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When a Lady Deceives by Tara Kingston
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When a Lady Deceives (Her Majesty's Most Secret Service, Book 1) by Tara Kingston is an intriguing Victorian Romance set in 1890 England. WOW! What an intriguing introduction to a new and what promises to be an impressive series.

Jennie Quinn, a tenacious, undercover journalist/reporter, who employs deception to seek justice for an informant who was murdered for the information she carried. She is drawn into a seductive game of cat and mouse, with known, and powerful criminals. She disguises herself as a barmaid, working in a taven, in a rough part of London, "loose lips talk and tell secrets".
Where she meets....the impressive, enigmatic former, disgraced lawman, Matthew Colton. Branded as a killer, a ruthless criminal where he becomes the Lieutnant of a ruthless underground predator. But he holds secrets of his own. Things are not as they seem. Secrets, deception and lies could get them both, him and Jennie killed.

Fast paced, heart-pounding, thrills and chills Victorian Romance. The characters are engaging, flawed, enigmatic, intruiging as well as,captivating. The storyline is unique, intriguing, impressive, and very tantalizing. A Jack the Ripper type of suspense with many twists and turns and more dangerous than dynamite.

Filled to the brim with suspense, vengeance, mystery, danger, passion, betrayal, challenges and very intriguing. WOW! I was definitely entranced by "When a Lady Deceives", I couldn’t put it diwn, once I started reading. Emotionally charged, powerful and compelling!

Readers will be drawn in from the first page to the last and beyond. Readers will be faced with challenges, angst, turmoil, the promise of love, finding peace, healing, and a HEA. A most tantalizing and mesmerizing adventure!

Fans of mystery, suspense, passion, finding justice and romance, will wish to pick up "When a Lady Deceives" for their reading pleasure. A must read, Victorian Romance! Highly recommended! I can't wait to read more of Bertram, Sophie, Douglas, Millie, Mr. Campbell, and of course, Jennie and Matthew. What an awesome, amazingly intriguing, compelling, and multi-faceted, story!

Ms. Kingston, has written a brillant, masterfully written Victorian Romance!
Received for an honest review from Net Galley. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
August 5, 2016 – Shelved
August 5, 2016 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
August 5, 2016 – Shelved as: historical-mystery
August 5, 2016 – Shelved as: historical-romance
August 5, 2016 – Shelved as: victorian
August 5, 2016 – Shelved as: victorian-england
August 5, 2016 – Shelved as: suspense
August 5, 2016 – Shelved as: mystery
August 5, 2016 – Shelved as: female-journalist
August 5, 2016 – Shelved as: criminals
August 5, 2016 – Shelved as: reporters
August 5, 2016 – Shelved as: deception

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