Sep 9, 2013

Book Review: A Lady Risks All

It would be unwise to mistake me for an innocent debutante as for years I have graced the smoky gloom of many a billiards club and honed my skills at my father's side.

But now he has a new protegee, Captain Greer Barrington, and while my father would see me attract the attentions of an eligible lord I, Mercedes Lockhart, have other ambitions. Even if that means seducing the captain to earn back my father's favor! I know I must avoid falling for Greer's charming smile but his sensual kisses could be worth the risk.

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A LADY RISKS ALL is definitely not your standard historical romance and Mercedes is far from your standard heroine.  She knows exactly what she wants which is to play billiards.  Anything else is just a way to accomplish her goals including kissing Greer.  Or so she tells herself.  

I really enjoyed reading about Mercedes and Greer's adventures.  They are both very likable characters that are from opposites sides of the social spectrum.  Mercedes was raised around pool sharks and swindlers, and knowing how to run a con is almost second nature for her.  Greer is actually a Lord and honor is far more then just a word to him.  The clashes between them were enjoyable and frequently amusing.

I do recommend A LADY RISKS ALL to any of my readers that enjoy a historical romance with a twist.  I rate this book a 3.6.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


  1. Sounds interesting...I'm going to check and see if I can get it on my nook. Thanks for sharing!
    Lori in Atlanta


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