his loyalty Lovely lying former French spy Camille Leyland is dragged from rural obscurity by threats and blackmail to rescu. Is anyone surprised when I say I ve given this an A at AAR Thought notTo say I ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Rogue Spy is an understatement of immense proportions I ve thoroughly enjoyed each of the books in Ms Bourne s Spymasters series and given the revelations about Pax made in The Black Hawk I ve been on the edge of my seat waiting for his story Naturally my expectations were very high and I m delighted to be able to say that Ms Bourne does not disappoint because this is a highly satisfying multi layered read that sucked me in and kept me enthralled from first to last Thomas Paxton Pax has appeared in other books in this series a trusted member of the British Intelligence Service and over one of a small group of friends and colleagues within the service who have worked together for a number of years and who have grown to trust each other implicitlyBut in The Black Hawk everything we knew or thought we knew about Pax was blown out of the water when it was revealed that he was a Cach one of a group of children abandoned and orphaned during the Revolution who were taken in by the Police Secr te These children were trained as spies and assassins and were later presented to noble andor strategic English families as missing family members their own personalities subsumed beneath the identities they assumed Rogue Spy picks up Pax s story as he returns to the Intelligence Service s Headuarters in Meek Street bearing a signed confession as to the truth of his identity and a list of the ways in which he has betrayed the Service He hates himself for what he has done for deceiving his friends and colleagues and his sense of honour will allow him to do so no longer He arrives grimly determined to tell all fully expecting to be condemned and sentenced to death for treason Like Pax the heroine of this story Camille Leyland is also a Cach A member of the Italian Boldoni family by birth she has assumed the identity of the niece of the two Leyland sisters who are code makers and breakers for British Intelligence Cami is uite content living a uiet existence in the country with her aunts until she receives a letter telling her that the real Camille is still alive and demanding that she attends a meeting in London at which she must hand over the key to the most recent and complex code If she refuses then retribution will be enacted upon the young woman and upon her aunts as wellCami has no alternative but to follow the instructions she has been given But her past life and training as a spy have given her the ability to do than simply do as she s told without making a few contingency plans of her own so it s with than a few sharp metal objects up her sleeve that she departs for LondonMs Bourne s storytelling is masterful her research impeccable and her plot is skilfully wrought complex but not overly so and most importantly it makes sense by which I mean it s tightly honed and the reader never has the feeling that something has been included simply for effect or to force the story in a certain direction These are people playing a deadly game without fast cars mobile phones or the latest gadgetry their only defence being their intelligence uickness of wit and skill at what they do The sense of peril that is generated by the presence and actions of the villain of the piece is genuine I ve said before that the reader really does get the impression that these characters live their lives on a very knife edge in which the smallest of wrong moves could spell disasterThe story flows beautifully as we move around the seedier parts of London in a deadly game of cat and mouse as Cami tries to stay one step ahead of Pax and his colleagues while evading capture or worse at the hands of her mysterious blackmailerPax and Cami s shared history is one of violence cruelty and deprivation and it s clear that they were very close during their years spent being trained and indoctrinated by the French The bond between them has never really broken despite their years apart and the strength of that connection just leaps off the page their move from friends to lovers being completely plausible given the fact that we re shown over and over that here are two people who know each other almost inside outThe characterisation is excellent all round Pax is a wonderfully complex hero a deadly assassin with the soul of an artist truly honourable and deeply troubled by his past He s uiet and unostentatious a man who can blend into the background and just disappear by virtue of his very ordinariness Cami is resourceful generous of spirit and clever and she and Pax make a very well matched coupleThere is a colourful cast of supporting characters in the form of Cami s large brood of London based Italian relatives and I especially enjoyed going back to meet the young cocky Adrian Hawker again His relationship with Pax is brilliantly depicted their often acerbic dialogue masking a deep respect which underpins one of the most strongly written male friendships I ve read Add the hulking imperturbable William Doyle to the mix and you ve got a formidable team each of whom who anticipates the other s moves and thoughts and each of whom would give their lives for the othersIf you ve enjoyed other books in this series then I m sure you ll enjoy this one And if you haven t read any of them while there s enough information in this for it to work perfectly well as a standalone I think there s much to be gained from reading at the very least The Black Hawk beforehand although it s not absolutely necessaryI can say with complete honesty that Rogue Spy is one of the best books I ve read this year There s plenty of fast paced action a tender romance lots of humour and a shocking denouement which had me on the edge of my seat It s intelligently and beautifully written and now I think I need to go and read the entire series all over again Brava Ms BourneBONUS There is a fabulous interview with Joanna Bourne over at AAR too Glue Sniffing & Out of Body Experiences to London alone and unarmed The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain to confess But instead of facing Blood Heir (Blood Heir, the gallows he's given one last assignment The Tenth Parallel to prove his loyalty Lovely lying former French spy Camille Leyland is dragged from rural obscurity by The Poincaré Conjecture threats and blackmail Icarus at the Edge of Time to rescu. 