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The Lady and Mr. Jones

(Spy in the Ton #4)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Born in the rookeries, the hard life is something Jones is all too familiar with. Saved as a young boy, he was trained to be a spy, one of the best--elite, in fact. He now spends his days serving His Majesty in espionage, hunting rogue spies. His latest assignment, though, has him tracking a fellow spy…

Cat Ashdown is a baroness. Nothing is more important than protecting
ebook, 406 pages
Published November 27th 2017 by Entangled Publishing. LLC (Amara)
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Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Lady and Mr. Jones, the fourth and final (I think?) book in Alyssa Alexander’s A Spy in the Ton series turns the spotlight on the eponymous Jones, a secondary character in previous books and a member of the elite spy ring that includes Shadow, Angel and the Flower. Picking up some of the threads laid out in the previous book,A Dance with Seduction, Ms. Alexander has crafted a tender cross-class romance which plays out alongside an engaging suspense plot which sets spy against spy in a ...more
Extremely well-written book with lovely prose which elevated this book above average for me. The heroine is the Baroness Worthington, heir to one of the largest fortunes in England and practically royalty. Problem is that she can't touch her fortune until she marries or reaches the ripe old age of 35, and for now she remains under the very large and ruthless thumb of her uncle/guardian. The hero, 'just' Jones, on the other hand came from the rookeries, parentage unknown and the rough streets his ...more
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency-romance
Solid read. Intriguing and enjoyable!

A story that sparkles 'the whole night through' and beyond.
Spiced with two great lead characters, Jones a man of secrets and action, a spy extraordinaire from the harsh humble beginnings of the Rookeries and now in service to the Crown. A spy's spy who hunts traitorous agents. Jones has to in his sights Lord Wycomb, a coldly efficient master of the art. Which leads Jones straight to Baroness Cat Ashdown.
Cat has found herself 'wedged between the trustees, her
Katrina Berry
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Lady and Mr. Jones by Alyssa Alexander is Book 4 of the Spy in the Ton Series. While this is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. This was the first book of the series that I’ve read and I didn’t have any issues with following along with the story.

If you plan on reading this then make sure you are ready to read it from start-to-finish; this was a hard one to put down and I absolutely inhaled it...forget your worries, errands or any chores you may have because this book will
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
This book is really well-written and has interesting characters. I quite enjoyed reading it especially because I just love spy stories. Jones and Cat are just perfect characters, as well as, spies.

Cat has been brought up to care of her father's estates. Her father has never treated her like some helpless woman and yet for some reason he left her without much authority, she has to depend on her uncle until she marries. It seems so unfair to her. She wants to take care of her tenants and
Maria Rose
I thoroughly enjoyed this sexy historical romance! The hero, Jones, is smart, resourceful and utterly respectful of the heroine at all times, even while the two of them are finding ways to deal with their attraction to each other as he investigates a fellow spy, who happens to be the heroine's uncle. A romance that crosses the social boundaries of the times, Baroness Cat Ashdown is fighting an arranged marriage and trying to keep her holdings, and more importantly the people who rely on her, ...more
Apr 21, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Maria Dariotis
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Lady and Mr.Jones is book four in the series A Spy in the Ton by Alyssa Alexander

Mary Elizabeth Frances Catherine Ashdown 13th Baroness of Worthington Cat to her friends and family, is an heiress born into privilege she had everything while growing up, but upon her fathers death she’s become a ward to her evil uncle Lord Wycomb. As her guardian he has complete control over her inheritance and her. She will not be able to take control of her inheritance until she’s the ripe old age of
Tracy Emro
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mary Elizabeth Francis Catherine Ashdown, Baroness Worthington aka Cat is in a bind, her father has died and though she has inherited the barony and the estates, her father put everything in trust naming her uncle Henri Wycomb (yes, the same one from the previous book) as her guardian and a trustee. Cat is stymied at every turn by her uncle and he is pushing her to marry - in fact he has selected her groom and signed the contracts. If she refuses, she will lose Ashdown Abbey.

