The Lady and Mr Jones by is the fourth book in Alyssa Alexander’s Spy in the Ton Series. This was the first book of the series that I’ve read and I had no issues with following along with the story.
Born in the rookeries, Jones, rescued from a dismal life as a young boy was trained to be an elite spy. His latest assignment, though, has him tracking Lord Wycombe, a fellow spy who is believed to have gone rogue.
Elizabeth Frances Catherine Ashdown, Baroness Worthington, who prefers to go by Cat, commands the largest income in Britain. Dismayed her father placed her inheritance in trust and left her care to her uncle, who is forcing her to marry. Cat is unaware of her Uncle’s secret life as a spy or of the danger this places her in.
Jones rescues Cat from a would-be attacker, sent as a warning to her uncle. On discovering her uncle’s hidden life, Cat agrees to help Jones uncover evidence of Lord Wycombe’s duplicity.
Cat is a strong, intelligent heroine, who takes her responsibilities seriously. She knows she has a duty to care for all those who depend on her for their livelihood. Jones is a man of honour and integrity. Jones is all too aware of the impossible chasm of class between them. Their struggle to resist the inevitable attraction between them is realistic. The plot is well crafted and there is a good balance of intrigue, action and love.