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Book Review-A Sinful Deception by Isabella Bradford

Title: A Sinful Deception 
Author: Isabella Bradford 
Series: Breconridge Brothers 
Format: E Book  
Release Date: February 24 2015 
Pages: 384
Genre: Regency Historical Romance 


For fans of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Sabrina Jeffries: the seductively charming second historical romance in Isabella Bradford’s Breconridge Brothers trilogy.

Lord Geoffrey Fitzroy leads a charmed existence. As the second son of the Duke of Breconridge, he has none of the responsibilities of his older brother and all of the advantages, leaving handsome Geoffrey free to enjoy his rakish pursuits. And pursue them he does, leaving hearts fluttering all over London. But one night, at a ball teeming with high society’s most sought-after beauties, only one truly intrigues him: the regal, aloof, and mysterious Miss Serena Palmer.

Magnificently dressed and wearing jewels befitting a queen, the lady is considered the prize of the season, a noble-born heiress raised in India. But even as Geoffrey’s fascination grows, Serena deftly deflects his curiosity—and with good reason: Serena’s exotic past contains a perilous secret that could destroy her. Yet her plan to live in safe solitude is thwarted by her hungry heart, and soon Geoffrey’s passionate seduction finds her blissfully bed—and wed. Will her deception destroy her chance at happiness as Geoffrey’s wife? Or will the devotion of her new husband reveal the only truth worth embracing: her undying love?

My Review

Geoffrey Fitzroy, is the second son, and enjoys everything that London has to offer. He is a appreciator of women, but has yet to meet a woman to hold his passion and heart, until he meets Serena Palmer. Serena is a exotic beauty, and grew up in India, but she has a horrific past, and Serena is determined to stay unattached and never to marry. When Geoffrey sees her at a ball, he can’t resist dancing with her, but then he is captivated by Serena and how set apart she is from the others. And even though their relationship is forbidden by her grandfather, they can’t seem to resist the desire they share for each other. But there are truths that Serena is keeping from Geoffrey, secrets that could destroy their bond to each other…

A Sinful Deception, is the second book in the series and does start off from where the last began. But it can be read as a stand alone if needed as well, but I would recommend if possible to read this series in order. This story is quite different from the last, as far as the set up and the characters. I really had a enjoyable time with this one. I think I enjoyed the first book a little bit more, but A Sinful Deception was quite a fun read and I had such a joy with these characters. They were a hoot of entertainment.

The story sets off with seeing Geoffrey and Serena first meeting at a ball, and usually Serena denies herself dancing, however when Geoffrey asks her, she accepts her and soon that sets off their quiet courtship that they tend to keep from everyone. The story is a bit slow to begin, but stick with it because it picks up. I loved what a sweet tone to the story there was, you find that there is quite a connection between these two, and despite other circumstances, they both remain dedicated to each other no matter what their families may say. I loved how much faith and loyalty they had for each other from the beginning. The secret that Serena is keeping only adds more depth to the story and you see how it creates a guessing game for the reader…I kept wondering when and how this secret will come out. Because as the reader you know, but the mystery is knowing how it will turn about in the story and what affect it has on the story. I have to say that after reading this I was quite enthralled by the way you see their relationship grow from beginning to end. There are many things that both of them learn, and they learn it together. The heat in the story is not too heavy, and I enjoyed how light it was, and seeing more in the development of the plot and building up of the characters. I loved how real the romance felt, and the way that this author creates a love story is tender and sweet. UNFORGETTABLE!!!

My Rating

4 Blossoms

Heat Level


Series Order
A Wicked Pursuit (1)
A Sinful Deception (2)
A Reckless Desire (3)

ARC Book Review-A Wicked Pursuit

A Wicked Pursuit
Breconridge Brothers (1)
Isabella Bradord
Ballantine Books
E book
Published February 2014
368 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN:  9780345548122
Authors Website

In Isabella Bradford’s enthralling new trilogy, three noble brothers—London’s most scandalous rakes—are about to do the unthinkable: settle down. Harry Fitzroy, Earl of Hargreave, is the first to meet his match and lose his heart . . . to a lady he least expected.
As the eldest son of the Duke of Breconridge, Harry Fitzroy is duty-bound to marry—and marry well. Giving up his rakish ways for the pleasures of a bride’s bed becomes a delightful prospect when Harry chooses beautiful Lady Julia Barclay, the catch of the season. But a fall from his horse puts a serious crimp in his plans. Abandoned by Julia before he can propose, the unlucky bachelor finds himself trapped in the country in the care of Julia’s younger sister.

