The Gentleman's Deception

The Gentleman's Deception

Renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, has long planned and prepared for her final performance. With exceptional beauty comes the unwanted attention of men, and after years of fending off odious suitors, Ruby is ready to leave it all behind in favor of a quiet life. The first step is to reclaim a piece of her past: her true identity as Lavinia Fernley. Renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, has long planned and prepared for her final performance. With e...

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Title:The Gentleman's Deception
Author:Karen Tuft
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B076FJB64J
Format Type:Kindle Edition

The Gentleman's Deception Reviews

  • Kirsi Johnson
    Jan 16, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

  • Andrea
    Dec 07, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

    This book is such a hoot! I loved the whole plot line, it's a Regency Romance with a twist. The heroine is...gasp...an actress. How shocking! I loved that part of it! The heroine of this book is Ruby Chadwick or Lavinia Fernley, whichever way you prefer to see her. Lavinia has been ...

    This was a really fun book to read! ...

    This regency romance features Ruby Chadwick, Darling of Drury Lane, a renowned actress in London who has saved up enough money to escape her fake life and start out on her own (with her quirky friends) and live a normal life as herself--Lavinia. But when she runs into trouble leaving t...

    Fleeing her life as renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, Lavinia underestimates how difficult it would be to leave London with her older companions. Reluctantly returning home, Lucas is moved to join a charade that will change his life. These characters are just plain adorable. Lavinia's...

    A Gentleman's Deception is a very enjoyable piece of mind candy. Sometimes I enjoy a story with some more serious issues and depth, but often I just want an engaging, easy read, and that's just what I found with this novel. I read it fairly quickly, and I liked the characters. The acto...

  • Karen
    Jan 22, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

  • Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
    Dec 14, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Dec 06, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

  • Katie W
    Dec 06, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

  • Kathryn
    Jan 03, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

  • Jenny
    Nov 10, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

    This book is such a hoot! I loved the whole plot line, it's a Regency Romance with a twist. The heroine is...gasp...an actress. How shocking! I loved that part of it! The heroine of this book is Ruby Chadwick or Lavinia Fernley, whichever way you prefer to see her. Lavinia has been ...

    This was a really fun book to read! ...

  • Susan
    Feb 05, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

    This book is such a hoot! I loved the whole plot line, it's a Regency Romance with a twist. The heroine is...gasp...an actress. How shocking! I loved that part of it! The heroine of this book is Ruby Chadwick or Lavinia Fernley, whichever way you prefer to see her. Lavinia has been ...

    This was a really fun book to read! ...

    This regency romance features Ruby Chadwick, Darling of Drury Lane, a renowned actress in London who has saved up enough money to escape her fake life and start out on her own (with her quirky friends) and live a normal life as herself--Lavinia. But when she runs into trouble leaving t...

    Fleeing her life as renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, Lavinia underestimates how difficult it would be to leave London with her older companions. Reluctantly returning home, Lucas is moved to join a charade that will change his life. These characters are just plain adorable. Lavinia's...

    A Gentleman's Deception is a very enjoyable piece of mind candy. Sometimes I enjoy a story with some more serious issues and depth, but often I just want an engaging, easy read, and that's just what I found with this novel. I read it fairly quickly, and I liked the characters. The acto...

    I guess I was really in the mood to read this last week - and so was my daughter - we just ate this up. It was very fun. As the other reviews say, there is a lot of dishonesty flying about - albeit based on "honest intentions" if that makes any sense. The falsehoods began in an effort ...

  • Bonnie
    Dec 04, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    Dec 01, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    Dec 07, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

  • Cathy
    Dec 07, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

    This book is such a hoot! I loved the whole plot line, it's a Regency Romance with a twist. The heroine is...gasp...an actress. How shocking! I loved that part of it! The heroine of this book is Ruby Chadwick or Lavinia Fernley, whichever way you prefer to see her. Lavinia has been ...

  • Melissa
    Jan 30, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

  • Charissa
    Dec 06, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

    This book is such a hoot! I loved the whole plot line, it's a Regency Romance with a twist. The heroine is...gasp...an actress. How shocking! I loved that part of it! The heroine of this book is Ruby Chadwick or Lavinia Fernley, whichever way you prefer to see her. Lavinia has been ...

    This was a really fun book to read! ...

    This regency romance features Ruby Chadwick, Darling of Drury Lane, a renowned actress in London who has saved up enough money to escape her fake life and start out on her own (with her quirky friends) and live a normal life as herself--Lavinia. But when she runs into trouble leaving t...

