I like a good mash-up of genres. Sebastian's Lady Spy did a great job of putting together a historical with a really nice suspenseful element mixed right in. We have two spies being "forced" to work together. The problem is that they have very strong feelings towards each other, and that seems to be getting in Sebastian's way. It was nice to see a guy getting all emotional and the girl keep their head and get the job done for a change.
I really liked Gabrielle. The more I found out about her, the more I liked her. The only exception to this was that she thought she wasn't "good enough" for Sebastian as more than a passing fancy. I wish she had been as confident her herself as she was in her syping skills. Sebastian is a bit of a jerk for a little too long. He refuses to let Gabrielle do her job and he refuses to really have anything to do with her - all because he cares. *eye roll*
OK - once Sebasian gets his head out of his butt, the story really takes off with quite a good mystery spy chase theme. Our characters find out that they each have a piece of the puzzle and really learn to trust each other to get the job done right. There was an incredible ending where I thought everyone was going get snuffed, but whew - thank goodness I was reading a romance. A great HEA to wrap it all up.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*