The Forbidden Lady by Kerrelyn Sparks
Another brilliant story by our beloved Kerrelyn Sparks.
In this story we have Quincy Stanton, the bastard son of the Earl of Dearlinton (I hope I got that right as I don't have my book in hand right now ^_^). All his life Quin has felt unwanted and tried to make up for it by pleasing his uncle fearing he might abandon him too. After returning from England from an unpleasant stay with his father he is asked by his uncle to pose as a Loyalist in order to spy on them and learned the true reason behind the redcoats being on American soil. But what he didn't count on was on the fact that lovely Virginia Munro will step on his way and have more success than him.
Ginny's widowed aunt Mary after being forced to marry a Loyalist against her wishes decides to take matters in her hands and convinces her niece to spy on the Loyalists to help the Colonials on their cause. After accidentally learning some useful information from a drunken Colonel (or was he a Captain?) and letting her aunt know of it, Mary relays it to Edward Stanton, Quin's uncle. When Quin hears of it hi knows is Ginny behind it and tries to convince her to let it be least she finds herself hanged.
In the ensuing battle of wills Ginny and Quin find them self attracted to each other and unwilling to let the other have its way.
I loved this books plot. Very different to anything I've read and with a small twist of mystery. Although I knew who the bad guy was there was a time or two where I thought it was someone else. I can't wait for the sequel to this book. I just hope it is Caroline's turn!