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The Impostor (Liar's Club #2)

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,248 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
It isn't easy moving about Society dressed like a dandy-especially when one is a ruthless spy. But that's precisely the latest mission for Liar's Club agent Dalton Montmorecy. Dalton is posing as Sir Thorogood, the elusive cartoonist whose scathing political caricatures have all of London abuzz. The true identity of Sir Thorogood is a mystery, and Dalton hopes that imperso ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published January 2nd 2008 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2003)
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Really more like 3.5. Definitely can't go 4 stars on this one. I really enjoyed the first in the series.

I don't know what it was but the whole time reading this I just couldn't get what was going on. I found myself saying "huh?" and "wait.."

One scene in particular finds the H/h at an inn and they're kinda quiet like and then BAM!! some dude comes flying through the window and lands right where he wants to! It was ninja type stealth but not. I was like "what the…." Then I started looking at my wi
Deborah Sullivan
For the first time in ages I didn't skip the sex scenes in a romance because these were well-written and organic to the story. There was real relationship building through them and they weren't just thrown in out of some misguided idea that over-the-top mindblowing sex is the virgin's stock in trade. It helped that the heroine isn't a virgin. But it helped more that there were thoughts about feelings and situations informing the scenes. Very much enjoyed this and hope the following books in the ...more
Kristal Kitap
Dec 16, 2014 Kristal Kitap rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eğlenceli&sıkıcı diye bir kavram var mıdır acaba? Yada bir kitap hem sizi gülümsetip hemde aynı zamanda nasıl sıkabilir? Bir yandan kitabın akıntısına kapılıp giderken bir yandan da nasıl durgun sularda yüzermiş gibi hissedebilirsiniz? Ben 'Hayallerime Kapılma'yı okurken iki duyguyu aynı anda hissettim. Hem okumak istiyor hem istemiyordum. Kitabı kapatıp kaldırdığım zaman aklım kitapta kalıyordu fakat elime aldığım zamanda okumasam mı acaba yaaa diye kitaplığa geri kaldırma duygumu bastırmay ...more
This is the 2nd in the Liar's Club series, of which I loved the first book, The Pretender.

This one wasn't quite as good, mostly because I recognized several of the plot devices from the first one so it didn't seem as new and fresh to me. Book 2 picks up with Dalton Montmorency who is now the Spymaster of the Liar's Club. He is unsure of his place with them and takes on the assigment of becoming Sir Thorogood, the pseudonym of the cartoonist that has exposed many an important man in London. One t
BJ Rose
Feb 21, 2009 BJ Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The books in the Liar's Club series are enjoyable reads with humor and light intrigue. They have strong heroes who are intelligent and patriotic, and strong heroines who are intelligent and resourceful, but the men seem to bungle their jobs until the women set them on the right track. There are some really great secondary characters, such as Feebles the pickpocket, Button the very sartorial valet, and Robbie the chimneysweep. The books had only a few 'suspend-disbelief' moments, (such as when th ...more
Kait Byrnes
Jan 15, 2014 Kait Byrnes rated it it was amazing
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Jennifer (FFT Reviews)
4.5 Stars

I'm not usually a huge fan of spies in historical romance because they feel so overdone at times. But, Bradley's Liars Club series is definitely an exception to that rule especially The Impostor. The mission that Dalton (the hero) has to accomplish reminds me of The Scarlet Pimpernel (one of my favorites!). And I'm always sold on a book that has a heroine with a secret life like Clara does. Both Dalton and Clara are so well-written and their banter was extremely entertaining. I also lov

Serinin ilk kitabı çok güzel,eğlenceliydi romantikti aksiyonluydu bayılmıştım 5 yıldız vermiştim. Bu kitaptan da beklentim haliyle bir hayli yüksekti fakat bu beklentim hafif hayalkırıklığıyla sonuçlandı.. Kitabın ismine hitaben kitabı okurken çok fazla hayallere kapılmayın derim..

