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A Regency Romance - Dangerous Deceit,
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Regency is not my usual genre - but romance is - and Dangerous Deceit, which came highly recommended, was for me a fabulous introduction to Regency Romance. The heroine of the story, Lydia, is strong-minded, a little naive and foolhardy at times, and uninterested in society balls or marriage. Until, of course, she meets the handsome not-what-he first seems Lord Marcus Sheldon. This novel is as proper and well-mannered as Lydia is expected to be - there are no sex scenes - but it transports you back in time to when Britain was at war with France, to a time of adventure and when the threat of danger and deceit abounds, with friends and foes, rouges and dandies, spies and traitors. The sexual tension between Lydia and Lord Sheldon positively crackles from the page. Romy Gemmell knows the Regency period so well, yet portrays the history with the lightest of touches, leaving you as breathless and satisfied as the lovely Lydia is in the end. Highly recommended.