  • Heidi
    Dec 07, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

  • Kelly
    Dec 07, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

  • Laura
    Feb 14, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

  • Lisa
    Nov 04, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

    This book is such a hoot! I loved the whole plot line, it's a Regency Romance with a twist. The heroine is...gasp...an actress. How shocking! I loved that part of it! The heroine of this book is Ruby Chadwick or Lavinia Fernley, whichever way you prefer to see her. Lavinia has been ...

    This was a really fun book to read! ...

    This regency romance features Ruby Chadwick, Darling of Drury Lane, a renowned actress in London who has saved up enough money to escape her fake life and start out on her own (with her quirky friends) and live a normal life as herself--Lavinia. But when she runs into trouble leaving t...

    Fleeing her life as renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, Lavinia underestimates how difficult it would be to leave London with her older companions. Reluctantly returning home, Lucas is moved to join a charade that will change his life. These characters are just plain adorable. Lavinia's...

    A Gentleman's Deception is a very enjoyable piece of mind candy. Sometimes I enjoy a story with some more serious issues and depth, but often I just want an engaging, easy read, and that's just what I found with this novel. I read it fairly quickly, and I liked the characters. The acto...

    I guess I was really in the mood to read this last week - and so was my daughter - we just ate this up. It was very fun. As the other reviews say, there is a lot of dishonesty flying about - albeit based on "honest intentions" if that makes any sense. The falsehoods began in an effort ...

    This was a good historical christian fiction book that had a steady plot and great characters. I especially loved the main characters Ruby (Lavinia) and Lucas and how their romance blossomed. I love reading historical fiction from that time period-when men were gentlemen and had manner...

    I loved the story line of this one. It totally felt like a Georgette Heyer plot. Some twists and turns and mistaken identity. I thought it was very fun. I loved the characters and found my self finding any possible moments to fit in another chapter. A fun clean regency romance with int...

    Such an amazingly delightful novel. Karen gifted us a bundle of fun characters, actors to boot. The romance of Lavania and Lucas was perfectly sweet and touching. However, it was the side characters of Artie and Delia that stole the show. Their antics mixed in with the deception made t...

    What a delightful read! It was fun to see Lucas, from The Earl?s Betrothal, get mixed up with Lavinia and her troupe. What a brilliant cast of characters from Delia and Arte, to all of the family at Alderwood. Lavinia was smart and strong and sweet, a perfect match for Lucas. 4.5 sta...

  • Rachel
    Jan 11, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

    This book is such a hoot! I loved the whole plot line, it's a Regency Romance with a twist. The heroine is...gasp...an actress. How shocking! I loved that part of it! The heroine of this book is Ruby Chadwick or Lavinia Fernley, whichever way you prefer to see her. Lavinia has been ...

    This was a really fun book to read! ...

    This regency romance features Ruby Chadwick, Darling of Drury Lane, a renowned actress in London who has saved up enough money to escape her fake life and start out on her own (with her quirky friends) and live a normal life as herself--Lavinia. But when she runs into trouble leaving t...

    Fleeing her life as renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, Lavinia underestimates how difficult it would be to leave London with her older companions. Reluctantly returning home, Lucas is moved to join a charade that will change his life. These characters are just plain adorable. Lavinia's...

    A Gentleman's Deception is a very enjoyable piece of mind candy. Sometimes I enjoy a story with some more serious issues and depth, but often I just want an engaging, easy read, and that's just what I found with this novel. I read it fairly quickly, and I liked the characters. The acto...

    I guess I was really in the mood to read this last week - and so was my daughter - we just ate this up. It was very fun. As the other reviews say, there is a lot of dishonesty flying about - albeit based on "honest intentions" if that makes any sense. The falsehoods began in an effort ...

    This was a good historical christian fiction book that had a steady plot and great characters. I especially loved the main characters Ruby (Lavinia) and Lucas and how their romance blossomed. I love reading historical fiction from that time period-when men were gentlemen and had manner...

    I loved the story line of this one. It totally felt like a Georgette Heyer plot. Some twists and turns and mistaken identity. I thought it was very fun. I loved the characters and found my self finding any possible moments to fit in another chapter. A fun clean regency romance with int...

    Such an amazingly delightful novel. Karen gifted us a bundle of fun characters, actors to boot. The romance of Lavania and Lucas was perfectly sweet and touching. However, it was the side characters of Artie and Delia that stole the show. Their antics mixed in with the deception made t...

