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Book Review: The Reluctant Guardian by Susanne Dietze

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Under the Spy’s Protection 

When Gemma Lyfeld inadvertently interrupts a dangerous smuggling operation in her English village, she’s rescued by a mysterious Scottish spy. Now with criminals after her and her hopes for an expected marriage proposal recently dashed, she will make her society debut in London. But not without the man tasked with protecting her…

Covert government agent Tavin Knox must keep Gemma safe from the criminals who think she can identify them—a mission he never wanted. But as he escorts her and her rascally nephews around London, the lovely English lass proves braver than he ever imagined. Suddenly, the spy who works alone has one Season to become the family man he never dreamed he’d be.

What I Loved: I enjoy a good Dietze novel. They’re always perfect for a quick, light read and The Reluctant Guardian was a prime example of that. Dietze engages the reader with vivid historical detail and authentic lingo. I appreciate the captivating mystery as well as a very interesting side of the Regency era that I had not heard about before now. And Dietze wraps this up with tons of playful banter and a solid message for the soul.

Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving The Reluctant Guardian 4.5 stars and recommending it to those who enjoy Regency fiction.

 

 

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