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All I Want for Christmas is Blue

(Lord and Lady Spy #3.6)

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The thrilling follow-up to Shana Galen’s popular Lord and Lady Spy novella The Spy Wore Blue!

This Christmas, retired spy Blue and his wife Helena have more to worry about than a holiday ball with his frosty parents. Months ago Blue promised Helena to put her first in his life and retire from spying. But when operatives from his past suddenly reappear, Blue will have to
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Kindle Edition, 61 pages
Published December 10th 2014 by BMLA Digital
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Amanda
Okay, it’s official, Helena and Blue own a piece of my heart. And this little snippet of their post-reconciliation life together hit me in all the right feels.

I really liked how the main conflict revolved around work/life balance. Helena coming to the realization that Blue wasn’t Blue without his work as a spy, just as she herself wouldn’t be whole if she could not sing, and finally learning to trust that their love for each other would always come first no matter what. COUPLES LOVING, TRUSTING
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Susan Gorman
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was very disappointed when author Shana Galen retired, Blue, my favorite character form The Lord and Lady Spy novels. I couldn't believe that I wouldn't be reading about Blue's brightly colored capes and pink waistcoats, his adventures with Butterfly, Baron, Wolf and Saint and his unusual obsession with the opera.

After reading A Spy Wore Blue and Love And Let Spy, I wasn't convinced that my favorite blue-eyed spy was enjoying retirement from the Barbican group. Helena wasn't even mentioned in
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Jacknsusan knight
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just loved ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS BLUE by Shana Galen. This novella is short, sweet, and spicy hot. It was a quick, fun Christmas treat. Here we get to catch up with Blue and his wife Helena. They have been married for five years. Blue was a spy for the Barbican group. Helena is an opera singer. Blue has been summoned by the Duke and Duchess of Ely. It is time for Helena to meet the parents.
Annie
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
lol oops it seems like I forgot to rate this when I read it
Connie Fischer
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lord Ernest is the sixth son of the Duke and Duchess of Ely and the tenth of eleven children. Now retired from his service for the crown, he spends most of his time at the opera in Covent Garden where his wife, Helena, is a singer. She is vehemently opposed to him returning to this work. When he worked for the crown, his code name was “Blue” as he has bright blue eyes. He is constantly being asked to return to his work but he refuses.

His parents do not approve of his marriage to Helena,
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Gayle
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novellas
Blue, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Happy to say that the intriguing and eccentric spy Blue and his lovely wife Helena are back in this Christmas novella from Shana Galen. I loved it. Witty, funny and thank goodness a HEA. All I Want for Christmas is Blue is a quick read, and a real treat for fans of the Lord and Lady Spy Series.
Lisa C
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a wonderful treat to visit with Blue (Ernest) and Helena again. Blue is hoping to reunite with his family, and the Barbican group is trying to woo him back to spying. Now he has to assure Helena that her insecurities about both are unfounded. In this case I recommend reading The Spy Wore Blue before this story.
Lisa Hutson
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A short novella set at Christmas time. The fabulous character, Blue, shows his true heart. As he falls deeper in love with his wife every day. And tries to give his parents every chance to love Helena as much as he does. Or even give her a chance.
Patricia
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
ALL I REALLY NEED IS MORE STARS!!!!!!
Shana Galen may have outdone herself (again). Indeed, that may be the goal of each writer.
Here, she takes two delightful characters and uses a fine-nibbed pen, sketches them out in delightful Regency detail. To fill in the scenes around them, she uses more vague strokes of a lighter color, or even, in the case of the heroes siblings, transparent watercolors. While the story is short, it is full of emotion - and not just the love of the main characters. This
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Barbara
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love Blue and Helena and this story was fantastic, just enough to satisfy my craving for more of this great couple. At least for the time being. Set on Christmas Eve, with a delightful mix of steamy romance, family drama, a bit of conflict to make the resolution that much sweeter, and with some cameos from much loved characters in the Lord and Lady Spy series to boot, this story was a lot of fun. It would be fantastic to see more Blue and Helena in further adventures in the future.
Nicole Laverdure
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The return of Blue and Helena!
If you're looking for a fun Spy short novella, look up ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS, very well written by Shana Galen. I love her Lord and Lady Spy series! It's cute, charming and a real delight to read. In this one, you will meet again Blue and Helena, whom, I loved, their beautiful chemistry in THE SPY WORE BLUE. Those two together are a real charm to follow. I recommend this one especially for the festive season! Ms. Galen never disappoints me!
Joy (Cheery♡Reads)
A lovely Christmas story featuring Blue and Helena. Love it!
Elaine
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A lovely short story - I enjoyed reading this.
Amanda
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I started reading this story, I didn't know that it is actually a short story about characters from a previous novella. (I had thought this was a standalone.) However, my not having read the previous story didn't stop me from enjoying this short story. I really enjoyed the humor in this story, especially how Blue's acquaintances were continually surprised that he had a wife instead of a male lover. Helena and Blue also have several steamy encounters that people are constantly interrupting ...more
Sieravonne
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: shana-galen
All chapters have teasing scenes. While I'm ok with teasing episodes, too much of it slightly annoys me. In some ways it cheapens the story. But I like the tale despite of the teases. I'll simply ignore those.
Celeste
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good plot with well conceived characters.
The gold formula an alpha male/heroe/spy and a damsel (somewhat strong but vulnerable) in distress and the birth of a everlasting love story.
A good historical, regency, ChicLit
Sooz Anzalone
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
So happy to visit Blue again! I loved her Lord and Lady spy series, and even a quick jaunt back into the crew is a fun time.
Olanrewaju Olarinde
A story about how Blue met his wife would have been preferable. However, his struggle with retirement isn't that bad a story

A nice short read.
Theresa A. Garcia
Oct 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Good but...

