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This was a decent story I liked both Gabe and Nicky and thought they were a good match It was refreshing to have a heroine who was not only not a virgin, but comfortable with her sexuality And a hero who appreciated her for who she was a strong, brave woman making the best of her situation view spoiler However, some of the other aspects of the book were a bit less fulfilling I never really understood why Nicky, a Frenchwoman, was so loyal to the British Nor how she d become entangled wit This was a decent story I liked both Gabe and Nicky and thought they were a good match It was refreshing to have a heroine who was not only not a virgin, but comfortable with her sexuality And a hero who appreciated her for who she was a strong, brave woman making the best of her situation view spoiler However, some of the other aspects of the book were a bit less fulfilling I never really understood why Nicky, a Frenchwoman, was so loyal to the British Nor how she d become entangled with Paul her handler as a spy As far as we can tell from the book, Paul is the only person in the entire spy organization whom she s ever met And that didn t strike her as just a little odd This is something of a pet peeve of mine In virtually every story where the hero and heroine are both spies, it ALWAYS turns out that the heroine has been duped by her superiors and they re actually the bad guys It s NEVER the hero who was too stupid to figure out he d been working for the wrong side all this time And it irritated me to see this cliche played out in this book.In fact, when you stop to think about it, Nicky was a pretty dumb heroine for someone who allegedly relied on her wits for her survival Time and time again she was presented with blatant clues and yet failed to recognize them Like when Gabe appeared in his room smelling like seaweed and clearly not having come through the door Any spy worth their salt would immediately think there must be a secret passage around here somewhere Especially since Nicky had already noted that the sea sounded closer on one side of her room than the other and she d heard footsteps going by her room when there was no one in the hall This isn t exactly rocket science But she s clueless until she stumbles across the entrance, completely by accident And that too was ridiculous because a why hadn t she scoured her room for possible clues and weapons just as a matter of course b why the heck had Gabe put her in that room in the first place when he knew there was an entrance to the secret tunnel and c having the wall sconce act as the lever that opens the secret door is so cliche.And honestly, Gabe wasn t exactly a brain surgeon himself First he puts Nicky in the room with the secret passage instead of, I dunno, ANY OTHER ROOM Then he leaves her unrestrained and free to search said room if she wants and doesn t even lock her in so she can search the rest of the place too And he also leaves in the room a book that details all the secret passages in the house AND acts as the cipher for the coded messages he receives for his spying Seriously This is the guy who s been working as a double agent for the last several years I didn t like the scene where Gabe tried to use seduction to get Nicky to give up her secrets I was glad she didn t give in, but the fact that she was sobbing and begging for him not to leave her all hot and bothered was lame Have a little self respect, woman And the ending was pretty weak too The rescue of the sister was incredibly anticlimactic Seriously, they just walked out the front door with her and no one questioned it Heck, Gabe even told the guards that he was borrowing the woman in Paul s chamber Did NO ONE else in this barracks realize that said woman was a prisoner And the resolution to Gabe and Nicky s romance was the textbook on Deus Ex Machina The queen waves her jewel encrusted hand and boom everything is fine Nicky is no longer wanted by the authorities and Gabe s inheritance has been restored and he s dismissed from spying They re now free to get married The whole thing took half a page What a let down hide spoiler So all in all, I liked the characters and they had good chemistry but the plot required them to be pretty stupid at times and the ending was kind of lame Never trust a spy Nicoletta, the Countess Vilandry, is on a dangerous mission to lure fellow spy Gabriel D Arcy into bed and into revealing his true loyalties With such sensual games at play and such strong sensations awakened, suddenly Nicky s dangerously close to exposing her real identity Gabe knows that the countess has been sent to seduce him The only question is to what end He s never met such a captivating woman and he s determined to enjoy every seductive second she spends as his very willing captive Plenty of tension and dangerous excitement blended with poignancy and passion RT Book Reviews on Falling for the Highland Rogue Excellent Uncommonly good Very action packed, suspenseful, and steamy to boot The hero was so masculine and skilled in his role as a spy and patriot Quite impressive How he kept his emotions in check and stayed focused