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The Charmer (Liar's Club #4)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,157 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Who is the charmer?

Collis Tremayne could make any female swoon; yet no one would guess the hidden desperation that drove him to become the most skilled spy in service to the Crown. All that stand in his way is...Rose Lacey, the first female Lair and a confounding chit who manages to outsmart him with cunning and courage. She is the only woman he cannot melt with his smile.
Mass Market Paperback, 374 pages
Published October 5th 2004 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Jul 16, 2016 aj rated it it was ok
Shelves: chaotic-neutral
Every time I read another book from this series I just fade into the void....

One thing I did like was one of the very last scenes when George says he doesn't know what rose was talking about .. good trope. Other than that I was not moved to look past the regency spy romance tropes this falls victim to.
Comment dire... ce livre part des fois dans des situations peut-être exagérée.... on voit venir certaines péripéties à 3 kilomètres (mêem par temps de brouillard....) mais... Collis et Rose ils sont choupis

D'un côté Rose Lacey, que nous croisons dans le tome 2 (c'est la servante maltraité qui prete sa place à Clara). Rose qui de petite chose terrifiée (et sous-nourrie et épuisée et maltraitée) du tome 2 est devenue ici une jeune femme qui a décidé de prendre son destin en main, et de tout air
A butt-kickin' ex-housemaid spy heroine and a disfigured, but gorgeous hero suffering from brittle self-confidence all wrapped up in Regency espionage. What is there not to like? The use of the Prince Regent as a character is excellent, and he appears as he should -vain, indulged, overweight, impetuous and intelligent, under-appreciated and infectious fun. The plot is fast from the start and the dialog is witty and quick, although some of the language whilst fruity isn't strictly from the period ...more
Lea Bourg'
Feb 15, 2015 Lea Bourg' rated it really liked it
The fourth book of the Liar's Club with this time the courageous Rose =)
Spy in the making, Rose is in trouble up to the neck. Due to an unfortunate incident, Rose has been entrusted with a task test to determine whether she can become the first Liar woman. Unfortunately, she has to team up with the handsome but arrogant Collis Tremayne with whom she can't help squabbling. But with one folder exchanged, the discovery of a dangerous secret, the charm of Collis and a getaway with Prince George in t
Nov 08, 2015 Nanou rated it really liked it
hiiiiiiiiiiii Colliiiiiis ...more
Sep 06, 2008 Mojca rated it really liked it
Rose Lacey and Collis Tremayne are fellow trainees for the Liar's Club. The two are at the top of their "class" and are expected to "graduate" shortly.

The rivalry that's brought them so far, is now the only thing keeping them from achieving the goal. The two just can't seem to be able to work together. And they profoundly dislike each other to boot.

To smooth things over, and as punishment for their latest mess, the pair is sent on a test mission. They have to infiltrate a house, find the proof a
Elis Madison
Collis Tremayne is the de-facto heir to Lord Etheridge (Dalton Montmorency in The Impostor). His nemesis is Rose Lacey, who used to be a servant in a traitor's house, and is the first woman to be accepted for training to become a Liar. And the problem is, she's kicking his butt. Anything he can do, she can do better. He has an excuse for some of it—he was injured in the war and one of arms is just dead weight—but what man wants to make excuses for getting his arse kicked by a girl?

After their ri
Mar 17, 2015 Beno rated it really liked it
For some reason I thought I wasn't going to like this book but I did. It has a completely different feel to it than the others in the series.
I love how the prince is an actual complex character not just a flat character on the side it made really fun to read.
I love how both Collis and Rose made like a ton of mistakes (like the secret Rose is keeping, or what Collis accidentally called her on the ship) it made them more relatable and easier to like.
really enjoyed it alot.
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Ely May
it was a decent story, the authors use of language was well done. personally to me the plot was not all that exciting and I do wish it had more emotional interaction between the main characters. I could not fall in love with either character. However it was still entertaining and I finished it relatively fast
Erin H
Mar 11, 2013 Erin H rated it really liked it
Shelves: rpo
The chemistry between Colin and Rose was instantaneous and I enjoyed every minute of it! I really liked Colin since the first book and was excited to read his story-the author didn’t disappoint. She gave our hero a heroine worthy of his affection and I was pleased that it was someone like Rose. She was such a strong character and dealt well with all the hardships she encountered while being a housemaid. I really liked that she was training to be a spy. She was so good at it and her competition w ...more
May 25, 2016 MissCherry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mi preferido de la saga de los Mentirosos. Una pena que no llegase a España. Collis es...asdfghjklñ un autentico amor y Rose es fuerte y decidida, juntos tienen unos tiras y afloja la mar de divertidos que hacen que pases capitulo a capitulo sin parar.
Apr 20, 2015 penelopewanders rated it liked it
I found this slow going at the outset, but it made for a good read as it gained momentum. I pondered the credibility of Collis having such a strong grip in a numb arm, and kept expecting a miraculous recovery, but hmmm... no spoilers, please.
Oct 05, 2015 Cj rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I think I may have read this before. I've definitely read something else in this series. Of course, now I can't remember which ones.
Sep 28, 2012 Crystal rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
:thud: Hahahahahah! The h's ability to toss the H over her shoulder and onto the floor was vastly entertaining. Too bad we don't have more heroines trained in this fine art. Might teach some humiliation. I did wince though when she did this after he got his arm broken. True, he did grab her from behind.

