Deceiving the Earl

Deceiving the Earl

by Kirsten S. Blacketer

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BN ID: 2940155237815
Publisher: Kirsten S. Blacketer
Publication date: 05/10/2018
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 480,483
File size: 339 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stick her in the middle of a chaotic home with two children, a hyperactive dog, and a camouflage wearing husband, and she can cook and clean with the best of them. But when the sun goes down and the children are nestled in bed fast asleep, she tucks away her pots and broom and like Cinderella she transforms. Her characters creep forth from the dark recesses of her mind taking their places in the castles and forests built from her words. No simpering heroines linger there with forlorn gazes turned to the horizon, waiting for their Prince Charming. They straighten their spine, arming themselves with blade and bow, prepared to do their part in defense of their honor and destiny. She breathes life into the women she believes our ancestors to be, showing how they lived and loved with passion and grace. Never bored by the tales still left to tell, she battles the ever sarcastic muse in her quest for romance.

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Deceiving the Earl 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ArecRain More than 1 year ago
BlacketerBlacketer has certainly outdone herself with this one. As a fan of her historical romances, I can say her growth as both a creator and storyteller are evident in Deceiving the Earl. The characters are fleshed out nicely with complex backgrounds and emotions. The world and story are also well developed, driven by the characters rather than the story leading them. Both leads are likable even with their faults and it should be noted that Blacketer does a fantastic job at included a physically flawed hero without his flaw becoming the focal point of the story. It may be noted multiple times in the beginning but the reader soon forgets he has a physical flaw at all after being swept away by the story. As always, Blacketer delivers a couple with chemistry both in and out of the sheets. Their love is a slow burn that happens naturally rather than being spurred by insta-love/lust. If you are wanting more of Blacketer’s trademark strong female leads and the men that deserve them, a delightful steampunk world, and a little murder mystery, don’t pass up Deceiving the Earl.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
A story full of secrets, danger, mystery, elements of steampunk, and love. Both Adele and Christopher have experienced loss, but their common goal brings them together. I enjoyed the tale as things unfolded, although I kind of knew who did it before the end, and the chemistry between Adele and Christopher was well worth the read. I recommend this story. I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Steampunk meets Regency in this explosion story of love, danger, adventure, and romance. Well written, fast paced story with engaging and charming characters, steamy love scenes, many secrets, heartache, PNR elements, fate, and destiny and looking for answers and love. My only complaint, wish the author had given readers an epilogue because the story ended abruptly, with not all questions answered. I look forward to more from this author. Fans of Regency Romance, steampunk, steamy romance, secrets with charming characters and an interesting storyline.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Steampunk meets Regency in this explosion story of love, danger, adventure, and romance. Well written, fast paced story with engaging and charming characters, steamy love scenes, many secrets, heartache, PNR elements, fate, and destiny and looking for answers and love. My only complaint, wish the author had given readers an epilogue because the story ended abruptly, with not all questions answered. I look forward to more from this author. Fans of Regency Romance, steampunk, steamy romance, secrets with charming characters and an interesting storyline.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story! This is my first with elements of steampunk and I had never really understood what that was but I am hooked! One of my favorite tropes is of the damaged hero and in this case physically and emotionally who finds love and acceptance. But it was a tangled road to get there! The heroine, Lady Adele Prescott is presumed to be dead when all her family perished in a fire. Her father was an inventor/scientist with his main partner being Christopher Underwood. Adele escaped with some wounds but was determined to find who set the fire and was responsible for the deaths. Thinking that person was Christopher, she got hired on as a maid (oh course she dyed her hair,etc) to find out if he was truly the culprit. What was fun is that Christopher had hired all the staff from her house that had been misplaced so they knew of her deception and played along. There were some contraptions of an electric dumbwaiter they called Otis and some other inventions. As the two start to interacting together and find an attraction, there are a lot of secrets that come out and outside characters that wind themselves into the story. As Adele decides she does not think it was Christopher who set the fire, who could it be? This will keep you guessing until the very end and there are some very strong emotions and sentiments that warm your heart. I cannot wait to read more by this author. This was such a good story I encourage you to read!! Lori Dykes
Kat Wiley More than 1 year ago
WOW… Great Mystery!! Deceiving The Earl by Kirsten S. Blacketer was truly a great mystery. This is my first book I have read of Kirsten and I can tell that it won’t be my last. I really enjoyed this book. Her characters were charming and her descriptions were amazing and I felt like she took me back to London 1895. This story has a fire, death, murder, sorrow, scars, experiments, mystical metal, greed, darkness, fear, addiction, false identities, misunderstandings, trust, anticipation, new identity, kindness, faithfulness, wonderful inventions that seem to come alive and oh so much more. I highly recommend you read this book, you won’t be disappointed. Travel back in time to 1895 London with Lady Adele Prescott and Christopher Underwood, Earl of Dorrington as they join together on this mystery and adventure. ***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.
clarkws More than 1 year ago
I was gifted a copy of this book. “Deceiving the Earl” is a very well written romance and mystery story. When Lady Adele loses her family in a suspicious house fire, she must find out who murdered her loved ones. Injured in the flames, she takes six months to recuperate. But then she comes back “from the dead” disguised as a maid. She obtains a job in Lord Underwood’s home. He and her father were scientific partners and she suspects that Underwood had a hand in her family’s demise. But as she works incognito, she comes to realize that Lord Underwood is a wonderful man and not the murderer she seeks. “Lord Underwood was even more handsome than she remembered. His dark hair lay in waves, longer than fashionable, but neatly kept. The strong lines of his jaw were shadowed by a days’ worth of stubble. It lent him a roguish air. Her breath caught. From his dark, penetrating gaze to the soft smile haunting his lips, Adele found herself mystified by the man before her.” I truly enjoyed this book. It has twists and turns that I didn’t expect and a wonderful ending. I highly recommend it.