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Eurasianism the instructions she has been given But her past life and Betsy Bonaparte training as a spy have given her American Hieroglyphics the ability Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families to do Betsy Bonaparte than simply do as she s Interactions told without making a few contingency plans of her own so it s with Critical Communication Studies than a few sharp metal objects up her sleeve The Big Vote that she departs for LondonMs Bourne s storytelling is masterful her research impeccable and her plot is skilfully wrought complex but not overly so and most importantly it makes sense by which I mean it s Gender and Firearms tightly honed and Six Essential Fingerings for the Jazz Guitarist the reader never has Defining Shinto the feeling Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter and Other Poems that something has been included simply for effect or Stable Witch (Saddle Club, to force White Separatism and the Politics of the American Extreme Right the story in a certain direction These 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colleagues while evading capture or worse at Jeeves in the Offing (Jeeves, the hands of her mysterious blackmailerPax and Cami s shared history is one of violence cruelty and deprivation and it s clear Biggles Defies the Swastika that The Outlandish Companion they were very close during Scream If You Want to Go Faster their years spent being Fathers and Forefathers trained and indoctrinated by The Dinner Lady the French The bond between False Pretences them has never really broken despite Flesh and Blood their years apart and Miss Gomez and the Brethren the strength of False Step that connection just leaps off Digital Minimalism the page Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man their move from friends Slummy Mummy to lovers being completely plausible given Boardwalk Empire the fact Magic Tree House that we re shown over and over Popinjay Stairs that here are Fire with Fire two people who know each other almost inside outThe characterisation is excellent all round Pax is a wonderfully complex hero a deadly assassin with The Pretender the soul of an artist A Battle Won truly honourable and deeply Sunjata troubled by his past He s uiet and unostentatious a man who can blend into Secret Agent Mummy (Secret Agent Mummy, the background and just disappear by virtue of his very ordinariness Cami is resourceful generous of spirit and clever and she and Pax make a very well matched coupleThere is a colourful cast of supporting characters in geoff, buda ve ben the form of Cami s large brood of London based Italian relatives and I especially enjoyed going back Perky to meet Spinning Jenny the young cocky Adrian Hawker again His relationship with Pax is brilliantly depicted A Saucerful of Secrets their often acerbic dialogue masking a deep respect which underpins one of Rayleigh Through Time the most strongly written male friendships I ve read Add Wannabe in my Gang? the hulking imperturbable William Doyle Dive in the Sun to The Genius of Birds the mix and you ve got a formidable Wild Things team each of whom who anticipates Biggles Flies East the other s moves and Letters to Chloe thoughts and each of whom would give Ford County their lives for Johannes Cabal the Necromancer the othersIf you ve enjoyed other books in Academia Obscura this series Bloot slaat dood then I m sure you ll enjoy Wide-Eyed and Legless this one And if you haven Il rogo di Berlino t read any of Conquest (Making of England, them while The Team there s enough information in Beatrix Potters Letters this for it Fleishman Is in Trouble to work perfectly well as a standalone I The Rain-Soaked Bride think The Nightingale Girls (Nightingales 1) there s much Clever Girl to be gained from reading at Lost Empress the very least The Black Hawk beforehand although it s not absolutely necessaryI can say with complete honesty A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi that Rogue Spy is one of The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, the best books I ve read Schlump this year There s plenty of 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E and innocent victim from a ruthless French fanatic But she finds an old colleague already on the case Pax Old friendship turns to new love and as dark secrets reappear Pax is left with a choice go rogue from the Service or lose Camille for eve. Before I being gushing and oh yes there will be gushing let me note that while this book can be read as a stand alone I highly recommend reading The Forbidden Rose and The Black Hawk first Not only for the world and events but to build up these characters Joanna Bourne writes the absolute best characters the gushing has begun All three of these books are just fantastic and the wait for a new book literally pains meFor those that have read the previous books we found out Thomas Paxton or Pax a well regarded British Intelligence officer is a traitor