No review was submitted for this novel for the RITA® Reader Challenge, so it’s review round up time!
Plot Summary: A glittering French aristocrat is on the run, disguised as a British governess. England’s top spy has a score to settle with her family. But as they’re drawn inexorably into the intrigue and madness of Revolutionary Paris, they gamble on a love to which neither of them will admit.
Kate wrote in her five-star review at Goodreads:
I’ve always enjoyed a good spy story, but I haven’t, until now, read a really GOOD one. Joanna Bourne’s The Forbidden Rose was everything I wanted in a spy novel, complete with romance – the kind that (as it does in war) blossoms unexpectedly and with a desperation that, at any moment, either party could be lost.