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Book Review: The Lady's Deception by Susanna Craig

October 25, 2019

 

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The third book in the Rogues and Rebels series, there was never a doubt in my mind that it would be an enjoyable read!  The previous book made me feel so many emotions, and I fell in love with the characters.  This book was no different, and I found myself eager to turn the page, no matter what else was going on in my life.  Finished it in a day, without a shred of regret.

 

The last thing Rosamund Gorse expected was to find herself fleeing to Ireland from a marriage arranged by her brother, but that's exactly the situation in which she finds herself.  Setting out to find a lawyer to protect her, she stumbles upon a job instead, and her plan changes - hide out as a governess to two young girls until she can find a way to escape her brother.  Her employer, Paris Burke, is a barrister who was part of the Irish rebellion against British rule.  An English woman is the last person he would have hired, but he's desperate and she'll do.  Soon enough, though, he rethinks his plan as she wreaks havoc on his tidy world.  Maybe things need to be shaken up though, and she might be just the thing his family needs to begin living again.

 

I love Irish heroes...*sigh*...and Paris' no-nonsense exterior combined with that secretly exuberant interior made for a hunk of a hero.  Isn't it every girl's fantasy to take a man who is all buttoned up and get him to see his wild side?  Rosamund was the perfect person to get Paris to see the good in life and let go of all his sadness and anger.  Not to mention that her last name was perfect for their family, all of whom were named after the floral side of nature.  Paris, Daphne, Bellis, Camellia...it was such a cute match!  The two young girls were a great addition to the story, adding levity and also stoicism when appropriate.  It was interesting to see their relationship develop not just with Rosamund but also with their brother, Paris.  And when the rest of the family entered into things, the story got even more entertaining.  I love the Burke family and would love it if they were real...and had a single son who was looking...in the 21st century...hehe.

 

I don't know if there is plans for another book in this series, but I hope this is not the last we see of this family!  Brava to Susanna Craig for yet another wonderful book.

 

**I received a free copy via NetGalley and this is my honest review.**

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