Saturday, May 28, 2016

Alisa's ARC Review: The Ghost by Monica McCarty

Expected publication: May 31st 2016 by Ballantine Books




Joan Comyn swore allegiance to Robert the Bruce the day she witnessed England’s barbarous king torturing her famous mother, Scot patriot Bella MacDuff. Now the mysterious beauty slips into men’s hearts like a specter and entices England’s most illustrious barons to unwittingly divulge their secrets, then shares them with her king. Known only as the Ghost even among her Highland Guard brethren, Joan has become the most wanted spy in England.

The man determined to uncover her identity poses her biggest threat yet. Alex Seton once stood with Bruce but now fights for the enemy. Though Joan knows she must avoid the handsome warrior or risk discovery, his knightly chivalry touches a place in her long since buried. When his suspicions grow apparent, Joan realizes she must do everything in her power to stop Alex from revealing her mission and convince the powerful fighter to join forces with the Highland Guard once more. But as the ultimate battle in the great war approaches, will Alex chose love or honor?




A wonderful book in a wonderful series.  
I loved the whole book/story.  It was a little slow at times, but it was still a great read.  
If you have read all or only one book in this series, you should read this one.  Each book in the series can be read as a stand alone.  However, reading all of them is beneficial for truly knowing the characters.
Joan, knows her role as a spy is dangerous, but she never guessed how dangerous it truly was.  With Alex around, Joan realizes not all men all jerks, some are still noble.  But Alex is dangerous to Joan in more than one way.
Alex is given the mission to find the spy, yet no one thought that it could be a lady.  Did anyone think that it could be more than one spy?  I mean the information given could have come from more than one source.
I loved Joan and Alex together, they fit perfectly!
* I have not read all the books in the series but they are all on my TBR list and I am really looking forward to getting them all.

*I received my copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.