    What a delightful read! It was fun to see Lucas, from The Earl?s Betrothal, get mixed up with Lavinia and her troupe. What a brilliant cast of characters from Delia and Arte, to all of the family at Alderwood. Lavinia was smart and strong and sweet, a perfect match for Lucas. 4.5 sta...

    This was a wonderful regency that I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters weren't your typical regency players, but I loved this view into another portion of Regency England. I enjoyed the characters, especially the quirky thespians. This was sweet and clean, I'd rate it PG, if not G. ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked some parts and aspects of it, and other parts were kind of annoying. The writing and characters just couldn't capture my full interest and I considered not even finishing the story. ...

  • Lydia
    Nov 29, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

    This book is such a hoot! I loved the whole plot line, it's a Regency Romance with a twist. The heroine is...gasp...an actress. How shocking! I loved that part of it! The heroine of this book is Ruby Chadwick or Lavinia Fernley, whichever way you prefer to see her. Lavinia has been ...

    This was a really fun book to read! ...

    This regency romance features Ruby Chadwick, Darling of Drury Lane, a renowned actress in London who has saved up enough money to escape her fake life and start out on her own (with her quirky friends) and live a normal life as herself--Lavinia. But when she runs into trouble leaving t...

    Fleeing her life as renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, Lavinia underestimates how difficult it would be to leave London with her older companions. Reluctantly returning home, Lucas is moved to join a charade that will change his life. These characters are just plain adorable. Lavinia's...

    A Gentleman's Deception is a very enjoyable piece of mind candy. Sometimes I enjoy a story with some more serious issues and depth, but often I just want an engaging, easy read, and that's just what I found with this novel. I read it fairly quickly, and I liked the characters. The acto...

    I guess I was really in the mood to read this last week - and so was my daughter - we just ate this up. It was very fun. As the other reviews say, there is a lot of dishonesty flying about - albeit based on "honest intentions" if that makes any sense. The falsehoods began in an effort ...

    This was a good historical christian fiction book that had a steady plot and great characters. I especially loved the main characters Ruby (Lavinia) and Lucas and how their romance blossomed. I love reading historical fiction from that time period-when men were gentlemen and had manner...

    I loved the story line of this one. It totally felt like a Georgette Heyer plot. Some twists and turns and mistaken identity. I thought it was very fun. I loved the characters and found my self finding any possible moments to fit in another chapter. A fun clean regency romance with int...

    Such an amazingly delightful novel. Karen gifted us a bundle of fun characters, actors to boot. The romance of Lavania and Lucas was perfectly sweet and touching. However, it was the side characters of Artie and Delia that stole the show. Their antics mixed in with the deception made t...

  • Rachel Devaughn
    Dec 05, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

    This book is such a hoot! I loved the whole plot line, it's a Regency Romance with a twist. The heroine is...gasp...an actress. How shocking! I loved that part of it! The heroine of this book is Ruby Chadwick or Lavinia Fernley, whichever way you prefer to see her. Lavinia has been ...

    This was a really fun book to read! ...

    This regency romance features Ruby Chadwick, Darling of Drury Lane, a renowned actress in London who has saved up enough money to escape her fake life and start out on her own (with her quirky friends) and live a normal life as herself--Lavinia. But when she runs into trouble leaving t...

    Fleeing her life as renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, Lavinia underestimates how difficult it would be to leave London with her older companions. Reluctantly returning home, Lucas is moved to join a charade that will change his life. These characters are just plain adorable. Lavinia's...

    A Gentleman's Deception is a very enjoyable piece of mind candy. Sometimes I enjoy a story with some more serious issues and depth, but often I just want an engaging, easy read, and that's just what I found with this novel. I read it fairly quickly, and I liked the characters. The acto...

    I guess I was really in the mood to read this last week - and so was my daughter - we just ate this up. It was very fun. As the other reviews say, there is a lot of dishonesty flying about - albeit based on "honest intentions" if that makes any sense. The falsehoods began in an effort ...

    This was a good historical christian fiction book that had a steady plot and great characters. I especially loved the main characters Ruby (Lavinia) and Lucas and how their romance blossomed. I love reading historical fiction from that time period-when men were gentlemen and had manner...

  • Bethany Swafford
    Jan 25, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

    This book is such a hoot! I loved the whole plot line, it's a Regency Romance with a twist. The heroine is...gasp...an actress. How shocking! I loved that part of it! The heroine of this book is Ruby Chadwick or Lavinia Fernley, whichever way you prefer to see her. Lavinia has been ...

    This was a really fun book to read! ...

