Romance Review | An Indecent Invitation by Laura Trentham

OverviewKeeping her safe is difficult, keeping a proper distance from her is downright impossible.

Lady Lily Drummond understands only too well the danger of spy work. Her father, a preeminent master spy, has been missing for months, and her brother barely survived his final mission for the Crown. Lily is still determined to help find her father, no matter how hard her brother and his best friend try to keep her in the dark.

Busy trying to untangle the web of deceit surrounding the Earl of Windor’s disappearance, Crown spy Gray Masterson also has to ensure Lily Drummond, the gangly, awkward child who was his constant shadow growing up, doesn’t get herself ruined at her London debut. But the girl with scraped knees and elbows has evolved into a lush, sensual beauty surrounded by a bevy of suitors.

Realizing Lily is going to investigate on her own if he doesn’t let her join the hunt for her missing father, Gray assumes he can give Lily a few minor tasks to pacify her, but he quickly learns she is a valuable asset. Moreover, she fairly crackles with life and warmth—things he craves after his dark years in service.

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Publishing Date: August 25, 2015
Stars: 5
My Review: 5 indecently delicious stars for An Indecent Invitation. I love well written, clever, and sexy historical romance novels and Laura Trentham delivered. I couldn't find anything I didn't like in the read as I was so captivated that I read the entire novel within a few hours. I had to know what would happen next and needed the almighty happy ending. 

Lady Lily Drummond is such a great character. She is spirited, passionate, loyal, and clever. She's literally a modern woman stuck in the past. She would rather talk politics and gather information rather than sew or dance at a party. She is beautiful and smart. She's the dangerous combination men should watch out for. 

Gray Masterson has grown up with Lily and her brother as her brother's best friend. He's been a spy, taken on by the Earl of of Windor. When he disappears both Lily and Gray become worried. Gray was charged by his best friend to keep Lily safe from harm but who will keep her safe from him? 

The two burn for one another and can only dance around each other for so long before giving in. Lily knows no other has made her feel the way Gray does and Gray knows she deserves better but can't stop himself. They fall in love in a time when danger is lurking and things are not as they seem. There's adventure, passion, and the ultimate happiness. I loved the story and that is that.