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A woman with a secret and a dangerous man forge an undeniable passion.

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 who heals his soul.



When a Lady Deceives by Tara Kingston is a Victorian romance with a headstrong leading lady, which made for a nice afternoon read. 

Jennie is an reporter who goes undercover in search of a story and hopefully to avenge one of her informants. She seems pretty able to handle herself, and can maneuver herself out of most situations, but when a drunken brawl turns nasty, a unlikely champion steps in to lend her a hand. 

Matthew Colton is a former detective turned criminal, after losing his friend and partner in an arrest gone bad, Matthew turns to crime, but has he? 

The characters are all well written, and the descriptions of Victorian London had me there in the thick of all the action, and not too much romance either.  It was nice just to concentrate on the story and the characters, rather than page after page of bedroom gymnastics. 

Does Matthew get to destroy the gang that killed his partner ? 
Is Matthew as black as he likes to portray himself ? 
Will he be able to protect the woman who slowly wins his heart ? 
And will Jennie get the story and justice she is after ? 

You will need to read this book to find out the answers.  This could be a good start to a series where the two combine their skills and work together.


Published by jab1969

Hi I’m an avid reader. I also write reviews for the books I read. Come in and say hi. You can find me on GoodReads, Bookbub, and NetGalley 👩🏻‍💻 I also review on an awesome site The Reading Cafe (run by Barb and Sandy) So ........ More about me 🤨 I’m almost 50 🤫 I’ve been married (for 27 years) I have a 30 year old son. I had a daughter, I lost her a week before her 21st birthday 😥 and it’s been 5 years since she’s been gone (and not a day goes by that I don’t miss her) I work as a salad 🥗 chef 👩‍🍳 in a restaurant, haven’t been there long (before that I worked in Tesco) a large supermarket in the UK. I also like to make craft items (and if your really lucky) and I’ll try to post my efforts on here 😉 My daughter loved butterflies (so part of my blog name is dedicated to her) I’ve taken on her love of butterflies (I have several tattoos) so I’m probably going to throw quiet a few butterflies on here 😉 I LOVE PENGUINS 🐧 💕so I’m also going to be putting a few on here (my library holds a few) 😉 <img src=""

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