Fool Me Twice by Philippa Jane Keyworth
Publication Date: December 1, 2016
Madison Street Publishing
eBook & Paperback
Genre: Historical Romance
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 marriage and security within Caro’s grasp…until the arrival of the unpredictable and totally ineligible Mr. Tobias Felton.
Dismayed by Felton’s persistent appearances, shocking frankness, and enigmatic green eyes, Caro watches helplessly as he comes closer than anyone to guessing her secret, but when complete and utter ruin threatens, she finds that Felton’s suspicions just might become her salvation. As the walls she has built to protect herself crumble down around her, Caro learns that no matter how careful your plans, life and love have a habit of falling quite spectacularly out of control!
Caro Worth leads a double life--she's respectable by day and at night, she plays the part of her half-sister, Angelica Worth, who frequents the gaming tables to pay the bills. Her father was a gambler who left her and her brother, James, nothing when he died. James left so Caro has had to rebuild her reputation on her own. She meets Tobias Felton as Angelica, and that's when her life gets turned upside down.
Tobias doesn't take life seriously, even though his parents are pressuring him to do just that. He's intrigued by Caro/Angelica. The actions of one night starts Caro's world spinning out of control and she realizes she needs the help of others to figure out a solution.
There were some great characters in this book! Lady Etheridge and Caro's friend, Rebecca, were my favorites and I was glad they were on her side. Caro had to be outwardly strong to survive the breakdown of her family, but the author showed a vulnerable side to her as well. There were some twists and turns along the way to a fantastic ending! It's an enjoyable read from beginning to end. This is the second book I've read by Ms. Keyworth, and I have loved them both! I'm looking forward to reading more from her in the future!
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy via HF Virtual Book Tours, which did not affect my review in any way
Philippa has always written stories and believes that, since it is one of her loves and passions, she always will. In her early writing career, she dabbled in a variety of genres, but it was the encouragement of a friend to watch a film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that began her love affair with the British Regency. Since then, she has watched every Regency film and TV series she could get her hands on and become well acquainted with Georgette Heyer’s novels which gave her the inspiration to write her own.
Both as a reader and a writer, Philippa believes it is important to escape into a world you yourself would want to live in. This is why she writes stories that will draw you into the characters’ joys and heartaches in a world apart from our own. Her debut novel, The Widow's Redeemer (Madison Street Publishing, 2012), is a traditional Regency romance bringing to life the romance between a young widow with an indomitable spirit and a wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation. The novel has been received well by readers and reviewers who have praised the heartfelt story and admirable characters. Her second novel, The Unexpected Earl (Madison Street Publishing, 2014), explores another romance in the Regency era when an impetuous young woman has her life turned upside down by the reappearance of the earl who jilted her six years ago. Her third novel a Georgian romance will come out at the end of 2016.
For more information, please visit Philippa Jane Keyworth's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
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