Once a Courtesan
by Liana LeFey
Publication Date: March 27, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select, Historical Romance
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Constable Will Danbury has infiltrated a school to investigate an alleged crime. What he finds is a deeper, darker mystery—and a potent attraction to the alluring headmistress, Jacqueline Trouvère. But a constable can’t get romantically involved with a suspect; even one he thinks is innocent, without committing career suicide.
As headmistress of a school devoted to saving the innocent daughters of London’s soiled doves, Jacqueline’s life is complicated. Will tempts her in ways she never thought to experience, but she believes no respectable gentleman could love a former courtesan.
Despite their best efforts to fight it, a romance blossoms. When danger jeopardizes the school, however, his deceptions and her omissions come to light, threatening to destroy their love. They must look beyond the past to save both their future together and the lives of those they’ve sworn to protect.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 REVIEW by Katie
I LOVED this book!!! It is the second book in the Once Wicked series but it is easily read as a standalone which is what I did! I have never read anything by this author before and as soon as I read the synopsis I knew I couldn’t wait to start it and I was completely hooked from the very beginning. It was brilliantly written, the plot was great and it flowed really well. The story was slow but I enjoyed that because it was so enjoyable to read. I felt like I knew everything about the characters, I knew their past; I knew what made them tick. There are so many strengths to this story from the brilliant storyline to the amazing character development. I really did thoroughly enjoy it!
I really liked Jacqueline’s character – she hadn’t had the easiest of lives but she was not going to let those girls suffer the way she had. I really felt for her and admired how strong she was. I also really liked the suspense surrounding the archangel – even though he was identified he still remained mysterious throughout the story. I thought that Will was a great character! There’s just something about an undercover constable in historical romance novels that I like! He also sounded extremely handsome! There were a few scenes between the two but I liked that this wasn’t the main focus of the story especially given Jaqueline’s past! I loved them together as a couple!
If you love historical romances then you will definitely enjoy this one! As mentioned it is a slower paced story but it is well worth a read! One of my favourites on this genre so far this year!
ABOUT LIANA LEFEY
Liana loves to weave incendiary tales that capture the heart and the imagination, taking the reader out of the now and into another world. The glory and splendor of the 18th Century provides a lush, glittering backdrop for her fairy tale romances. It’s a time of sensuous lovers, passionate music, lavish royal courts and deadly intrigues.
Liana lives in Texas with her own dashing hero of nearly twenty years, their delightful progeny, one spoiled-rotten feline overlord, and several tanks of tropical fish. She’s been devouring historical romances since her early teens and is now delighted to be writing them for fellow enthusiasts.