Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Joanna Bourne 'The Spymaster's Lady'

Yes, yes, I loved this book. I loved Annique, the little intrepid hoyden, I loved Grey, because Gerard Butler would be perfect as him in the movie. I loved the author's ability to write french in english. I loved the tub scene, I loved the secondary characters who say the things I want to say to the hero. It's a great book.

*mild spoiler/rant alert*

Okay, here's the rub. She really didn't recognize him for a fourth of the book? I don't want to give away too much, but really. He's trying to avoid touching her but they ride on a horse together.....

Fine, fine, I'll let you go back to your starry eyed enjoyment of the book. I made my best friend from college read it, and she said, "What does he do exactly? He doesn't seem to really do anything! And why the hell does she keep leaving Henri alive, that seems very stupid if you ask me." Yes well, we don't want to have to invent new bad guys for the end of the book, do we. :)

Historical Romance 2008: 4.5 of 5 sloshing tubs.


Jessica said...

Well, I was relieved that they got together at the end. But I have to say the conclusion with the all the double-agent stuff confused me. I guess espionage is complicated! I suspect there will be some clever sequals to this.

Heloise said...

It did seem a rather complicated plot twist to releave her of her conflicted loyalties.

Geese the more I get into the details the less believable this book sounds. Maybe that's a testament to the author's craft that despite all of that my bubble didn't burst while reading it.

Then again I think it might be the fact that I loved the heroine. As Tumperkin said, the heroine much more rarely wins me over completely, and this one did.