Daniel is a very close family friend who is also making an effort to return to society at his mother’s behest. He is also best friends with Anna’s older brother Sebastian. Anna has been in love with Daniel for most of her life. He, however, has been busy working as a government spy. Because of his work –and other personal issues, he believes that he cannot ever marry and subject a wife and family to his dangerous lifestyle. He has been avoiding Anna for years because he finds her too tempting.
Once Daniel and Anna’s paths have crossed again, it seems as if fate (and their families) conspires to keep them in each other’s paths. Dangerous complications from Daniel’s past also arise and put Anna in danger, forcing Daniel to keep Anna too close for comfort.
The characters of Anna and Daniel really resonated with me. Both seem to feel a bit apart from society – Daniel because of his spy work and Anna because of her guilt over her past actions. They work so well together – so much so that I a bit wanted to give Daniel a dope slap for avoiding Anna for so long! Fortunately, Daniel redeems himself quite well. Their romance is a winner from start to finish.
“The Spy Who Love Me” is a fabulous tale of two people who finally find their way to each other. Schroeder does an excellent job at building up the romantic tension. It takes quite some time before the two even share their first kiss (but it was well worth the wait). From the moment that Daniel and Anna shared their first waltz, I could not put the book down. I highly recommend this book to fans of historical romance – it is definitely a winner!
Author Link: http://www.melissaschroeder.net