on the mission he had undertaken was admirable too However, when he learned of the heroines s tragic past, he was able to show empathy so he wasn t a classic sociopath.He happened to be quite skilled between the sheets as well which he used to full advantage There were a fe Excellent Uncommonly good Very action packed, suspenseful, and steamy to boot The hero was so masculine and skilled in his role as a spy and patriot Quite impressive How he kept his emotions in check and stayed focused on the mission he had undertaken was admirable too However, when he learned of the heroines s tragic past, he was able to show empathy so he wasn t a classic sociopath.He happened to be quite skilled between the sheets as well which he used to full advantage There were a few annoying typos near the end but not enough to detract Enjoyed it immensely and will probably order a copy for my keeper shelf Ann Lethbridge is a gifted author Gabriel Gabe D Arcy is a handsome but impoverished marquess who exudes a devil may care attitude of charm and sensuality as he mingles in a polite society that whispers about his native loyalties But that s okay since Gabe is making a living as a spy in Napoleonic England He works for an elite but unorthodox secret spy ring called Sceptre and the gossip about his activities works to his advantage.Nicoletta, the beautiful Countess of Vilandry, was born Nicky Rideau, a wealthy French aristocra Gabriel Gabe D Arcy is a handsome but impoverished marquess who exudes a devil may care attitude of charm and sensuality as he mingles in a polite society that whispers about his native loyalties But that s okay since Gabe is making a living as a spy in Napoleonic England He works for an elite but unorthodox secret spy ring called Sceptre and the gossip about his activities works to his advantage.Nicoletta, the beautiful Countess of Vilandry, was born Nicky Rideau, a wealthy French aristocrat whose parents were killed in riots during the Reign of Terror Saved by a ruthless and unhappy marriage arranged by her uncle to an older and influential man, her life was spared but at a great and heartbreaking cost to both her and her younger sister, Minette, who has gone missing and whom Nicky seeks Nicky is also a spy, but she was coerced into service in order to be able to return to France to find her missing sister Her mission To uncover the truth of Gabe s true loyalties French or English Her weapon Seduction.For my full review on my historical romance and history blog Gabriel D Arcy, the Marquess of Mooreshead, is not who he appears He s a spy risking his life to save England from Napoleon s invasion His problem right now is the French Countess, Nicoletta Vilandry Why is she set on seducing him to learn his secrets Who is she working for Gabe is a powerful character I found him to be intelligent, determined and passionate in his beliefs and desires He sets a course and is steadfast Nicky isthan his match I sympathized with the pain she endured Gabriel D Arcy, the Marquess of Mooreshead, is not who he appears He s a spy risking his life to save England from Napoleon s invasion His problem right now is the French Countess, Nicoletta Vilandry Why is she set on seducing him to learn his secrets Who is she working for Gabe is a powerful character I found him to be intelligent, determined and passionate in his beliefs and desires He sets a course and is steadfast Nicky isthan his match I sympathized with the pain she endured to protect her sister She will do what s necessary even at the risk of her own life Gabe and Nicky have a love hate relationship that captured me and made me want them to find love together The story is well plotted and filled with surprising twists that took me by surprise The isolated English countryside added to the story I especially enjoyed Beresford Abbey and the resident ghost For me the appearance of the Lady in White was pivotal to the story I loved Captured Countess Ann Lethbridge is such a talented author who always keeps me entertained with her passionate characters and fast moving story In compliance with FTC guidelines, i received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads Captured Countesshas an engaging storyline, believable characters and a romance that does not disappoint In compliance with FTC guidelines, i received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads Captured Countesshas an engaging storyline, believable characters and a romance that does not disappoint Captured Countess by Ann Lethbridge is a great book This book takes you to Regency England Gabriel D Arcy a secret spy for the British against the French Countess Vilandry a spy sent to test Gabriel s loyalty to the British Their story turns into a great historical love story. Adventure, sensuality and romance are beautifully blened as Lethbridge s captive captor, spy vs spy tale unfolds Readers will be easily drawn in by the intrigue as the author carefully builds her plot, wrapping the reader in a web of deceit, mystery and passion RT Book Reviews, 4 stars. As the book states, Never trust a spy Whose side are they both on That is what they must find out about the other. 3.5