Thursday, February 16, 2017

Review: Fool Me Twice by Philippa Jane Keyworth

Title: Fool Me Twice
Author: Philippa Jane Keyworth
Genre: Historical Romance
In the gaming hells of eighteenth century London, orphan Caro Worth is leading a double life. By day she plays a proper gentlewoman on the lookout for a wealthy husband. By night she plays the infamous Angelica, her fictional half-sister with a talent for cards and an ability to finance the life her respectable self has built. An introduction to a rich Marquis brings marriage and security within Caro’s grasp…until the arrival of the unpredictable and totally ineligible Mr. Tobias Felton. 

Dismayed by Felton’s persistent appearances, shocking frankness, and enigmatic green eyes, Caro watches helplessly as he comes closer than anyone to guessing her secret, but when complete and utter ruin threatens, she finds that Felton’s suspicions just might become her salvation. As the walls she has built to protect herself crumble down around her, Caro learns that no matter how careful your plans, life and love have a habit of falling quite spectacularly out of control!

Fool Me Twice by Philippa Jane Keyworth

Ms. Caro Worth is a lady of quality, but when her father dies in disgrace due to gambling debts and her brother goes away, she has to resort to lies and deceit in order to keep appearances and buy time to find herself the husband that would be the solution to her dire situation.  As Angelica Worth, she is famous in the hells of London, known as the illegitimate sister of the late Lord Worth, a woman of dubious reputation that plays cards with the same men Caro is aiming for a match with in polite society.

When both her personas meet Mr. Tobias Felton, a handsome and very ineligible second son of a Viscount, and he starts being a constant presence around her, she fears being discovered and having her secrets exposed by the incorrigible man, but it’s another who represents a real threat to her

This book came as quite a surprise.  The plot is interesting a full of twists, nicely paced and the characters are really good.  I enjoyed both Caro and Tobias’ personalities; their interaction and banter are really good without losing the propriety of the genre and I also liked the secondary characters very much, especially Lady Rebecca and her aunt.

This is a nice, clean romance story for the lovers of historical fiction and I’d definitely love to see a future story of Lady Rebecca and James Worth. J

4 Book Corner Stars 
*A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review*

Author Bio

Philippa Jane Keyworth, known to her friends as Pip, has been writing since she was twelve in every notebook she could find. Originally trained as a horse-riding instructor, Philippa went on to become a copywriter before beginning a degree in History. A born again Christian, Philippa lives in the south of England with her handsome husband.
Philippa has always written stories and believes that, since it is one of her loves and passions, she always will. In her early writing career, she dabbled in a variety of genres, but it was the encouragement of a friend to watch a film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that began her love affair with the British Regency. Since then, she has watched every Regency film and TV series she could get her hands on and become well acquainted with Georgette Heyer’s novels which gave her the inspiration to write her own.

Both as a reader and a writer, Philippa believes it is important to escape into a world you yourself would want to live in. This is why she writes stories that will draw you into the characters’ joys and heartaches in a world apart from our own. Her debut novel, The Widow's Redeemer (Madison Street Publishing, 2012), is a traditional Regency romance bringing to life the romance between a young widow with an indomitable spirit and a wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation. The novel has been received well by readers and reviewers who have praised the heartfelt story and admirable characters. Her second novel, The Unexpected Earl (Madison Street Publishing, 2014), explores another romance in the Regency era when an impetuous young woman has her life turned upside down by the reappearance of the earl who jilted her six years ago. Her third novel, Fool Me Twice (Madison Street Publishing, 2016), is a Georgian romance that has just been released.

So, what are you waiting for? Get swept away into another time with characters you will learn to love, and experience Britain in the 18th century and Regency like never before.



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