Undeceived: Pride & Prejudice in the Spy Game by Karen M Cox
Set during the post WWII cold war, two CIA operatives trying to do their job at their best get tangled in a spy game that will keep you on the edge of your sit!
William Darcy is one of CIA’s best men, The London Fog, a legend.
Unfortunately someone is plotting against him and people are getting suspicious on where his true loyalty lays.
Elizabeth Bennet is the young counterintelligence officer tasked with the mission to uncover the truth about Darcy.
Is this pompous overachiever truly a double agent or is he being framed?
A very good Pride & Prejudice’s retelling.
Original, very well thought out and written.
Elizabeth is independent, strong, capable and blinded by prejudice just like in the original “tale”.
Darcy is accomplished, arrogant and full of pride.
A lot of characters from the original P&P show up in this story and there’s even Pemberley!
Even so, the story is original and it will keep you engaged until the very end.
He had never been as betwitched by any woman as he was by her, and if it were not for the fact that she worked for him, he really believed he might be in danger of falling for her❞.
I enjoyed their dancing around each other and I kept guessing about the mysterious double agent causing troubles.
I also loved the setting the author chose…
P&P retelling set during the Cold War after WWII?
It’s clear she’s done her research on the historical facts and CIA’s procedures at the time and I very much appreciated all of it.
Why not 5 star?
I approached this book as a P&P retelling and I expected more about the romance!
The “spy game” is the focus of the story and I didn’t feel that same “P&P romantic build up” between the MCs.
⭐ 3.5 stars rounded up ⭐
~ My Ratings ~
Writing: 4 /5
Plot: 4 /5
Hero: 4 /5
Heroine: 4 /5
Secondary Characters: 3.5 /5
MC’s chemistry: 4 /5
Steam: 2 /5 Sex scenes present but not very detailed.
Triggers: Violence, no major triggers.
Recommended to: Adult Readers looking for suspense and mystery with a touch of romance and of course readers looking for a P&P retelling/inspired plot.
**Jane Austen’s P&P is not a prerequisite, you can dive in even if you’ve never heard of it😉
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