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A Shameless Angel (Secrets of the Zodiac #3)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  114 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
A courageous codebreaker, a gentleman with a score to settle, and a past that refuses to stay hidden…

Sarah Brecknell has always had an unusual obsession with numbers. After the unfortunate death of her fiancé, she’s lost her place in society, and her gift has left her alone with a dangerous secret. Sarah must turn to a complete stranger for help—a secret agent in service t
Paperback, 396 pages
Published September 23rd 2014 by SkySpark Books
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Dec 03, 2014 Kiltsandswords rated it it was amazing
A Shameless Angel (Secrets of the Zodiac Book #3) by Elizabeth Cole

I don’t agree with cheating. Not at all. This book has a relationship that could be defined as cheating, however the author creates a story that is so well conceived and written that I never felt any distaste reading it. This was a fantastic book. Excellent characters, a dangerous mystery, passion and defiance of society – this story has all the elements of an amazing book.
We meet Sarah and Theo at the funeral of Sarah’s fiancé C
Jean Marie
Dec 06, 2014 Jean Marie rated it liked it
I was given a free copy of A Reckless Soul and of A Shameless Angel in return for posting an objective review of A Shameless Angel.

I was excited to read A Shameless Angel, a book about a woman who is a scholar and portrayed as a mathematician. This interests me in part because I am a woman and a mathematician.

The book was exciting and compelling. Once started, it was hard to put it down. I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another book in this series, yet there were some aspects of this novel that I
Dec 29, 2014 Sumaira rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book, it had enough of a mystery and suspense to make you keep wanting to read it to find out what happens next. The books starts off with Charlie’s funeral. He was Sarah’s fiancée and the official story was that he was killed in a highwayman robbery gone wrong, Sarah meets Theo at the funeral as he introduces himself as a friend of Charlie. Sarah is heart broken, and the author wrote the funeral and the following couple of days for Sarah so well that it made me feel upset for ...more
Denise Van plew
Sep 19, 2014 Denise Van plew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Secrets are something everyone was has being good or bad. Part of the series title is what intrigued me on this author and her novels. Once I started her books she leaves me patiently waiting for the next one to be written. I was certainly not disappointed with this one either. In fact I do believe with each one written it just gets better. The agency is evolving also learning from past events and correcting as they go which makes for more realism. We are embroiled in another thrilling adventure ...more
Nov 24, 2014 Rebecca rated it liked it
This entire book is a spoiler for the previous book in the series, so make sure to read them in order.

Which is a pity, because this is a much better book than A Reckless Soul. The leads have significantly better chemistry, and their reasons for working together make a lot more sense. Sarah is pleasantly consistent--she has her strengths but does not miraculously transform into a super spy as soon as she discovers the world of espionage. She's quite competent without being unrealistically so. She
Oct 16, 2014 D.E. rated it it was amazing
A Shameless Angel is the second book in Elizabeth Cole’s Secrets of the Zodiac Series and the second book that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. As a woman, the Regency period is not my favorite time in history, but Cole breaks all barriers with her writing making me fall in love with the characters and time period. It is not necessary to read the previous book in the series in order to enjoy A Shameless Angel although it will help with the background a bit.
I loved this book! The characters felt
Ariel McCollums
Jan 16, 2015 Ariel McCollums rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
It took me til book three to realize this series was going to introduce the agents of the secret spy ring the Zodiac one at a time, whoops on my part.
I continue to love this series. I feel that which each agent (and their love interest) the stories get more rich and rewarding. Sarah in A Shameless Angel is linked to the prior installment in a tragic way. At first she gives in fully to her grief, but circumstances stemming from her tragedy pull her into a dangerous game and into the path of anoth
Cas H.
Oct 03, 2014 Cas H. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shameless Angel by Elizabeth Cole was an interesting spy tale of intigue and mystery. This book is book 3 in The Secret's of the Zodiac Series. It is very important to read book 2 first. If you read book 3, just be prepared to know the ending of book 2 within the first few chapters.

The Zodiac is a Secret Society of spies and they work for the crown. They are responsible for uncovering the secrets, the secrets that can hurt England. Sarah was the girlfriend of society member, who was uncovered to
Nov 08, 2014 Mave rated it really liked it
A few months ago I read the second book in the series (A Reckless Soul) and I was looking forward to read more. The books in the series can be read as a standalone.
Charlie and Sarah are engaged and are getting married. But the boy died apparently for a trivial incident. But Charlie is a member of Zodiac. Sarah knows the true activities of her boyfriend and is threatened: she must deliver certain documents of which she is unaware. Sarah scared addresses Theodore: he is a friend of Charlie and is
Ann Waters
Sep 23, 2014 Ann Waters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an advanced copy for an honest review.

Elizabeth's characters are so realistic and believable, I was finished the book before I even realized it. Because this is the third book, I felt that I needed to revisit the first two books in this series to reacquaint myself with the world that she has created for the Zodiac agents and those around them.

Sarah is a fabulous character, who is smart, witty and able to discern all of the hidden secrets of her deceased fiance, Charles. Charles was a
Sep 24, 2014 Myrt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Shameless Angel (Secrets of the Zodiac #3) by Elizabeth Cole

No Shame, No Game!

This is the third in a series of Regency era romances that revolve around a British spy circle, Zodiac. Each book can be read as a stand alone. This story revolves around Sarah, the fiancee of the late Charles, a double agent who betrayed Zodiac and Theo, another member of Zodiac who is trying to find out what information the late Charles had hidden away before his death. Unfortunately for Sarah, foreign agents are t
Dec 02, 2014 Farrah rated it really liked it
With sweet romance and intriguing espionage, A Shameless Angel was a fantastic historical romance that I really enjoyed.

