The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount

The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount

Julia London / Jun 04, 2020

The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount Lady Phoebe Fairchild is well aware that the ton would be appalled to learn of a young lady of quality involved in a trade Therefore she resorts to selling her beautiful handmade gowns under a fictit

  • Title: The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount
  • Author: Julia London
  • ISBN: 9781416516170
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Lady Phoebe Fairchild is well aware that the ton would be appalled to learn of a young lady of quality involved in a trade Therefore, she resorts to selling her beautiful handmade gowns under a fictitious name Madame Dupree So when circumstances force her to visit the estate of William Darby, the Viscount of Summerfield, to design ball gowns for his sisters, she assumesLady Phoebe Fairchild is well aware that the ton would be appalled to learn of a young lady of quality involved in a trade Therefore, she resorts to selling her beautiful handmade gowns under a fictitious name Madame Dupree So when circumstances force her to visit the estate of William Darby, the Viscount of Summerfield, to design ball gowns for his sisters, she assumes Madame s identity Phoebe s discomfort in her new position as hired help is nothing compared to her visceral attraction to the viscount himself Heathenishly handsome and shamelessly seductive, Will invites her to be his mistress and Phoebe is shockingly tempted to accept But as their desire for each other grows and the risk of exposure becomes even greater, Phoebe is in dire danger of losing her reputation, her livelihood and her chance of becoming the bride of the man whose passion has claimed her forever.

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      • Julia London

        Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of than two dozen romantic fiction novels She is the author of the popular historical romance series, the Cabot Sisters, includingThe Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and The Scoundrel and the Debutante She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming Ranch, and The Perfect Homecoming.Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a six time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction To keep up with all the Julia London news, please visit julialondon Follow her on Facebook at facebook julialondon


    1. Well, at least this was better than The Perils of Pursuing a Prince, but not by much. I actually liked the theme about the heroine's talent in designing and sewing women's clothes, and the blackmail threat to expose Phoebe to the scorn of the ton was very realistic, so I had no problem accepting that premise. My problem was with the behaviors of the two main characters - Will couldn't see that his attempts to seduce a widowed, defenseless seamstress were more reprehensible than the sexual habits [...]

    2. ****3.5 stars****I'm glad I read this series until the end, otherwise I would have missed Phoebe's story. I believe her storyline is the most interesting one. I got hooked in the first pages and couldn't put it down until I reached the very last one. Lady Phoebe Fairchild, daughter of the Late Earl of Bingley, sister to the Marchioness of Middleton and cousin to the Princess of Powys, is being blackmailed by her ruthless employer, Mrs Ramsey, into working as Madame Dupree, a fake identity Phoebe [...]

    3. IMO this was the weakest book of the series. I love London's writing because she usually writes a big part of the book from the hero's POV, which didn't happen here. That left Will kind of a stranger for me, plus I didn't really like the way he pressed an employee of his into an illicit relationship. No matter how mutual the attraction was, her initial response was 'No' and I believe pressing, even gently, someone who's financially dependant and in lower social standing than yourself, is not pro [...]

    4. Lady Phoebe Fairchild is a great modiste. She can fashion clothes that everyone admires, however since she is a part of a society which rules dictate you cannot have a profession and be a part of the ton she is pretending to be Madame Dupree. However she is blackmailed to go to a country estate and fashion dresses for two young ladies or she will get exposed. So she travels to the estate of William Darby, the Viscount of Summerfield to make dresses for his two sisters who are going to be coming [...]

    5. The last book of the trilogy, where Lady Phoebe Fairchild finds her own happily-ever-after.Being blackmailed into working as Madame Dupree by her unscrupulous employer, Phoebe finds herself in William Darby, Viscount of Summerfield's estate, where she is designing ball gowns for his unruly sisters, while learning first hand how life is as a servant.William has just returned from his extensive travels around the world to find his home in shambles, his father infirm and unable to talk and his sibl [...]

