by Diana Quincy
Release Day Blitz Wednesday, October 22, 2014
When a fiery French parachutist lands on a drunken Lord Cosmo Dunsmore, he surmises she’s an angel sent from above. But is she a spy after something far more sinister than his debauched soul?
A fearless parachutist is out of her depth …
Mari Lamarre is gaining fame for her daring aeronautic endeavors, but her riskiest adventure begins when she collides with the darkly charismatic son of the Marquess of Aldridge. If her mission succeeds, Cosmo’s father will be ruined.
A rakehell falls for a dangerous woman …
Surrendering to a fierce passion, the two embark on a torrid affair, even as Cosmo vows to protect his family at all costs. But in doing so, will he risk losing the captivating beauty who’s swept into his life and made off with his heart?
Diana Quincy is an award-winning former television journalist who decided she’d rather make up stories where a happy ending is always guaranteed. Diana’s reporting background is probably the reason many of her books are inspired by true-life events.
Growing up as a foreign service brat, Diana visited many countries and is now settled in Virginia with her husband and two sons. When not bent over her laptop or trying to keep up with laundry, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and dreams of traveling much more than her current schedule (and budget) allows.
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They reached the hot air balloon, where a stable groom stood waiting to assist her. She stooped to untie one of the thick cables tethering the contraption to the ground.
“What I have in mind will give you great pleasure,” she said quietly.
His inky eyes went alert. “Is that so?”
“Release that cable, if you please,” she called to the groom.
He tipped his cap. “Yes, miss.” And proceeded to do just that.
Gesturing toward the other cable, she said to Cosmo. “Untie that, will you?”
“Whatever for?” He glanced at it before frowning back in her direction. “If you completely untether it, the balloon will fly away, as you well know.”
“Exactly.” She leapt into the wicker boat. “Allons. Let us go.”
“Go where? You want me to go up in that?” He took a step back. “I most certainly will not.”
She leaned over the edge of the gondola. “Pour le plaisir, remember?”
Shaking his head, he backed away. Switching to French so the groom wouldn’t understand, he said, “This is most assuredly not the sort of pleasure I meant.”
“You can show me what you do have in mind,” she said in the same language, as she bent over to retrieve and throw sand-filled ballasts out of the gondola.
“Come away from there and I gladly will.”
“I prefer that you come in here.” She offered him the most wickedly sensual smile in her feminine arsenal.
He blinked. Then swallowed. “Angel, you will be the death of me.”
“Perhaps just a little death.”
He narrowed his eyes at her. La petite mort was the French term for the peak of sensual pleasure. “Is that a naughty French reference? Or are you teasing me?”
She laughed aloud, exhilarated at the thought of soaring into the clouds with him. “You shall have to fly with me to find out.”
I have had the pleasure of reading three or four books by Diana Quincy now and I have really enjoyed each one. Spy Fall has a great plot and interesting characters that certainly had no trouble keeping my attention. There is mystery, romance, a few twist and turns, and plenty of drama. All of the wonderful things I enjoy reading about.
Lord Cosmo Dunsmore is a bad boy. He enjoys all the sins of the life and has no problem finding a willing woman to warm his bed at night. When a beautiful woman falls into his world he quickly questions how and why she is there. When I first started reading this book my opinion of Cosmo wasn't very high at all. However, the more I really had a chance to get to know him, I found I really did like him. He has been through a dramatic situation that changed his life. He just doesn't quite know how to deal with the grief.
Mari Lamarre, oh my goodness, where do I start with this lady. I LOVED her! She is fun, sassy, and has no problem putting everyone in their place or flirting her way into finding out what she wants to know. This lady was a lot of fun to get to know. I enjoyed her adventure side with her jumping from the hot air balloons. She really is a very smart lady and very good at her side line of spying.
I have to admit I was afraid what she was going to find out. The more I read I just did not know who might be the bad guy. Well was I in for a shock when I did find out. No sorry, I will not tell you who it was. That would so totally ruin this awesome book for you. My suggestion would be to go grab it now.
I enjoy laughing when I read and Mari and some of her actions and reactions to things sure did add some humor to the story. I really did enjoy watching her and Cosmo getting to know each other. These two have a deep and HOT attraction but they can also disagree with each other quite well.
I have to say I really enjoy Diana Quincy story telling style. She has a way of captivating my attention and hanging on to it. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us in the next book in the Regency Spymasters series. I will be anxiously awaiting it's release.
I was given the opportunity to read this great book so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Spy Fall.
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