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Outrageous Confessions of Lady Deborah

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  76 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
Just who is Lady Deborah?I am the Dowager Countess of Kinsail, and I have enough secrets to scandalize you for life.

I will never reveal the truth of my soul-destroying marriage—some things are too dark to be told. But at least no one can guess that I, a famously icy-hearted widow, am also the authoress of the shamelessly voluptuous romances currently shocking the ton!

Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jan 08, 2014 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Ms. Kaye has again pushed the boundaries and tackled a taboo subject in her novel Outrageous Confessions of Lady Deborah.The heroine, already a widow when she meets her hero, is completely demoralised after a devastating marriage. They meet by chance, late one night when he is engaging in an illegal activity - albeit a morally acceptable illegal activity as is revealed - both characters are emotionally scarred and the author expertly develops the relationship and growing love between them as wel ...more
Oct 21, 2012 E_bookpushers rated it really liked it
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Publisher: Harlequin
Publish Date: Jul 24th
How I got this book: ARC from the author

England, 1817
I am the Dowager Countess of Kinsail, and I have enough secrets to scandalise you for life.
I will never reveal the truth of my soul-destroying marriage – some things are too dark to be told. But at least no one can guess that I, a famously icy-hearted widow, am also the authoress of the shamelessly voluptuou
Nov 16, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
A sensuous delight that is sure to enchant readers of Regency romances everywhere, Outrageous Confessions of Lady Deborah is a captivating tale of old secrets, burgeoning passion and everlasting love I found absolutely impossible to put down.

Lady Deborah Napier, Dowager Countess of Kinsail, has spent most of her life keeping secrets. She’s never told a soul the truth about her respectable marriage to her late husband and keeps under wraps her identity as a writer of scandalously erotic tales. Th
Aug 14, 2012 Jo rated it it was amazing
Well... I had the great pleasure of reading this book towards the end of July (thanks to an advance reading copy)and I have to say that it was so delicious that I simply had to indulge again before writing this review.

This is a book that hooks you from the beginning - no mucking about here! Rich, detailed characters are fleshed out from their first introduction until, very quickly, you feel as if you are well acquainted with them all.

It is the brilliance with which the story is paced that is be
Fiona Marsden
Jun 23, 2012 Fiona Marsden rated it really liked it
This is the story of Lady Deborah Napier, a widow, and Elliot Marchmont, former soldier and present day Robin Hood. They meet when Elliot is in the process of relieving her Brother-in-Law of some less than ethically acquired spoils.
An attraction is immediately apparent, but it isn't until they meet again later that they have the opportunity to get to know each other. Deborah, seeking inspiration and excitement blackmail's Elliot into taking her on a job, breaking and entering.
This should have be
Anne Stenhouse
Feb 09, 2015 Anne Stenhouse rated it it was amazing
OUTRAGEOUS CONFESSIONS OF LADY DEBORAH by Marguerite Kaye, Mills & Boon Historical

Outrageous Confessions of Lady Deborah is a 2012 publication and by an M&B favourite. I do love that feeling of knowing you're in the hands of a master story-teller within the first few paragraphs.

Regencies are an ever-popular genre and therefore an ever-increasing challenge to those writing in it. Regular readers know a lot about the history, the mores and the clothes. They know what young and not-so-young
Jul 20, 2012 Dottie rated it it was amazing
Absolutely delectable! Taken from my review at

After the death of her parents, Lady Deborah Napier, Dowager Countess of Kinsail, had been raised by her aging uncle and left on her own for the most part, so she had devised tales and made invisible friends. When her governess caught her one day talking to her imaginary friends, she quit her position and Deborah was sent off to boarding school. The five years at Miss Kilpatrick’s Seminary for Young Ladies had been the happiest of
Sep 05, 2012 Kelly rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy, romance
A version of this review also appears at Reading with Analysis.

