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For whatever reason just doesn t ring true Mind you Ms Shupe gets some brownie points or writing a hero who uses contraception other than the withdrawal method And while I m on the subject the sex scenes are written in a way rather unusual or the genre instead of the usual euphemisms when we re in uint "S POV WE GET CORRECT ANATOMICAL TERMS WHICH WHILE "PoV we get correct anatomical terms which while intended to indicate uint s erudition are not very sensual or romanticThere s a sub plot about uint s work or the government as a code breaker which doesn t add much to the overall story and is another instance of the author over egging the pudding as I ound with The Courtesan Duchess and I did get rather tired of Sophie s refusal to acknowledge the danger to which she repeatedly subjects herself uint is a one of my avourite kinds of hero the beta with a take charge streak but he s wasted here There s a air amount of chemistry between the couple but ultimately the story wasn t strong enough or me to be able to If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song forget my dislike of the cross dressing trope and Sophie strayed too close to TSTLor my taste I plan to read by Ms Shupe but The Lady Hellion in spite of its being well written was a bit of a disappointment If you have been reading the Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford 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 as one of the most rebellious rabble rousersor justice Not that the ton 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 Ready for Summer friends and co conspirators have settled into marriage and impending motherhood Sophiaeels it is her duty to carry on and discover who is killing 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 know is that uint has never gotten over her and is Cyberselfish A Critical Romp Through The Terribly Libertarian Culture Of High Tech fearful he is on his own way to a break down just like hisather who had gone mad He is trying his best to keep Lady Sophia at
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rather than let her just how much he wants her and will practically die in the process of trying to protect her In LADY HELLION Ms Shupe has outdid herself in creating the suspense and romance that has gained her such a A coerência textual following with herirst 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 he could not openly love With Sophia she elt 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 eel ashamed of After all uint the one man she been loved above all others had gone ahead and proposed *To Someone Else Soon *someone else soon she had kissed him so naturally he couldn t have Dogs Behaving Badly felt anythingor 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. Pecially First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who'€ve Been There from the beautiful exasperating woman he’s never stopped wanting A woman with a perilously absurd reuest no less For Damien isighting a battle of his own one he wishes to keep hidden along with his eelings or Lady Sophia Yet that April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers fight is as hopeless as stopping her outlandish plan Soon all uint knowsor certain is that he will die trying to protect her. Llion anyway and it turned out to be an okay read if not an especially deep one The story picks up shortly after the previous book leaves off and we learn that uint who was shot trying to help Lady Maggie Hawkins escape the clutches of a murderous blackmailer is seriously ill Lady Sophie Barnes daughter of the of Ardington is vibrant beautiful unmarried and to remain "So Now Aged Twenty Eight Sophie Believes Youthful "Now aged twenty eight Sophie believes that a youthful has rendered her unfit or marriage a circumstance which led to her rejecting the one suitor uint she truly cared or some years earlier In any case she doesn t want to surrender her independence or the purpose she has Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome found in undertaking investigations on behalf of those who are too poor and insignificant to be able to seek justiceor themselves most of whom are emale servants or prostitutes Her investigations often take her into many of the less respectable parts of London so Sophie who is tall and lithe and who wears her hair short disguises herself as a young man The author attempts to make it seem plausible that she manages to get away with it by mentioning that she disguises herself only at night because the light is poorer and saying that Sophie has to alter the pitch of her voice but as anyone who listens to audiobooks as often as I do will know there is only so ar even the most highly skilled vocal actress can go in making herself sound like a man And I just couldn t buy the ease with which the daughter of a maruess is able to sneak in and out of her home at all hours of the day and night As I said the whole girl in breeches thing rarely works or me so instead I ocused my attentions on Viscount uint who is a charming rumpled sexy geek of a hero and definitely the best thing about the bookFollowing his recovery Space Kid from a seriousever uint has become something of a recluse Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town finding himself unable to put aoot outside his home