Checkmate, My Lord by Tracey Devlyn

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Checkmate, My Lord is Book 2 of Devlyn's Nexus series

A desperate mother falls in love with the spymaster she's forced to betray.
Catherine Ashcroft leads a quiet life caring for her precocious seven-year-old daughter, until a visitor delivers a startling ultimatum. She will match wits with the enigmatic Earl of Somerton, and it's not just her heart that's in danger.


Spymaster Sebastian Danvers, Earl of Somerton, is famous for his cunning. Few can outwit him and even few dare challenge him--until now. After returning to his country estate, his no-nonsense neighbor turns her seductive wiles on him--but why would a respectable widow like Catherine risk scandal for a few passionate nights in his bed?

About Tracey Devlyn

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Debut author Tracey Devlyn writes historical romance with a dash of danger. She's a member of Romance Writers of America and a founding member of, a group blog dedicated to helping writers establish and advance their careers, introducing readers to a variety of authors, and delving into the ever-inscrutable male mind. Tracey lives in the Midwest with her once-in-a-lifetime husband.
Published February 5, 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca. 416 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The second book in Devlyn’s Nexus series (after A Lady’s Revenge) craftily combines espionage in Regency England with a healthy dose of sizzling romance. Widow Catherine Ashcroft has asked Sebastian D

Nov 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Checkmate, My Lord

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I especially liked the fact that they came to their "arrangement" in a mature (if unromantic) way and that Catherine wasn’t at all missish about the fact that she was as keen to embark on a sexual relationship with Sebastian as he was with her.

Mar 11 2013 | Read Full Review of Checkmate, My Lord

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