    This regency romance features Ruby Chadwick, Darling of Drury Lane, a renowned actress in London who has saved up enough money to escape her fake life and start out on her own (with her quirky friends) and live a normal life as herself--Lavinia. But when she runs into trouble leaving t...

    Fleeing her life as renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, Lavinia underestimates how difficult it would be to leave London with her older companions. Reluctantly returning home, Lucas is moved to join a charade that will change his life. These characters are just plain adorable. Lavinia's...

  • Emily F
    Feb 05, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

    This book is such a hoot! I loved the whole plot line, it's a Regency Romance with a twist. The heroine is...gasp...an actress. How shocking! I loved that part of it! The heroine of this book is Ruby Chadwick or Lavinia Fernley, whichever way you prefer to see her. Lavinia has been ...

    This was a really fun book to read! ...

    This regency romance features Ruby Chadwick, Darling of Drury Lane, a renowned actress in London who has saved up enough money to escape her fake life and start out on her own (with her quirky friends) and live a normal life as herself--Lavinia. But when she runs into trouble leaving t...

    Fleeing her life as renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, Lavinia underestimates how difficult it would be to leave London with her older companions. Reluctantly returning home, Lucas is moved to join a charade that will change his life. These characters are just plain adorable. Lavinia's...

    A Gentleman's Deception is a very enjoyable piece of mind candy. Sometimes I enjoy a story with some more serious issues and depth, but often I just want an engaging, easy read, and that's just what I found with this novel. I read it fairly quickly, and I liked the characters. The acto...

    I guess I was really in the mood to read this last week - and so was my daughter - we just ate this up. It was very fun. As the other reviews say, there is a lot of dishonesty flying about - albeit based on "honest intentions" if that makes any sense. The falsehoods began in an effort ...

    This was a good historical christian fiction book that had a steady plot and great characters. I especially loved the main characters Ruby (Lavinia) and Lucas and how their romance blossomed. I love reading historical fiction from that time period-when men were gentlemen and had manner...

    I loved the story line of this one. It totally felt like a Georgette Heyer plot. Some twists and turns and mistaken identity. I thought it was very fun. I loved the characters and found my self finding any possible moments to fit in another chapter. A fun clean regency romance with int...

    Such an amazingly delightful novel. Karen gifted us a bundle of fun characters, actors to boot. The romance of Lavania and Lucas was perfectly sweet and touching. However, it was the side characters of Artie and Delia that stole the show. Their antics mixed in with the deception made t...

    What a delightful read! It was fun to see Lucas, from The Earl?s Betrothal, get mixed up with Lavinia and her troupe. What a brilliant cast of characters from Delia and Arte, to all of the family at Alderwood. Lavinia was smart and strong and sweet, a perfect match for Lucas. 4.5 sta...

    This was a wonderful regency that I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters weren't your typical regency players, but I loved this view into another portion of Regency England. I enjoyed the characters, especially the quirky thespians. This was sweet and clean, I'd rate it PG, if not G. ...

  • Lucinda
    Jan 22, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

  • Chesney
    Jan 18, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

  • Amy
    Jan 13, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

  • Julie Carpenter
    Dec 06, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

  • Sarah
    Jan 26, 2018

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...

    Having read Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this new book of her's. And it turns out this one is related to that one. Lucas was a friend of the main character in the other book. I found it delightful to return to a character already known. And ...

    A fun follow-up read to the Earl?s Betrothal. Not only does our valet Lucas get his happy ending in a most unexpected way, but we also get to meet a whole new motley crew of characters. Looking forward to hopefully reading more adventures involving the Jennings family. I think Susan ...

    What a fun journey that Tuft has taken me on in the regency era! Playing a part as an actress or actor can only go on for so long, then being yourself and normal comes out. I loved the scene that played in my mind as I read the words of being at Alderwood and play acting with the child...

    I have read the Earl's Betrothal & was excited to see Lucas get his own story. (You do not have to read the first to enjoy this story!) I didn't want to put this book down. I was so caught up in the story I stayed up until 1:30! I chuckled when Lavina lied about Lucas being her h...

    This was a delightful book to read. Just as one deception seemed to iron itself out, another one was added to the mix. It kept me on my toes and turning the pages to see how many deceptions would happen and when they were going to be exposed. I would recommend this to anyone who loves ...

    I loved the authors first book The Earl?s Betrothal and was equally loved this one. I bought this on the reputation of the first and it did not disappoint. Lucas was in the first so I am glad he had his story here. Great clean novel. Can?t wait to read more from the author. ...

