I received this book for free from Pocket in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Secret of Flirting by Sabrina Jeffries
Also in this series: The Art of Sinning, The Study of Seduction, The Danger of Desire, The Pleasures of Passion
Series: Sinful Suitors #5
Published by Pocket Books on March 27th 2018
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
“Quick pacing, witty dialogue, and charmingly original characters set Jeffries’ books apart” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), and The Secret of Flirting is the next thrilling romance in the bestselling Sinful Suitors series!
The moment spymaster Baron Fulkham meets the stunning Princess Anne of Chanay, he's positive her royal persona is a ruse and that she's actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he met three years before in Dieppe. But as he pursues his suspicions, he uncovers a plot of attempted assassination and betrayal that could very well destroy his career, expose his own secrets...and ruin the woman he's rapidly coming to love.
The Secret of Flirting is a sizzling historical romance filled with fast-paced storytelling, an enchanting heroine, and a sexy hero, perfect for fans of Regency romance.
I will always be a fan of Sabrina Jeffries, her writing is fun and sexy and even though for me, its not what it used to be, I still get a kick out of her writing and this book was so entertaining. And even though it took a while to get into, once I did, I didn’t want to put it down here.
This story was pretty wonderful, and brings together the most unlikely match. Our heroine is a famous actress, Monique and upon meeting Gregory, who doesn’t like her very much, but he is drawn to her. Its been three years since Gregory has seen the enchanting actress that he hasn’t forgotten, and while at a ball in London, he recognizes the Princess of Chanay, and he knows that its Monique. What he doesn’t know is why an actress is posing as a princess and he means to get to the bottom of the truth especially with delicate politics involved. But as they spend more time together through a game of flirting and secrets, will their love be their downfall or their salvation….
What a story and I honestly couldn’t get enough of the playful banter between the two. Monique has been working as an actress and doing everything she can to provide for her grandmother who is very sick. But then a man approaches her claiming that she is the Princess’s cousin, and he needs her help. So she agrees to pose as the Princess while the real Princess is recovering from an illness and in return will be guaranteed security for herself and her grandmother. There are many factors involved in the story and I really loved the political intrigue that is introduced to the story. I did love seeing the romance develop and seeing Gregory and Monique fight for one another here. I think what I loved the most though was the intimacy between our couple and seeing them find their HEA against odds that are against them in full force.
What an intriguing and fun romance with a British Spy for a hero, a Princess for our heroine, a policitical plot with some suspense….shootings, romantic trysts in the garden and a love worth fighting for!!