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A Lady's Secret Weapon

(Nexus #3)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  191 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Seduction is His Duty to King and Country

Ethan deBeau has charmed his way into the beds of countless women, enticing them to whisper all kinds of state secrets in his ear. But his latest assignment is completely different: find a missing young boy. It's practically child's play for a master spy such as Ethan. Until Miss Sydney Hunt threatens to unravel all his carefully la
Mass Market Paperback, 363 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Christina ~ Brunette Reader
If you assumed that being a boudoir spy was the ultimate stylish employment, you better think again. Apparently, bedding beautiful and rich people to ferret out diplomatic and political secrets is not all “glitter and gold” as the Hero of this romance would tell you and it doesn’t guarantee happiness in life either. So I disappointedly unpacked my suitcase, shuffled back to the desk and resigned myself to keep the day job. But I would have been a good one, mind you! LOL ;) ;) ;)

Ethan DeBeau, Vis
Amy R
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh, where to start with this book? I was really looking forward to A Lady's Secret Weapon by Tracey Devlyn because the hero, Ethan, is the bad boy of the series and I have a thing for bad boys. They are usually more troubled than the good boys, so when they make the switch it is more raw and emotional. Pairing Ethan with the independent heroine Sydney was just explosive.

The third book in the Nexus Series is filled with several plot lines that are all wonderfully woven together to keep yo
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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A Lady's Secret Weapon (Nexus #3) by Tracey Devlyn Author: Tracey Devlyn Title: A Lady's Secret Weapon Series: Nexus Cover Rating: Book Rating: Buy This Book:

Seduction is His Duty to King and Country
Ethan deBeau has charmed his way into the beds of countless women, enticing them to whisper all kinds of state secrets in his ear. But his latest assignment is completely different: find a missing young boy. It’s practically child’s play for a master spy such as Ethan. Until Miss Sydney Hunt threa
I didn’t have particularly high expectations for this one. When I requested an advance copy I thought the plot was interesting and thought it would probably would be an enjoyable read. I have to say that A Lady’s Secret Weapon went completely above and beyond my expectations. We’ve got spies, mystery, romance all wrapped up into one great historical romance.

Ethan deBeau is a boudoir spy; he discovers all kinds of information in ladies beds, all in the name of serving his country. At long last it
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Thrills and romance come together to make this book a fantastic read! I really liked this historical romance. A Lady's Secret Weapon was a wonderful read. Heart-stopping danger, steamy romance, and a dark mystery. What's not to like?

The mystery and danger was undoubtedly the best part of the book. It had me completely on the edge of my seat. The underground network of French spies and traitors that was revealed in the previous Nexus books makes a big appearance as the characters venture right in
3.5 stars

This is the third book in Ms Devlyn’s series about the agents of the Nexus, a secret arm of the Alien Office that fields networks of couriers, informants and spies who work to keep England safe from its rapacious enemy across the English Channel.

I really enjoyed the previous book in the series Checkmate, My Lord and consequently was looking forward to reading this one, but I’m sorry to say that I came away from it feeling a little disappointed.

The hero of A Lady’s Secret Weapon is Eth
SyaSya Syed Nasir
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: english-novels
3.5 stars? Lol, maybe I'm no more interested with mystery genre like I used to when I was a teenage girl.
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
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With the world of espionage as the backdrop, the romance takes off between two characters who are spies! A historical romance with a spy background - how tantalizingly dangerous! The story starts off with Lord Ethan deBeau, Viscount Danforth, being hurt [I am presuming it is from the previous book of this series – which now I am hunting for..] and he is saved by a cloaked stranger. Not much is revealed about this stranger in the beginning but the stranger leaves a debt of life on Ethan’s head, w ...more
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I had gotten away from romance novels for a bit and branched out to other genres but I couldn't stay away for long. This book is my introduction to author Tracey Devlyn and she is definitely an author I will be revisiting.

A Lady's Secret Weapon is the third book in a series. I have not read the other two but hope to do that soon.

This story follows Ethan deBeau, a British spy and Sydney Hunt who is hard at work on a mystery of her own. They are well matched. I love when the woman is as strong a
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I was pleasantly surprised by this book! I knew that the story was going to be good because the synopsis hinted at a bad boy, spies, and general fun. But it turned out to have a very good story line that I wasn't expecting. This wasn't just all fun and games and I truly enjoyed the character development and the characters depth.