    6. A good book, but not quite as good as the first Julia London book I happened upon so I'm rounding down. I liked the characters, the situation was plausible, and the romance was passionate. I like the way that London brings family into her stories; or at least, we're 2 for 2 on that trait. Brothers, sisters, ailing fathers there were more relationships here than just the main romance and it all played into the plot. My main reservations was that I thought the plot was a bit flat, especially towa [...]

    7. I loathe, loathe the mistaken identity theme. Mind you I knew what I was getting into before I read the book. But my reason for it reading the was the author. I love her books, and I thought that maybe, just maybe, I wouldn’t be put off by the theme. My mistake. It bothered me a lot.I found that the whole masquerade/mistaken identity in this book, was overly done. She could have told her secret at any point, in my opinion. But it continued until, well you guessed it, someone recognized her, an [...]

    8. I liked this one better than the average, most of my usual frustrations with romance novels occurred (not caring about propriety, the difficult angry siblings or children, the hero being ridiculously unreasonable about something silly) but were resolved in a believable and satisfying way. The hero actually REALIZED he was being unreasonable and apologized! Also, for once a series like this didn't make me feel like all the characters from the previous books were simply tacked on. In the first "De [...]

    9. 3 StarsLady Phoebe gets blackmailed by the women she secretly works for into working as a seamstress under the name of Madame Dupree for William Darby, the Viscount of Summerfield's rowdy siblings. She didn't expect to fall in love with Will or to become so attached to his family, but as the lies she really had no choice of spinning starts spiraling out of control she's in a place was she's never been. Lost.Honestly there really isn't anything spectacular or unique about this book or the charact [...]

    10. I did like this book, but there were times when it dragged on to let everyone know how wrong it is to judge people by the way they look. There was a long drawn out chapter ll about it, of which I could not see happening. But that is just me. Also the end of the book, it was too HEA Almost cheesy. And the ending interlude. talking through it was a little much. I never got a good feel for the hero character. I think some of the characters needed more development. I cant say I liked or disliked any [...]

    11. I was MUCH more pleased with this book. I loved Lady Phoebe and Will. Those HELLIONS that Will called siblings deserved a good ole' fashioned butt whipping. They were horrible but I loved Phoebe's responses to their shenanigans. I had a good feeling about Phoebe in book 1 and I was right. Hands down, the best in the series!4.5

    12. I'm glad this series ended on a high note. This book was definitely the best of bunch. Phoebe was my favorite of Fairchild ladies. I also liked Will, although I thought more could have been done with his character. Overall, this series was a little disappointing.

    13. Nada del otro mundo, la verdad fue el que menos me gusto de la serie, hubiera podido ser tan divertido Pero vale la pena leerlo para saber la historia de Phone

    14. Pheobe is the last single one. She has been helping supporting her sister and cousin with her sewing. Now she doesn't need to because they hae both married. But the person who has been selling her dresses forces her into going to an estate in the country to make clothing for the viscount's sisters. They develop a relationship but he doesn't want to marry a seamstress and she is afraid to tell him the truth. Nice ending to the series

    15. Will and Phoebe. I didn't care for him overly much. He seduced her and then every time he saw her in public, he was awful to her. The hidden identity was a bit overdone, she could have told him who she was a lot sooner and then his response was over the top considering he wasn't respectful of her to begin with.

    16. Un libro lleno de alegría, situaciones complicadas, situaciones más complicadas aún y un muy lindo romance contra todo pronóstico.Me ha encantado, ¡genial final para la trilogía!

    17. Would have been a 3*, but for the jerk H & foolish h. A lot can be excused in the name of Love, but you can’t be too stupid & never learn from mistakes.

    18. I am going to state once more that I am not fond of the “big misunderstanding” plot device. I always tell myself I won’t read the whole mess but just skip over it and finish the story. I never do skip ahead though, first it becomes like watching an accident you just can’t seem to look away and second you never know what may be important that will be tucked away in the oncoming drama. This story is one of those plots.William Darby, Viscount of Summerfield, has come home to assume his duti [...]

