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Tina Gabrielle | Second Chances

At the Spy's Pleasure
Tina Gabrielle



Barnes & Noble

Crown?s Secret Service #2

May 2015
On Sale: May 16, 2015
Featuring: Gareth Ramsey; Jane Stanwell
228 pages
ISBN: 163375281X
EAN: 9781633752818
Kindle: B00X3GBHAA
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Also by Tina Gabrielle:
How to Capture a Duke, October 2019
How to Best a Marquess, June 2019
How To Tempt an Earl, May 2018
Real Earls Break the Rules, December 2016


Hello to everyone at Fresh Fiction! I’m so excited to be here on the launch date of AT THE SPY'S PLEASURE. It’s the second book in The Crown’s Secret Service series and introduces a barrister and spy and the feisty lady who captures his heart.

I believe in second chances. We all deserve them in life. Things happen that we can’t always control or predict. The loss of a loved one, a bad break up, a difficult illness. Events that shape our personalities and outlook on life and love.

As I plotted AT THE SPY'S PLEASURE, I thought of these things. My two characters, Jane and Gareth, are the most jaded people in London when it comes to love. They both need a second chance.

Lady Jane Stanwell spent years married to a selfish man who loved gambling more than his young bride. Now she’s a widow who’s determined to seek what she was long denied—a satisfying lover. She compiles a scandalous list of eligible candidates.

Gareth Ramsey is a barrister by day and a spy in the service of the Crown at night. His cynical outlook on love doesn’t come from being jilted at the altar, but rather his chosen area of legal practice. He handles legal separation and criminal conversation cases, and spends his days listening to complaints from disgruntled, married men. No one knows of Gareth’s clandestine espionage assignments for the Home Office.

Needless to say, both Jane and Gareth have given up on love and think it’s an illusion written by the poets. Until Gareth finds Jane’s list of lovers and learns the suspect of his current mission is on her list. Then there’s a stolen a kiss masquerade, and his plans to distance himself from the lady is tested. Can these two jaded people get a second chance at love?

I enjoyed rooting for Jane and Gareth from the first page. I also believe in second chances, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. I remember a college break-up and thought my life would never be the same. Looking back years later, I realize how I’d overreacted. I did get my second chance and met my soul mate and husband soon after.


So do you believe in second chances? Do you like romances with this theme? Please share and comment for a chance to win a digital copy of AT THE SPY'S PLEASURE.

About Tina Gabrielle

Amazon best-selling author Tina Gabrielle is an attorney and former mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. She often picked up a romance and let her fantasies of knights in shining armor and lords and ladies carry her away. Tina’s books have been Barnes & Noble top picks, and her first book, LADY OF SCANDAL, was nominated as best first historical romance by Romantic Times Book Reviews. Tina loves to hear from readers. Please visit her website and join her newsletter for free monthly contests and giveaways.

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London, 1821
After years of marriage to a selfish man who preferred gambling to his young bride, Jane, the widowed countess of Stanwell, now seeks what she was long denied — a satisfying lover. Naturally, a lady needs a list of eligible candidates, which doesn’t include the dangerously handsome (if far too arrogant) Gareth Ramsey… until he steals a sinful kiss from Jane’s all-too-willing lips.

Reputed as an arrogant barrister, Gareth’s real occupation is as a spy in the service of His Majesty, and his suspect is on Jane’s list of possible lovers. With her life in danger, there’s no safer place for Jane than with him—and in his bed. But Jane is as distracting as she is infuriating, and keeping her by his side while he pursues his mission might just endanger them both…




28 comments posted.

