{Download Reading} The DeceptionAuthor Joan Wolf – Albawater.co

Set in Regency England, this is the story of Adrian, Earl of Greystone, who is tricked into marrying Kate by her scheming uncle, an old enemy of hisGentle Reader,Let me say straight off, it was not my idea to trap England s greatest hero and most eligible bachelor, the Earl of Greystone, into marrying me My uncle, Lord Charlwood, was the moving force behind that little plot If my father hadn t been murdered and left me in Charlwood s power, none of this would have happened So now I am Lady Greystone, a countess and a wife Learning to be the first is not that difficult Learning to be the second would be much easier if only I weren t in danger of tumbling head over heels in love with the one person who is beyond my reach my husband If I cannot win Adrian s love, however, I am determined to win vengeance for my father I have vowed to unmask his murderer and I don t care what kind of danger I may court in doing so If you, Gentle Reader, would like to find out how my various problems unravel themselves, read on With sincere affection,Kate, Countess of Greystone


10 thoughts on “The Deception

  1. Zoe Zoe says:

    I almost gave this book 3 stars because it wasn t that hard to continue reading The story was unremarkable but somehow it just flowed In the end, I ended up giving it 2 stars One thing I would definitely have wanted to know that this book was written in the first person Kate, the heroine was the person narrating the story So we got to hear and see everything from her perspective I found her a bit odd I appreciate that she wasn t needy or desperately aka pathetically waiting for Adrian t I almost gave this book 3 stars because it wasn t that hard to continue reading The story was unremarkable but somehow it just flowed In the end, I ended up giving it 2 stars One thing I would definitely have wanted to know that this book was written in the first person Kate, the heroine was the person narrating the story So we got to hear and see everything from her perspective I found her a bit odd I appreciate that she wasn t needy or desperately aka pathetically waiting for Adrian to love her back But her behavior toward Adrian s then almost fiance Lady Mary was reprehensible She told Lady Mary to stay away from my husband I winced when I read that chapter Maybe it wasn t so bad but somehow I just did not like it The side plot about Kate s evil uncle was overdone I didn t care for it He was evil, ok, I get it But nobody in this novel ever seemed real to me Just going through the motion, but somehow I followed them through this act and finished the book in less than 90 minutes One last thing that I want to mention is the fact that we have absolutely no idea about how Adrian felt and what he was thinking the entire book When he finally, at the end of the book, came out and said oh i love you, I rolled my eyes It was just melodramatic I did not mind that he said it only late in the book.What I minded was that Adrian was never seen or heard saying or doing anything that remotely suggested his devotion I don t need a sweet talking man But I have to be convinced of his feelings when he said I love you Overall I cannot say that this was a great introduction to Joan Wolf I did enjoy the way she told the story so I might give the writer another try This particular story was as Goodreads has defined the 2 stars rating It was ok


  2. P. P. says:

    Not quite four really The plot, busy as it is, gets nicely tied up, but I can t really like a petulant heroine She s beautiful, yesthen what You feel sorry for the hero.


  3. Aneca Aneca says:

    I like books written in the first person, it s easier to feel some empathy towards the main character but at the same time the fact that you know them better doesn t mean that are easier to like I did like the premise of this book very much, it is a murder mystery combined with a forced marriage plot and the characters seemed decent enough to make the story work.The main character is Kate A young girl of 18, recently orphaned who goes to live with her uncle She suspects her father has been mu I like books written in the first person, it s easier to feel some empathy towards the main character but at the same time the fact that you know them better doesn t mean that are easier to like I did like the premise of this book very much, it is a murder mystery combined with a forced marriage plot and the characters seemed decent enough to make the story work.The main character is Kate A young girl of 18, recently orphaned who goes to live with her uncle She suspects her father has been murdered but has no means to investigate at first Her uncle, Charlwood, hates the Earl of Greystone and to get his revenge forces a wedding between Kate and Greystone with the goal ruin the Earl s political aspirations since Kate is socially a nobody Charwood s plan is foiled though as Kate and Greystone do try to make the marriage work and she ends up being accepted by society Besides have to learn to live with her husband Kate doesn t give up on her plans to find what really happened to her father.My main problem with the story was the heroine, Kate She falls in love with her husband but doesn t believe he can love her after being forced to marry so she never reveals her love to him At the same time that she feels guilty for having ruined his chance to find love her was almost betrothed to another woman , she attacks the other woman telling that Greystone is now hers so she can stop pining for him To make matters worse she confides in Harry Greystone s brother and relies on him to help her find the truth about her father s death but she never tells any of that to her husband nor trusts him with what she is doing This leads him to be jealous of the Harry Kate relationship and she seems the only one oblivious to his feelings.So, while I felt the story had potential, the fact that I didn t like Kate all that much and I felt she should have understood her husband a bit better and a bit sooner leads me to give this one a lower grade than I would otherwise have given.Grade 3.5 5


