Seduced by a Spy

Written by Andrea Pickens
Review by Nan Curnutt

It’s 1812, and England is at war with Napoleon. Mrs. Merlin’s Academy for Select Young Ladies, disguised as a finishing school, is secretly training specially selected orphaned girls from the slums of London as spies. These women learn to use every weapon available to them, including their own bodies, to protect England from Napoleon’s forces. Shannon is the most daring of all Merlin’s Maidens. In this, her first assignment, she is paired with her former nemesis, Russian spy Alexandr Orlov. Sparks fly as they work together to bring down the most dangerous assassin in Napoleon’s army.

This novel is not your average period romance. Full of riveting adventure and sexual tension and peopled with intelligent and lovable characters, it holds the reader’s attention to the final page. This is the second book in the Merlin’s Maidens series, after The Spy Who Wore Silk. While each book can stand alone, there are elements of the story that carry over, making it worthwhile to read them as a series.