- Title: A Private Duel with Agent Gunn (The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard)
- Classification: Adult Fiction
- Genre: Historical Romance/Steampunk
- Format: Paperback, 384 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books (November 27, 2012)
- ISBN-10: 1451629060
- ISBN-13: 978-1451629064
- Author's Website: http://www.gjillianstone.com/
Finn, likewise, is a lovable character. He's charming, dashing, and has more than his fair share of ladies falling for him. Typically he's cocky and and self confident with woman, but Catriona is different from any other woman he's ever met. She confounds, delights, and intrigues him all at once, and he can't seem to get enough of her. It's fun to see a man such as him open up and bare himself emotionally to a woman.
Besides the steamy romance, Finn finds out early on that Catriona is a cat burglar attempting to steal back the gems she believes were stolen from her uncle. As Scotland Yard wants Finn to investigate Catriona, they let him give her a the name of an approved contact to fence her wares. When she slips Finn's watchful eye she leads him on a merry chase to France where she follows up on a rumor that her brother may have survived the bombing a year ago and still be alive.
Why is the book called A Private Duel with Agent Gunn? Well, to tell the truth I'm not one hundred percent sure. It could elude to Cate dueling for and winning Finn's heart, or it could be the private battle that Finn waged with himself as he realized the extent of his feelings for Cate. Alternately, it could be the duel like nature of their relationship at the beginning of the book which appeared to be a battle of the wits. Of course I could be completely wrong, and it could be something entirely different.
Overall, I gave this one gets 5 out of 5 roses. Why? Well, I didn't want the story to end. I adored the characters, the action, the drama, the romance, and the humor. I also loved how Catriona and Finn tormented each other and well, all of it. It was humorous, sexy, and a lot of fun. A total and utter book seduction for me. I absolutely loved this one. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one got a STEAM rating--too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.