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Better Off Wed by Susanna Craig | #BookReview @susannamcraig @KensingtonBooks #NetGalley #HistoricalRomance

Mr. and Mrs. Sterling

Better Off Wed is a delightful rom-com featuring a strong female lead and a brave bookish hero.

It is book #3 in the Love and Let Spy series but can be read as a standalone. I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing the two first books in the series. To read my review of Who’s That Earl, CLICK HERE, and my review of One Thing Leads to a Lover can be found HERE.

My thanks to the author,  Kensington Books / Lyrical Press, and NetGalley for the advanced reader’s copy. 

Book Details

Title: Better Off Wed by Susanna Craig
Lenght: 277 pages
Publication Date: Lyrical Press (December 28, 2021)
Language: English
ASIN: B092XF45F7

Book Description

She’s an avenging angel…who tempts him like the devil…
If Miss Laura Hopkins desired a husband, her beauty, brains, and fortune would make it easy to acquire one. Instead, Laura prefers to put her charms to another purpose entirely. Using the alias Lady Sterling, Laura helps young women who have been mistreated or compromised by their employers. Some might see it as theft and blackmail. For Laura, it is a small measure of justice. But while in pursuit of her latest target, Laura is unexpectedly aided by a gentleman who announces that he is Lord Sterling.
As a spy for the Crown, Captain Jeremy Addison, Viscount Sterling, has been assigned all manner of dangerous missions, though none as complicated as investigating the beguiling Lady Sterling. Forced to pose as newlyweds at the home of a disreputable earl, Laura and Jeremy forge an unexpected alliance…and a passionate connection. But can such a dangerous masquerade possibly lead to a real, lasting love?

From the Publisher’s Blurb

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Laura Hopkins was an ordinary miss by day, but she avenged exploited women by night and brought their assailants to their knees, sometimes literally (lol). She was known as Lady Sterling.

Jeremy Addison was the son of a vicar who, against his wishes, became a spy and a bankrupted Viscount, Lord Sterling.

When his commander ordered Jeremy to find Lady Sterling and discover her methods and motives, the joke about their matching titles rankled on him.

But in finding Lady Sterling, Jeremy found a dangerous conspiracy unfolding that forced him to team up with her.

The romance was sweet, with a good pinch of spice; there was an adventure with espionage and lots of bantering and action.

Overall a lovely read!

Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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About the Author

Author Susanna Craig

Almost as soon as she could hold a pencil, Susanna Craig began writing stories. Today, she pens award-winning Regency-era romance novels that blend history and heart with a dash of heat. An English professor, wife, and mom, she’s currently finding her happily ever after in Kentucky while holding onto her Midwestern roots.

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