A Reader's Opinion: WHEN A LADY DARES by Tara Kingston



A READER'S OPINION

A delightful historical romance with a touch of intrigue! Sophie Atherton is a secret operative for the British Crown, and she's very good at what she does . . . or thinks she is! Archaeologist Gavin Stanwyck quickly sees through Sophie's game, but he doesn't know if she's an innocent pawn or if there is a greater scheme at work. Sophie is a woman far ahead of the times with her independence and unorthodox work, yet beneath her smarts and bravado is a woman like any other who just wants to be loved, even if she doesn't know it. Gavin is a charming hero in this book. He's not a typical scholar from outside appearances, and when he and Sophie are thrust together by circumstances, he does his best to give her everything he can . . . except his heart.

The real joy in this book is the banter between Sophie and Gavin. The dialogue is snappy and the course of events is enjoyable and fast-paced. It was nice to have a story with both a strong, independent heroine and a touch of the paranormal in the form of psychics and mediums. It made for an enjoyable read. There's more romance than mystery, yet plenty of both to keep the reader engaged.

Rating: 4 Stars | Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Sophie Atherton knows a liar when she sees one. Perhaps because she’s so skilled at deception herself. Searching for clues to a string of mysterious deaths, the secret operative for the Crown has connived her way into a phony medium’s confidence. When a dashing archaeologist seeks out the charlatan’s services, Sophie suspects he’s after more than a long-lost heirloom. Their electric attraction storms her defenses, but loving the rakish scholar would threaten her investigation and the life she’s crafted.

Gavin Stanwyck is a man on a mission. Masquerading as a treasure hunter to trap the spiritualist, he's drawn to the medium’s enigmatic assistant. As treacherous forces close in, passion awakens his hardened heart—he’ll protect Sophie at all costs, but he cannot give her his love. Uniting to survive a sinister plot, they must tear down their defenses and learn to trust their hearts.

Historical Romance | May 22, 2017 | Pages: 370 | Publisher: Entangled: Select Historical

Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher via NetGalley

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