Harry has never met a woman like Lady Augusta. Utterly without artifice, Gus is clever and capable, and seems to care not a fig for society. After a taboo kiss awakens passion that takes them both by surprise, Harry realizes he’d almost given his heart to the wrong sister. While London tongues wag, he’ll use his most seductive powers of persuasion to convince the reluctant Gus that she belongs with him—as his equal, his love, his wife.

My Review

Harry Fitzroy, has finally decided that it is high time he marry, so he picks the belle of the Ton, a beauty like none other, with grace and poise. So he heads to her country home, where he plans on proposing. But while on a wet morning ride, his finds that he is injured, and his leg broken and his fiancee has fled being “upset” over the situation, and her sister Gus, takes responsibility for him. Gus is appalled by her sisters actions, but not surprised. So Gus starts to tend to Harry’s injuries, and finds herself very protective of him and fights for his survival. When Harry finally breaks his fever, and starts to come back to his normal self, Harry and Gus end up spending more time together. At first they become close friends, but when a passionate kiss is shared, everything changes between them. A intimacy strengthens the bond between them, will Harry and Gus be able to accept the love that is right in front of them? Or are they even in for a bigger battle?

This is the first chance I have had to read from this author. I was able to obtain a copy of this ARC in return of a honest review. A Wicked Pursuit is the most recent series from this author, and A Wicked Pursuit is the first installment. I didn’t know what to expect from this book, especially when I haven’t read from this author before and haven’t read many ratings and reviews on her books, so I was heading into A Wicked Pursuit full throttle with no one man or machine stopping me. I found myself having a difficult time to put this down, which doesn’t always happen with a new to me author. The authors  writing style was enthralling and I couldn’t help but find myself being fully entertained by this one. I definitely didn’t realize how much I would enjoy Bradford until now. I do love it when a author surprises you and in such a delightful way too. There isn’t a huge big conflict in the plot here, its more of a gentle and sweet romance that is very addicting to the reader. There are times when you just need a love story that warms your heart, and this one definitely won in that category. The romance at first isn’t hot at all, its more of a steady progression. You see how much they are attracted to each other, but I do love it at times when its more slow and you can keep up with the pace in a very comfortable way.

The Characters were quite fun to get to know in this one. Harry, oh Harry, how do I explain sufficiently how much I adored him as the hero. He is sweet and playful, a rascal and the loving sort of man. You start to really admire him, even from the beginning of the book. Once Harry and Gus start to get to know each other, you gain a higher respect for him. Oh how I wish more men today were like him, less broken hearts there would be. He isn’t afraid of his love he feels for Gus and doesn’t hide from it, he gives in to it and doesn’t act ashamed of it. Gus is a sweetheart but she does have a few vulnerabilities. I felt like I could relate to her in those vulnerabilities. She isn’t a great beauty, and doesn’t see how Harry could ever really love her except for gratitude. But you start to see how good Harry is for her, and she starts to gain more confidence in herself and in her abilities.

The story line was very enjoyable and romantic, and tender. It definitely would fit in the emotionally driven section. You might need a tissue or two especially if you fully get into the story. The bed scenes weren’t too smexy, but I like that. I prefer more focus on the relationship. There are quite a few heated moments, which are very tender, but one of my favorite aspects of this story, was that the “Sex” didn’t take control over the story. It was icing on the cake. You see quite a bit of substance to the plot and to the characters that is quite addictive. I loved seeing the quality of the story come through and it was very disarming. Overall a hypnotic love tale to overwhelm, excite, and endear you. A RARE TREASURE!!!

My Grade 
4.5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 

Other Books in Series 
A Sinful Deception (coming out August 2014)