A Kiss of Lies: The Disgraced Lords Series, A Loveswept Historical Romance by Bronwen Evans (Review)

In Bronwen Evans’s Loveswept debut, a pair of damaged souls ignite each other’s deepest passions—even as they tempt fate by deceiving the world.

Desperate to escape her abusive past, Sarah Cooper disguises herself as a governess in the employ of Christian Trent, Earl of Markham, the man who, long ago, she fantasized about marrying. Despite the battle scars that mar his face, Sarah finds being near Christian rekindles her infatuation. A governess, however, has no business in the arms of an earl, and as she accompanies Christian on his voyage home, Sarah must resist her intense desires—or risk revealing her dangerous secrets.

One of the renowned Libertine Scholars, Christian Trent once enjoyed the company of any woman he chose. But that was before the horrors of Waterloo, his wrongful conviction of a hideous crime, and his forcible removal from England. Far from home and the resources he once had, Christian believes the life he knew—and any chance of happiness—is over . . . until his ward’s governess sparks his heart back to life, and makes him remember the man he used to be. Now Christian is determined to return to England, regain his honor, and win the heart of the woman he has come to love.

Bronwen EvansBronwen Evans – Waving from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

I’m a USA Today Bestselling author and lover of romance novels. I love reading all genres but in particular historical romance. Here’s my bio:

USA Today Bestselling author, Bronwen Evans, grew up loving books. She’s always indulged her love for story-telling, and is constantly gobbling up movies, books and theatre. Her head is filled with characters and stories, particularly lovers in angst. Being able to write her characters’ stories is never work, it’s a dream come true. Is it any wonder she’s a proud romance writer.

She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes. Her debut Regency romance, Invitation to Ruin won the RomCon 2012 Readers Crown Best Historical and was an RT Reviewers’ Choice Nominee Best First Historical 2011. Her novella, To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield, was a finalist in the Kindle Book Review Indie Romance Book of the Year 2012 and the RomCon Readers Crown 2013.

Her first Entangled Publishing Indulgence release, The Reluctant Wife, WON the RomCon Readers Crown 2013 for Best Category/Series.

When not ensconced in her study writing her characters’ thrilling journeys to their happy ever after, Bron can be found on the golf course.

Readers can contact Bronwen via email at romance@bronwenevans.com
For more information on all of Bronwen’s books, including updates on novels yet to come, visit Bronwen’s website at www.bronwenevans.com

Want to learn more, then visit my website and blog – http://www.bronwenevans.com/bronwen-blog.html

My opinion:

A KISS OF LIES is the first book that I have read by Bronwen Evans, and I enjoyed it so much, I plan on reading more of her work. This is a particularly favorite time period of mine and the story did not disappoint. The cover of the book drew my attention with its vibrant colors and, of course, the handsome rogue.

A KISS OF LIES is a book that made me laugh and cry, and I love a book with great banter between the characters. I also loved the feistiness of both of the characters. It is a truly great read when the characters give as good as they get. Then, just when you thought the secrets were all on the table, the story added another twist. I thought it was clever that the author added the Libertine Scholars to the plot to introduce the characters in future books – which I am anxious to read.

Summary: The writing was fantastic. The characters were interesting and formidable. The plot was new and exciting. I’m giving A KISS OF LIES five stars.


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