    This is a Romance with a similar storyline as many other books; when a couple pretends to be betrothed... and then really fall in love. However, this was told well and different than most of the regency romance books I?ve read lately. It was very refreshing. It?s cute, quick, and c...

    This book is such a hoot! I loved the whole plot line, it's a Regency Romance with a twist. The heroine is...gasp...an actress. How shocking! I loved that part of it! The heroine of this book is Ruby Chadwick or Lavinia Fernley, whichever way you prefer to see her. Lavinia has been ...

    This was a really fun book to read! ...

    This regency romance features Ruby Chadwick, Darling of Drury Lane, a renowned actress in London who has saved up enough money to escape her fake life and start out on her own (with her quirky friends) and live a normal life as herself--Lavinia. But when she runs into trouble leaving t...

    Fleeing her life as renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, Lavinia underestimates how difficult it would be to leave London with her older companions. Reluctantly returning home, Lucas is moved to join a charade that will change his life. These characters are just plain adorable. Lavinia's...

    A Gentleman's Deception is a very enjoyable piece of mind candy. Sometimes I enjoy a story with some more serious issues and depth, but often I just want an engaging, easy read, and that's just what I found with this novel. I read it fairly quickly, and I liked the characters. The acto...

    I guess I was really in the mood to read this last week - and so was my daughter - we just ate this up. It was very fun. As the other reviews say, there is a lot of dishonesty flying about - albeit based on "honest intentions" if that makes any sense. The falsehoods began in an effort ...

    This was a good historical christian fiction book that had a steady plot and great characters. I especially loved the main characters Ruby (Lavinia) and Lucas and how their romance blossomed. I love reading historical fiction from that time period-when men were gentlemen and had manner...

    I loved the story line of this one. It totally felt like a Georgette Heyer plot. Some twists and turns and mistaken identity. I thought it was very fun. I loved the characters and found my self finding any possible moments to fit in another chapter. A fun clean regency romance with int...

  • LAWonder10
    Dec 06, 2017

    I love to read Regency romances and was delighted at the twists that I found in this story, as it's not typical. Lavinia is the great stage actress named Ruby. She desires to escape the stage and find her true self. I don't recall ever reading a story about a Regency actress before and...

    Regency romance is a fun genre and one of my favorites- especially when it's a bit off the beaten path like this one is. I've never read a regency that places the main character in the role of a stage performer and it made this story all the more intriguing. The deceptions that fill...

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! That quote comes to mind with this book. There are so many lies, half truths, omissions from these characters that I got whiplash! Hehe! Lavinia Fernley, aka The Darling of Drury Lane, aka Ruby Chadwick is an actres...

    While this is one of my favorite genres to read- Regency romance, I haven't read many with an actress as the main character, so I was intrigued to learn more about the details of that life. I found it interesting that Lavinia had to "escape" to a new life that is more respectable in or...

    Such a lovely story. I read a lot of Regency romance and this one was very original. Definitely not the usual balls and stuff like that. Lucas and Lavinia were great main characters, and I loved to see how their relationship progressed from something convenient to them, to somethin...

    THE GENTLEMAN'S DECEPTION is a story full of quirky characters, a darling damsel in distress, and the dashing hero who comes to her aid. Full of humor and sweet moments as they fall in love with these characters, is sure to charm readers. Recommended to historical romance readers who l...

    Fake husband, fake fiances, fake identities, fake charades...true characters, true friendships, true hearts, true love. Oh, how I loved this book. Such a fun group of characters who find themselves stuck in a charade when all they want to do is be free of charades. When the heart ha...

    When you have a group of actors and a gentleman get together, anything can happen. In some aspects this book played out like a theatrical performance, you never knew who was waiting in the wings ready to descend and create a little chaos. I loved the characters, particularly the ove...

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! *sigh* I loved this book, and to tell you the truth it was a pleasant surprise. Not that I had any doubt in Karen Tuft's spectacular writing, but the plot wasn't something I thought I'd overly care for. I love this kind of historical drama. Set in my homeland. Honour &am...

    This was a fun story. It started out a little odd but came out swinging. It was a fun story with some good characters. Tuft is a good author and I have enjoyed her regency books. I love a good regency series and it looks like there will be more to come. Susan's story should be a fun on...

    Finally, Ruby Chadwick will no longer exist! As Lavinia was making her escape, things did not go as plan. Her cohorts were not at he planned destination. Oh, No! One of the Earl of Cosgroves minions was there and, even through her disguise, recognized her! Desperate, she threw h...