A Prince Among Spies is the third and final book in the Royals & Rebels series by Meredith Bond. This final installment focuses on Prince Nikolas and Lady Hope Clemens. Nik is on the run from unknown assailants trying to kill him. Hope Clemens helps her spymaster brother and is tasked with spying on the same person Nik is watching. The two meet and slowly develop feelings for each other. But the couple faces many hurdles, including class differences, attempted murder, and lies.
I enjoyed both Nik’s and Hope’s characters. Nik, being a prince, doesn’t have a clue how to live among the working class, where he is hiding out. Although out of his depth, Nik still stays kind. Hope is so much more than a debutante; she is a spy helping her brother crack codes. I loved how Hope’s intelligence defines her rather than her beauty.
This is a slow-burn novel; the couple does not meet until around the thirty percent mark. Also, I wish there had been an epilogue showing us the three couples a few years after the book’s closing. I felt Nik and Hope’s romance was settled abruptly, and I wanted a bit more regarding their future.
The storyline was intriguing, and I liked how nicely it tied the other two novels into the conclusion. This is a slower-paced book, but the dialogue and interaction between the characters kept me invested. I advise reading this series in order, as the first two books end with cliffhangers but get resolved in this book.
A Prince Among Spies completed an entertaining series full of royalty, espionage, and romance. I would suggest these books to those who like mysteries that continue throughout the entirety of the series. A Prince Among Spies was clever, sweet, and charming!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Wolf Publishing. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: January 5, 2023