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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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 ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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. ...

    Romance, clean, period Lavina's journey and trip with fellow actors/actress and her maid to her inherited farm in the country was fraught with failure and problems. Lucas ends up rescuing her at one point, but she rescues him at another. The deceptions need to come to light at some p...

    Absolutely adored this! Clean & fun & engaging. One of my new favorite authors. ...

    The Gentleman's Deception is a good read. Many Recency fans will want to add this one to their wish list. Most definitely a must read. 4 1/2 stars ...

    Very fun. ...

    I loved this book. The story was fun and the characters endearing. Perhaps it was my mood while reading but this was wonderful start to finish. A light and entertaining read. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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. ...

    Romance, clean, period Lavina's journey and trip with fellow actors/actress and her maid to her inherited farm in the country was fraught with failure and problems. Lucas ends up rescuing her at one point, but she rescues him at another. The deceptions need to come to light at some p...

    Absolutely adored this! Clean & fun & engaging. One of my new favorite authors. ...

    The Gentleman's Deception is a good read. Many Recency fans will want to add this one to their wish list. Most definitely a must read. 4 1/2 stars ...

    Very fun. ...

    I loved this book. The story was fun and the characters endearing. Perhaps it was my mood while reading but this was wonderful start to finish. A light and entertaining read. ...

    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! ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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. ...

    Romance, clean, period Lavina's journey and trip with fellow actors/actress and her maid to her inherited farm in the country was fraught with failure and problems. Lucas ends up rescuing her at one point, but she rescues him at another. The deceptions need to come to light at some p...

    Absolutely adored this! Clean & fun & engaging. One of my new favorite authors. ...

    The Gentleman's Deception is a good read. Many Recency fans will want to add this one to their wish list. Most definitely a must read. 4 1/2 stars ...

    Very fun. ...

    I loved this book. The story was fun and the characters endearing. Perhaps it was my mood while reading but this was wonderful start to finish. A light and entertaining read. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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. ...

    Romance, clean, period Lavina's journey and trip with fellow actors/actress and her maid to her inherited farm in the country was fraught with failure and problems. Lucas ends up rescuing her at one point, but she rescues him at another. The deceptions need to come to light at some p...

    Absolutely adored this! Clean & fun & engaging. One of my new favorite authors. ...

    The Gentleman's Deception is a good read. Many Recency fans will want to add this one to their wish list. Most definitely a must read. 4 1/2 stars ...

    Very fun. ...

    I loved this book. The story was fun and the characters endearing. Perhaps it was my mood while reading but this was wonderful start to finish. A light and entertaining read. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Susan K
    Mar 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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. ...

    Romance, clean, period Lavina's journey and trip with fellow actors/actress and her maid to her inherited farm in the country was fraught with failure and problems. Lucas ends up rescuing her at one point, but she rescues him at another. The deceptions need to come to light at some p...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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...

  • Donna
    Mar 02, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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. ...

    Romance, clean, period Lavina's journey and trip with fellow actors/actress and her maid to her inherited farm in the country was fraught with failure and problems. Lucas ends up rescuing her at one point, but she rescues him at another. The deceptions need to come to light at some p...

    Absolutely adored this! Clean & fun & engaging. One of my new favorite authors. ...

    The Gentleman's Deception is a good read. Many Recency fans will want to add this one to their wish list. Most definitely a must read. 4 1/2 stars ...

    Very fun. ...

  • Amy
    Mar 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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. ...

    Romance, clean, period Lavina's journey and trip with fellow actors/actress and her maid to her inherited farm in the country was fraught with failure and problems. Lucas ends up rescuing her at one point, but she rescues him at another. The deceptions need to come to light at some p...

    Absolutely adored this! Clean & fun & engaging. One of my new favorite authors. ...

    The Gentleman's Deception is a good read. Many Recency fans will want to add this one to their wish list. Most definitely a must read. 4 1/2 stars ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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. ...

    Romance, clean, period Lavina's journey and trip with fellow actors/actress and her maid to her inherited farm in the country was fraught with failure and problems. Lucas ends up rescuing her at one point, but she rescues him at another. The deceptions need to come to light at some p...

    Absolutely adored this! Clean & fun & engaging. One of my new favorite authors. ...

    The Gentleman's Deception is a good read. Many Recency fans will want to add this one to their wish list. Most definitely a must read. 4 1/2 stars ...

    Very fun. ...

    I loved this book. The story was fun and the characters endearing. Perhaps it was my mood while reading but this was wonderful start to finish. A light and entertaining read. ...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Leslie
    Feb 28, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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. ...

  • Sarah Southerland
    Apr 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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. ...

    Romance, clean, period Lavina's journey and trip with fellow actors/actress and her maid to her inherited farm in the country was fraught with failure and problems. Lucas ends up rescuing her at one point, but she rescues him at another. The deceptions need to come to light at some p...

    Absolutely adored this! Clean & fun & engaging. One of my new favorite authors. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Mara
    Feb 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

  • Becca
    Mar 02, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

  • Marsha
    Feb 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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 ...

    ?The Gentleman?s Deception,? by Karen Tuft is a fun read. Lavinia Fernley want to end her stage career as Ruby Chadwick and live a simple life in the country as Lavinia not Ruby. As she?s trying to leave London she requires the help of Lucas Jennings. Soon enough they both need...

    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. ...

    Romance, clean, period Lavina's journey and trip with fellow actors/actress and her maid to her inherited farm in the country was fraught with failure and problems. Lucas ends up rescuing her at one point, but she rescues him at another. The deceptions need to come to light at some p...

    Absolutely adored this! Clean & fun & engaging. One of my new favorite authors. ...

    The Gentleman's Deception is a good read. Many Recency fans will want to add this one to their wish list. Most definitely a must read. 4 1/2 stars ...

    Very fun. ...

    I loved this book. The story was fun and the characters endearing. Perhaps it was my mood while reading but this was wonderful start to finish. A light and entertaining read. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What a fun book this was to read. Ruby Chadwick, The Darling of Drury Lane, wants to retire from the spotlight. She's tired of pretending to be someone else, and fending off the advances of men who don't really care about her (Lavinia Fernley), just Ruby the actress. She hatches a plan...

    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...

    This was a fun book, different take on a regency romance. It was predictable but I loved it! And this is a new author for me, I'll need to look into her other books. ...

    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...