Tek başına bağımsız düşünsem kitabı o zaman daha farklı daha çoşkulu bir yorum yapardım ama ilk kitap var ortada kıyaslamamak mümkün değil ilk kitaptaki eğlence yok bu kitapta konuda o kadar aman aman değildi yazarı
Oct 30, 2015 Kusanagi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, regency, 19-ème
Pas toujours plus crédible que le premier... Mais j'aime beaucoup les héros, que ce soit Clara et ses dessins que Dalton et sa gestion des ses multiples personnages là... Un tome aussi où la résolution de l'enquête on va dire laisse un peu un goût amer... Pas pour les personnages principaux mais surtout pour un personnage secondaire qu'on fini par apprécier. Ceci dit ouf, c'est le héros du tome 1 de son autre série The Royal Four ^^ En tout cas des tomes pas forcément réalistes niveaux péripétie ...more
Feb 04, 2012 Ilze rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Couldn't get past the first appearance of the hero. He's a Lord something or other, i.e. a member of high society and listed in Debrett's Peerage. But he dresses up in clownish clothes as a disguise and arrives at a society ball in London, gets announced under a false name, and he (or the author) thinks no one will recognize him? Just preposterous. Evidently the author has never thought through the implications of being a part of high society, although it is not that hard - think of celebrities ...more
Mar 14, 2015 Beno rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book but it also made me realize that there is another series before the 'Worthington' so yeah wow.
I loved this book, there was a lot going on and there was not a single dull moment.
the one flaw I guess is that I would be reading and really enjoying myself then all of a sudden something happens that makes absolutely no sense and I have to read it again it even made doubt if my print was off. for example; why did she refuse his proposal, why were they making out in the c
Lea Bourg'
Feb 15, 2015 Lea Bourg' rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ahhh finally the story of the famous Cobra aka the beautiful but reserved Dalton Etheridge =D
Always looking like a nice and boring young widow, Clara is actually Sir Thorogood, a famous cartoonist who has a real talent to denounce the embezzlement of the greats of London's society. But everything changed for her when she meets at a party ... Sir Thorogood in flesh and bone !!! Furious and a little intrigued, Clara decides to make everything to confound the impostor ... Not knowing that he's actu
Dec 20, 2013 Yumru rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Güzel bir seri, biraz entrika, biraz gizem seviyorsanız iyibir okuma süreci sizi bekliyor.Ama dolu dolu bir aşk okumak istiyorsanız size yeterli gelmeyecek diyebilirim. Karakterleri sevdim eğlenceliydiler ve bu sayede kitap daha hoşuma gitti.Ama ilk kitap daha iyiydi demedende edemeyeceğim umarım 3.kitap çevrilirde biran önce okuruz.
Jan 07, 2014 Pöfivonat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: olvastam-2014
Valójában 4,5 csillag és sokkal jobban tetszett, mint az első rész. Több humor, több romantika és ármány. :)
Aug 07, 2014 Julia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Quelle déception !
J'avais adoré le tome 1 de cette série et j'attendais avec impatience de lire la suite.
Celle-ci n'est malheureusement pas à la hauteur de mes attentes.

Le début était pourtant très prometteur : Dalton et Clara étaient drôles, les premières scènes étaient vraiment réussies, couinantes et drôles.

Malheureusement, l'auteur n'a pas su exploiter la situation créée.

Le quiproquo initial est trop long, il aurait en outre fallu continuer à jouer sur leur rivalité.
Au lieu de ça, les scène
Oct 05, 2014 Jm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Comme dans le premier livre, quiproquos, humour, sensualité et enquête sont au rendez-vous dans ce deuxième opus. Celeste Bradley nous offre une nouvelle lecture agréable et divertissante.

Nous avions rencontré Dalton Montmorency, lord Etheridge, dans le tome précédent et on peut dire qu'il nous avait laissé une impression de froideur. On est même surpris de découvrir qu'il est plus jeune que ne le laissait penser le premier livre. Il est certes distant et froid à l'extérieur mais à l'intérieur,
Sir Thorogood has the London society in an uproar. With his cartoons he's apparently ruffled a feather too many. The Prime Minister, Lord Liverpool, entrusts the new "leader" of the Liar's Club, Dalton Montmorency, Lord Etheridge, to find the scoundrel and bring his drawing days to a halt.

