Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance
Published: June 11, 2013
Pride & Prejudice meets Veronica Mars in this slick romantic spy-thriller where nothing’s as it seems.
Berry Fields is not looking for a boyfriend. She’s busy trailing cheaters and liars in her job as a private investigator, collecting evidence of the affairs she’s sure all men commit. And thanks to a pepper spray incident during an eighth grade game of spin the bottle, the guys at her school are not exactly lining up to date her, either.
So when arrogant—and gorgeous—Tanner Halston rolls into town and calls her “nothing amazing,” it’s no loss for Berry. She’ll forget him in no time. She’s more concerned with the questions surfacing about her mother’s death.
But why does Tanner seem to pop up everywhere in her investigation, always getting in her way? Is he trying to stop her from discovering the truth, or protecting her from an unknown threat? And why can’t Berry remember to hate him when he looks into her eyes?
With a playful nod to Jane Austen, Spies and Prejudice will captivate readers as love and espionage collide.
This was such a fun read. The plot was interesting and had a great pace to it, and it was light but had deeper parts of it that helped balance the book. I loved every single character in the book. They each had a purpose and significance, and were really well written. Each of the characters were very complex and added to the story in a really great way.
The love triangle and romance in this book was really refreshing. Usually I hate love triangles, but this one was done really well and had me torn at which person she should choose. The side romances were also great and added to the depth of the characters and each of their story lines.
Reading about the different spy gear and the tactics of the different spy’s was really fun. I wanted more and more of the spy world aspect of the book, but it had a good balance between the spy parts and the ‘Pride and Prejudice’ parts.
Overall this was a really great and fun read. It had action, romance, depth, and humor that combined smoothly. This book definitely exceeded my expectations, and I highly recommend it.
Rating: 4 Stars / 5 Stars
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