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Love and Let Spy

(Lord and Lady Spy #3)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  735 ratings  ·  109 reviews
Her name is Bonde, Jane Bonde . . .

A beautiful and eligible member of the ton, Jane has more than a few secrets: she’s one of the Crown’s most elite agents. She may be deadly, but she doesn't know a thing about fashion, flirtation, or love . . . until Dominic Griffyn shakes up her carefully stirred world and asks her to be his bride. He’s exactly the kind of man she’s not
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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3.5 stars

Bonde. Jane Bonde.


Unlike the other books in this series, True Spies & Lord and Lady Spy, this one isn't based off a single movie, or at least I didn't see many similarities to Live and Let Die. It's just loosely based on the feel of all the Bond films. <--you probably didn't need me to tell you that, but I'm nothing if not a fount of repetitive and useless information.

Anyway. Our girl, Jane, is a spy. And a damn good one, having been trained by her uncle, who is the head of the elite
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've never read a historical by Shana Galen before, and after finishing Love and Let Spy I feel that I’ve been missing out on some great reads. This was delightful and campy without going too far into the ridiculous. It's a play on the spy thriller and it's awesome. One thing to be aware of is that this is the third book in a series. While I don’t feel that it lessened my enjoyment or understanding of this one, I definitely feel that I need to read the two previous books.

The premise of this seri
Susan Gorman
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-to-z, contempoary
Someone was after her. She could not be certain it was Fonce or the Maitriser group, but someone was looking for her. And someone knew where to look, which meant that her aunt and uncle were no longer safe And that made finding Fonce all the more pressing.

She reached for the latch on the cemetery gate, but instead of cold metal, she touched something warm and soft.

"Allow me."

The storyline of Love and Let Spy draws you into the Galen's world of spies and conspiracies and her well- crafted charac
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
With lovely romance and thrilling danger, Love and Let Spy was a wonderful read. I really liked this book. From the sweet and hot romance, to the dark secrets, and endless thrills, this book was fantastic.

Jane...First of all, I loved her name. When I first read 'Jane Bonde,' I was both amused and intrigued. The name fit her, though, because she was a totally badass spy. She was definitely not to be underestimated, taking down traitors and keeping her hair and dress perfect and the same time. But
Lover of Romance
Dominic Griffyn, has some demons from his past that still haunt him, and the last thing he needs is to be forced to marry a woman he doesn't know. But when a near scandal came about because of him, he knows that eventually he will need to marry. Jane Bonde, lost her parents as a girl, and her uncle took her in, and trained her to be a spy for the government. When her aunt and uncle tell her she will be married to Dominic, she is shocked. All she wants in her life is to be a spy, how on earth cou ...more
Kristina Birch
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shana Galen's Love and Let Spy is an excellent addition to her Lord and Lady Spy series. A fun twist on the James Bond legend, Galen's Jane Bond is daring as an elite spy but she's equally vulnerable when it comes to simply being Lady Jane and all that means. A daring adventure that leads to some interesting romantic and spy twists along the way, Love and Let Spy is another example of Galen's talent for mixing romance, whit and humor, with just the right amount of suspense and danger. As an adde ...more
Angie Elle
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***This book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.***

Jane Bond has spent her entire adult life living as a spy. Having grown up the niece of an agent of the Crown and being trained from an early age, it never occurred to her that life could be different. Dominic Griffyn grew up in the shadow of his three younger 'legitimate' brothers and has never felt like he belonged.

LOVE AND LET SPY is the third in a series, but it can be read as a standalone. This is my first read from
Nicole Laverdure
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shana Galen has done it again, with her soon to be released book Love and Let Spy. She is truly, one of my favorite authors for stories of the Regency era! I have read her previous books, in her Lord and Lady Spy series and loved them! As always, the story of Jane and Dominic is filled with passion and humour! Beautiful hot chemistry between her two characters! The story starts as Jane Bonde, being the best agent that the Crown has, is given the mission to destroy a French spy ring. Jane was per ...more
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
The third and final entertaining book in the Lord and Lady Spy series by Shana Galen, this story is a spoof on the popular James Bond series of by Ian Fleming but set in Regency London, 1816.

I really felt this romance was more about Jane Bonde, a strong and admirable heroine who is a spy. It’s fabulous to see a woman in Regency England kicking some spy ass while falling in love and being able to keep her position despite the conventions of the time. Realistic? Perhaps, perhaps not. But I’m sure
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Romance lovers, this is the book you must read! A fantastic, fabulous, marvellous, magnificent book!!! As the previous books in the Lord and Lady Spy series, it’s an exciting spy story, and a romance. Shana does it so well: she remains faithful to the era, she never goes steampunk on us, and still she writes about spies.

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t read the previous books, it can easily be read as a stand-alone. The story is great, the characters wonderful as always, but the best thing abou
Lisa Hutson
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I always enjoy Shanas writing. There is
never a dull moment. Her stories are
fast moving with terrific dialogue.
Interesting, noble, surprising, daring
and fun characters. The stories don't
always go along as you imagine they will.
Love and Let Spy is easily my favorite
Shana Galen book, so far.

