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The Moneypenny Diaries: Secret Servant - Kate Westbrook, Samantha Weinberg

Noooooooooooooooooooooo...

 

Well, that's the romance aspect of the story scuppered. Poor Penny.

 

Incidentally, it just goes to show that the romance angle of the story really is secondary, or even tertiary. I guess, this is just as well. The books are written as supplements to the Bond stories, and apart from On Her Majesty's Secret Service, no one reads a Bond story for the romance part. At least, I can't imagine that anyone would.