Shana Galen once again proves why she is a steady presence on my must-read list. Her latest historical romance, "An Affair with a Spare" is a perfect example of everything I love in the genre done absolutely perfectly. Rafe Beaumont is an absolutely fantastic hero, he’s dashing, and brave and his hidden vulnerability just warms my heart. Collette Fortier is a smart and strong young woman who has had to put up with a lot of hardship in her young life but she hasn’t crumbled. I loved how she reacted to Rafe both internally and externally, and his reactions to her were priceless. It was good catching up with some of Rafe’s friends who I’d met in previous books. the camaraderie between these men added a depth of emotion and revealed pieces of his personality that explained so many of his reactions. This book had everything I love in an historical, a mystery full of intrigue, some action and adventure, both a hero and heroine with tragedy in their pasts, sexual tension at an intense level and a timeless romance. Do yourself a favour and pick this one up, you will love it.
The Story: Rafe Beaumont is a born charmer, irresistible to women in Britain and abroad and his skills have helped him learn many war secrets. Collette Fortier has become a spy out of necessity to save her father. Outwardly she might be immune to Rafe’s charm but inwardly he is destroying her defences. Can these two people risk what means the most to them in order to have a future together?
"An endearing love story that kept me up all hours reading... Wonderful!" —SABRINA JEFFRIES, New York Times bestselling author, for Third Son's a Charm
He's turned seduction into an art form...
Rafe Beaumont, fifth son of an earl, uses his irresistible charm with the ladies to glean dangerous war secrets. Now he's putting those skills to the ultimate test: capturing an elusive assassin by seducing his daughter. The problem? She's entirely immune to Rafe's flattery.
Never before has Collette Fortier met a man as attractive as Rafe. But her father's life is at stake, and succumbing to Rafe would be disastrous. But when Rafe turns the tables on her, offering support and friendship instead of a fleeting affair, Collette finds herself tempted in ways she never could have imagined...
"Bright, funny, poignant, and entertaining—everything historical romance fans could ask for." —Kirkus Reviews Starred Review for No Earls Allowed
The Survivors Series:
Third Son's a Charm (Book 1)
No Earls Allowed (Book 2)
An Affair With a Spare (Book 3)
What People Are Saying About Shana Galen:
"Shana Galen charms readers with poignant and unforgettable characters, humor, and a passionate page-turning tale that's impossible to put down... Galen is an amazing talent and never disappoints." —Lorraine Heath, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, for Third Son's a Charm
"Shana Galen delivers again!...A sharp, poignant battle of wills between a wonderful wounded hero and the only heroine brave enough to get past his defenses. Don't miss it!" —Eileen Dreyer, New York Times bestselling author, for Third Son's a Charm