I’ll start with the bottom line: The Outrageous Confessions of Lady Deborah is a lovely example of character-driven writing. Marguerite Kaye has created two wonderfully complex characters, and she slowly unravels their mysteries for us throughout the various plot points in the book. There is action in the book, but it is all secondary to the characters and their development, individually and together. It did strike me as being a trif
Eli Yanti
Aug 19, 2012 Eli Yanti rated it liked it
looking forward to read another Marguerite's book :). simple, sweet and i thought, still have a bit HQ unsure in this book but overall i like this book :)

Lady Deborah yang ingin melepas hubungan dengan keluarga ex-husbandnya di panggil kembali oleh mertuanya kekediamannya (semacam silahturahmi lah soalnya walo dia uda widow krn suaminya uda meninggal tp dia msh mendpt tunjangan dr keluarga ex-husbandnya) padahal dia sudah males banget berkunjung atau mengingat segala hal tentang mrk apalagi ex-h
Connie Fischer
Jul 13, 2012 Connie Fischer rated it it was amazing
Lady Deborah Napier, the Dowager Countess of Kinsail, has chosen to live a quiet and solitary life in the years since the early death of her husband. The miserly funds given to her from her late husband's brother are barely enough to keep her. Thus for some time, she has been using her enormous writing talents by penning erotic novels under an assumed name that have been huge sellers especially to matrons and even some men. The novels allow her to release her suppressed sexual fantasies squelche ...more
Katie Michaels
Jul 23, 2012 Katie Michaels rated it liked it
Deborah is a widow, who still has not recovered from her terrible marriage. Though it has been two years since her husband died, his rejection of her haunts her and she blames herself for their inability to find happiness. She finds her only solace in writing racy romance novels.

She is visiting her late husband's horrible cousin when she stumbles across a thief who is making his escape. Rather than fear or revulsion, Deborah feels excited and curious about the housebreaker who steals a kiss befo
Aug 09, 2012 Farrah rated it it was amazing
This review also appears on my blog at http://www.thegoldenruleof666.blogspo...

Outrageous Confessions of Lady Deborah was a wonderful book, simply amazing. The romance, high stakes, and shocking secrets kept me on the edge of my seat.

The story of this book was very original. I haven't seen anything like it before. And that definitely turned out for the better.

Lady Deborah was a unique character in the world of romance. To say she is shocking would be an understatement. She writes steamy, erotic
Jul 04, 2012 Alison rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

A really enjoyable Regency set story the heroine/hero being the widowed Deborah, Lady Kinsail and Elliot Marchmont an embittered former soldier.

Both have big secrets that they must keep safe as if found out their lives would be changed forever. *Spoilers ahead* Deborah, widowed after a disastrous marriage secretly writes racy novels in an act almost of revenge (or somehow self validation), while Elliot is a thief - a slightly Robi
Oct 05, 2012 Alison rated it liked it
Outrageous Confessions of Lady Deborah is a light, fun historical romance with dash, daring and heat.

Widow Deborah, is the secret author of some very saucy novels that are titillating the ton; Elliot is back from the war and seeking revenge on those in power who let his men playing robin hood, stealing from the rich to assist the starving hungry masses of soldiers with nowhere to go after waterloo. When Elliot robs Deborah's brother-in-laws house, he makes one slight error...he falls ou
Jun 21, 2012 Judy rated it it was amazing
Outrageous Confessions of Lady Deborah By Marguerite Kaye
Lady Deborah Kinsail, a young widow at the age of eight and twenty, had the most handsome man fall on her, from the side of the house. She was out for her nightly walk while staying at what use to be her home, but now belonged to her deceased husbands cousin, when she suddenly found herself underneath him. And her life was not the same after that. Deborah had her secrets, one of them was so deep that she kept a shield up from feeling any e
Jessica Luther
Aug 08, 2012 Jessica Luther rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
My full review.

I’m glad I read this book. I loved this book.

Sure, the first meeting between Marchmont and Lady Deborah Napier, Dowager Countess of Kinsail, is a bit…unrealistic. But their chemistry is immediate and that feels real.