Our hero Ethan, is a member of an elite group of spies known as Nexus. On his current mission he runs across our Heroine, Sydney, a lady that has a group of spies on her
Nicole Laverdure
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Thrilling Spy Romance! 4 stars
Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for a copy of this book A LADY'S SECRET WEAPON written by Tracey Devlyn. This is the first time, that I read one of her book and I was not disappointed! It's the third book in her NEXUS series! I really enjoyed this historical romance filled with intrigue and mystery! I loved her two spies Ethan, a spy in a group named Nexus, well known to protect England and Sydney, also a spy! Lots of beautiful emotions! Both will st
Sherri Lewis
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a great historical romance by author Tracey Devlyn. There is a sizzling attraction between Ethan de Beau and the heroine of the story, Miss Sydney Hunt. Add to that a lot of intrigue and suspense and you have a great read. You will definitely get lost in the pages of this story!
Mary Jo Burke
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Riveting story about cloaks, daggers, spies, and love. Excellent series!
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
(Original post at Doing Some Reading)

OMG!!! This was the last book in Tracey Devlyn’s Nexus series and what an end it was!!!

If you have been tracing this series from book one, with Cora and Helsford, you may have been gearing up for Ethan’s book and of course to who the mysterious Specter was from Somerton’s in book 2. Well your wait is now over~ We find out who this Specter person is and more in this end to a great debut series!

In this book we got a chance to see more of the elusive and protect
Rachel T
As posted at THE READING CAFE 02 Nov 13!

5 out of 5 for this reader folks!

There must be something about spies and regency romance that really turns my crank because every book I have read with this mix I absolutely enjoy. Maybe it's the mystique, suppose to be proper but really bad ass under all the titles and manners .. I don't know .. but I sure love it! Lady's Secret Weapon by Tracey Devlyn is the third book
May 26, 2013 rated it liked it
I think I should preface and say I think I read this book at the wrong time. I finished reading Bec McMaster's "My Lady Quicksilver" and it has a similarish theme. A wrongly accused terrorist is being hunted by the head of the city's guard. She (the wrongly accused terrorist) goes undercover as the head's secretary to not only find out about her missing brother, but also to be one step ahead. Both excel at espionage and masquerade and really think about their subterfuge and the potential consequ ...more
Diane K. Peterson
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Tracey Devlyn states that she writes “historical romantic thrillers” and I think that is an apt description. A Lady’s Secret Weapon, the third book in her Nexus spy series, has spills and thrills aplenty. The Nexus spy network is a very secret government agency whose mission is to keep Napoleon out of England. This scenario offers many opportunities for stealth, deception, even romance. Devlyn’s writing skills are more than capable and, paired with this exciting plot line, we have the recipe for ...more
Tracy Emro
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Slightly Spoilerish - posted from my iPad so I don't have the hide spoilers option. Sorry!!!!!

I liked this book, but a couple of things kept me from loving it.

1 - I prefer a true declaration of feelings. I like to see the words I love you. Not I am in love with you in a vague offhanded remark that is not repeated or by calling the hero "my love" once and only once. Did Ethan and Sydney love each other - I have no doubt they did - but I wanted more, I wanted the words, the messy emotions, the
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sydney owns an employment agency which places servants with wealthy and noble families. She is a very accomplished and intelligent woman. Her extra activities would be dangerous for anyone but especially a woman.
Ethan is a viscount who works for a small group of people who are working to protect England from the French. The war between the British and the French has created many people who are fighting behind the scenes. Ethan has been very heroic for his country. And at times he has done things
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A LADY'S SECRET WEAPON by TRACEY DEVLYN is an fast paced Regency Historical Romance set in 1804 London. #3 in the "Nexus" series,but can be read as a stand alone. See, Lady's Revenge" and "A "Checkmate, My Lord". Follow notorious rake and Nexus spy, Ethan deBeau, Viscount Danforth and Miss Sydney Hunt,whose business it is to place domestics into suitable employment,oh, but she is so much more. Follow, these two has they navigate danger, sensual tension, and a mission to expose the French Spymast ...more
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Tracey Devlyn has captured you attention with Romance, action and Suspense.
This was historical Romance that took place in 1804 in London. This is also the third book in the Nexus Series. Ethan was a spy for the Nexus, a division that helped protect their country from terrorist or traders. Ethan was a great character, a Viscount, stubborn, brave, courageous, kind, caring, loyal and charming. Ethan didn't do commitment until Sydney came in to his and had the power to change that. I really admired
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was an all right book. The hero and heroine are easy to identify with and they come across as real, round people. The conflict is a bit lacking, though.

