Book Review: Spies and Prejudice by: Talia Vance


Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Egmont

Publish Date: June 11, 2013

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Format:  Hardcover

Order Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Fields’ Rule #1: Don’t fall for the enemy.

Berry Fields is not looking for a boyfriend. She’s busy trailing cheaters and liars in her job as a private investigator, collecting evidence of the affairs she’s sure all men commit. And thanks to a pepper spray incident during an eighth grade game of spin the bottle, the guys at her school are not exactly lining up to date her, either.

So when arrogant—and gorgeous—Tanner Halston rolls into town and calls her “nothing amazing,” it’s no loss for Berry. She’ll forget him in no time. She’s more concerned with the questions surfacing about her mother’s death.

But why does Tanner seem to pop up everywhere in her investigation, always getting in her way? Is he trying to stop her from discovering the truth, or protecting her from an unknown threat? And why can’t Berry remember to hate him when he looks into her eyes?

With a playful nod to Jane Austen, Spies and Prejudice will captivate readers as love and espionage collide.


Review: Berry Fields helps her father out with his investigations because there are a lot of places a teenager can fit in versus an adult private investigator. She’s very good at what she does and it’s also a way of connecting with her father after her mother’s death. Berry’s recently found out some new information about her mother’s death which makes her think it was more than an accident. With the new guy, Tanner, dogging her steps, Berry’s not sure she can get all the information she needs to find the truth. But does Tanner know more than he’s telling?

‘Spies and Prejudice’ is an engaging story with intrigue, divided loyalties, and a pinch of romance. I liked Berry – her confidence, her loyalty, and her dedication to the truth was inspiring. I am also a fan of her friends and how they look out for each other. Berry’s not always graceful under pressure when it comes to her own life, but she’s determined and stubborn. I think both teen and adult readers will enjoy ‘Spies and Prejudice’. Even though there is romance, it’s not graphic and there isn’t graphic violence either. It’s a good mix of mystery and self-discovery and I’m looking forward to more of Berry’s adventures.

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