Monday, December 4, 2017

Blog Tour/Review: The Gentleman's Deception by Karen Tuft

The Gentleman's Deception, by Karen Tuft
2017, 242p, Clean Regency Romance
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way

Renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, has long planned and prepared for her final performance. With exceptional beauty comes the unwanted attention of men, and after years of fending off odious suitors, Ruby is ready to leave it all behind in favor of a quiet life. The first step is to reclaim a piece of her past: her true identity as Lavinia Fernley. But leaving town unnoticed proves impossible, and in one desperate moment, she embarks on the greatest act of her life when she throws herself into the arms of a stranger to avoid recognition.

Lucas Jennings is shocked to find the stunning redhead in his arms, but something moves him to play along with her ruse when she calls him her husband. This charade marks the start of an unpredictable journey as he escorts the lovely Lavinia and her traveling companions to Primrose Farm, far from the glaring lights of London. Soon, the tables are turned when Lucas introduces Lavinia to his family—as his fiancĂ©e. Before long, their mutual deception begins to feel all too real. But when the truth of her past is revealed, will Lavinia’s dream of a happy ending slip through her fingers?

I love stories that center around fake engagements and this one delivered! Lavinia and Lucas end up in such a predicament and, of course, I was cheering for them to really fall in love with each other. Lavinia's past makes it difficult for her to trust men. Since she's hesitant to trust Lucas, she keeps a huge secret from him. I enjoyed how they met and wound up in a position to pretend to be engaged.

Lavinia traveled with three amazing characters who made the book even better for me! They were protective of her, yet wanted the best for her. I loved how they were incorporated into the story and the humor and fun that surrounded them.

This was a fun read from beginning to end! I loved the predicament, the setting, the characters, and the clean romance. I also can't forget to mention how much I love the cover!! I would highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys clean Regency romance!

Karen Tuft was born with a healthy dose of curiosity about pretty much everything, so as a child she taught herself to read and play the piano. She studied composition at BYU and graduated from the University of Utah in music theory, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies.

In addition to being an author, Karen is a wife, mother, pianist, composer, and arranger. She has spent countless hours backstage and in orchestra pits for theater productions along the Wasatch Front. Among her varied interests, she likes to figure out what makes people tick, wander through museums, and travel whether it's by car, plane, or paperback.

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