I think this series exsists under the radar of most fans and that's a shame because it's really very good. Fans keep asking when IFP is going to do some more "adult" Bond novels...well, they already are!
I'm baffled by the lack of discussion of "The Moneypenny Diaries: Guardian Angel" on CBn. Seems very few people have read it. Now, granted, it's only just come out in paperback, and I've only just bought it myself, but still....
I'm currently re-reading all the Bond novels I own, aiming to have my retrospective done by the time of CR's release (on "Dr No" now, with - obviously - plenty still to go), so "Moneypenny" is right at the end of the queue (after "BloodFever"), but it's taking an awful lot of willpower not to rip Kate Westbrook's book down from my shelf and devour it straight away!
Fairly easy to let the new Higson lie for a while, but there's something about new fiction that connects with Fleming's series (yes, I know that's also supposed to be a selling point of the Higsons, but, frankly, and with no disrespect towards Higson intended, I imagine that Westbrook evokes the world of Fleming rather more naturally [because she's not writing for children]).
But why not set the ball rolling and start a discussion thread about "Guardian Angel", zen?
Content, characters, merits as a gripping yarn, etc., not just book release dates. I'd do it myself, but, like I say, I haven't read it yet.