Ed as a man investigating was better than the hero s voice She should use that voice for her hero s She does do all the cockney voices well like Alice her maid The reading voice was less robotic too I highly recommend this series 100% I hope to see of her books on audible in the of her books on audible in the Is it amazing when you stumble into an exisite writer you didn t now you ll love and they ve already published a bunch of books The Lady Helloin has opened my eyes to Joanna Shupe and I m a convert This was a bold steamy lovely emotional regency escape for me I highly recommed it and I m getting the rest of her books asap This was a good ending to the trilogy but wish we could have had a epi as I would have liked to have nown how uint was doing long term I do hope that JS is going to write McLean a story as he has been built to be such an intriguing character in the book PS I checked her website and she wrote a epi for the entire series but it got cut but is posted on her website under extras It was pretty sweet and I thank her for putting it up The Lady Hellion is a prime example of the caricature historical romance novel It s also one of my most despised tropessecond chance romance caricature historical romance novel It s also one of my most despised tropessecond chance romance unbelievable plot has the heroine Lady Sophia Barnes as a spunky daring spinster who leads a double life as an aristocratic savior By night Sophia dresses as an man in order to scour brothels and investigate prostitute murders because hey the lady just wants to help women and the poor The reality is that Sophie considers herself unmarriageable after giving her virginity to a rake who pumped and dumped her Now she has channeled her pain and insecurity into being a daring do gooder The hero Damien Beecham Viscount of uint has had feelings for Sophia since they shared iss eons ago But he s an emotionally crippled man who thinks he s genetically cursed to go insane thereby he becomes an agoraphobic recluse Now I like a tortured hero but one who is strong and doesn t wallow in self pity uint bordered on contemptableWhat reunites them is that since she s prowling the dangerous London streets at night wearing man clothes is not enough Sophia needs to learn how to handle a pistol So she turns to uint for help a man whose proposal she once rejected because of her secret Sophia character is not only stubborn and TSTL as the daughter of a maruis and member of the aristocracy she Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard knew better than to give herself to a man with out a true marriage proposal Now she sneaks into uint s house for shooting lessons insists on inserting her unwanted arse into his life then decides to take him on as another of her missions of mercy Usually it the hero s magic tower of power that cures the traumatized heroine Here Damien is magically restored with Sophia s magical vajayjay These two just didn t spark at all The driver was Sophia s stubbornness to take it upon herself to fix Damien but it didn t feel like a deep seated love I never cared for them as characters or as a couple When Damien girded his shriveled loins enough to rouse himself from his exiled stupor and challenge Lord Robert to a duel the man who had deflowered and ridiculed Sophia for enjoying sex Damien validated Sophia s sensual and passionate nature Rejoice all around Like most romances miscommunication is the formulaic foundation to create obstacle and angst She was dealing with being ruined and he was trying to make her jealous by proposing to another woman It all backfired with her acting stupid which left Damien heartbroken and thinking Sophia rejected him because he was damaged If these two had just talked openly to each other it would have saved them both years of unnecessary distance and heartbreak But that would have reuired the author to come up with a plausible plotThis was not a badly written book just a ridiculous premise for the historical time period and I wouldn t re read it. Pecially from the beautiful exasperating woman he’s never stopped wanting A woman with a perilously absurd reuest no less For Damien is fighting a battle of his own one he wishes toeep hidden along with his feelings for Lady Sophia Yet that fight is as hopeless as stopping her outlandish plan Soon all uint nows for certain is that he will die trying to protect her. Lady Sophia Barnes is a head strong and independent who wants to live her life her way In the times when woman don t have many choices She has to work with her limitations Lady Sophia is smart and confident who wants to help ladies who can t get help Damien Beecham Viscount uint is struggling with some of his own issues He wants to lock himself up in his private world Lady Sophia is a force in herself she invades Damien s household and tries to help him It is a sweet and heartfelt story I love this series I am very happy to discover this wonderful new author I received a complimentary copy from the publisher thru NetGalley for an honest review I ve given this a C at AARThis is the final book in Ms Shupe s Wicked Deceptions trilogy in which the stories are linked by the three male protagonists who are long term friends I enjoyed the fir I have really enjoyed this series and was really looking forward to the third book because of the unusual uirky and uselessly cute hero Joanna Shupe is a talented new historical romance authorHowever once I read the blurb I new this wouldn t be my favourite in the series The woman undercover in men s clothes trope is far and away my least favourite in the genreOne of the biggest problems with this theme is that I can barely buy a regular woman of the Georgian era dressing as a man and going undercover in brothels But as the historical romance genre is obsessed with the aristocracy we have a daughter of nobility doing it and that s one massive anachronism too far for meI don t think this is a bad book not at all It still has the complex plotting and the good writing that I ve seen in the author s other work It s just that it was too unbelievable for me to really get into When I read books in this genre I sometimes stop and think What would Jane Austen s Elizabeth Bennet do And she definitely wouldn t have done anything the characters in this book didI ll give the author props for the proper spelling of arse but must point out that outside of America it s Notes for the Everlost knives and forks not forks andnivesIf you re fine with cross dressing heroines in your America it s When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) knives and forks not forks andnivesIf you re fine with cross dressing heroines