ARC Reviews


When A Lady Deceives by Tara Kingston & Highland Deception by Lori Ann Bailey.


I am thrilled to be celebrating the release of two amazing Entangled Publishing Select Historical releases this week! Highland Deception by Lori Ann Bailey and When a Lady Deceives by Tara Kingston are highly engaging and exceptionally written reads that you absolutely do not want to miss!


About When a Lady Deceives:

A woman with a secret and a dangerous man forge an undeniable passion. In Victorian London, reporter Jennie Quinn employs deception as a weapon. Going undercover to seek justice for a murdered informant, she’s drawn into a powerful criminal’s seductive game of cat and mouse. Enigmatic former lawman Matthew Colton is as dangerous as he is clever, but the passion in his kiss is too tempting to resist. She aches to trust him, but she will not abandon her quest for the truth. Colton is a man with secrets of his own. Thirsting for vengeance, the disgraced Scotland Yard detective has infiltrated the criminal world he’s vowed to destroy. Jennie intrigues him, even as she breaks down the barriers around his heart. He yearns to uncover her secrets—in and out of his bed. Driven to shield her, he’ll risk everything to protect the woman whose love heals his soul.
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A female investigator trolling the underworld to uncover criminal activity would be dangerous today, but in Victorian times it was almost suicidal.  Jennie Quinn is investigating an underworld boss when her informant is murdered.  She is determined to bring the villain to justice,  even if it means putting her own life in danger.  
Matthew Colton is the main muscle to a very dangerous man.  ( Or is he?)  He has to discipline many who get out of line.  There us something about the new barmaid that is ruffling his instincts.  Is she in danger, or is she just more trouble.  
An intriguing mystery set in Victorian times.  Our heroine is a very brave young woman, with maybe a little too much self confidence.  Our hero has his own secrets to protect, and his reasons for being involved in the criminal underworld.  
I was drawn in on the very first page.  I can see the possibility of many more stories involving these wonderful characters . I loved every page. 


About Tara Kingston:

Award-winning author Tara Kingston writes historical romance laced with intrigue, danger, and adventures of the heart. A Southern-belle-out-of-water in a quaint Pennsylvania town, she lives her own love story with her real-life hero and a pair of deceptively innocent-looking kitties in a cozy Victorian. The mother of two sons, Tara’s a former librarian whose love of books is evident in her popping-at-the-seams bookcases. It goes without saying that Tara’s husband is thankful for the invention of digital books, thereby eliminating the need for yet another set of shelves. When she’s not writing, reading, or burning dinner, Tara enjoys movie nights, cycling, hiking, DIY projects, collecting dolls, and cheering on her favorite football team.


About Highland Deception:

Scotland, August 1642 Maggie and Lachlan must fight their growing attraction, battling suspicion and intrigue as religious and political turmoil threaten to tear their clans apart. He has sworn he will never marry. Lachlan Cameron is honor bound to see a wounded lass to safety, although he has well learned women are deceivers, and this lovely maid harbors a wealth of secrets. But Maggie’s free spirit and charms enthrall him while he works to discover if she is innocent…or a spy scheming with his enemies to destroy his clan. She has sworn she will never fall in love. Maggie Murray fled her home to avoid a political marriage to an abusive man. Salvation comes when the Cameron laird, unaware of her identity, protects her as she escapes. His kindness slowly warms her, and she’s tempted to confess her real name. But his strong sense of honor would force him to return her to her father…and torment at the hands of her scorned betrothed.
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Maggie Murray has run away from from her father's castle.  She will not marry the monster that she has been betrothed to.  Her father and brothers don't believe her when she tries to tell them what he is like. During her escape she finds herself in the middle of a battle. She must not let anyone know who she is .They will send her back to her Powerful Father.
Laird Lachlan Cameron is returning home from Edinburgh with evidence of a dangerous conspiracy and a boy that needs to be protected. The needs of his clan must come before anything or anyone. He can´t risk starting a war. 
A grand highland adventure for a very protective Laird and a brave young healer.  The characters are all great entertainment.  
This story caught me on the first page and kept the pages flying past.  
A sexy interesting read. 

About the Lori Ann Bailey:

Lori Ann Bailey has a romantic soul and believes the best in everyone. Sappy commercials and proud mommy moments make her cry. She sobs uncontrollably and feels emotionally drained when reading sad books, so she started reading romance for the Happily Ever Afters. She was hooked. Then, the characters and scenes that ran around in her head as she attempted to sleep at night begged to be let out. Looking back now, her favorite class in high school was the one where a professor pulled a desk to the center of the room and told her to write two paragraphs about it and the college English class taught by a red-headed Birkenstock wearing girl, not much older than she, who introduced her to Jack Kerouac. After working in business and years as a stay-at-home mom she has found something in addition to her family to be passionate about, her books. She lives in Northern Virginia with her real life hero, four kids that keep her on her toes, two dogs determined to destroy her house and two cats secretly plotting the demise of those dogs.

ARCs Received Through 2016netgalleychallenge

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