Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Book Review-The Bed And The Bachelor

The Bed And The Bachelor
 Byrons of Braebourne (5)
Tracy Anne Warren
Published August 2011
348 Pages
Regency Historical Romance

In The Bed And The Bachelor, dashing aristocrat, Lord Drake Byron, has no time in his busy life to worry about taking a wife. He is more interested in the unbreakable code he has developed to defeat Napoleon's forces. Little does he know that the irresistibly lovely new housekeeper he's hired is really a French spy.

Sebastianne Dumont is not at all who she seems to be. Forced to steal the code to save her family, her mission takes an even more dangerous turn when she falls in love with the surprisingly tempting man she must ultimately betray. And if she succeeds in stealing the code, will she also steal Lord Drake's heart, while leaving her own behind?

Sebastianne has been forced to come to England and takes the position of Lord Drake Byron's housekeeper, so she can be a spy for France in order to save her family who are in danger if she doesn't get a certain piece of information. Only what she didn't expect was to be working for a man that is more tempting than she expected. Lord Drake knew that when Anne came into his office desiring the housekeeper position that she would present only problems if he hired her, but despite his inner turmoil, he decides to hire her in a moment of weakness. In the beginning he blames it on physical needs, but as things between them escalate on a sensual level, he knows that he can't keep resisting her, but wants to embrace his feelings for her...

The Hero (Drake Byron)
Drake is in the middle of a large family, and is determined not to get married off like his siblings have done and despite his mothers insistence on the need to settle down. His plan for his life is vastly different than his familys'. Drake is more than willing to work on the mathematical theories involving the stars and not on having a wife to worry about, but when Anne comes into his household his mind starts to drift from the scientific matters to the matters of the heart...

The Heroine (Sebastianne Dumont)
Sebastianne, her main focus is to keep her family safe at all costs even if that means becoming a spy. So she travels to England, planning on stealing vital information to help the french government in return for her family's safety. Sebastianne knew that she would have to end up betraying Drake from the first moment she met him, but as time goes on and pressure amounts...she gets more and more reluctant to betray the one man that she is coming to love....but knows that she will have to choose between duty to her family and duty to her heart.

My Thoughts 
Bed and the Bachelor is the fifth in the Byrons of Braebourne series, and I have just come to love each and every one of the books in the series but this one is one my favorites so far. I have always enjoyed reading historical spy romances, and so I could hardly wait to start reading this one the moment I got my hands on it. There was a  level of mystery to the story and a depth to the characters that one always see's from this author, but there was also a enticement as well that draws the reader in, and I found myself reading this book within a few hours, which only happens whenever I am reading a book that I can't put down. I loved the aspect of danger to the plot, definitely had me on the edge of my seat. Overall it was a well written novel that flowed nicely with in depth characters that the reader could relate with easily. So if you love historical romances especially those that involve spys than this one is definitely for you!!

My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Tempted By His Kiss
Seduced By His Touch
At The Duke's Pleasure
Wicked Delights Of A Bridal Bed 


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