  4. Cappacino Assasin Cappacino Assasin says:

    I have read this book tons of times and it never gets boring Never.This was one of the first Joan Wolf books I read and has become the standard marker against which I measure her other books Even in modern stories, it is extremely difficult to find a character who is so funny, sassy and just amazing I was laughing so hard like a madwoman at midnight, probably frightening my family It was not only Kate This story is one of the best moulded narratives of the author There is actually a sensibl I have read this book tons of times and it never gets boring Never.This was one of the first Joan Wolf books I read and has become the standard marker against which I measure her other books Even in modern stories, it is extremely difficult to find a character who is so funny, sassy and just amazing I was laughing so hard like a madwoman at midnight, probably frightening my family It was not only Kate This story is one of the best moulded narratives of the author There is actually a sensible storyline and a well rounded cast of supporting characters Harry, Aunt Louisa and Paddy were substantial to the story and were so appealing that I just found myself liking them.And nobody, simply nobody, can say anything wrong about Lord Adrian He is one of the greatest heroes ever and the perfect match for Kate He was a strong character of his own and you can actually get a great idea of his character despite not hearing from him first hand That is my only complaint I would have liked to read Adrian s side of the story, to hear his voice But otherwise, I have no problems at all


  5. Li Li says:

    This was a re read for me I ve read most of Joan Wolf s backlist way back when, and took the chance to get the e version when she released most of her backlist in digital format.There are dated tropes galore the forced marriage, the Big Misunderstanding, the sinister uncle, the feisty heroine , but you know what This was as much fun as I remembered Unusually for a historical romance, this has a first person POV which I appreciated I liked the horse mad Kate very much, and enjoyed seeing A This was a re read for me I ve read most of Joan Wolf s backlist way back when, and took the chance to get the e version when she released most of her backlist in digital format.There are dated tropes galore the forced marriage, the Big Misunderstanding, the sinister uncle, the feisty heroine , but you know what This was as much fun as I remembered Unusually for a historical romance, this has a first person POV which I appreciated I liked the horse mad Kate very much, and enjoyed seeing Adrian through her eyes Obviously there were things that was glaringly obvious to everyone except Kate, but I just sat back and went along for the ride and watched the two of them fumble their way towards each other Great secondary characters, and really, overall it s a great sentimental angst y romance that pushed the right buttons for me


  6. Janet Janet says:

    As much as it pains me to agree, this is not Wolf at her first person best So many misunderstandings the whole live apart with the servants jealousy of the brother It was not her finest Regency moment.