Way too short... very detailed and exciting romantic scenes. Bonde, Barron, Wolf, and Saint join forces to help Blue return
Barbara Literski
A spy named Blue

Loved to read about Blue in the other books. This story revealed a lot about the spy named Blue. Shana Galen has written some great stories!
Vikki Vaught
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rating 4.5 stars

Vikki’s Musings

I can always count on Shana Galen to bring me a tale of adventure and humor. All I Want for Christmas is Blue is another delightful story of daring and mischief. I just love these characters and it was so nice to have a chance to visit with them again.

Blue and Helena have settled into wedded bliss. While Helena pursues her operatic career, Blue spends his evenings watching his wife perform. Then the baron shows up wanting him to decipher a missive that had been
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Maria
Dec 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a delightfully charming and fun holiday novella featuring the inimitable and sexy spy, Blue, and his lovely opera singer wife, Helena.

Though joyously reunited for the Christmas holidays, they must still navigate his aristocratic family’s snubs and Blue’s threatened return to the Barbican Group.

Husband and wife Helena and Blue were reunited in the novella, The Spy Wore Blue, After that story, Blue agreed to give up his spy work for the Barbican Group, a secret spy network dedicated to the
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Monique
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The splendid conclusion to one of my favourite series ever! Finally, we get to read more about the enigmatic Blue and his splendid wife. I find it remarkable that Ms. Galen put so much content in so few pages! A very sexy, sizzling, magnificently written romance story between two people who love each other so much that they are willing to sacrifice what they cherish the most! I have to admit I was stunned by the conclusion! Shana Galen never ceases to amaze me! ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS BLUE ...more
Jo Anne
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015
I’m so glad Shana Galen gave Blue this second novella to complete his story. He’s one of my fav’s of the Lord and Lady Spy series. You gotta love a handsome guy who wears colorful velvet coats, and fine linen shirts with lace sleeves, even if they are a bit out of style. And a man who loves his wife, Helena, so much that he walked away from his service to the Crown for her. When his old friends coerce a little help from him, the conflict of career versus relationship must be satisfied once and ...more
Suzanne
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am in love with Blue. Blue is his code name for a group of men and women who spy for the Crown. He is no longer an active member because he loves his wife Helena, an opera singer in Convent Gardens, and she does not want him back in the war. Blue aka Lord Earnest is one of the younger sons of the Duke of Ely. His powerful parents have never accepted his wife or his marriage of six years. Blue still has hope. An invitation with a personal note take him to his parent's Christmas ball. Of course ...more
Trudy Miner
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's Christmastime and Lord and Lady Blue are going to his parents' Christmas Eve Ball. Still disapproving of their son's marriage to an opera singer, it's sure to be a tense evening. Furthermore, the Barbican wants him to come out of retirement to decode a message for them. With secrets and tensions swirling all around, can Blue stay true to his wife and himself at Christmas?

This charming story will keep you reading right through to the very end. Filled with characters from previous stories who
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Beth Johnson
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hea, 2015-reads
Quick novella that ties up some loose ends for Blue and Helena. Despite being only ~85 pages long, I still felt my heart clench at a certain point. Blue is torn between his love for Helena, his desire to reconcile with his family (who aren't fond of their noble son marrying an opera singer), and his need to keep working as a spy. Despite all of this inner turmoil, the novella has moments of humor and guest appearances from Baron, Wolf, Saint, and Bonde as well as some delightfully steamy scenes. ...more
Sarah
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a great little addition to Shana Galen's Lord and Lady Spy series. I loved getting another peek into Blue's life and seeing how he and his wife, Helena, were doing after he won her back in the novella, The Spy Wore Blue.

All I Want For Christmas is Blue, while only 6 chapters, was a fun,quick read and perfect to get you into the holiday mood. It has all the humor and great love scenes that make this series one of my favorites. I enjoyed this story immensely and loved getting to see a few
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Bernadette Long
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Happy Christmas for Blue

Blue's story has always been a mystery so I really enjoyed meeting his lovely wife, Helena. And since Blue is really struggling with his retirement from the Barbican, his attempt to reconnect with his family and to please his wife creates a real conflict for him. This was an enjoyable but too short read.
Tracy Emro
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

I love Blue and Helena together. They have such a fantastic chemistry. You cannot not like them!

I devoured this novella! It is short. It is steamy. It is sweet. And it was absolutely delightful.

We also get the added bonus of cameos from the other spies!

I highly recommend this entire series!
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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 ...more

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