[Dangerous Charade] EBOOK READ


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  • 07 March 2018
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Dangerous Charade Read ´ 104 As survived the shock of his wife’s sudden death But now he must survive rumors and outright accusations Hiring a private agency to investigate and prove his innocence seems like a good ideauntil desire threatens to compromise both the case and the life of the investigator Originally posted at was not going to let her uncle marry her to a despicable man just so they could share her fortune and use it to pay his debt She was notThis is a historical novel set in the era of English Regency Women had no power they were considered chattel Any money or property they owned became the husband s after marriage The correct demeanor for a woman was uiet and shy with a bit of simpering She was to look pretty dress nicely and bear his children No talking back no opinions of her own and all her activities had to be approved by the husbandThe author immediately shows you that Gabrielle was not cast from that mold She s feisty opinionated has studied various subjects and will take guff from no man If that doesn t get her in enough trouble she escapes the man who wishes to marry her and moves to the city where she joins a women s detective agency where she will work undercover as nanny in a big house and her uncle and unwanted suitor won t be able to find her Ms Means makes Gabrielle strong smart and daringJulian is her hero and he has hired Gabrielle as a governess He doesn t realize she s also a detective and is here to investigate his wife s death He s an attractive strong man who finds himself drawn to Gabrielle Her problem is that she can t have a relationship with him and do her jobOne of my favorite parts of this story is the banter between the two They are both determined people with strong personalities Each time they start to get close to each other they find the other person has lied or told a partial truth in answer to a uestion and they draw awayThe author turns the action fast and furious when someone tries to kill Gabrielle By that point you re already on her side and anxious to find the killer yourself I was very impressed when the killer was revealed and it was someone I had never suspected It s not often an author can fool me because I read a lot of murder mysteries but Ms Means did that Kudos to her for a story well written

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Dangerous Charade Read ´ 104 Undercover LadiesTo escape an arranged marriage Gabrielle Broussard flees her home and becomes an undercover investigator with an elite all female investigative agency Her first assignment as governess at Westford castle to investigate the suspicious death of the Countess of 4 12 stars done at Broussard runs away from her family home after her Uncle tries to marry her off to a sadistic man to repay a gambling debt She finds herself working for a private investigative firm and after only weeks of intensive training finds herself on her first case Posing as a Governess to a 2 year old child Gabrielle infiltrates the home of Lord Blackwell to find out if he really has killed his wife Upon arrival at the Castle Gabrielle finds herself unfortunately attracted to her number one suspect and even unfortunately finds that he is as eually attracted to her Whilst trying to fight her feelings towards Julian trying to fend off his amorous advances and trying to find the murderer Gabrielle realises that her first case is trying than first expected Whilst suspects start pouring out of the woodwork someone seems intent on making sure that Gabrielle doesn t uncover the real truth Will she make it out of her first case aliveThis is a fun silly tale that kept me so engrossed I missed my bus stop on my way home from work It reminded me of a cross between a Jane Austin novel and a pink panther movie it was escapism at its best The crime and I say crime rather than suspense because it is just so daft is the sub plot but its twists and turns kept the Romance plot moving forward Gabrielle is forced to run after her odious Uncle tries to marry her off to the man who basically says he is going to marry her force himself upon her and then leave her broken To be honest I applauded her decision because that man is a dick When she first arrives at the Castle she s about as subtle as a brick through a window whilst uestioning the staff about the death of the mysterious Lady Blackwell Honestly the woman is supposed to be undercover but she blundered around and it was no great surprise when she aroused the suspicion of the actual killer I often wondered how the other characters didn t uestion her behaviour however she was left unchecked by everyone for the majority of the book Her behaviour towards Julian is a little clumsy too but it was understandable and sweet She couldn t fight her feelings towards him but was torn between the strength of them and her determination to do her job right I don t think that she ever truly believes that he is the murderer but the job is all that stands between her and marriage to a dreadful man she cannot afford to let her feelings influence her judgements The burgeoning relationship between the two of them is actually uite entertaining to watch she really is uite a head strong snarky character and she struggled with his dominant personality The age difference was uite apparent at several points in the story in her constant change of feelings towards him which was uite tiring I did like her she reminded me a little of Alexia from the Parasol Protectorate novels with her desire for fashion and weapons disguised as accessories She was a pretty useless PI and I m sure she wouldn t have solved the case effectively if the killer hadn t basically confessed allJulian is a dreamy character Lord of the Manor with roguish good looks and a pretty good seduction techniue there wasn t any way she was resisting his charms for long He marries his former wife when she falls pregnant with his child The marriage is loveless and broken which leaves him wary of women in general At one point he uestioned whether he was so un loveable that women will only marry him for his moneyI wanted to jump into the pages and give him a hug When he meets Gabrielle he doesn t realise that she is his new Governess he thinks she is only another woman out for his money In trying to prove what a gold digging tart she really is he unwittingly falls under her spell a spell that grows in strength when he realises that she isn t interested in him He really was cunning in his plan to woo her first he changes the details of her employment so she becomes his escort rather than his Governess then he ply s her with romantic picnics and dinners in the guise of planning their behaviour at the next ball He had all the hallmarks of a fantastic hero I would love to see him in future booksAn enjoyable romp with some sizzling romance and a who done it that kept me guessing until the end With a hero that I know I could grow to adore and a hero whose antics made me giggle this is a wonderful romance that I read through in one sitting