  7. Sally_skellington Sally_skellington says:

    Cover ber das Cover l sst sich streiten, mir pers nlich gef llt es leider nicht so, da es schon sehr nach gro em Schmachtroman aussieht und es daher eher in die Sparte liest meine Oma reingeschoben werden k nnte Aber es ist irgendwie auch sehr passend f r den Roman Ein bisschen Schmachten darf man ja DProtagonistenKate oder auch Lady Cathleen w chst bei ihrem Vater auf Da dieser Pferdeh ndler ist rei en sie st ndig durchs Land und sind nie l nger an einem Ort Doch als dieser verstirbt kom Cover ber das Cover l sst sich streiten, mir pers nlich gef llt es leider nicht so, da es schon sehr nach gro em Schmachtroman aussieht und es daher eher in die Sparte liest meine Oma reingeschoben werden k nnte Aber es ist irgendwie auch sehr passend f r den Roman Ein bisschen Schmachten darf man ja DProtagonistenKate oder auch Lady Cathleen w chst bei ihrem Vater auf Da dieser Pferdeh ndler ist rei en sie st ndig durchs Land und sind nie l nger an einem Ort Doch als dieser verstirbt kommt sie zu ihrem Onkel, der ihr nichts gutes will Gegen ihren Willen wird sie mit Adrian Greystone verm hlt und gew hnt sich doch erstaunlich schnell an das neue Leben Anfangs tat mir Kate echt leid, aber mit der Zeit war ich einfach nur gl cklich dar ber, das sie selbst immer gl cklicher wurde und Freunde und eine Familie gefunden hat Sie ist eine starke Frau, die sich f r nichts zu schade ist und deshalb m chte sie auch herausfinden warum ihr Vater sterben musste.Adrian kam mir am Anfang recht kalt und herzlos vor Er war ein Typ Mann vor dem man eher zur ckschreckt und sich klein macht Doch er hat ein gutes Herz und das merkt Kate auch ziemlich schnell Er ist ein einflussreicher Mann und hat deswegen leider auch sehr viel au erhalb seines zu Hauses zu tun, sodass Kate und er des fteren l nger getrennt leben m ssen, doch jedes mal wenn er wieder da ist, merkt man das die beiden etwas tiefes verbindet.SchreibstilDer Schreibstil hat sehr gut in die Zeit gepasst Die Gespr che die die Charaktere gef hrt haben, waren oft sehr hochgestochen, eben so wie man fr her geredet hat Es hat mir sehr gut gefallen, denn so f hlte sich die Geschichte authentischer an und man konnte richtig sch n eintauchen Auch das es sich nicht nur um eine Liebesgeschichte gehandelt hat, sondern auch um etwas Ermittlungsarbeit und noch andere Dinge wichtige Rollen gespielt haben hat mir gut gefallen Die Charaktere waren sch n ausgearbeitet und ich mochte Kate und Harry sehr gerne.AutorinJoan Wolf ist die amerikanische Grande Dame der Liebesromane Sie wuchs in der New Yorker Bronx auf und studierte Englische und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaften am renommierten Hunter College in Manhattan Nach ihrem Abschluss arbeitete sie l ngere Zeit als Englischlehrerin an einer High School, bevor sie ihre internationale Karriere als Autorin begann Heute lebt sie mit ihrem Mann, ihrer Katze und ihrem Hund in Connecticut Bei dotbooks ver ffentlichte sie die Romane Die Braut des F rsten , Das Herz des Earls , Die Liebe des K nigs und Die Leidenschaft des Lords EinzelbewertungenSchreibstil 5 5Charaktere 5 5Spannung 3 5Ende 4 5Cover 2 5FazitEin toller Liebesroman f r regnerische Tage im Bett Bei dem Buch taucht man ab in die Vergangenheit


