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Love spy romances? Here’s what to watch and read next!


Love spy romances? Here’s what to watch and read next!

If you’re like us, you can’t wait for the highly anticipated release of Argylle at the cinema. We’ve been counting down the days until we can see this star-studded spy thriller on the big screen. And while we patiently wait for its release, we’ve put together a list of must-watch and must-read recommendations to satisfy our hunger for all things espionage and action-packed.


Mr & Mrs Smith

Mr and Mrs Smith is a super sexy rom-com that follows the lives of the seemingly normal marriage of the Smiths. Perfectly average people (although undoubtedly incredibly good looking), with average jobs and a lovely normal home. Except, they’re actually both assassins and their next job is to take down the other!

This movie is action-packed, more than a little funny, and smoulderingly sexy.

Watch it on: Netflix, Stan or Disney +

This Means War

A classic love triangle rom-com that follows two best friends and coworkers who are both romantically interested in the same woman. Except, these colleagues are CIA special agents, with a arsenal of super spy skills that they deploy to win the girl.

Watch it on: Disney +

Knight & Day

June Havens meets Roy Miller, a lethal operative, in an unlikely encounter and gets entangled in his adventures. She falls in love with him and has to figure out if he is a traitor or a good guy.

Watch it on: Netflix

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Probably my favourite movie on this list. The Spy Who Dumped Me is a laugh out loud comedy that follows the misadventures of Audrey and Morgan, two best friends whose lives become embroiled in an international conspiracy after discovering Audrey’s ex was a spy.

This is mostly an action-packed friendship comedy, bu they chuck in a HOT romance with Sam Heughan, and he’s just so sexy!

Watch it on: Netflix or Stan


The Spy Switch by Karen Whiddon

Her undercover husband is temporary, but her feelings are very real.

Schoolteacher Jennifer Glass’s ordinary life screeches to a halt when a criminal targets her. Moreover, she’s mistaken for an identical twin she never knew existed! Now, she’s drawn to her sibling’s partner, ATF Agent Micah Spokane. Micah he needs Jennifer to play the part of his undercover wife to bust a gun smuggling ring. He promises to protect her every step of the dangerous way, but they might not be able to resist the ‘fake’ passion growing between them…

Get the book here

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Her Secret Spy by Cindy Dees

From New York Times bestselling author Cindy Dees — a thrilling new romance with a sinister edge 

 Lover. Trickster. Villain. Hero. Which of these is undercover spy Max Kuznetsov? Despite her psychic gifts, Lissa Clearmont isn’t sure. All she knows is the gorgeous guy saved her life outside her New Orleans curio shop. And now they’re fighting brutal Russian mobsters…and feeling extrasensual passion. 

Although he’s protecting her, Lissa knows Max keeps his darkest self — and true mission — hidden. It pains her when Max doubts the powers that have already cost her a normal life. But when Lissa foretells inescapable danger, Max and his team of SEALs must believe in her…or the dead people she sees will be all of them.

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Conard County Spy by Rachel Lee

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Lee’s sizzling Conard County series continues! 

Hunted by an anonymous killer, rogue CIA agent Trace Archer seeks out a trusted buddy in Wyoming. With danger stalking him, the last thing he expects is innocent civilian Julie Ardlow to offer him help. But when the beautiful kindergarten teacher with a brave heart gives him a cover he can’t refuse–pretending to be an old flame–sparks begin to fly! 

Brave heart? Try crazy. Because though Julie will do anything to save the sexy spy’s life, he’s eventually going to leave, right? But she can’t resist emotionally withdrawn Trace and his soulful eyes. And the deeper they dig into his past to suss out a murderer, the closer danger creeps toward them both…

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Navy Seal Spy by Carol Ericson

Honour. Courage. Commit-ment.

Fresh out of the Navy, Liam McCabe has plenty to prove and the skills to back it up. His first mission is straightforward — infiltrate and then expose criminal organization Tempest. Until he runs into Katie O’Keefe. Now he’s engaged in a high-stakes game of espionage with the one woman who can blow his cover.

As far as reunions go, this one is likely to go down in flames. It’s a chance Liam is willing to take in order to complete his mission. Even if everything inside him wishes he could hold off on saving the world and work on giving their relationship another chance.

Get the book here

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Trust us, indulging in these thrilling tales will only make seeing Argylle that much sweeter when it finally hits theaters.

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