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London Dynasty

(The Dynasties #1)

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Kerrigan Belmond has everything I don’t have. A name that opens doors, more money than god, an Oxford education, and rumors that she’s caught the eye of Spencer Byrd, the heir to one of England’s most powerful aristocratic families. I’m an orphan, running from a tragedy I can’t face. Being mistaken for her is flattering until her father arrives at my door with an indecent ...more
250 pages
Published May 25th 2021 by Estate Publishing
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Diana~ (Kiss Me Books)
London Dynasty by Geneva Lee is the first book in a trilogy and it was very sexy, captivating, and shocking. The story seems simple at first: A young woman who looks exactly like a missing heiress is hired to be her replacement. However, it gets incredibly complex when feelings are involved and she is forced to seduce the heiress' fiancé. Things get even more complicated when said fiancé has an identical twin brother. The plot is dramatic but it kept me interested and invested. The love scenes w ...more
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"I won't ever need to force myself on you, because you're going to give yourself to me in every possible way freely. . . wantonly."

Geneva Lee once again delivers a lush world fueled with passion and lust. London Dynasty is breathtaking and emotional, refreshing and riveting-forbidden. This book is filled with spine tingling goodness you’ll ever want in a juicy and epic romance. Right from the beginning my emotions ran high as we learn learn a young woman is hired to play the role of the miss
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PP's Bookshelf
May 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Geneva Lee sure knows how to deliver a world of rich and powerful people where lust, love, passion and everything comes together. London Dynasty is full of sharp twists and nuclear hot chemistry. It kept me on the edge and left me asking me more.

Kate was living a financially stressed but simple life as a bartender in a pub in Berkshire. Everything gets turned upside down when a bunch of drunk people mistakes her as socialite heiress Kerrigan Belmonde. And Kerrigan's father appears at her door st
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FS Meurinne
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
New trilogy, very hot and intriguing story. Lots of twists and turns and great characters. This one is a bit tricky to review without spilling the beans, but let me tell you that you will want to read this story, it is original and refreshing. I so need to read Cruel Dynasty as soon as possible. If you love arranged marriage with a mystery twist.



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Siobhan
May 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
After being hooked on Geneva Lee’s Rival’s series, I was desperate to dive into a new series from the author. The Dynasties sounded like it would be another series filled with twists and turns, and I was eager to dive in.

I’ll be completely honest and say this isn’t quite a full four-star rating. It’s a strong three-point-five, but I did enjoy it and opted to round up. It was a quick story that I powered through in no time, eager to see how the pieces came together, and was left desperate for the
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Lisa
May 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When I started this first book of this new series, I could tell that that it was going to have me hooked and it did not fail my expectations. In this new series we meet Kate, a poor young commoner discovers that she is a doppelganger for a rich socialite - Kerrigan Belmond who has run off from her life without a trace. She then is approached by Kerrigan's father to play the role of the real Kerrigan so that an arraigned marriage will take place in exchange for a hefty sum of money. Kate agrees t ...more
Karin
May 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
When Kate is mistaken for heiress Kerrigan and she strikes a deal to pretend to be her she steps into a world she’s not prepared for especially when she meets “her fiancé” and his brother as the fake Kerrigan. She knows she needs to play the part no matter what but she quickly learns that not everything is as golden as it seems. Looking forward to more
whatjtreads
May 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
"I'd rather die fighting for you than live without you."

London Dynasty is the first in a trilogy by author Geneva Lee, and it's full of secrets, lies, forbidden attraction, and sensuous seduction. 

Kate is a young 23 year old woman, working as a waitress to make ends meet. Her uncanny resemblance to missing heiress Kerrigan Belmond means that the heiress' father has come calling. Tod Belmond offers Kate 10 million pounds to pose as Kerrigan, whose engagement to Spencer Byrd will unite two powerfu
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Natasna
May 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
**Received ARC for honest opinion**

Okay I mean like can I get book 2 please..Cliffhangers are the devil haha. I did enjoy this because Kate was a woman that was not having any luck except she just so happen to be the doppelgänger to a heiress that was set to marry Spencer Byrd. The original Kerrigan just ran off and did not want to "hold up her end" so her father approaches Kate with the proposal of acting like his daughter and she will get paid handsomely. I mean how could she refuse..but the o
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Jamie
May 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was such a fast read for me. Kate seems like a down-to-earth girl just trying to make ends meet working in a pub. A couple of guys come in and mistake her for someone named Kerrigan Belmond. Fast forward, she is hired by Kerrigan's dad to play her for a year and in the end, she'll get ten million pounds. She also is supposed to be engaged to Spencer Byrd and she is to make sure this relationship works.