in your romances you ll probably really enjoy this especially so if you don t stop and wonder how nobody noticed the man s voice was a woman s However it just wasn t my sort of book though I would strongly recommend the others in the series Review copy provided by NetGalley This is a tough review to write because it has to go negative and I dislike writing negative reviews I try to be constructive but that s tough with this oneThe nuts and bolts of the writing on display here was alright But the story the characterization and perhaps as a conseuence of the latter the romance were all seriously lacking If historical romance were a swimming pool this author is well and truly in the shallow end with this bookIt suffers with CILD contemporary in long dresses syndrome Young unmarried woman going around London dressed as a man investigating the mysterious deaths of prostitutes sneaking into he hero s house and having sex with him in the middle of the nightThe hero has anxiety and agoraphobia of a sort which wasn t handled that well speaking as someone who has suffered awfully with anxiety in the past The mystery bored me and had no meat to it I skimmed at the end I didn t care what the resolution was and the secondary storyline with the hero s home office stuff was a level of unnecessary complicationThen there were the American anachronismsThat s too badNo way she was doing thatI guess she s upsetI guess it s too bad that there s no way I can doing thatI guess she s upsetI guess it s too bad that there s no way I can this book If you have been reading the first two novels in Ms Joanna Shupe s wickedly entertaining Wicked Deceptions series then you have been just as anxious as myself in learning of Lady Sophia Barnes latest adventures or should I say misadventures After all lady Sophia has emerged. Lady Sophia Barnes doesn’t take no for an answer Especially when she’s roaming London’s seedy undergrounddressed as a man A rabble rouser for justice Sophie’s latest mission is to fight for the rights of the poor the wretched and the employees at Madame Hartley’s brothel She’s not concerned about the criminals who will cross her path for Sophie has mastered.
Joanna Shupe ✓ 1 SUMMARYAs one of the most rebellious rabble rousers for justice Not that the ton No Biggy! knew what she was up to as she donned the persona of Sir Stephen while roaming London s sordid underbelly of gaming hell s and brothelsFrom the very beginning of this series there has been a malevolent evil stalking the innocent ladies of the evenings who make a living working the brothels As her two best friends and co conspirators have settled into marriage and impending motherhood Sophia feels it is her duty to carry on and discover who isilling and maiming the women However as it unfolds playing the part of Sir Stephen has landed Lady Sophia in somewhat of a jam as she has been called out to participate in a duel The only person she can call on to help her is Damien Beecham Viscount uint the one man who had broken her heart and whom she needs to teach her how to shoot a gunWhat Sophia didn t Crush It! know is that uint has never gotten over her and is fearful he is on his own way to a break down just like his father who had gone mad He is trying his best toeep Lady Sophia at bay rather than
let her now just how much he wants her and will practically die in the process of trying to protecther now just how much he wants her and will practically die in the process of trying to protect In LADY HELLION Ms Shupe has outdid herself in creating the suspense and romance that has gained her such a following with her first two books in this series I really loved the idea of using a hero who was going through his own very emotional battle to while trying to do all he could to protect the woman going through his own very emotional battle to while trying to do all he could to protect the woman could not openly love With Sophia she felt that she would never be a lady wife so she took her chances of ruination should her alter ego be discovered Her self esteem had been destroyed along with her innocence years ago and her passionate nature was something that she had been made to feel ashamed of After all uint the one man she been loved above all others had gone ahead and proposed to someone else soon after she had Deep Listening kissed him so naturally he couldn t have felt anything for her With so much going on LADY HELLION simply sped along so many secrets betrayals miscommunication as well as humor and one very evil villain all added to a most entertaining read and a great ending to this marvelous series Bravo Ms Shupe can t wait to see what you come up with next Marilyn Rondeau My Favorite OneI ve loved all the Wicked Deceptions book and this is by far my favorite uint believes himself broken but as wenow today PTSD is not untreatable And Sophie is by far an unconventional heroine While uint isn t the reformed rogue or the manly man that Nick and Simon he is definitely my favorite hero of this seriesHowever I have high hopes for the Scotsman MacLean and hope he gets a book soon Great Book Great Series Highly recommend them all audible reviewWow this story was probably my favorite of the entire series and they are all very good I really enjoyed the heroine She was smart spunky daring beautiful and just a joy I also really enjoyed the hero He was just great I loved that his character was handsome smart and a bit flawed with his anxiety issues The chemistry between these two was great Genuine real and very hot and steamy Yes there are some very well written hot and steamy sex scenes but not over the topThe story line and plot was great There is a serial Bird-by-Bird Gardening killer on the loose and our heroine has take it upon herself to find out who the culprit is Very good story line And theiller that was a surprise for sure I was glad to see the characters from the previous books show up That was nice This story is fool of dialogue Lots and lots of it Which made the story even better Not full of angst or any of that nonsense I really have enjoyed this author so much As for the narration It seemed to get better as the books went on I do think she still needs to work on her mens voices for sure the odd thing was the voice she used for Sophia when she was dress. The art of deception including the art of wearing trousers Now her fate is in her own hands along with a loaded gun All she needs is instruction on how to shoot it But only one person can help her Lord uint the man who broke her heart years ago The man she won’t let destroy her again The last thing Damien Beecham Viscount uint needs is an intrusion on his privacy es. .