The Gentleman's Deception by Karen Tuft

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. But leaving town unnoticed proves impossible, and in one desperate moment, ...

Details The Gentleman's Deception

TitleThe Gentleman's Deception
Release DateDec 1st, 2017
PublisherCovenant Communications
GenreRomance, Historical, Regency, Historical Fiction, Clean Romance

Reviews The Gentleman's Deception

  • Katie W
    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 was immediately captured.I'm also a huge fan of fake relationships and this story provided more than one. Although Lavinia is alone in the world as far as family g...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    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 this book will have your head spinning. It seems like everyone, at some point or another, is part of some sort of ruse. Some more than others! It's nuts. And then it b...
  • Kelly
    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 actress. She is extremely beautiful. She has too many men after her and not to congratulate her for her performance on stage. Lavinia does not trust men. On her last performa...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    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 order to keep men from pursuing her. I enjoyed her character and her relationship with Lucas, even though their deception provided conflict and uncertainty. The cast ...
  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    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 like their stories sweet with some fun twists.These characters were so much fun! Between Lavinia's friends and Lucas's family, there is quite a range of characters a...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    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 overacting thespians. Delia and Artie stole the show in many scenes. They didn't know how to act like normal people, the theater ran in their blood and was second nature t...
  • LAWonder10
    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 herself at one lone man, in deep thought, sprawled at a table across the room. She declared him her awaited for husband. He looked at her but before he could show his surpri...
  • Heidi
    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 like the other book, this one also has a rather unusual story line.Lucas Jennings has bid adieu to his friend the Earl of Halford and is reluctantly making his way ...
  • Kathryn
    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 children under the willow trees. Both Lavinia and Lucas ask each other to play a part that is anything but the truth or is it?
  • Bonnie
    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 a good, clean read.