But things seem to
Carrie Sprys
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
My heart is still pounding after reading this historical romance thriller by Alyssa Alexander. Although The Lady and Mr. Jones is the fourth book in the Spy of the ton series, it is perfectly understood as a stand alone read. The plot line has every characteristic a great book requires: power, hunger, danger, fear, passion, love. Altogether these make for a truly enjoyable and unforgettable story. Jones was born in the rookeries of London, became a spy and currently spends his nights tracking ...more
Norah Gibbons
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. This is the 4th book in The A Spy in the Ton series by Alyssa Alexander and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. I think you could read this as a stand alone but it’s a great series so I would recommend reading them all. Abandoned as a child Jones grew up in the rookeries and managed to find a way out by becoming a spy. When he is charged with investigating another spy he rescues Mary Elizabeth Frances Catherine Ashdown ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a fun, quick read! Loved Cat and Jones - I thought they were really well-developed characters. This story has a great mix of action and love. It kept me up late and was hard to put down. I’ve read the first 2 books in this series, but not the third and didn’t feel like I missed anything - it can definitely stand alone.

Received an ARC for a voluntary, honest review.
Candy Briggs
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jones works for England as a spy and he is a very good one. Elizabeth Frances Catherine Ashdown, Cat, Baroness Worthington's father died recently, all the property including that of her maternal side, was put into trust and a guardian was appointed.
I thought this was an excellent story. It has it all, murder, drugs, kidnapping, intrigue and danger. Her uncle is not a nice man and he wants to get as much of her money as he can. The characters are well rounded and the dialogue moves with the

No man is more Cat Ashdown's opposite than Jones, the man she's just met and the man that has declared himself her shadow in order to keep her safe. However, when Jones latest assignment brings him in constant contact with Cat, he decides it's better that she's on his side than trying to find information about her uncle's dealings on her own. Yet, the closer they come to discovering the truth, the more danger Jones and Cat find themselves in. Will Jones be able to keep Cat safe, or will he lose
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jones was abandoned as a baby at a foundling hospital and growing up in the rookeries doing whatever needed to survive, he has a burning need to be someone of worth and who makes a difference. An encounter as a boy with an Agent on assignment in the rookeries gives him that chance and so he finds his mentor.

Jones is my fav kind of hero. A man of honour and integrity. The most trustworthy of spies in service, he is The Spy who is called upon to spy on the other spies – whenever there is ever a
Maggie Hesseling
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Cat Ashdown is a baroness, one of the few who can carry the title on her own without a husband, and she is in trouble. Her uncle and her trustees wont let her touch her inheritance to help the people who live on her estates and she'll do anything in order to help them, even be abused and sold off by her uncle. Help is on the way, though. Jones, a spy in service to the crown, is doing what he does best: going after spies who seem to have taken a turn for the worse, and Cat's uncle is one of the ...more
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Lady and Mr Jones by is the fourth book in Alyssa Alexander’s Spy in the Ton Series. This was the first book of the series that I’ve read and I had no issues with following along with the story.

