A rather typical spy of the crown book, with a rather meddlesome heroine who never does what she is told and gets herself in danger so that the hero can save the day, a hero who is kind of unremarkable, plots unoriginal but at least the writing is smooth.
Lucia is a heroine who has something to prove. She does what is expected of her but in contempt. She has an emotional streak and gets pissed off when she is not taken seriously. (But why I ask? When you act like a ninny, people will treat you like a ninny.) Alex is her sister's brother-in-law. Handsome, rich, dangerous and all that jazz. They are attracted to each other and because of Lucia's missing twin brother, they became more involved with each other than they wanted to.
I think it's kind of odd that Alex just left Lucia, told her to get married when he knew that her betrothed would not take her lack of virginity well. He never mentioned pregnancy either. "Surely" an experienced man like him knew how a baby is made?
I finished the book because the writing is ok. I skim-read a lot. I don't feel that Alex liked Lucia though. He seemed more intent on staying single than anything else.
Not awful but also nothing special, won't recommend.