Sarah was a great heroine. She was very smart and used her cleverness to figure out the situation that her dead fiance left her in. Theo was also wonderful. He was intelligent enough to keep up with Sarah and very skilled at what he did. He was also sweet and protective over his loved ones. I really liked both of the characters.

The romance was lovely. Sarah and Theo were a per
Nov 08, 2014 Debbie rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Zodiac series, and while it would be helpful to have read the previous two, its not really necessary. Indeed, I have only read book two, and didnt feel I missed anything.

Sarah and Theodore are meant for each other. He knows it. She knows it. But society says they can't. Full of all the rules and regulations of the time, this book will grab you, and keep you going, because not all is laid out for you. There are hints, and comments dropped here and there, and when it
Oct 09, 2014 Madelyn rated it really liked it
Shameless Angel is a regency romance that truly captivated me with mystery and smartly drawn characters. Theo Drayton (Lord Markham) and Sarah Brecknell are a captivating couple. Sarah is smart, determined and doesn’t buy into societies rules about a woman using her mind. I loved how she taught her former fiancé how to write code. And Theo, a great, endearing hero loved how smart she was. To me, this is a sign of a match made to be. When danger enters the picture, Sarah and Theo shine as a ...more
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#3 in the "Secrets of the Zodiac" series, but can be read as a stand alone. Fast paced,action packed tale of danger,secrets,spies,and romance with a few twists and turns,and a bit of controversy for some readers. Which, was written very tastefully, I might add. Ms. Cole is an amazing storyteller, who draws the reader into the story and holds them in awe. Well written with engaging as well as unforgettable characters. Well done! A satisfying as well as intriguing story!

*Received for an honest rev
Rita C
Sep 27, 2014 Rita C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one the best so far of the series. I liked the protagonists (which always helps) and I liked that there were some side characters that were LGBT and at least one POC. It was nice to see some representation of other view points. This is becoming more common in contemporary romance, but so far has been rare to find in a regency romance, so that was refreshing.

I am enjoying that all of the female protagonists in this series are intelligent, and are able to help themselves, not just wai
Oct 14, 2014 Diana rated it really liked it
Loved this book! I loved the heroine and hero and the plot. It was engaging and interesting from the first page to the last. Sarah was a great heroine and her courage was admirable. Theodore was also a great hero and I loved him and Sarah together. As a part of the zodiac secret agent group, Theodore is a spy for the British crown. When Sarah's fiance dies there are a lot of questions and accusations. When Sarah and Theodore are thrown together they have to dig into some answered questions. ...more
I love super smart heroines!

Elizabeth Cole writes some of the most intelligent, admirable heroines I have had the pleasure of reading. Even in a time when women were still commodities to be haggled over on the Marriage Mart, Ms. Cole's ladies are brilliant, dauntless and an integral part of the success of the secret missions that the heroes are engaged in. The romance is steamy and the action keeps you on the edge of your seat. This series will go down as a favorite of mine!
Sep 30, 2014 Amber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
yay free review copies!
okay, gotta say, I had a WHOLE lot of yes for this book. As I've stated in other reviews ,(view spoiler)
I liked the heroine and the hero and their chemistry and the fact that he RESPECTED her and that was all fantastic. Couple weak points in the plot, but nothing that interfered with my enjoyment. DEFINITELY recommend.
Louiseann Walter

This was so ENTERTAINING and informative on female gay persons. This story line was woven in a happy story line and let you form you own opinion of how they dealt with it then the book about spies was jus t as good as the first two, on to three. ENJOY.
Sep 28, 2014 Ina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read the previous book in the series (A Reckless Soul) first , then read this one and enjoy... There is nothing else to say (except - When is the next one coming?)
Jessica Hale
Nov 01, 2014 Jessica Hale rated it it was amazing
I really loved these characters and how things developed between them. Was a great storyline and well written, i had a great time reading this one :)
Jan 12, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing
"His given name is Marmaduke." ***DYING***

This is my favorite of the series so far. This is honestly the first book series I've ever read in which each book was better than the last.
Mar 04, 2015 Chelsea rated it liked it
It was a good read but not a favorite of mine. The characters were good, but the story just lacked. I couldn't really put my finger on it though.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jun 28, 2015 12:25PM  
  • The Rejected Suitor (Clearbrook Regency, #1)
  • Blood For Ink (Scarlet Plumiere, #1)
  • Dedication
  • Never Deny Your Heart (Kellington, #5)
  • Fates For Apate (The Haberdashers, #3)
  • The Training of a Marquess
  • Wedding Matilda (The Redcakes, #6)
  • Stroke of Genius
  • The Wicked Game (The Wicked Game, #1)
  • Indiscreet (London Friends, #1)
  • When Dashing Met Danger (Spies, #1)
  • Rescuing Rosalind
  • The Daring Heart (Highland Heather and Hearts Scottish Romance #3)
  • My Lady of Deception (Brethren of the Lords #1)
  • Something About Her
  • To Tempt An Angel (Douglas, #1)
  • Moonlight On My Mind (Second Sons, #3)
  • One-Knight Stand (Brethren Of The Coast, #4)
Elizabeth Cole is a romance author with a penchant for history, which is why she lives in an old house in an old city. She can be found hanging around libraries and archives, or curled in a corner reading, cat on lap. She believes in love at first sight. Then again, she also believes that mac 'n' cheese is a healthy breakfast, so don't trust her judgment on everything.

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Other Books in the Series

Secrets of the Zodiac (5 books)
  • A Heartless Design (Secrets of the Zodiac #1)
  • A Reckless Soul (Secrets of the Zodiac, #2)
  • The Lady Dauntless (Secrets of the Zodiac #4)
  • Beneath Sleepless Stars (Secrets of the Zodiac #5)

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