How much can you really know about someone?
Lady Victoria Grayson has always considered herself a keen observer of human behavior. After battling a chronic childhood illness that kept her homebound for years, she journeys to London determined to have the adventure of a lifetime.
Jaded by his wartime profession as a spy, Lord Witt understands, more than most, that everyone is not always who they pretend to be. He meets Victoria after the Regent requests an investigation into the activities of her physician brother, Lord Ravensmoore.
Witt and Victoria become increasingly entangled in a plot targeting the lords of Parliament. Victoria is forced to question how well she knows those close to her while challenging Witt’s cynical nature and doubts about God. Together they must confront their pasts in order to solve a mystery that could devastate their future.
Regency meets Sherlock Holmes with a macabre twist. How's that for a summation of this fresh, new Regency release? It has all the delicious elements of a great escape read.:
Innocent ingenue with a curiosity to rival any cat
Jaded ex-spy with a mysterious past
Horrific crime to solve
Burgeoning romance in the midst of peril
Social justice issues that appall as well as make you think
Solid inspirational thread
Kent does justice to the Regency era. Her dialogue is oh-so-annoyingly proper (in a good way) and I found myself beginning to think in 'Regencese' as I immersed myself in the read. :-) With her lush settings, vibrant characters and innumerable historical details the author has managed to create a bygone era that will send Regency lovers into a swoon.
The gallant Lord Witt has his hands full with Victoria, who seems to catapult herself from one impossible situation to another. And oh, her marvelous dog! A mastiff in the city no less! . He provides wonderful moments of comic relief in the midst of drama and intrigue.
This is the second in the Ravensmoore series, but easy to read as a standalone. However, I'm hooked and will be hunting down the first book which features Victoria's brother and sister-in-law (who are secondary characters in Chameleon).
A rollicking fun read for any historical romance lover!