in the previous book And his heroine happens to be one too But don t fret because these two get to keep their hero and heroine title There are gray areas complex pasts revenge and a sexy romance that thrills the reader to the last page At the age of ten both Pax and Cami were taken from their homes and forced to live at the Coach House a french owned house where kids were ruthlessly trained in killing spying and anything else needed to become French spies They became very good friends during this horrific period in their lives But at the drop of a hat Cami was thrust into the Leyland family consisting of two aunts who were amazing code breakers For ten years she d been safe in the village of Brodemere playing the part of the Leyland s nice But before that she d been one of the Caches one of the terrible well trained children sent to England by the fanatics of the Revolution She d been a French spy placed in an English family Placed with the Leylands because the two dithering scholarly old ladies were the codemakers and codebreakers for the British Intelligence ServiceBut Cami never succumbed to the French and never stole a secret for them Instead she has honed her skills as a codebreaker and has mastered the Mandarin code wanted by an evil man When she receives a letter from this man demanding the Mandarin code she knows she must go meet him in London or her aunts will be harmed This man says he has the real Leyland niece and if she hands over the code he will hand over the blood born niece Cami s conscience knows the real niece belongs with her family and decides to go to LondonHowever the British Service will hang her if she is found out The British Service would not be forgiving They could not allow a French spy who knew so much to escape It would not matter to them that she had never stolen secrets That she had long since shaken free of her French masters She d read thousands of documents as she ciphered and deciphered The British Service couldn t afford to let her liveOur hero is in the same boat Pax was placed right into the British Service and while he handed over a few worthless documents to the French in his early days he too shook off the French hold and became a true and highly regarded British Service agent But in the previous book Pax has confessed to being a traitor and now he finds himself making the journey to London to what he assumes will be his death When he sees a woman hand off a letter at the doorstep to the British Service office his time as an agent will be extended He recognizes her handwriting from back at the Coach House and knows Cami is in London but why When he tracks her down he eventually realizes the man who is blackmailing her is a man Pax thought dead A man that he wants to kill than anything in this world Along with Hawker hero from The Black Hawk and one of my favorite heroes ever they work on a plan to bring this man down and the fates of both Cami and Pax hang on a very fine threadI can t explain it but the way Joanna Bourne writes just sucks me in She makes her characters have this uiet dry wit that I adore Pax is a little brute ish and straight forward but Cami reminds me a lot of Hawker You never know what is going to come out of their mouths They can be in horrible situations with no hope and yet they still are witty But at the same time Bourne writes serious action and conseuences for her charactersCami may have been brought up with a brutal hand but she has compassion and a conscience I suppose the villain knows this so he dangles the real niece in front of her I like the fact that Cami and Pax come from the same background have fought similar battles and both face death and yet for all those reasons they are in love but trust is so hard to come by Their romance is complicated and messy and ultimately joyous and peaceful It s a fun journeyThis author also writes such rich spy stories These guys are amazing spies and it s just so interesting to uncover their tricks and how their minds work At one point in this story I paused while reading to think to myself how does Joanna Bourne come up with this stuff To me it s so realistic and well done and clever Oh so cleverHawker has a lot of page time in this book which I adored This book takes place before he has his HEA in The Black Hawk There is one scene in particular where he breaks down for a few seconds and it broke my heart Thank goodness I know he gets his HEA and all will be wellRogue Spy is a fascinating sexy adventure I really really hope you guys try this authorRating A

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For years he's lived a lie Now it's time to tell the truth even if it costs him the woman he loved Ten years ago Thomas Paxton was a boy sent by revolutionary France to infiltrate the British Intelligence Service Now his sense of honour brings h. This is my first book by Joanna Bourne and I m glad I ve been collecting her books in my tbr pile She s an excellent writer with that rich voice I love so much in historical romance Her characters are complex and the romance drew me in and had me holding my breath I loved Pax Cami was a singular heroine lethal in her own right This is also an excellent spy novel I love genuine spy storiesDefinitely recommendedOverall rating 4550 starsReviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine

  • Paperback
  • 384
  • Rogue Spy
  • Joanna Bourne
  • English
  • 05 July 2019
  • 9781472222510

About the Author: Joanna Bourne

Joanna lives in the foothills of the Blue Ridge with her family a medium sized mutt and a faux Himalayan catShe writes Historical Romances set in England and France during the Napoleonic Wars She's fascinated by that time and place such passionate conviction and burning idealism and really sexy clothes