A Lady Never Lies by Juliana Gray {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 9 June, 2014 by Amanda / 8 Comments

A Lady Never Lies by Juliana Gray {Amanda’s Review}A Lady Never Lies by Juliana Gray
Series: Affairs by Moonlight #1
four-stars
Also in this series: A Duke Never Yields
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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Lady Alexandra Morley, an alluring widow, is desperate to devise a plan to reverse her fortunes. When fate lands her in the arms of Phineas "Finn" Burke, an attractive inventor, she despairs of ever getting what she needs...until they kiss.

Finn has always been impervious to the charms of the female species, intent only on perfecting his "horseless carriage" engine. He never dreamed he'd meet a woman like Alexandra, who is as stubborn as she is comely. Despite the brewing scandal, Finn longs to make Alexandra his wife, but he must first convince the maddening lady that their love is the only thing that matters.

Can’t wait for the other stories.

Thoughts on A Lady Never Lies

After a somewhat disappointing run of books, I put off reading. It wasn’t a slump, exactly, just a desire not to pick up another meh book. That’s where Renae came in. I poked and prodded until she gave me a couple recommendations of good historical romance. And she didn’t let me down!

Ahh, this was a rather fun setup. Alexandra, her sister, and her cousin lease an Italian villa. Finn and two of his friends unknowingly lease the same Italian villa. Both groups are intent on spending the year without influence of the opposite sex. And it all unravels from there.

Though I’m not sure, I think all the stories in this series happen at the same time, but each couple gets its own book. Which makes me anxious to get my hands on the other books (especially Abigail and Wallingford’s book, because the goose down incident was particularly amusing as was one other…).

Not gonna lie, I’m a sucker for the logical and smart man who turns into a speechless mess around his lady love. And that’s precisely what happens to Finn. But once he knows what he wants, he’s not afraid to go after it—nor afraid of embracing his feelings. Always a plus. Alexandra got on my nerves a bit, but it wasn’t enough to distract from the book.

And the historical romance bender continues!

four-stars

Filed under: ESR: 8, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda,

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8 Responses to “A Lady Never Lies by Juliana Gray {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. Yeah, I actually took a week off reading books, sticking with magazines instead because I didn’t want to read another meh book. I’m not calling it a slump, either. Finn, with his smarts and tongue-tied-ness, sounds like my kind of guy, too!

    • Yeah. Luckily I was able to find some good books to read, but it was dicey there for a while! And Finn was awesome. (Though I ended up skipping the middle book in the series and went for the third book.)

  2. YAY for historical romance benders!!! I haven’t read anything by Julianna Gray, but I’m curious. I also love it when a smart guy gets all tongue tied around the heroine.

    I may have asked you this before, so hopefully this isn’t too annoying a question, but have you read anything by Julie Garwood? She’s one of my favorite historical romance writers. She doesn’t write them anymore (she’s more of a romantic suspense writer now) but some of her historicals are amazing! If you really like Regency romance, I would check out Castles! One of my favorites for sure! And she has medieval romances, too. I really like The Secret and Ransom. Oooh, and I love Saving Grace, too.

    Also, have you read any of Lisa Kleypas’s romances? Because if not, YOU NEED TO! Seriously, need to. You could start with her Wallflower series (I never read the first one, but the second and third are amazing, and the third is a major fan favorite), or her Hathaway series.

    • I think you have asked me, and I used to read a lot of Julie Garwood when I was in high school. She was one of my favorite historical romance writers! Along with Amanda Quick, I think. (Mostly due to my love of Jayne Ann Krentz at the time.)

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