The Lady’s Deception by Susanna Craig is book three in her Rogues and Rebels series. Though part of a series, this novel reads as a standalone. This is a romance that hits all the right notes.
Paris Burke is Dublin’s most charismatic barrister. He’s looking after his two youngest sisters while his parents are away. He hires Rosamund Gorse as the girls’, Daphne and Bellis, ages ten and eight, governess without asking the pertinent questions.
Rosamund Gorse is hiding from her unscrupulous brother, Charles, who is determined to sell her to Lord Dashfort, a scoundrel of the highest order. She accepts the position as governess to Paris’ sisters, though she knows she shouldn’t have let him believe she was a legitimate candidate for job.
Rosamund and Paris find themselves bonding, even though she’s an English miss and he’s an Irish rebel. Will they overcome their personal issues and fully embrace the romance they’ve begun, however unwittingly.
Ms. Craig has presented us with a well-written romance. The characters are relatable and have full backstories to complete their development. The plot held my attention from beginning to end. The author also gives historical details that enhance the story. I rate The Lady’s Deception 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to all readers of romance, especially historical romance.
My thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: October 29, 2019