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The Pretender - Celeste Bradley
The Pretender
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Rule #1: Never fall in love.Celeste Bradley captivated critics and readers alike with her unforgettable novel Fallen, which was nominated for the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America for Best First Book. Now, she brings us The Lover, the first book in the wildly fun, exciting,... show more
Rule #1: Never fall in love.Celeste Bradley captivated critics and readers alike with her unforgettable novel Fallen, which was nominated for the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America for Best First Book. Now, she brings us The Lover, the first book in the wildly fun, exciting, and sexy new Liar's Club series both featuring irresistible heroes who are out to steal their leading ladies hearts!She had a secret she'd do anything to hide. Agatha Cunnington, a headstrong beauty from the country, has come to London in search of her missing brother James. The only clue she has is a cryptic letter signed The Griffin. Agatha decides to disguise herself as a respectable married woman so that she can go about the city unnoticed. But for her charade to work she needs a suitable "husband," preferably someone tall, elegant, and rakish-someone like Simon Montague Rain.He had a secret he'd do anything to hide.Simon Montague Rain, also known as The Magician, is a member of The Liar's Club, a renegade group of rogues and thieves in the service of the Crown. When someone begins murdering members of the undercover cabal one by one, Simon is given the mission to bring in The Griffin, one of his comrades who is suspected of betraying his brothers. Simon goes undercover and infiltrates the home of "Mrs." Agatha Applequist who he believes is the Griffin's mistress. Before Simon knows what's happened, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to Agatha's soft, feminine charms-and he is tempted beyond reason to break the first rule of The Liar's Club: never fall in love.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780312984854 (0312984855)
ASIN: 312984855
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 358
Edition language: English
Series: Liar's Club (#1)
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A History Nut's Romantic State of Mind
A History Nut's Romantic State of Mind rated it
2.0 The Pretender
The book started great. The chimneysweep of a hero totally had my attention and I love Simon for a name for my hero, a close second to Harry, my all time favorite. But I digress. Then Agatha happened. Oh, overly bold, lying, plump, virgin-turned-harlot, love-being-on-top, Simon-jumping Agatha. Very ...
Cassandra Reads
Cassandra Reads rated it
4.5 The Pretender [Celeste Bradley]
I was a little unsure of this book at first, not because it was slow at first or anything (the first pages takes the reader right into the action) but because it is the first book in a series and those always seem to be a hit or miss for me. This book being a hit for me isn't really that big of a s...
Book Hoarders Anonymous
Book Hoarders Anonymous rated it
4.0
Took me a bit, mostly because I got smacked down by a vile headache, but...Ms Bradley, where were you 20 years ago, when I was so desperate for humor in my romances that I read Catherine Coulter of the moronic heroines and asshat heroes because they were occasionally funny? Gaaah....So our h is on ...
trewen
trewen rated it
3 1/2 starsThis was my first Celeste Bradley.It wasn't bad, but only a small chunk held my interest.Simon is a spy who came across as a bit amateurish and made too many assumptions.And his character fell flat for me.I loved Agatha. She was funny and wasn't caught up in propriety.The two were good to...
In The Mood For LOVE
In The Mood For LOVE rated it
5.0
4.5 starsA great book that I thoroughly enjoyed even though light romances are not really my kind of thing. Still, Bradley's humor works for me just right. Plus, I just adored the hero and heroine; they were perfect for each other and had great chemistry. And the secondary characters, from the buttl...
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