May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd book in the series and it was in it self a stand alone read but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I'd read the previous novels firsts. The plot was easy to follow and the main characters were very interesting. I liked the fun twist on the heroine Jane Bonde as the female spy (James Bond better watch out), she was great. And I just fell in love with her tortured betrothed Dominic Griffyn, he needed a strong woman.
I will be investigating book 1&2 in this series to get up to d
Maggie Hesseling
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I think I may have needed to read the previous novels in this series before reading this one. It isn't that the story line was in any way unreadable, but the novelty of a series (that you read about reoccurring characters) was a little lost, and with Shana Galen novels, that's one of the best parts. However, as a stand-alone novel it works really well. The characters are interesting (if a little stoic, which is on purpose) and the pacing is great. You're turning pages faster and faster as the en ...more
Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Each book in the Lord and Lady Spy series has been such fun for me to read. Shana Galen does a great job of mixing the genres of Historical romance with Hollywood action films so that each story has layers of enjoyment. I get to revel in the love stories just as much as finding the small links to the original movies. In this third installment the ultimate movie spy James Bond gets the regency treatment with all the gadgets, action and romance one would expect.

I absolutely loved the switch-up of
Feb 01, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lord and Lady Spy was my introduction to Shana Galen’s regency world of spies. It is a world that I am not ready to leave. Each book in the series has memorable characters that you want to invite in and keep. Yes, I am talking to you, Agent Blue. In this world there is intrigue, lies and deep undeniable passions. I always enjoy Shana Galen’s books. Some authors just click with me as a reader and she is definitely one of those. Her writing style is lively, and exciting with a touch of humor. The ...more
Jacknsusan knight
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"The games are about to begin." Shana Galen's latest book LOVE AND LET SPY is a funny and fast paced homage to the James Bond movies. However, our heroine is the elite spy for the Crown, Jane Bonde. Jane has one thing on her mind. Find and kill the infamous French spy, Fonce. The impediment getting in her way is Dominic Griffyn. Jane's uncle insists that it's time for her to marry, and he has chosen Dominic as her groom. Dominic is the bastard son of an actress with secrets of his own. He doesn' ...more
Katrina Knittle
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodreads-win
Goodreads win. Will read and review once received.

I haven't yet read the first two books, but after reading this one I am definitely going to be reading those two books. This book made em a fan of the author works. The characters in this book were wuite memorable. In the world you find yourself reading about in this book you will find intrigue, lies, and passion. A very entertaining read with amazing characters you just have to love.
Earle Bolks
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is evidence of Galen's continuing enhancement of her extraordinary talent for dialogue and fine sense of pace and timing. A tribute and fitting end to this series . A winning trifecta for all of her readers ...more
Joy (Cheery♡Reads)
I'm so, so, so sad that this exhilarating series is over. Boohoo~

Wouldn't it be wonderful if it ends with a Christmas novella, 'Christmas with the Spies' or something? Hehe~
Jan 20, 2015 rated it liked it
didn't like this one as much as the first two. ...more
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
So I just re-read Lord and Lady Spy and totally forgot that this book was being released this week! This was such a fun read! I adore the premises of the author’s Spy series. The first being a take on Mr. and Mrs. Smith, then True Lies and now James Bond. It’s written with such cheekiness that I couldn’t help but smile as I read how Jane Bonde prefers her drink shaken, not stirred.
The story is a continuation of the Spy series Barbican group who are hunting down the master spy Fonce who has been
Tory Michaels
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I was so excited to read this book. I mean, c'mon, you have Bonde...Jane Bonde.

What really thrilled me about this book was the fact that it was DEFINITELY the female who was involved in the intrigue. Dominic was there, but he definitely wasn't a spy, wasn't cut OUT to be spy, though he had his heroic moments. You don't get a chance to see that as often in historicals because of the traditional role of women in earlier ages, but I felt Ms. Galen really pulled it off believably (well, as far as f
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, historical, 2014
Normally I hate it when characters are forced into relationships with each other by scheming and/or well-meaning relatives. So when Jane and Dominick face that very problem, I was not particularly impressed. What helped a lot was that they had fantastic chemistry, and that they soon focus on the various goings-on in their lives.

I loved that Jane's abilities as an agent were never a question. She's written as perfectly capable and is never reduced to a damsel in distress to make Dominick seem mo
I've loved the series and didn't think anything could top the first book, Lord and Lady Spy,but this book may do it.. or tie at least.

I absolutely love the characters of Jane and Dominic. Jane is a strong, confident female. Dominic is all adult male on the outside and battered little boy inside. My favorite theme in romance novels is when the two main characters help each other "heal". In this book that does happen. Dominic helps Jane realize that there is more to life than being a spy. She help
My Book Addiction and More MBA
LOVE AND LET SPY by Shana Galen is an exciting Regency Historical Romance. #3 and final in the "Lord and Lady Spy" series, but can be read as a stand alone. See "Lord and Lady Spy","The Spy Wore Blue (novella)" and "True Spies".

Another awesome tale of intrigue, romance, passion and the promise of true love. What a finale! Ms. Galen has once again given her readers something to hold on too, with her engaging, and enchanting characters. Her fast paced, action packed, thrill-seeking adventures that
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was really excited to get my hands on this book and wasn't disappointed! Jane Bonde is a spy for the Barbican group and plans on living the single life in order to pursue threats to the Crown and country. Her Uncle is blackmailed and insists that she marry Dominic Griffyn. Of course this is not what she or he wants so they decided to become betrothed with no plans of actually marrying. Dominic and Jane have several adventures and end up falling in love with one another much to their surprise, ...more
kathy kemmerer
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a good story..

Dominic and Jane's story really great. They both have a bit of baggage to deal with. Dominic 's baggage was a little hard to take for him to overcome but with Jane he does deal with it better and can deal with personal touch from her. Jane is Alpha Female but also a lady. Great book..
Nov 21, 2015 rated it liked it
tw for dominic's past if anyone reads it ...more
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Shana Galen is three-time Rita award nominee and the bestselling author of fast-paced, witty, and adventurous Regency romances. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching." She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven year ...more

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