    19. I read this a while ago, so I can't remember everything that happened, but it was really good! She gets sent to Summerfield's home where he's just gotten back from galavanting around the globe because his father is very ill and he needs to take care of the estate and his younger siblings (2 sisters and a brother, I believe). His siblings are practically heathens, and Phoebe is supposed to be designing and sewing dresses for the sisters.Phoebe poses as a widow and she and Summerfield end up falli [...]

    20. Jesus Almight, how I've hated this lord! Summerfield is by far the most self-assured caracter that I ever seen and all the "do you know with whom you are talking to" maked me sick in so many levels throught the book that I was pleading that Phoebe get back to London and let this bastard alone. Ugh! The end is beautiful, but predictable. Maybe if Phoebe had dropped the commission and in some way Summerfield chase her in London and "WOW YOU ARE MADAME DUPREE?" and then discovered that she was a la [...]

    21. emmatomyrock/3224808673Une petite romance historique qui m'a bien plu.Pas la meilleure que j'ai pu lire mais pas mauvaise.J'avoue avoir été légèrement déroutée au début car je n'avais eu droit qu'à quelques pages sur le point de vue de Will. Ce qui était assez étrange,ça enlevait de la profondeur au récit, mais l'auteure c’est bien rattraper après ! En effet, on rencontre tout d'abord Will Summerfield, qui revient après six ans de voyage dans le monde, auprès de sa famille qui [...]

    22. Historical English romance with a well born lady that wants to be in trade as a high fashion seamstress who finds love the another titled Lord who mistakes her for a light skirted seamstress instead of a innocent noble lady.Lady Phoebe Fairchild has been making money as the modiste, Madame Dupree and she is being blackmailed to make a wardrobe for Lord William Darby, the Viscount of Summerfield's young sisters who will be coming out that season. Lord William makes mistakes, lots of them, but alw [...]

    23. I remember the horror of this book quite clearly. The book was too appalling that it kept me from reading any books by the author. I was initially happy for this book as an object for relaxation that ended with the opposite results. After I was done I had to go out of my apartment at dawn to buy my favorite cheeseburger to refresh my mood. Phoebe is a good woman though a bit docile at times and the viscount does not particularly deserve her. He is, everything similar to an arse.Almost a year lat [...]

    24. So I started reading this thinking it was book 1 instead of book 3. In all honesty I didn't even realize until the story was over and starting Book 2 that I went in the wrong direction! Oh well!I really enjoyed this for the romance novel it was. It is historically set, but I found it was loosely constricted in its setting. The bounds of propriety are very, very loosely bound. If you give some leeway on this point you should find it a very pleasant read.There are some more detailed intimate scene [...]

    25. I Loved reading the Desperate Debutantes series, each novel in this series has an amazing story line with amazing characters. Each novel is different but each includes characters from the other novel. Julia London has got to be the best romance author out here at this time!! None of her novels are the same and their are stories within stories. Her novels are very sensual, which for myself this is what a romance novels should be about, it nothing slutty but its Hot!!! and it makes you wish you we [...]

    26. I was severely disappointed in this book. Summerfield's siblings were mean and spiteful, not engaging characters whatsoever. I understand the importance of conflict and drama, but to have an entire family of abusive, mean, and spiteful people does not make good reading. When Summerfield's sister Alice hit Phoebe, I almost threw the book into the recycling bin. But I chugged on. By the end, I was furious at Summerfield. To dismiss his servant Frieda, blaming her for sleeping around and getting pr [...]

    27. un libro entretenido, que disfrute leer.Me gusto la relación entre los personajes, solo me hubiera gustado ver un poquito más de ellos don juntos, como fue su boda, y todo eso.Will me gusto mucho, fue fiel a sus sentimientos para con phoebe, un bonito personaje.Julia London tiene una manera de escribir, que te atrapa y envuelve, donde no puedes parar de leer hasta llegar el final. solo me gustaría que profundizara más con los finales, ya que nos da un gran preámbulo y cuando todo se conecta [...]

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