Spencer has an identical twin who is named Holden. The chemistry between them all is real
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Caitlin
Jun 23, 2021 rated it liked it
I need the next book now omg
Live, Laugh, Love
May 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
This story is captivating. It kept me wanting more and devouring the pages. I really liked Kate. This story is so dramatic and so interesting. I can't wait for the next book in this trilogy. ...more
marshas_world_of_books
May 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Okay I have to start this by saying, we have to wait till July for the next book?! After that ending it’s going to be a torturous wait, but I mean that with all the love. Geneva Lee is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. The way she pulls you into the story she has written is just amazing. This book is no exception with all of the secrets and unanswered questions. I need answers! Kate walks into a situation that would be hard to pull off, but does an excellent job. Or does she? Spencer ...more
Lauren Luman
May 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, this storyline was one of the most unique I've ever seen. Geneva Lee knocked it out of the park!

Kate, pretending to be socialite Kerrigan Belmond, is literally living "how the other half live". It's hard to talk about the story without giving away too much because there's just so much going on! But I will say that this new series already has me hooked and the cliffhanger left my jaw dropped.

And of course it's sexy af, including a scene of acts Lee has never written before.

I'm on edge
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A Rush Of Emotions
Ahhh this book kept me glued to my screen! The premise just begs for drama to occur, and it didn't disappoint. Kate's just a normal girl, living a working class life, barely making ends meet, in a small town in England. When she's propositioned by a wealthy man who wants her to step in and "pretend" to be his daughter (who she looks identical to), she'd be crazy to turn it down. The big secret? He wants her to also pretend to be engaged to a man and save the marriage of convenience that his daug ...more
G
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure. I am a Geneva Lee fan. I love Clara and X (Command Me) more than almost any other pair out there in Romance-land. I like knowing I can count on Lee to deliver a good story, one with a enough twists and turns that I stay engaged, and there is always some super sexy scenes. And now, I am so excited for this new adventure into the Royals world. London Dynasty is in the same realm as the typical Royals we've come to love, but this is a whole new side to the complexity and reality fo ...more
Carol***BeautyandtheBeastlyBooks
***ARC received in exchange of an honest opinion***

London Dynasty is everything I hoped for, and more! I find the story quite intriguing, it has the hole "La Usurpadora" vibe (if you don't know what it is, it's a Mexican telenovela and you should definitely check it out! LOL).

I'm a fan of Geneva Lee and how she builds her stories, they are super hot and sexy, but they also have a good plot line. It's about the story, but the hot parts complement it! And it wasn't different with London Dynasty. T
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Heather
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Omg... such a fantastic book!!

This is going to be a great series I can already tell. I'm already trying to figure out exactly how Kate looks so much like Karrigan and which brother she'll end up with... Is she a long lost daughter?? And the twins... Spencer and Holden-gah!!
I already have so many different theories going on in my head, and I'm dying to know if any of them are right!! I can't wait for the next book... like seriously I am dying for it!!

Kate is asked to pretend to be Karrigan by ka
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Meghann | Bookstagrammer
Woah.

I wasn't sure what to expect going into this book. Geneva Lee is a new author to me but the blurb had me intrigued and I'm a sucker for an arranged marriage trope, so I signed up.

We begin the story with Kate who is struggling to make ends meet waiting tables at a pub. A drunk patron mistakes her for someone and takes her picture and the next day, the father of said someone is knocking on her door with an offer she can't refuse.....pretend to be his daughter for a year for 10 million pounds
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Mom's Guilty Pleasure
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
“Life isn’t worth living if you don’t do something crazy now and then.”

This book isn’t anything that I had anticipated. There are several twist and turns. Secrets. Surprises. Subjects that test your scruples.

“”It scared me.” “I didn’t mean to make you afraid,” he murmured, hanging his head. “No, it scared me because I liked it.””

There was a bit in the middle of the story that I wasn’t sure about...I’m glad I powered through...the ending really drew me in and has me very excited with where this
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Jolanda Gelissen
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Combine a case of mistaken identity with British high society, a somewhat indecent proposal, and a sinfully alluring eligible bachelor, and what do you get? Geneva Lee's new series, that is!



Kate, a young, poor waitress in a small town outside of London, bears a striking resemblance to a rich socialite heiress, who has “run off to avoid her responsibilities". The heiress' father offers Kate a hefty sum to take her place until she returns. Seems easy enough, right?



