Vanessa Kelly creates another masterfully written story in Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard!
Aden St. George is swoon-worthy! He is intelligent, resourceful, protective, kind, and oh so sexy. He's a spy for the crown and keeps his distance from others after a painful childhood as the bastard son of an illicit extra marital affair between one of the royal princes and the amazing Lady Thornbury who is possibly the coolest and funniest mom I have read about in ages. It seems that St. George isn't the only one in the family who is cut out to be a spy! As a close friend and recruit of Sir Dominic, Aden takes the case to protect Lady Vivien Shaw after an attempt is made on her life. Little does he know that this petite classy lady will keep him on his toes and set his blood to boiling.
Lady Vivien Shaw has quite a lot of responsibility on her head. After the passing of her beloved father when she was only 17, she takes on the full-time project of watching out for her mother and younger brother Kit. Her older brother Cyrus has little interest in anyone but his own political ambitions, and Vivien must keep the rest of her family afloat and out of debtors prison. She's also busy avoiding the attention of a few ill-warranted suitors including the vulgar Russian Prince Ivan. With money collectors and suitors at her heals she never realizes how much trouble she's courting until she's kidnapped and faced with a life threatening situation. When Aden swoops in to protect her, Vivien will face a new danger she never saw coming - losing her heart!
The chemistry between Aden and Vivian is instant and exciting! They are a perfectly matched pair with their wit, charisma, and ability to get under each others skin. As a spy, Aden manages to be both dangerous and protective. Vivian is his perfect match with her determinism and pride and insistence on breaking the rules.
Veida Dehmlow does an excellent job narrating this novel. Dehmlow has a lot of experience narrating regency romances and never fails to delight. In addition to being a riviting page-turner, Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard is laugh out loud funny in so many places! The dialogue is outstanding, the scene in the orangery is hilarious, and I just adored the little old ladies in the small town who offer advice on "breeding problems". In addition to an amazing hero and heroine, the side characters add a lot of depth and interest to the story. Lady Thornbury is always perfectly placed, says the most outrageous things, and her relationship with both Aden and Vanessa is priceless. The villains are as deplorable as the good guys are likable. I loved the glimpses into Sir Dominic's past and am eagerly looking forward to the continuation of the series from here!
NARRATED BY: VEIDA DEHMLOW
LENGTH: 14 HRS AND 51 MINS
SERIES: THE RENEGADE ROYALS, BOOK 1
RELEASE DATE: 03/18/2014
PUBLISHER: TANTOR AUDIO
BOOK 2- CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL BRIDEGROOM: RENEGADE ROYALS, BOOK 2