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Fool Me Twice

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  19 reviews
In the gaming hells of eighteenth century London, orphan Caro Worth is leading a double life. By day she plays a proper gentlewoman on the lookout for a wealthy husband. By night she plays the infamous Angelica, her fictional half-sister with a talent for cards and an ability to finance the life her respectable self has built. An introduction to a rich Marquis brings ...more
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Published December 1st 2016 by Madison Street Publishing
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Double life. Control. Mystic. TROUBLE. Something has to give. Caro has to make the world believe she is what she appears to be. The only way to do any of that was to create a new identity. She never counted on it working so well. His facade worked enough to get her what she thought she wanted but then it brought more than she could have ever desired. The men are trouble turns out to be true for Caro. But it also turned in to a blessing in a way. This was a crafty game of cat and mouse between ...more
David Baird
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
If youve read any of my reviews before youll know Im not a fan of romance novels..its just not my genre but this book has a plot that easily overshadows the underlying romance of the tale.

Caro Worth has been left penniless and alone except for her trusting servants. She leads a double life as Angelica in order to pay her debts and to keep a roof over her head.

During the day Caro is looking for a suitor to save her. She isnt intent on finding love..what she needs is safety and protection that can
Kelly  The Sassy Book Lover
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading a book by Philippa Jane Keyworth and I am now a fan! I stayed up until 2:30 am reading the whole book. I love that this one had the powdered hair and beauty patches because I rarely see books with that. They seemed like totally different people, but were alike in many ways when the walls were down. I was not expecting the twist with the Marquis and what he would do or how her brother would be.

Caro is a strong woman that has done what she must to survive after her
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Deception and gambling take center stage in this atypical Regency Romance as Miss Caroline Worth schemes to survive until she can gain a husband. The Beau Monde are as opinionated and near sighted as ever. A man can be forgiven almost any misdeed over time. A woman's reputation can be ruined by mere gossip or even by being perceived as too strong and outspoken.
I got very angry that no one would call out the card cheats!
I did appreciate the strong female roles depicted at all levels of society
Ruth Dahl
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
The premise is promising, and it all pays off and is executed well.

I was hooked from the very first page, and the action continued to keep me glued to the pages, wondering what would happen next.

The plot is fun and original, with many twists and schemes that keep you hanging on to every word, desperate to know how it will all play out.

The main characters are all interesting, and fairly fleshed out, and the side characters are entertaining, especially Aunt Etheridge, who is my favorite
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In Fool Me Twice, Caro Worth is an orphan in eighteenth century London, and shes leading a double life. By day, she plays the proper woman, on the lookout for a wealthy husband. By night, she plays the infamous Angelica, her supposed half-sister with an uncanny talent for playing cards, and the ability to finance the life her day version of herself has built. Caro has prospects of marrying a Marquis, which would
Shelly's Book Corner
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lourdes-reviews
Ms. Caro Worth is a lady of quality, but when her father dies in disgrace due to gambling debts and her brother goes away, she has to resort to lies and deceit in order to keep appearances and buy time to find herself the husband that would be the solution to her dire situation. As Angelica Worth, she is famous in the hells of London, known as the illegitimate sister of the late Lord Worth, a woman of dubious reputation that plays cards with the same men Caro is aiming for a match with in polite ...more
C.A. Gray
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a sweet historical romance, with plenty of banter and intrigue. Clean, light, and enjoyable!
K.T. Munson
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it

Caro is a feisty but desperate woman. She doesn't want to abandon all home so instead she assumes the persona of another. Angelica has some freedoms that Caro does not - like speaking her mind. Tobias is a bloody mess. Being the youngest he hasn't found anything worth while to invest his time or energy in so he just drifts. Rebecca is adorable - I loved her more than Caro most of the time. 

Despite the fact that in the end and over all I like Caro, she could be down right wishy washy
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chaste Georgian Romance
Recommended to Lynne by: Goodreads Giveaway Listing
The story of Caro Worth, a young lady who is left destitute by her dead fathers gambling debts and desertion by her brother. But Caro is strong (and stubborn) and devises a way to keep her and her two faithful servants out of the poorhouse. By day, she is Caro, a fair-haired respectable lady, looking to make a good match with a wealthy husband. By night she takes on the alter ego of Angelica, dark-haired bastard daughter, and Caros despised half-sister.
For a while this double life is working,
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great, fun Regency read! About a young noblewoman Caroline/Angelica Worth, who left without money after her father's death, assumes and altar-ego as a gamester and makes her money through gambling at some of London's most notorious clubs, that were literally called Gaming Hells.

When she wins thousands from the Duke she has set her cap at to marry, things begin to spiral out of control as he demands the money back from her- or worse. Enter Tobias Felton, the younger son of a Viscount who seems
Rachel Knowles
Fool Me Twice is an enjoyable, romantic adventure set in Georgian London. It is the story of Caro Worth and the drastic measures she takes to survive when her father leaves her destitute, and her brother deserts her. Keyworth writes of how Caro creates an alter ego, a bastard half-sister Angelica, to play at the gaming tables at night whilst maintaining her own respectability so that she can restore her family fortunes by making a good marriage. Unsurprisingly, her plans go awry, but the ...more
Bettye McKee
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
A truly delightful story

This story has a rather unusual plot. Miss Caro Worth, in order to support herself and her two faithful servants, leads a double life. By night, she takes to the gaming hells as Miss Angelica Worth, gamestress.

As Angelica, she draws the attention of two men in particular: Mr. Tobias Felton and the Marquis of Ravensbough. As Caro, she also becomes a matter of interest to Mr. Felton. Caro desires to catch the eye of the Marquis as a potential husband, but he takes no notice
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Un romanzo Regency scritto come un Regency, con la mano esperta di Georgette Heyer (solo io ho ricordato 'Pharo's Daughter'?) a guidare da dietro le quinte la storia e i dialoghi. L'ho profondamente apprezzato: la storia è sinceramente improbabile, ma diverte e ha una sua coerenza interna, e si può intuire il gran lavoro dell'autrice, e la sua profonda conoscenza della letteratura inglese 'd'antan'.
Peccato che una scrittrice che lavora in questo modo non possa sfornare romanzi con la velocità
InD'tale Magazine

Fool Me Twice explores the life of a gentlewoman caught between two lives.

Read full review in the 2017 February issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Oct 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Review to follow.
Diana Miller
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A love to fight for

The characters were enjoyable and had depth to the emotions. The only reason I didnt give this a 5 star is the confusion of the age of the main characters.
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Philippa Jane Keyworth, also known as P. J. Keyworth, and known to her friends as Pip, has been writing since she was twelve in every notebook she could find.

Originally trained as a horse-riding instructor, Philippa went on to become a copywriter before beginning a degree in History and graduating with First Class Honours. She now works in Digital Marketing and part-time as an author.

Philippa has

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