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My Lady of Deception

(Brethren of the Lords #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  685 ratings  ·  88 reviews
***This dark, sweeping Regency novel was previously only offered as part of the limited edition box sets: "From the Ballroom and Beyond", "Romancing the Rogue", and "Dark Deceptions". Now, available for the first time on its own, is "My Lady of Deception".

Everybody has a secret. Some are more dangerous than others

For Georgina Wilcox, only child of the notorious traitor k
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 1st 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published June 30th 2015)
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Trish R.
Oct 30, 2015 rated it liked it

WOW! Talk about being able to hate someone and wishing them dead. CC really made that easy when it same to Georgina’s father and Jamie. They were too horrible for words and when they beat her you just wanted to reach into the book and save her. That’s some good writing. I couldn’t figure out who was the most insane, her father or Jamie, but they were both mean and vicious when it came to “punishing” her.

Eventually, Adam found out who Georgina’s father was and, of course, here
Mar 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
Bad read :( This book was filled with abuse, verbally and physically to our heroin, by both her family and then later by the man who was supposed to be her husband(verbal abuse only and ripping her heart to threads so many times). Between the misunderstandings, the lies, deceit, believing everyone else but Georgina and lack of communication between our H/h and all the angst there was little to no happy moments. I felt so incredibly sad and horrified for what Georgina suffered throughout this boo ...more
Tracy T.
Sep 30, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
I just cant finish this book it is so bad. The story line is bad and the characters are terrible, the insta lust is stupid. Sorry CC just can't finish this book. Narration is by Tim Campbell is good.
Sometimes I have a yen to read a book with a heart-wrenching martyred wrongfully accused heroine. And in that regard this book paid off... a bit too well.

My goodness! She has the heart of a saint! She's physically beaten by her own father and his heir apparent; and is beaten down by circumstances. Of course, being a saint, she is sometimes helped along by protectors and she has enough spine to get up for another day.

I chose this book because it was kindle unlimited eligible and I thought that
Debbie DiFiore
I loved this book. It had angst on every page almost. I loved the heroine and while the hero disappointed me many times he definitely loved the h. Tragically really. And she loved him. There were moments I was crying and moments I hated the hero but I always loved the story. He totally misjudged the heroine and he totally comes to regret it. Her father and adopted brother were horrible and they were totally abusive to her. She was so strong. I wish the epilogue had been longer. Loved this book s ...more
Jun 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It started out interesting, but was ultimately disappointing. I liked the characters in the beginning. Their relationship started off in a common way. The weird love for Grace vs. lust for Georgina thing didn't work for me. I found that irritating. When she is left behind is horrible, nothing about that is okay at all. I liked how they found each other later. But what is the deal with people lying all of the time...even to spare someone else? It's just stupid. I cannot fathom how anyone can expe ...more
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in the book Dark Deceptions. This was the first story and then one by another author. I loved it! I didn't want to put it down. This book is darker than the others I've read by this author. It has a complex plot and wonderful characters. At some points, I wanted to slap the hero, but remembering what he went through helped to understand him. I hope Christi writes more of the Brethren group. We meet some of them in this book and the agent who was the first helped by Georgina dese ...more
Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: historic-romance
I really wanted to like this book, but it just fell short for me. The author generated a lot of emotion for me, but it just didn't make me love it. I think it may had to do with the hero. I wanted more from him, I really wanted him to be more of a hero.
Alexa Steele
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
There was way too much abuse and torture in this book for my tastes.
I'm not sure why i can't find this as a stand alone book--it's in a couple of bundles and it was the best book in both of them!
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite books. Caldwell has written a masterpiece that I couldn’t put down. I absolutely adore the heroine in this story. Georgina Wilcox is an amazing character. I loved her kindness and fortitude and her expressive nature. Truly one of my favorite characters written by any author. Adam Markham is a very believable hero. His thoughts and actions stay consistent throughout. I loved the layers the story. It’s not just about boy meeting girl, boy and girl fall in love..the story ...more
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good storytelling. Full of thrilling intrigue, spies, and a HEA. 4☆
May 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Tracy DeNeal
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This book, My Lady of Deception, the first in the series, “Brethren of the Lords” was my introduction to Christi Caldwell's wonderful writing. It is quite well written and extremely dark. I usually don't go for dark, but the prose sucked me in. This is not your typical Regency romance.

Wow! What an incredible ride. I've never worried so much for a heroine in my life. Honestly, I came to the conclusion at one point that Adam Markham did not deserve her. I know that there were some extenuating circ
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4.5 Stars
~Karen's Review~
Christi Caldwell weaves an intricate tapestry of betrayal, love, loyalty, and romance in The Lady of Deception, the first in her new historical romantic suspense series Brethren of the LordsThe Lady of Deceptions starts out bloody and bruised as crown spy Adam Markham has been betrayed and had landed in the grasp of brutal Irish nationals.  Georgina Wilcox is the young woman who tends to him in his captivity and she is ill used by his captors The Fox and The Hunter
R.C. Matthews
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
It pains me to give one of Christi Caldwell's books a poor review, but I hated this story with a passion. I'm only giving it two stars because Christi's writing is beautiful. I wanted to strangle both of these characters for about 75% of the book. And the ending just would not end. Good Lord, the last 30% of the book was over the top melodramatic - and STILL the two idiots wouldn't say what was in their heart. It was f#@king painful. I wanted to stop around 50% but kept reading because I really ...more
Nicole Laverdure
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Delightful story!
Christi Caldwell has done it again! I really enjoyed her book My Lady of Deception.
I loved her two main characters, Georgina and Adam! Beautiful chemistry between the two! This is a story, which historical romance readers, will love from beginning to end. The suspense kept me guessing until the very last page. I just couldn't put down. The author, once again, captivated me till the very end.
Maggie Whitworth
A dark book of torture and sweetness , with a beautifully romantic edge . One of Christis best x
It's too bad the hero is such an asshole. The heroine really is far more awesome and amazing. Good story. Preferred the duke of Aubrey to the hero (or even the Archer). But oh well.
Oct 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
I have to put this down. I don't like it at all.
For a traditionally published novel, by a best-selling author, with an editor, this book had an insane number of typos. More than any non-traditionally published book that I've read -- and I've read quite a few. I mention this, because there's a stigma towards self-publishing and non-traditional publishing. People assume the better written and edited books are written by traditionally published and established writers, not true. Typos included misused personal pronouns, (she instead of he, or he ...more
Tina Ullrich
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
In a perilous time of Irish radical is when this book takes place.

Georgina Wilcox is subject to her cruel father and the orphan they took in, Jamie. Her mother died in childbirth which is one of the reasons he hate her , the other is the fact she is a girl. Now she spends her days caring for the men her father and Jamie abuse and batter.

Adam Markham has been drugged, beaten, and kidnapped. As a hostage to "Fox" and "Hunter" Irish radicals who want the names of all his brethern. Unwilling to giv
Sep 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-f, historical, romance
I don't know that this book is necessarily bad so much as it isn't my taste. In fact, I think there is a pretty intense market for books that have something in this range of what this book is, as I see it a lot in YA. The general outline is that the MC/protagonist suffers deeply and wildly due to circumstances that they are innocent of and that are beyond their control, suffering that those close to them don't initially recognize but will eventually come to feel very, very sorry for allowing the ...more
Joann Maggio
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

My Lady of Deception ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐by Christi Caldwell

Georgina Wilcox is the abused daughter of the traitor known as the Fox. He and his cohort the Hunter have captured and tortured many of the Crowns spy’s in an effort to get information to further there cause. Georgina has been there a capture as well to do their bidding.

When the Fox captured and torturers Lord Adam Markham she befriends him as his nurse never revealing her relationship to the Fox. This is the crux of the story followed by the fact tha
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would! This book is a page turner from start to finish. This book is one of the most emotionally written books I have read in a long time. This is a book about heartache, despair, deception, redemption, and love. I felt so much heartache for the heroine in this story that I cried while reading everything she went through. All I wanted was Georgina to get the happy ending she deserved. I felt anguish for Georgina when Adam the hero in the book found o ...more
Deb Diem
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Lady Of Deception by Christi Caldwell is an amazing historical romance. Ms Caldwell has outdone herself with this twisted tale. This well-written book is loaded with phenomenal characters, some you love, some you love to hate. Georgina and Adam's story has plenty of drama, action, humor and spice. Not to mention spies heroes. I loved this story from start to finish and look forward to reading my next book from the talented Christi Caldwell. My Lady Of Deception is book 1 of the Brethren of th ...more
Monika P.
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Lady of Deception is a very dark and emotional love story. It's definitely not for the faint of heart. The story is heart-breaking and suspenseful. There is a lot of domestic violence; physically and emotionally. Don't read this book if you think it will trigger a negative reaction. For everybody else - do yourself a favor. Pick up this book. The writing is exceptional. The characters well developed and totally human. Even so I was close to crying throughout I am glad I read this book. Thank ...more
☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾
SO SO MUCH DELICIOUS ANGST!!! Reminded me of Lady Gallant. The only way this book could have been more right up my alley is if Georgina was a BBW. Though there is a bit of insecurity about her appearance, which I always love. Only complaint: (view spoiler)
Colleen Perry
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very intense book

4 stars, a little bit too intense for me, but excellent story. It draws you in immediately and kept me intensity to about the end. There is so much suspense, it took my breath away. Couldn’t guess what would happen next. A few very sweet romantic sensuality, at times. It then back to not being able to guess what next. I loved the hero Adam and Heroine Georgina, Very strong and good people. Some wicked villains causing so much pain. But very HEA. If you have strong nerves I do re
Janice Hamel Poljak
Still dabbing tears

I'm no crybaby, but I must say this book really tugged at my emotions. Initially, I wasn't too interested in the blurb about this one but I've been Caldwell binging the last month or two so I figured I'd give a shot. Wow! Brutal, passionate, intriguing, heart stirring, and not-put-downable. Read this!
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jun 17, 2015 08:42PM  
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USA TODAY Bestselling author CHRISTI CALDWELL blames Judith McNaught's "Whitney, My Love!" for luring her into the world of historical romance. While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and pick up her laptop to try her hand at romance. She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections, and she rather ...more

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