without turning into a uivering wreck As a boy he watched his ather succumb to madness and now given the terrible its he has begun to experience uint believes himself to be travelling the same path He reminded me rather of Dorian Camoys the hero of Loretta Chase s The Mad Earl s Bride in that respect it s easy Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water for the reader toigure out what s wrong with him given our twenty Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus first century viewpoint but all Damien knows is that he is subject to debilitating episodes andears the worstHaving seen his Reach for the Rainbow: Advanced Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse father s condition destroy his mother uint knows that marriage is out of the uestion no matter how much he still longsor Sophie When he learns of her secret double life and the reasons Troubled Waters for it he is horrified not because of a sense of outraged propriety but because heears or her safety ears which are borne out when she is set upon one night and almost killed Unable to accompany her and knowing she won t listen to his pleas or her to stop uint instead agrees to help her by working behind the scenes and makes her promise to keep him ully informed and not to act without his consentThis is an odd set up a heroine who can t or won t stop putting herself into danger rom which the hero is physically unable to extract her because he can t leave his house Sophie is of course convinced that she will be able to ix uint an attitude I ound incredibly patronising seeing as she has no idea that what he s really suffering rom are severe panic attacks and he s convinced he s going round the bend so before the sexytimes commence he makes it clear he isn t planning to marry her It s true that uint is supposed to be eccentric and unconventional but I Owls: Birds of the Night found it difficult to believe he would be THAT unconventional He s a gentleman and to have sex with a well bred young woman and have no intention of marrying her. The art of deception including the art of wearing trousers Now herate 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. 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 "latter the romance were all seriously lacking If historical romance were a swimming pool this author is and truly in the romance were all seriously lacking If historical romance were a swimming pool this author is and truly in the end with this bookIt suffers with CILD contemporary in long end with this bookIt suffers with CILD contemporary in long 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 th Great Book Great Series Highly recommend them all audible reviewWow this story was probably my Bon Bon Voyage (A Carolyn Blue Culinary Mystery, 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 bitlawed 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 killer on the loose and our heroine has take it upon herself to Bon Bon Voyage find out who the culprit is Very good story line And the killer that was a surpriseor sure I was glad to see the characters rom the previous books show up That was nice This story is ool of dialogue Lots and lots of it Which made the story even better Not ull of angst or any of that nonsense I really have enjoyed this author so much As or the narration It seemed to get better as the books went on I do think she still needs to work on her mens voices or sure the odd thing was the voice she used or Sophia when she was dressed as a man investigating was better than the hero s voice She should use that voice A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency 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 theuture This was a good ending to the trilogy but wish we could have had a epi as I would have liked to have known 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 or the entire series but it got cut but is posted on her website under extras It was pretty sweet and I thank her or putting it up I ve given this a C at AARThis is the Ravishing Ruby final book in Ms Shupe s Wicked Deceptions trilogy in which the stories are linked by the three male protagonists who are long termriends I enjoyed the irst book The Courtesan Duchess and elt Ms Shupe was an author to watch She writes well her characters are strongly drawn and she can certainly turn up the heat when called orYet I was a little reluctant to pick up this book despite having enjoyed meeting its hero Damien Beecham Viscount uint in the previous stories My lack of enthusiasm was entirely due to the act that the eponymous Lady Hellion spends a lot of time running about dressed as a man in order to pursue the investigations she undertakes and chicks in strides is my least Old Yeller favourite trope in the entire canon of historical romance But I was keen to reacuaint myself with uint so I decided to suspend my disbelief and read The Lady He. Lady Sophia Barnes doesn’t take noor an answer Especially when she’s roaming London’s seedy undergrounddressed as a man A rabble rouser Flying by the Seat of My Pants: Flight Attendant Adventures on a Wing and a Prayer for justice Sophie’s latest mission is toight Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography 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 pathor Sophie has mastered. ,
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