The marriage may be fake

but the danger is real ...

Rival spies who must pretend

to be married for a mission 

discover that not even a houseful of pirates

is as dangerous as falling in love.

An Indie Bestseller

International Bestseller

Amazon Editor's Pick

One of Buzzfeed’s Romance Books To Look Out For In 2023 

Content Warnings: non-graphic violence, past childhood trauma, open door sex scenes

“Holton’s signature tongue-in-cheek style shines, pairing dry wit with ludicrous situations to excellent effect. Alice and Daniel’s banter is a particular highlight, and their tender connection helps to ground all the action. This may be Holton’s best yet.” 

Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Mix Julia Quinn at her musical recital best with Tuesday Next, Stardust, and Get Smart ... Witty, deeply clever, and read-it-like-you-just-robbed-some-pirates fast."

Library Journal, starred review

"The Secret Service is a caper of the highest order. If you've read India Holton, prepare for more of everything you love: magic, mayhem, literary misquotes, and two misfits falling in love. If you haven't...hold on to your parachute hat."

Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January 

“A comedic romance with maximum vibes”

Kirkus Reviews 

“With moments of high comedy and incredible sweetness, a gazillion more uniquely Holton-esque shenanigans, and a wonderful neurodivergent heroine to boot, The Secret Service of Tea and Treason is joyous, marvellous fun.”

Sangu Mandanna, author of The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches