Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for A Dangerous Deal by Philippa Jane Keyworth as part of the blog tour today. With thanks to Zoé at Zooloo’s Book Tours for the invite to join the tour and to the author for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
Lady Rachel Denby is in need of a husband and a chance encounter with the reserved Lord Arleigh inspires her to offer him an outlandish deal.
He will save her from impending financial doom and she will help him gain his inheritance. All they have to do is marry. It sounds delightfully pragmatic. Yet as they embark upon their matrimonial bliss, they find that being husband and wife is anything but simple. Pleasing the stiff family relations, keeping a nosy sister in check, and dealing with unhelpful solicitors complicates their deal. To make matters worse, there are unplanned feelings growing between them. But the unorthodox Rachel can’t help engaging the aloof Viscount, and his Lordship is certainly not the cold fish he at first appears. Suddenly, the deal they made is far more than just a practical solution to their problems, it’s fast becoming downright dangerous!
This is the second book in The Ladies of Worth series of Georgian romances. It centres on the sister of Lady Rebecca Fairing from Fool Me Twice, and you’ll get to see Caro and Felton again, and let’s not forget the shrewd Lady Etheridge and her wicked wit!
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In A Dangerous Deal we meet Lady Rachel Denby and Lord Arleigh who make a deal to marry. For Arleigh it means he can gain his inheritance and in Rachel’s case it means financial security. So the perfect arrangement, right?!
I really enjoyed the interactions between Rachel and Arleigh especially those first few meetings where Rachel showed her witty and outspoken side. Both characters were likeable but also had their flaws which gave them a realistic edge. It was great to see the different layers to Arleigh’s character revealed. At first he came across as reserved but the reader gets to see more of his personality as the story progresses. The author wrote the romance in a wonderful way easily making me hope that they would get their happy ever after. A marriage of convenience trope is always entertaining as you often see the characters dance around each other. Which provides an entertaining edge along with seeing the romance slowly but surely blossom.
A Dangerous Deal is book two in The Ladies of Worth series and I do think on the whole it works as a standalone. I think this is helped by the inclusion of characters from the first book. Who contributed nicely to this story whether it was in the form of giving advice, friendship and even sibling disagreements. I really enjoyed getting to know this set of characters. I couldn’t help but get caught up in their lives. With little bits of drama, friendship and romance to keep things very interesting. A Dangerous Deal was a charming and delightful romance with wonderful characters.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Philippa Jane Keyworth, also known as P. J. Keyworth, writes historical romance and fantasy novels you’ll want to get escape into.
She loves strong heroines, challenging heroes and backdrops that read like you’re watching a movie. She creates complex, believable characters you want to get to know and worlds that are as dramatic as they are beautiful.
Keyworth’s historical romance novels include Regency and Georgian romances that trace the steps of indomitable heroes and heroines through historic British streets. From London’s glittering ballrooms to its dark gaming hells, characters experience the hopes and joys of love while avoiding a coil or too! Travel with them through London, Bath, Cornwall and beyond and you’ll find yourself falling in love.
Keyworth’s fantasy series The She Trilogy unveils a world of nomadic warrior tribes and peaceful forest-dwelling folk. Explore the hills, deserts and cities of Emrilion and the history that is woven through them. With so many different races in the same kingdom it’s become a melting pot of drama and intrigue where the ultimate struggle between good and evil will bring it all to the brink of destruction.
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