Born in the rookeries, Jones, rescued from a dismal life as a young boy was trained to be an elite spy. His latest assignment, though, has him tracking Lord Wycombe, a fellow spy who is believed to have
Lori D
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
This book is part of a series by Alyssa Alexander but this book can be a stand alone read. What could possibly happen when the rookeries meets the wealthy? A wonderful story that will keep your attention captured until the last page! Baroness "Cat" Ashdown has been born and raised in one of the most powerful rich families in England and trained to take over the family fortune and barony title. When her father dies, she realizes that she has not been given control over anything. Her ruthless ...more
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jones was born in the rookeries never knew his parents, as a foundling the hard life is something he’s all too familiar with. However he was saved as a young boy & trained to be a spy. His latest assignment, though, has him tracking a fellow spy Henry Taylor Lord Wycomb
To Mary Elizabeth Francis Ashdown, Baroness Worthington nothing is more important than protecting five hundred years of heritage, she knows every detail of every estate that commands the largest income in Britain— yet her
Debra Martin
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth Frances Catherine Ashdown, Cat, Baroness Worthington, is frustrated that her father put her properties in trust at his death and she cannot access them until she's 35 or married. Her Uncle Wycomb is her guardian until she turns 21 and he's pushing her to marry his choice, but Cat wants to marry for love. What Cat doesn't know is Wycomb is one of the Crown's spies, but he's being investigated by another spy, Jones, at the orders of his superior. When Cat accidentally stumbles across ...more
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alyssa Alexander’s fourth book in "A Spy in the Ton" series, follows Cat Ashdown who has been groomed to take on the role of Baroness. However, her father’s will has led to her uncle Wycombe, overseeing her fortune and forcing a marriage upon her. Wycombe has ulterior motives and his dealings with criminals find Cat’s life threatened. Jones, a spy who has been ordered to investigate Wycombe, intervenes and it is then that Jones’ role becomes complicated.
What sets this novel apart from many
Shelly's Book Corner
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lourdes-reviews
Jones is a spy. Moreover, he’s the man who investigates his fellow spies when they are suspected to fall out of line. When his new assignment brings him to the aid of his mark’s ward, the Baroness Worthington, his job and his life will become a tad complicated.
Catherine Ashdown is a lady of quality, titled in her own right, but her guardian is making her life rather difficult cutting her freedom to help her tenants and pushing her to marry a man she doesn’t even know.
Secrets and intrigue fill
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Lady and Mr. Jones by Alyssa Alexander is book Four in the "A Spy in the Ton" series. This is the story of Jones and Cat. Jones had a hard childhood until he was taken to be a trained as a spy and he has become one of the best...but he hasn't forgotten where he came from. Jones is working a case on another spy, which leads him to save Cat.
Mary Elizabeth Frances Catherine Ashdown 13th Baroness of Worthington 'Cat' has a life of privileged until her father leaves her inheritance in trust to
Alyssa Alexander is a new author to me. Her book, The Lady and Mr. Jones was a fun read with new characters to enjoy. Cat Ashdown has always helped take care of her legacy; lots of land and tenants. She cared for the land and the people and wanted nothing more to continue to take care of them, however, her father left her saddled with no power to take care of her people. Her uncle made the decisions and even determined who she would marry. Cat began to disobey her uncle - much to his disgust and ...more
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jones is a spy for the Crown. His assignment this time is to watch one of their own who has come under suspicion. To investigate a fellow spy without him knowing is a major problem.
Mary Elizabeth Ashdown, Baroness Worthington is one of the wealthiest people in England. Unfortunately because she is still underage she doesn't have control if it. Her uncle is one if the trustees of her estate and he is being very difficult to deal with.
This is an intrigue filled story loaded with danger. Our
Constant Reader
I was disappointed in this one. I really enjoyed A Dance with Seduction, and was eager to read Jones' s story, but oh dear, he worked much better as a mysterious lurker in the background than as the hero of his own story. For a start, he was strangely ineffective....or maybe it's because we hear so much about his I am Not Worthy inner monologue that he comes across as not hero material, and frequent references to his broad shoulders are not enough to establish him as a major presence, somehow he ...more
Diane K. Peterson
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very well developed spy story. Jones was an abandoned foundling that became a spy. He was assigned to investigate Wycomb, a fellow spy that was involved in suspicious activity. Cat Ashdown was Wycomb's niece, a baroness, and a wealthy heiress, but her inheritance was tied up with a complicated trust. Jones unwillingly involved Cat in his investigation. She was determined to find out what was going on so she could protect her lands and her people. The two fell in love, of course, on the way to ...more
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
This was intriguing almost right away. Jones was an orphan that became a spy, his latest assignment was to investigate a fellow spy. Cat Ashdown is set to inherit an estate that provides the largest income in Britain. She has trained with her father since birth for this, but he puts everything into trust with her uncle. Her uncle is trying to force her into an unwanted marriage, during her attempts to escape this she meets Jones.

They were both very strong characters that played very well off
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in this series that I have read (need to get book 2 with Angel since he shows up in the other stories). After the last book I was unsure about continuing the series. While I liked the last book, I did not love it. This book was very good. Cat is a spitfire and I loved how she did not care what others thought and went after what she wanted and was not afraid to say no. Jones, what can you say, I loved him in the last book and in this one too. He is caring and always wants ...more
Patricia Wissore
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm wavering between 3 1/2 and 4 stars for this. I liked the story line and loved Cat. She knew her own mind and wasn't afraid to state it. She was smart enough to know when to be afraid. Jones was a good hero, but there's so much I didn't like. I would have liked to know more about him as far as a backstory and more of a name. Their situation at the end didn't really give me closure for this couple.
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