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The Lady Hellion. ( Wicked Deceptions #3) By Joanna Shupe. My ARC Review

Lady Sophia Barnes doesn´t take no for an answer. Especially when she´s roaming London´s seedy underground...dressed as a man.
A rabble rouser for justice, Sophie´s latest mission is to fight for the rights of the poor, the wretched --and the employees at Madam Hartley´s brothel. she´s not concerned about the criminals who will cross her path, for Sophie has mastered the art of deception--including wearing trousers. now her fate is in her own hands, along with a loaded gun.All she needs is instruction on how to shoot it. But only one person can help her; Lord Quint, the man who broke her heart years ago. The man she won´t let destroy her again...

The last thing Damien Beecham ,Viscount Quint, needs is an intrusion on his privacy, especially from the beautiful, exasperating woman he´s never stopped wanting. A woman with a perilously absurd request, no less. For Damien is fighting a battle of his own,one he wishes to keep hidden-- along with his feelings for Lady Sophia. Yet that fight is as hopeless as stopping her outlandish plan. Soon all Quint knows for certain is that he will die trying to protect her.


I was lucky enough to get an ARC but that does not colour my review in any way.
This is a most fitting title , because that is exactly what Sophie is.
She has a knack for investigation,  so when the bodies of young prostitutes start turning up, all with their right hand missing, Sophie takes it on herself to find out who is killing them. This is obviously a very dangerous undertaking.To be able to go the places she needs to ,she takes on another persona as a man.
Quint is a very dear friend who has been having doubts about his sanity. He is a genius,  but refuses to see anyone. Sophie pushes her  way into his life. He can help her solve the puzzle,  but not keep her out of trouble. 
This is a fun, sexy story. It is the 3rd in the series, but easily read as a stand alone. I will certainly be reading the others.
The book also makes you think about how phobias that we know all about today were looked at many years ago.


Award-winning author Joanna Shupe has always loved history, ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. While in collage ,Joanna read every romance she could get her hands on and soon started crafting her own racy historical novels.
In 2013 she won Romance Writers of America´s prestigious Golden Heart Award for Best Historical.
Look for The Courtesan Duchess in April 2015, The Harlot Countess in May 2015 and The Lady Hellion in May 2015.


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