Desperate to gain the respect of the Liars after Simon Raines' retirement, Dalton takes on the task by himself. Posing as Thorogood, a dandified fop, he has all intentions of exposing the real cartoonist and br
Sevimli Hırsız

Yalancılar Klübü serisi ile ses getiren yazar Celeste Bradley'den serinin ikinci kitabı olan Hayallere Kapılma'yı da nihayetinde okudum. Gelelim yorumuma; kitap hiç ama hiç beklediğim gibi çıkmadı.Ama altını çizerim ilk kitaptan çok etkilendiğim için bu kitap bana hiç bir anlam ifade etmedi. İlk kitabından sonra bu kitabı yazarken ne düşünüyordu bu yazar çok merak ettim.Bi' kere kitap çok gereksiz bir konu işliyor. Hadi onu geçtim biraz daha dolu dolu olsaydı bari.
Elis Madison
Dalton Montmorency is the new leader of the Liar's Club, the other Liars aren't keen to take his orders. They don't know that he was one of the Royal Four (that's a group of super-secret intelligence operatives ABOVE the secret Liar's Club)

Plus he's down several men. So when Lord Liverpool, the Prime Minister, orders that the Liars unearth the identity of the political cartoonist Sir Thorogood, whose cartoons are touching on very sensitive topics, it's on Dalton to handle it. Oh, and there's ano
Erin H
Mar 02, 2013 Erin H rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rpo
I was excited to read Dalton's story but I was a bit disappointed. I expected more to happen in the book especially when compared to the first in the series. I just thought it was boring. Clara was just a boring heroine, I pictured Dalton with someone a bit more outgoing. I tried to get over her being a widow but I'm still not a fan of those kinds of stories. As far as Dalton, I liked him as a hero. I liked that he took on a mission himself, albeit one of the most pointless ones a spy could be s ...more
It is frankly unbelievable that any publisher should have had a hand in publishing this book. Isn't proofreading done any more? The atrocious spelling and grammatical errors detract from any enjoyment one could have taken from an otherwise promising intrigue.
Always loved Bradley's stories of these intriguing spies... I've read royal four stories, before I realized liar's club comes before that... and reading these certainly puts some of my doubts to rest.... these stories remain my all time favourite :)
Sep 25, 2012 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Not quite as entertaining as the first one, pretty good, nonetheless. There were a few points - the cat goes from being skinny to having two kittens in a couple of weeks. I scratched my head about that one. And the H/h crammed into a sideboard and making out. How did they have enough room to do anything? Plus, there was a meeting of interest going on at the time, yet they were so distracted they apparently didn't listen in. I kept reading, hoping for some revelation but nope; too busy groping ea ...more
Jul 17, 2015 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical
Lots of fun! I like the trope when a woman is secretly a writer or artist, and this had that plus other fun secret identities. A bit far-fetched, perhaps, but silly fun!
Mar 09, 2015 Lynda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
good story have read a similar one before. the two principle characters in this version are Clara and Dalton.
Celestita Giron
Ah!! Querida toyaca

Que sería de mi vida sin una como tu!

Brillante, fantástica, genial, única!!

Esta novela lo tiene todo, si la historia de Simon me había complacido. Esta, me djo sin palabras. me la he leido de un tirón, y esta perfecta, una intriga bien llevada y con dos protagonistas que se graban en la memoria.

Dalton, oh! Dalton es perfecto,cada palabra escrita dicha por él es digna de doblegar el corazón de cualquiera.

Clara es una mujer con la que todos podemos formar un vinculo y sentirn
Jul 20, 2012 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency
The time is during the Napoleonic war, the stage England, the plot conspiracy. The new head of the Liar’s Club Dalton Montmorecy has decided to take on the mission of locating the infamous political cartoonist Sir Thorogood. His orders are simple locate the man and stop his pen, a pen deemed dangerous to the crown. Little does Dalton know that the pen is armed by a savvy, saucy and innovative widow, Clara Simpson. Excellent piece made better by an excellent ensemble cast. The cast is added and s ...more
Aug 09, 2011 Jess rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, the plot was so boring I don't even remember what it was about. I ended up skimming just to see the ending, which I had already predicted. I was also really lost through most of the beginning, could be because I didn't read the first book in the series, but either way I found myself going back a few pages to see if I missed something.

What really annoys me is I got this one and the next one from the used book store, and I have no desire to read the third book. Bummer. Money wasted. Oh w
Nice, light and enjoyable, but not nearly as witty nor as humorous as the first one. And the ending was not what this book deserved; it was a bit frustrating. Still, I'm thoroughly enjoying Bradley's writing and can't wait to read the next books, even though right now I think I'll make a leap to To Wed a Scandalous Spy, since the hero there has captured my interest more than anyone else.
Aug 05, 2014 Elinor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sympa et divertissant !
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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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Other Books in the Series

Liar's Club (5 books)
  • The Pretender (Liar's Club, #1)
  • The Spy (Liar's Club #3)
  • The Charmer (Liar's Club #4)
  • The Rogue (Liar's Club, #5)

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