Checkmate, My Lord
by Tracey Devlyn

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Praise for A Lady's Revenge :

"Devlyn makes a unique mark on the genre with her powerful prose and gripping theme."-- RT Book Reviews , 4 Stars

The Stakes Are High, The Players in Position... 

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Praise for A Lady's Revenge:

"Devlyn makes a unique mark on the genre with her powerful prose and gripping theme."--RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

The Stakes Are High, The Players in Position...

Catherine Ashcroft leads a quiet life caring for her precocious seven-year-old daughter, until a late-night visitor delivers a startling ultimatum. She will match wits with the enigmatic Earl of Somerton, and it's not just her heart that's in danger.

Let the Games Begin...

Spymaster Sebastian Danvers, Earl of Somerton, is famous for his cunning. Few can outwit him and even fewer dare challenge him-until now. After returning to his country estate, his no-nonsense neighbor turns her seductive wiles on him- but why would a respectable widow like Catherine risk scandal for a few passionate nights in his bed?

"Devlyn reveals the darkness of the spy game and entices readers with a talented and determined heroine."--Publishers Weekly

"Wildly romantic, quick paced, and entertaining from beginning to end."--The Book Girl

"Dark and sexy...full of adventure and mystery but also a powerful love story...a must read."--My Book Addition Reviews

  • ISBN-13: 9781402258251
  • ISBN-10: 1402258259
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 404
  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-11-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

The second book in Devlyn’s Nexus series (after A Lady’s Revenge) craftily combines espionage in Regency England with a healthy dose of sizzling romance. Widow Catherine Ashcroft has asked Sebastian Danvers, Lord Somerton, to examine her husband’s last letters to her, believing they hold the clues to Ashcroft’s murder. Sebastian, a spy for the Crown, agrees to assist her; he has little else to do, having been banished from London while his ties to a double agent are investigated. As Sebastian resumes his neglected duties as lord of Bellamere Park, Catherine helps him to regain the trust of his tenants. Her willingness to embark on a love affair with him baffles Sebastian, who clearly wants no long-term relationship and wonders whether her persistence masks hidden motives. Catherine’s struggles as a widow and the mother of a young daughter reveal a hidden strength not often present in Regency-era heroines, and Sebastian’s dark, emotionally guarded demeanor is laced with complexity that only the most stalwart heroine can unravel. Devlyn’s seamless writing will entice readers and keep them eager for the next installment. Agent: Donald Maass, Donald Maass Literary Agency. (Feb.)

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