Well, she's immediately thrus
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Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf - Samantha
So hooked on this new series from Geneva Lee! I feel like I read the entire book on the edge of my seat with everything going on in! Kate is a waitress struggling to make ends meet, and one night while working some customers mention her striking resemblance to Kerrigan, a wealthy socialite that has gone somewhat missing. When Kerrigan’s father finds out about Kate, he goes to her and begs her with a bribe to take Kerrigan’s place until he can get her home to fulfill her duties to the family. Una ...more
Jamie
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Kate is a hardworking young woman trying to make a place for herself in the small town that she lives in. A case of mistaken identity, an agreement for one year of her life and Kate is now living the life of a rich young woman named Kerrigan. Trying to fill her shoes is not easy. As Kerrigan, Kate must navigate a world very unfamiliar to her. An Oxford education, money, and an arranged marriage are just the beginning. Kate is very hesitant at the beginning, very shy, and trying her best to learn ...more
Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
May 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Too short. I need more. That. Cliffhanger. That were thoughts flittering through my mind after reading the last page of this first instalment of Geneva Lee’s The Dynasties trilogy. So many secrets left to be unraveled. So many questions yet to be answered. I mean, it’s not my first read by this author, so I should know it by now, but … ugh!

If you were offered ten million pounds (POUNDS, not dollars!!) to step in someone else’s shoes and pretend to be them for a year … would you do it?
Well, for m
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Nikki
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
LONDON DYNASTY BY GENEVA LEE

What would you do if you were offered ten million and all you had to do was take the place of someone else and marry a mysterious handsome guy?

Kate gets mistaken at the bar where she works for Kerrigan Belmond who is mysteriously left. When Mr. Belmond see a picture of Kate she is the perfect replacement for his daughter who is set to marry and align the Belmonds and the Bryd. Nothing is as is seems, Spencer and Holden, twins who could not be anymore different. Hold
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Little monster
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Geneva Lee and I absolutely loved it and cannot wait to read the rest of this thrilling trilogy!!! I was hooked from first page!!

Story follows Kate who as an orphan grew up with nothing and still is trying to make ends meet! While at work she gets mistaken for Kerrigan Belmond and has her picture taken without her permission by a group of lads, she is then thrust in to this other woman's life who so happens to be a rich socialite. When Kerrigan's father turns up at her
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Jennifer Pierson
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Kate is a girl who has struggled her whole life at making ends meet, but in her defense, she was left orphaned. Her life takes a new turn when a man comes to her & offers her a great deal of money to pretend to be his missing daughter, Kerrigan, so they can keep Spencer at all costs. She agrees because it would be a big step up for her future, but she never counted on Spencer & his twin brother, Holden. Feelings are getting caught, and it gets more complex as she's caught between two brothers. K ...more
Shaunette
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Geneva Lee is a master with words and she does it once again with the start of this intriguing, hot, sexy new series. Kate is a struggling waitress who is not even good at waitressing. It’s a means to an end but when a tempting offer at a chance of changing her fortune falls in her lap, she takes it. Taking the place of heiress Kerrigan Belmond seems like something forbidden, rather deceptive even but their resemblance seems so striking; is it really a coincidence? While being Kerrigan’s place h ...more
Kierra
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this ARC and am voluntarily leaving a review"

This book is definitely angsty, mixed with lost of mischief.

“A man never has enough power if he senses there is more to be had.”

Kate is a struggling waitress who is down on her luck, when a roudy group comes in to order they mistaken her for a rich socialite, after they leave she gets an unusual request.

What could possibly go wrong?👀👀

Spencer your typical play by the rules and fulfill your duty that you were born to do, with a tw
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Mulan Book Princess
Kate looks identical to Kerrigan Belford, one of society’s elite. When Kerrigan’s father approaches her to offers her 10 million to impersonate his daughter for a year, Kate can’t say no. The catch is that Kate must convince Kerrigan’s betrothed Spencer, that she is the girl he has known for years. As Kate and Spencer grow closer, she becomes entwined with Spencer’s identical twin brother, Holden. The brothers hold a secret that is almost as big as her’s, and it will seem as if things will blow ...more
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Geneva Lee is the New York Times, USA Today, and internally bestselling author of over a dozen novels. Her bestselling Royals Saga has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is the co-owner of Away With Words, a destination bookstore in Poulsbo, Washington. When she isn’t traveling, she can usually be found writing, reading, or buying another pair of shoes.

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