When these characters divulge all sorts of information about themselves early on and easily to each other, even as near strangers, it feels right. If Kaye is doing so to move forward the plot or get explanations/character background out of the way, she does it so that
Melanie R Meadors
Aug 15, 2012 Melanie R Meadors rated it really liked it
Not only is there a great romance here, with both characters growing and discovering themselves as their love grows for the other, but there is a timely message. A cause that is near and dear to my heart is caring for veterans, especially for those who have risked their lives serving their countries, and return scarred, both inside and out. There is never enough money or resources to care for these soldiers properly. This topic is touched upon in Outrageous Confessions. The hero and heroine of t ...more
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OUTRAGEOUS CONFESSIONS OF LADY DEBORAH by Marguerite Kaye is another exciting Regency historical romance. Follow Deborah, Dowager Countess of Kinsail and Elliot Marchmont,ex-soldier and London thief "The Peacock" on a journey of discovery,dark secrets,love,romance,passion,and danger,as two rebels finally open their hearts and rind themselves of long deep hidden secrets. The sparks fly right off the page on the very first page and continues throughout the story. Deborah and Elliot both need to fr ...more
Oct 09, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Marguerite has written quite simply the best opening chapter of any book I have read. I love the whole scenario of a book within a book. Lady Deborah is gutsy, no-nonsense and she is a delight to read about. Elliot (fans self) is a bundle of sexy, suave and heroic gorgeousness. Sprinkle a backstory exposing the sinister side of Regency life, and you have a FABuLOUS read in between your hands.

I loved the chemistry between Lady Deborah and Elliot. Their intimate scenes were spectactularly written
Oct 28, 2012 Teresa rated it liked it
I enjoyed Lady Deborah's story very much. The premise was different than the bulk of historical romances.

Deborah is a recent, very happily widowed, widow. She is also the authoress of several scandalous novels. She gets entangled with a thief, Elliot Marchmont, who is also both a former soldier and former spy.

Elliot robs those individuals he feels are responsible for the appalling lack of supplies suffered in the recent war. Deborah wants to join in his adventures for "research" purposes.

Of cour
Sep 26, 2012 Donna rated it it was ok
Interesting plot and I liked Elliot's dedication to veterans and their needs. I just didn't like Deborah at all. I thought she was just way too overwrought and just couldn't really find her actions believable. No matter how hard I tried to empathize with her years of emotional abuse, I just couldn't like her or really care whether or not she got her HEA.
Feb 09, 2016 Shelley rated it really liked it
This was a great story and I felt so sorry for Deborah. To go through what she did. So young and not knowing the true. Blaming herself and felling guilty about not being a good wife. And then there is Elliot and all that he had suffered. Coming back alive and his best friend dying. So much for both to over come.
Karyn Gerrard
Sep 28, 2012 Karyn Gerrard rated it really liked it

Enjoyable read, wonderful prologue! Elliot was a dashing hero, like all rakes, he falls hard. Only lady Deborah is a woman with many layers and secrets. Well written and executed, and sensual and sexy to boot~
Ula Lechtenberg
Romance selection for Adult Popular Literature.

I really enjoyed the general story, although I really think some of the repetitive angst could have been edited out. I got swept up into the story of Elliot and Deborah. Very enjoyable historical romance.
Jul 24, 2012 GONZA rated it really liked it
Great romance, the characters were witty and funny but even deep and their character was evolving with the story so I was so happy to read it!

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I enjoyed this book a lot. I liked how the heroine overcame at lot from her past. The hero was good too and at the end tried to help her. I would recommend this book!
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Marguerite Kaye writes hot historical romances from her home in cold and usually rainy Scotland. Featuring Regency Rakes, Highlanders and Sheikhs, she has published almost thirty books and novellas.

When she’s not writing she enjoys walking, cycling (but only on the level), gardening (but only what she can eat) and cooking. She also likes to knit and occasionally drink martinis (though not at the
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