When a Lady DeceivesWhen a Lady Deceives by Tara Kingston


Genre: Historical Romance  (Victorian Romance )

Series: Her Majesty’s Most Secret Service #1

Source: Received for an honest review from Net Galley. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own. 

  • Publication date: August 22, 2016
  • Publisher: Entangled: Select Historical
  • Language: English

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London, 1890. In Victorian London, reporter Jennie Quinn employs deception as a weapon. Going undercover to seek justice for a murdered informant, she’s drawn into a powerful criminal’s seductive game of cat and mouse. Enigmatic former lawman Matthew Colton is as dangerous as he is clever, but the passion in his kiss is too tempting to resist. She aches to trust him, but she will not abandon her quest for the truth.

Colton is a man with secrets of his own. Thirsting for vengeance, the disgraced Scotland Yard detective has infiltrated the criminal world he’s vowed to destroy. Jennie intrigues him, even as she breaks down the barriers around his heart. He yearns to uncover her secrets—in and out of his bed. Driven to shield her, he’ll risk everything to protect the woman whose love heals his soul.

My Thoughts:

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