New Review: A Sinful Deception by Isabella Bradford
Lord Geoffrey Fitzroy leads a charmed existence. As the second son of the Duke of Breconridge, he has none of the responsibilities of his older brother and all of the advantages, leaving handsome Geoffrey free to enjoy his rakish pursuits. And pursue them he does, leaving hearts fluttering all over London. But one night, at a ball teeming with high society’s most sought-after beauties, only one truly intrigues him: the regal, aloof, and mysterious Miss Serena Palmer.
Magnificently dressed and wearing jewels befitting a queen, the lady is considered the prize of the season, a noble-born heiress raised in India. But even as Geoffrey’s fascination grows, Serena deftly deflects his curiosity—and with good reason: Serena’s exotic past contains a perilous secret that could destroy her. Yet her plan to live in safe solitude is thwarted by her hungry heart, and soon Geoffrey’s passionate seduction finds her blissfully bed—and wed. Will her deception destroy her chance at happiness as Geoffrey’s wife? Or will the devotion of her new husband reveal the only truth worth embracing: her undying love?
Nicole’s 4.5 Star Review
I read a LOT of romance novels. Contemporay Romance, Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, but I’ll always have a soft spot for Historical Romance. Man, I love a good bodice-ripper where busoms heave and loins tighten. I love that this genre always has an incredibly handsome rake who meets his match in the beautiful, independent heiress. The dance of their seduction surrounded by gorgeous ball gowns and secret gardens always pulls me in.
In A Sinful Deception, Isabella Bradford weaves a story full of seduction and secrets where a dashing second son, Lord Geoffrey Fitzroy, spies an elegant beauty from across the ballroom. Serena Carew is nothing like the other women in the room and everything that attracts Geoffrey. When the two meet in the garden at the party, the attraction is immediate and palpable. But like all good bodice-rippers, Serena has a secret that can destroy her chances with Geoffrey and become the scandal of the season. Complete with blackmail, tragedy, and secret rendezvous, A Sinful Deception has all of the elements that make for a great historical romance.
Unbeknownst to me at the time I read this book, A Sinful Deception is actually the second book in the Breconridge Brothers series. I’ve already one-clicked the first book, A Wicked Pursuit! I can’t wait to get lost in that one too!
Isabella Bradford is a pseudonym for Susan Holloway Scott, the award-winning author of more than forty historical novels and historical romances. Her bestselling books have been published in nineteen countries and translated into fourteen languages with more than three million copies in print. Bradford also writes as half of the Two Nerdy History Girls (twonerdyhistorygirls.com), an entertaining history blog and Twitter account (@2nerdyhistgirls) with an international following. She is a graduate of Brown University, and lives with her family outside of Philadelphia.