:ahem. On to the story. The H/h had a rivalry going on, and after a challenge ended in disaster, got sent on a trial run, only that got botched, which lead to a comedy of errors that nearly got th
Mar 25, 2015 Lilie rated it liked it
Après 4 tomes, je peux dire que la série ne m'a pas vraiment convaincue, c'est sympatoche mais sans plus. Je laisse ma place.
Feb 21, 2015 Sue rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, 2008
Wasn't as good as some of her others.
Serena Holland
May 17, 2012 Serena Holland rated it liked it
I didn't really want to read this, but I sat down and started and was very surprised because it was very good. I enjoyed the humor, and loved that Rose was so determined to make something of herself. The only thing I didn't like was that I thought Rose would continue to work with the inventor, along with being a spy because she is so smart, and would have enjoyed reading all the books. I thought that was hinted in the book, but since it didn't happen I was kind of disappointed but overall very g ...more
Jul 08, 2013 Jiji rated it it was ok
I like Collis and Rose, but the whole Liar's Club thing is actually quite silly. I mean, they have top secret documents and stuff in a night club for one, and then everybody knows they are spies? (Rose telling Denny at one point "I am a Liar"!) Come on!!!
The stories would have been MUCH better if the author didn't underestimate the intelligence of her readers and actually wrote something that made sense.
I still give it a 2 stars I liked the characters
Jan 20, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book in series. I was really looking forward to Collis/Rose story. I did not get disappointed. Lots more action in this book and Prinny has a bit of fun too. I love this book because both Rose and Collis overcome theirs struggles, Rose cos she believes herself to b a lowly housemaid and Collis bcos his injuries from war. I love the ending and HEA for more then 1 character.
Athena Braun
Jul 16, 2010 Athena Braun rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: noone
Okay so I tried to read this.I wanted to like a story about a woman spy. I thought it would be interesting...Well I was wrong.. What is the point of reading a romance story when the male character has a dead arm? Seriously what was the point of including that in the story..Sorry from that point I couldn't get into the story. I stopped reading it...4.99 down the drain
Nov 06, 2015 Jean rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the rivalry and banter between the two characters. Rose is a strong independent character through and through. We also see more of Liverpool's manipulations as the get as convoluted.

it was fun reading this novel after being first introduced to her in The Imposter. Whether I buy the acquiesce in the end is another matter.
Apr 30, 2011 Brianna rated it liked it
their insulting toward each other got on my nerves in the beginning, so i just ingoring it when it continue on in the book. Rose outlooked on the blue-bloods of society is accpetable to a point because not all of the tons is like that. but other than, it was an okay book, one i won't re-read again, unlike the Impostor, but it was good.
Jul 14, 2010 Lisarenee rated it really liked it
Liked the book. Should have read the first in the series first, but found this book fun. About a maid who gets trained to be a spy. The only downside to becoming a spy is Collis Treymane, who really gets under Rose Lacey's skin. Collis is her training partner and like all men of the era feels he's superior to Rose.
Oct 12, 2008 Sam rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
This is the first from Celest Bradley that I have read. It came recommended from various sources on Goodreads, but I found it lacking.
I liked the characters but found myself skimming thru alot of it the story. . . maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind to read it, I found it predicable and a little boring.

Carito Cárdenas guevara
Muy interesante historia q desde el libro anterior lo dejó a uno con ganas de saber q pasaría entre los protagonistas. Collis y Rose son unos espías en ascenso y completamente competitivos entre sí, me encantó su historia y q, al final de cuentas, fuera Rose la q le ganara a Collis
Jan 24, 2010 Anne rated it liked it
I liked the idea that Rose was a spy. Finally! A girl who can kick a little butt. Collis was a cutie, too.
Still, something was off in this story for me. It was good, don't get me wrong, but I think it could have been better if it just had that extra little 'something' in it.
Dec 28, 2012 Elinor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Des personnages top, une romance trop cute, une Rose qui a la classe, de l'espionnage, un prince régent foufou... J'ai adoré et j'en redemande.
Aug 22, 2010 Virginia rated it liked it
I think I read this book before and completely forgot. Either that, or I am remarkably awesome at guessing plot points. :) A fun addition to the Liar's Club series, I enjoyed the story (apparently, for the second time).
Feb 19, 2015 Mimna rated it really liked it
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Celeste Bradley is the author of Fallen, which was nominated for a RITA in 2002, and The Pretender, the first book in the Liars series. According to Bradley, the best thing about writing is that she finally gets to use the brain full of trivia she's collected over a lifetime of living in eight states, residing in over twenty homes, and changing her major five times. "It was research for my writing ...more
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Liar's Club (5 books)
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