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review 2017-10-05 04:33
Wow!
My Lady of Deception (Brethren of the Lo... My Lady of Deception (Brethren of the Lords) (Volume 1) - Christi Caldwell

My Lady Of Deception by Christi Caldwell is an amazing historical romance.  Ms Caldwell has outdone herself with this twisted tale.  This well-written book is loaded with phenomenal characters, some you love, some you love to hate.  Georgina and Adam's story has plenty of drama, action, humor and spice.  Not to mention spies heroes.  I loved this story from start to finish and look forward to reading my next book from the talented Christi Caldwell.  My Lady Of Deception is book 1 of the Brethren of the Lords Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I voluntarily read a free copy of this book that I received from BookFunnel.

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review 2017-09-08 12:25
Book Review For: 'The Spy Who Seduced Her' by Christi Caldwell
The Spy Who Seduced Her (The Brethren Book 1) - Christi Caldwell

'The Spy Who Seduced Her' by Christi Caldwell is the First Book in the New Series called "The Brethren" series. This is the story of Victoria Barrett and Nathaniel Archer, the Earl of Exeter . Victoria and Nathaniel who feel in love about 23 years ago but when Nathaniel had to go on assignment as a spy was captured and torched for years before he got away. When he did he heard that Victoria was married with children. So Nathaniel went on with dedicating his life to the elite spying organization. Victoria had no choice but to marry after Nathaniel didn't come back. Sadly she married a man who abused her but now he is dead. Victoria's husband was a gambler, cheat and womanizer and ended up murdered. But the prime suspect is Victoria's son. Nathaniel sees the case and takes it upon himself to look into what actually happened. Victoria had thought that Nathaniel was dead and to her surprise she finds out he is alive and now looking into her son's case.
Victoria goes into Mother Protection Mode and tries to fight her feelings for Nathaniel.
When you read Ms. Caldwell's book be prepared to got through allot of emotions! I think she is the Queen of bring people into the stories of her characters and making you feel what they are going through. Love her writing and books!
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text 2016-08-26 20:53
Wrap Up: From the Ballroom and Beyond: A Limited Edition Regency Box Set
From the Ballroom and Beyond, A Limited Edition Nine Book Regency Romance Box Set - Julie Johnstone,Christi Caldwell,Jane Charles,Catherine Gayle,Rose Gordon,Ava Stone,Jerrica Knight-Catania,Deb Marlowe,Claudia Dain
A Scandalous Past - Ava Stone
More Than A Governess - Jerrica Knight-Catania
Twice a Rake - Catherine Gayle
The Love List - Deb Marlowe
Bargaining With a Rake - Julie Johnstone
A Reluctant Rake - Jane Charles
His Jilted Bride - Rose Gordon
Much Ado About Dutton (More Courtesan Chronicles) - Claudia Dain
My Lady of Deception (Brethren of the Lords Book 1) - Christi Caldwell

 Well, I have certainly learned my lesson - No more box sets of novels unless they are trilogies or less and written by the same author. If I want to go searching for a new author to read, I will stick with anthologies of short stories. There was more downs than ups, although I did find a new favorite author (Deb Marlowe) and two other authors to keep trying in the future (Ava Stone and Jane Charles). I know who to stay away from too, despite their pretty covers with beautiful dresses.

 

The authors used all self-published works in this box set; some forgot to use a copy editor (and in some cases, story editor) which is one of the standard marks against reading self-published works. I still take the risk of reading self-published works because I never want to miss out on a possible great story just because traditional publishers didn't want to sell it. One thing for self-published authors to keep in mind when adding their work to a box set - use the first story/novella/novel in the series, not one from further down the series!

 

Another issue I had with this ebook was that there was no way to skip around and read a story from further in the box set; each story had to be read before going on to the next story, so DNF was not much of an option. I wish there was a table of contents that linked a title listed to the page the story starts on.

 

Here is a recap of my ratings for each book in the box set and a link to the reviews:

1. A Scandalous Past (Scandalous #4) by Ava Stone 2.5 stars review

2. More Than a Governess (Wetherby Brides #2) by Jerrica Knight-Catania 3 stars review

3. Twice A Rake (Lord Rotheby's Influence #1) by Catherine Gayle .5 star review

4. The Love List (Half Moon House #1) by Deb Marlowe 4 stars review

5. Bargaining with a Rake (Whisper of a Scandal #1) by Julie Johnstone 1 star review

6. A Reluctant Rake (Tenacious Trents #5) by Jane Charles 3.5 stars review

7. His Jilted Bride (Banks Brothers Brides #3) by Rose Gordon 1 star review

8. Much Ado About Dutton (More Courtesan Chronicles) by Claudia Dain 0 stars review

9. My Lady of Deception (Brethren of Lords #1) by Christi Caldwell 1 star review

 

I am so burnt out on Regency romances right now, that is another reason I am glad to be starting MM and OB's Halloween Bingo soon.

 

 

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review 2016-08-26 20:32
Review: My Lady of Deception by Christi Caldwell
My Lady of Deception (Brethren of the Lords Book 1) - Christi Caldwell

Trigger Warnings: Graphic violence, mentions of past violence, threats of rape, some sexual assualts

 

Way too much violence, especially violence toward the heroine, for my taste. Chapters upon chapters of abuse and violence made me almost give this book up at chapter 10. There was also huge amounts of emotional and verbal abuse thrown around. And you can forget about a meet cute - both the heroine and hero meet while being prisoners (although with different roles and privileges). That first sex scene when they were still prisoners had a very quasi-Stockholm Syndrome feeling to it that just turned my stomach. Once the couple escape (separately), there is no emotional journey that leads to growth, just a lot of PTSD that leads to still more darkness.

 

So the hero finds the heroine after two years and they wed within two days of re-uniting. Right....The whole marriage goes on with both of them lying and deceiving each other and when they find out some of the truths, more abuse! At this point I am seriously skimming, trying to find a redeemable character (thank goodness for Suzanne the maid and Tony the younger brother of the hero). Needless to say, I didn't buy one iota of the couple's HEA.

 

The writing is overly melodramatic and repetitive (if the heroine bit the inside of her cheek ONE MORE DAMN TIME I was going to throw my NOOK across the room). Also the writing is in desperate need of a better copy editor, as there is more than a few missing words and punctuation. The hero was an asshole and the heroine was a sad, pathetic doormat. 1 star for a great maid and brother-in-law.

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text 2016-08-21 22:29
#boutofbooks Reading List
His Jilted Bride - Rose Gordon
Lowcountry Bordello - Susan M. Boyer
My Lady of Deception (Brethren of the Lords Book 1) - Christi Caldwell
Lowcountry Book Club - Susan M. Boyer
Much Ado About Dutton (More Courtesan Chronicles) - Claudia Dain
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital - Sheri Fink

 

Bout of Books

 

 

When I posted my sign up post for Bout of Books cycle 17, I really only had a rough draft of my reading goals, as it was still weeks away. Now it is hours away from the start, here is my official list:

 

1. His Jilted Bride (Banks Brothers Brides #3) by Rose Gordon (Regency box set)

2. Lowcountry Bordello (Liz Talbot #4) by Susan M. Boyer

3. My Lady of Deception (Brethren of the Lords #1) by Christi Caldwell (Regency box set)

4. Lowcountry Book Club (Liz Talbot #5) by Susan M. Boyer

5. Much Ado About Dutton (More Courtesan Chronicles) by Claudia Dain (Regency box set)

6. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink (I only plan on starting this by the end of the read-a-thon, but I do want it done by the end of August).

 

To everyone doing Bout of Books this week - good luck!

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