An Indecent Invitation was my first book by author Laura Trentham. It is the story of Lily Drummond, a young woman who is searching for her missing father. Her brother’s best friend Gray Masterson has known Lily her entire life, but had been away for several years spying for The Crown with Lily’s brother. When he returns to England he is stunned by the charming beauty Lily has become, but fights the attraction because he feels unworthy. He is untitled and Lily is the daughter of an Earl. Of course, Lily feels the opposite. Gray is her ideal man. She’s been in love with him since they were children. When she asks Gray to let her help in the search for her missing father, he knows she will do it on her own, so he reluctantly agrees.
I was worried I wouldn’t enjoy this book because the series is called Spies and Lovers. I’m not much into spy stories. Fortunately the spying was not excessive and I found myself on the edge of my seat, worrying about Lily’s undercover adventures and wondering who the villain was. There were some very satisfying love scenes, too.
The trope of the brother’s sister and best friend falling in love is my favorite!
Because I enjoyed the first book so much I had to read the sequel. Continue reading “An Indecent Invitation and A Brazen Bargain by Laura Trentham”