Absolutely LOVED this exciting espionage infused romance with a refreshing kung fu twist and dark undertones.
This tale forges the way and lays down the foundation for a series surrounding the Daring family. - a refreshingly unconventional family of five daughters and one son, raised in China and tutored in the arts of kungfu, who have been summoned to England to utilise their unique skills by infiltrating the ton and rooting out criminals within its esteemed walls of nobility.
A positively addictive plot of twists, turns and clandestine missions ensue that wetted my appetite for intrigue and tangled me in suspense and stomach-churning tension. I had great fun trying to anticipate the unexpected and wheedle out the conspirators, alongside Victoria, as she attempted to route out the ringleaders, with her older siblings, while misleading (the bedazzled and infatuated) Richard to prevent him from delving deeper.
I adore Winchester's style of writing, whether writing as Lynn or Rosamund, as she tantalises you with tidbits about the villian(s) and interweaves passages that allow you a glimpse of their dark intentions and mindset, leaving you dribbling with anticipation and guessing at their identities. All the time feeding you with a sizzling attraction between the romantic leads. As a result A Lady Never Tells is brimming with sharp wit, mystery, misdirection and deep yearning as the awe inspiring, martial arts adept, Victoria clashes with the compellingly charismatic and increasingly beguilled Richard, as daggers fly, sparks ignite and deception blazes a path to understanding and all consuming love.
Overall a fun book that is believable, evokes realism in its sentiment, wit and lustful musings and cleverly reflects the complexities of the characters from their deepset insecurities, desires, longing hopes and aspirations. A fabulous first book surrounding a family that really gets their hooks into you and refuses to let go with their fun zest for life, intensity and bold daring.
A highly recommended read; very much looking forward to book 2!!!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1311 KB
- Print Length: 277 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1692807609
- Publisher: Entangled: Amara (23 September 2019)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07VNZQHG3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 7 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #195,885 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)