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Dangerous Charade Read ´ 104 Westford uickly becomes complicated when she finds herself attracted to her number one suspectLord Julian Blackwell is a survivor After his father’s bankruptcy he becomes a self made man in Victorian England’s booming industrial era Trapped into a loveless marriage he h When I read the above blurb I was hooked I mean Dangerous Charade is a combination of historical romance and Victorian detective story featuring a female detective what s not to like Sadly I wasn t enchanted as I thought I would beI uite liked the initial premise that a ladies detective agency exists in Victorian England and the key to its success is that its agents are respectable ladies noone would suspect The female agents investigate mysteries with unusual tools and methodes I really enjoyed reading about the new discoveries and scientific methodes Gabrielle was using it was like a Victorian CSI and have uite steampunk like accessories pistols hidden in parasols little daggers in gloves etcMy problem with the story stemmed from the glaring historical inaccuracies Dangerous Charade was full with When I m reading a story set back in time I m not looking for reading documentary like accuracy but in Dangerous Charade the untruthful details were such that they jarred me out of the story I could go on but here are just a few first of all servants tended to be or at least tended to appear loyal towards their masters and would never have dreamed of discussing their master s private business with a freshly arrived newcomer the next day of her arrival the servants would never refer to the master and his family by their Christian name this would show complete lack of respect it simply wasn t done and yet the housekeeper and the nanny refer to the deceased mistress of the house as Isabel and never Lady Isabel Julian gives an additional task to Gabrielle whom he employs as his daughter s governess namely to act as his escort at social events You will accompany me to all social functions I am obligated to attend for business reasons and stay by my side throughout the entire event This will give the impression I am off the market But back then this would do much than raise a few eyebrows which was the reaction some of the characters had in the novel in reality this would have made it clear to society that Gabrielle was his mistress and even if that were the case a gentleman never displayed his indiscretions and his mistress in such a blatantly insulting way And of course no gentlewoman of good breeding which Gabrielle is would accept such a proposition besides the complete lack of correct form of address the language of the novel was also full of modern and American vocabulary But I ve noticed you seem to be particularly interested in him You wouldn t have a little crush on Julian now would you The main characters Gabrielle and Julian were nice and could have been interesting if they were developed The attraction and love between them happened uite suddenly without much development Unfortunately the secondary characters remained one dimensional and lukewarmVerdict I was very much looking forward to the uniue combination and great story the premise of Dangerous Charade led me to expect but the jarring modern behaviour and words of the characters discredited Dangerous Charade as a historical story The initial idea was great but the execution could have been better developed


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    review Dangerous Charade [Dangerous Charade] EBOOK READ 4 12 stars done at Broussard runs away from her family home after her Uncle tries to marry her off to a sadistic man to repay a gambling debt She finds herself working for a private investigative firm and after only weeks of intensive training finds herself on her first case Posing as a Governess to a 2 year old child Gabr

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    [Dangerous Charade] EBOOK READ When I read the above blurb I was hooked I mean Dangerous Charade is a combination of historical romance and Victorian detective story featuring a female detective what’s not to like Sadly I wasn’t enchanted as I thought I would beI uite liked the initial premise that a ladies’ detective agency exists in Victorian England an

  3. says: review Dangerous Charade Elizabeth Means ã 4 Read [Dangerous Charade] EBOOK READ

    [Dangerous Charade] EBOOK READ Free download Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Elizabeth Means Originally posted at was not going to let her uncle marry her to a despicable man just so they could share her fortune and use it to pay his debt She was notThis is a historical novel set in the era of English Regency Women had no power; they were considered chattel Any money or property they owned became the husband’s after marriage The correct demeanor for a woman was uiet and shy with a bit of simpering

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    review Dangerous Charade Elizabeth Means ã 4 Read Free download Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Elizabeth Means This book ws very disappointing It is a poory written trashy romance novel I would not reccommend this book to anyone

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