The main conflict revolves around both the hero and heroine investigating the same orphans home, for surprisingly, pretty much the same reasons. The 'bad guy' is very ambigious. The one bad guy pretty much gets his "end" tied up way too nicely. The other possible bad guy gets killed by someone you wouldn't expect.

There is only one 'love sc
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-books
This spy thriller was a little grittier than the average historical romance. We definitely get to see the dark side of London and the perils of spying.

I enjoyed the great interaction between Ethan de Beau, one of the top spies in England's Nexus organization, and Sydney Hunt, the proprietoress of an employment agency who goes beyond the call of duty to see that her clients are in safe, respectable jobs. They both end up looking for a kidnapped boy who may be in a local orphanage. This could als
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Sydney is a strong independent woman who owns her own employment agency. She is aided by an assistant Amelia and twin brothers Mick and Mac. Into her life comes Ethan deBeau, who is a spy for the Nexus group. He is the womanizer but also the rescuer of prisoners.

Readers of the previous novels know he was attacked but recovered-the three books are very entwined, although you could read them alone, I recommend not skipping the other two (I actually had to go back to refresh my memory). This starts
Jun 19, 2013 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. I read the first one and somehow skipped the second. I will have to go back and find the second. It would have added something to the third but I didn't feel like I had missed anything.

A great historical romance mixed with an adventure. And some hot bedroom scenes. I would have liked a little better conclusion to the second romance of Amelia and Mac. And there needed to be an epilogue for all the boys.
Maggie Hesseling
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Bad boy Playboy spy meets do-good front woman. What a fantastic idea! The novel almost becomes a race to see who will figure everything out first... unless they can learn to work together. A man of many disguises and abilities, he really makes the novel what it is. I'll definitely be looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Adrienne Giordano
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you like historicals with a little edge to them, Tracey Devlyn is the author for you. This might be my favorite of the series.
Sep 06, 2013 rated it liked it

A Lady’s Secret Weapon is a book that with a few edits could have ascended to an A book. The criticisms are minor, but there are many minor criticisms and they do add up. Though I did enjoy the book overall, I had to lower the grade to account for the multitude of quibbles.

Miss Sydney Hunt owns and runs an employment agency that places people primarily in service positions with wealthy families. Having a mother who was in service herself, Sydney is very co
gentlemen such as he...discarded women like they discarded a spent cheroot (3 1/2 stars)

English nobleman, Ethan deBeau, Lord Danforth, notorious rake and Nexus spy has been set upon. Badly beaten he is rescued by a mysterious figure, The Spectre. His wounds are attended to by a maid.
Charged with finding a young boy, an English traitor Lord Latymer, and a French spymaster LaRouche, Danforth's search places him within the orbit of one Sydney Hunt. The puzzling thing is that he comes across her pos
Daisy Row
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
My Thoughts
A Lady’s Secret Weapon by Tracey Devlyn is an enjoyable read from start to finish. The story captured my attention readily enough, and I remained happy to continue all the way through.

Things I enjoyed
The central characters presented as well described, and the progression of their relationship developed in a believable manner. I loved each of the supporting individuals and found them to be identifiable as well. I could picture them all, and appreciated the extra depth they added to the
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USA Today bestselling author Tracey Devlyn wanted to be the next Dian Fossey and explore the wilds of Africa, but that was before she met chemistry and calculus and realized a business major, rather than a science degree, might be more up her alley.

Tracey writes contemporary and historical romantic suspense, historical mysteries, and mainstream thrillers. An Illinois native, Tracey spends her even

Other books in the series

Nexus (5 books)
  • A Lady's Revenge (Nexus, #1)
  • Checkmate, My Lord (Nexus, #2)
  • Latymer (Nexus, #4)
  • Shev (Nexus #5)