  8. Marie Ledoux Marie Ledoux says:

    Kates Familie besteht seit jeher nur aus ihrem Vater und dessen bestem Freund Paddy Gemeinsam fahren sie durchs Land kaufen und verkaufen Rennpferde Als ihr Vater jedoch im Wald bei einem angeblichen Schussunfall ums Leben kommt, muss sie zu Ihrem Onkel ziehen Einen Mann, den sie kaum kennt und ihr auch nicht ganz geheuer erscheint Ihr Misstrauen ihm gegen ber wird auch best tigt, als sie sich von einem Moment auf den anderen als Braut von Lord Greystone wiederfindet In einer inszeniert kom Kates Familie besteht seit jeher nur aus ihrem Vater und dessen bestem Freund Paddy Gemeinsam fahren sie durchs Land kaufen und verkaufen Rennpferde Als ihr Vater jedoch im Wald bei einem angeblichen Schussunfall ums Leben kommt, muss sie zu Ihrem Onkel ziehen Einen Mann, den sie kaum kennt und ihr auch nicht ganz geheuer erscheint Ihr Misstrauen ihm gegen ber wird auch best tigt, als sie sich von einem Moment auf den anderen als Braut von Lord Greystone wiederfindet In einer inszeniert kompromittierenden Lage werden Adrian und Kate gezwungen zu heiraten Da der Earl of Greystone nicht genau wei , ob Kate in den fiesen Plan eingeweiht war, l dt er sie kurzer Hand auf einem seiner Landsitze ab und l sst sie f r etliche Monate dort alleine.Kate f hlt sich dort wohl und f rchtet schon den Moment, wenn ihr Gemahl sie wieder besucht Erst Harry, der Bruder des Earls bringt sie auf andere Gedanken Er ist begeistert von Kate und auch ihrem Wissen ber Pferde So glaubt er, dass Adrian der perfekt Ehemann f r Kate ist Sie hat jedoch Zweifel, ob Adrian es je berwinden wird, so hintergangen worden zu sein Wie hat es mir gefallen Vielen lieben Dank an der Verlag, dass ich mir dieses Buch aussuchen durfte Es war jede Minute des Lesens wert.Kate lebt ein ungew hnliches Leben f r eine junge Frau Sie wei mehr ber Pferde als so mancher Mann und kann sich auch behaupten Dennoch ist sie recht naiv, weil sie das normale Leben nicht kennt Das macht sie total sympathisch, denn sie versucht immer f r alle Probleme L sungen zu finden Wenn diese auch nicht immer ganz realistisch sind.Adrian steht mit beiden Beinen im Leben Als Kriegsheld bei Waterloo hat er schon vieles gesehen und nicht nur sch nes Er l sst sich nicht gerne dr ngen oder gar zwingen Deshalb ist diese Hochzeit f r ihn die absolute Katastrophe Da er ein politisches Amt anstrebt, w re ihm an einem Skandal nicht gelegen Nach der Hochzeit versucht er seine Braut auf Abstand zu halten, aber seine berlegungen gehen weiter Es kann nicht sein, dass sein Ruf schaden nimmt, weil er seine Frau nicht richtig behandelt So kommt es, wie es kommen muss Kate und Adrian versuchen eine richtige Ehe zu f hren und stolpern nat rlich ber ganz normale Dinge Woher sollen sie auch wissen, wie man als Ehepaar kommuniziert Ein Lernprozess, der am sant beschrieben ist und manchmal komplett falsche Wege gehen muss.Einmal angefangen, konnte ich kaum mehr aufh ren und deshalb sind die 384 Seiten auch nur so dahin geflogen.F r Leser innen, der geschmackvollen leicht historischen Unterhaltung auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen


  9. Nightwitch Nightwitch says:

    Sweet, relatively standard romance for Wolf, with some last minute kidnappings and drama and maybe a littlepsychosexual crazy than I was prepared for at the end, view spoiler the heroine s uncle abducts her and attempts to rape her when she points out that she s his sister s daughter he says that will make it even better Since a lot of the book had involved the heroine understanding why her uncle is so screwed up an abusive childhood, a love affair with the hero s sister which end Sweet, relatively standard romance for Wolf, with some last minute kidnappings and drama and maybe a littlepsychosexual crazy than I was prepared for at the end, view spoiler the heroine s uncle abducts her and attempts to rape her when she points out that she s his sister s daughter he says that will make it even better Since a lot of the book had involved the heroine understanding why her uncle is so screwed up an abusive childhood, a love affair with the hero s sister which ended badly this felt really frightening, which I guess was what Wolf was going for hide spoiler However, written with telling rather than showing, and so many horse details that I just kind of skimmed, hence the DNF rating


  10. Patrizia Patrizia says:

    La storia, raccontata in prima persona dalla fresca e testarda protagonista, per quanto di per s piuttosto ovvia nel suo sviluppo e forse un po troppo tirata per le lunghe verso la fine finisce con il conquistare anche un lettore abbastanza smaliziato Un discreto romanzo, di una buona scrittrice.