Re: Tina Gabrielle | Second Chances

I like second chance stories. It's interesting to see how the character's have changed in their time apart...and how they're still the same.
(Marcy Shuler 1:23am May 27, 2015)

I certainly do believe in second chances. Everyone deserves them.
(Bonnie Capuano 8:42am May 27, 2015)

Second chances can occur! I am hoping for one in my own life...
(Nancy Ludvik 9:56am May 27, 2015)

Thanks Marcy, Bonnie, and Nancy! I'm a believer in second
chances as well, and I had fun writing the heroine's story.
Thank you for commenting!
(Tina Gabrielle 12:18pm May 27, 2015)

I do enjoy second chances... seeing people overcome whatever tore them apart...
(Colleen Conklin 1:13pm May 27, 2015)

I do believe in 2nd chances and like stories with them. I
love stories that have great banter and tit-for-tat. The
more they do this the better the story. When you add to
that the 2nd chance theme it makes for great reading. Best
of luck on your book. Can't wait to read it..
(Tina Ullrich 1:33pm May 27, 2015)

I do believe in 2nd chances and love stories with them. We
have all had 2nd chances in our lifetime, and given a few too!
(Kimberley Coover 1:58pm May 27, 2015)

I believe in second chances - especially in romance. I've been married to mine for 35 years. Books about them seem to have more depth of character.
(Sharon Mitchell 2:48am May 28, 2015)

Thank you everyone for commenting! My heroine, Jane, needs a
second chance after her dismal first marriage to an addicted
gambler. The hero, Gareth, is just what she needs. Things get
hot when Gareth finds Jane's list of potential lovers!
(Tina Gabrielle 10:21am May 28, 2015)

I would say I believe in second chances and would enjoy reading a romance about that topic. Interesting to see how characters change the second time around.
(Connie Sahn 2:00pm May 28, 2015)

I do believe in second chances. I wish more people did.
(Kristine Murphy 2:31pm May 28, 2015)

I like the spy angle. Probably spices it up a bit.
(Nancy Luebke 4:00pm May 28, 2015)

Yes, I've experienced second chances in my own life! And it
makes for a great story.
(Karin Ahmed 10:27am May 29, 2015)

I do believe in second chances and enjoy seeing these
couples find their HEA's.
(Janie McGaugh 4:18pm May 29, 2015)

Most definitely yes and yes ;)
(Holly Loch 1:39am May 30, 2015)

I like many chances - too stubborn to see right in front of me. Looks good. Thanks
(Beth Elder 8:54am May 30, 2015)

I do like second chance romances. My BF from HS just married at the age of 60. Her first husband died at an early age,38. I think sometimes we are to young to appreciate the nice guys we first met in college or at the work place. I like it when you reconnect and realize what you missed.
(Laurie Gommermann 10:55am May 30, 2015)

I love second chances and enjoy reading about the redeeming
qualities to make up for what the characters blew the first
go around. Third chances can be interesting, but it's hard
to tell if the person is really going to head in the right
(Alyson Widen 3:01pm May 30, 2015)

Second chances are great, especially when people have matured, lived life and discovered just what they don't know about everything. Also, allows people to be a bit more forgiving of others foibles.
(Gloria Shaw 4:10pm May 30, 2015)

Spies and second chances--what more could you ask for in a
(Sue Farrell 5:48pm May 30, 2015)

I definitely believe in second chances.
(Angela Daffern 7:38pm May 30, 2015)

Second chances are available every day, and not just when it comes to love.

Although it is an enjoyable theme in romance novels. When done right and done well, a second-chance novel could very well become one of my favorites. (I won't cite examples, because I don't want to detract from the author here!)
(Rebecca Krugler 3:39am May 31, 2015)

In general, I believe in second chances. This book sounds very interesting indeed!
(Karen Mason 8:59pm May 31, 2015)

Thank you everyone for your comments! It was fun and inspiring
to write Jane and Gareth's love story. After being neglected
by her first husband, Jane definitely needed a second chance
at romance. Good luck with the contest!
(Tina Gabrielle 11:23am June 2, 2015)

Shared on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bethany.macielag) and Twitter (@bethanymacielag).
Yes,I believe in second chances and I like romances with this theme.
(Bethany Macielag 10:16pm June 4, 2015)

So glad I get your newsletter or I might have missed this
opportunity. I really enjoyed In the Barrister´s Bed. Great
covers all.
(Marcelle Cole 12:11pm June 5, 2015)

I enjoy second chance stories. I believe that we all deserve another chance at happiness.
(Rosemary Krejsa 2:43pm June 5, 2015)

Second chances are sometimes the only way some people have a chance at all--but there are limits!
(Matthew Burkhead 11:51am June 13, 2015)

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