The Devious Debutante (Love in New Orleans, #3) by Ursula LeCoeur (Review by #NerdGirlBecca)


Title: The Devious Debutante (Love in New Orleans, #3)

Author: Ursula LeCoeur

Published Date: August 15th 2015

Genre: Historical Romance


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Beneath the glittering façade of historic mansions and gaslit restaurants, no one tells Maureen Collins what to do. Not her father. Not the old society families of New Orleans. Not even her dead mother, who chose her groom the day her daughter was born. Refusing the husband selected for her, Maureen ventures into a world of lies, disguises and midnight rendezvous—to win the love of Ben Merritt, an intriguing stranger with something to hide.
Merritt leads a double life. By day he’s a priggish attorney; when the moon rises, he prowls the docks tracking opium smugglers. When he meets Maureen, he suppresses his desire and thinks of her as a useful tool to aid his investigation of her father—his prime suspect.
Each tries to make sense of the other’s peculiar behavior. Maureen concludes Merritt is an opium addict, while Merritt deduces that Maureen and her father are cohorts in a vast smuggling operation.
As the deceptions multiply, the stakes grow higher. When Maureen’s desperate plan to learn the truth turns deadly, only one man can identify the threads of conspiracy to save her life.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***#NerdGirlBecca’s  Review***
 New Orleans, 1885, a time when high society and the sweltering heat of the south collides. A romance between two people who meet by chance on a foggy night. You seriously can’t get me interested into a book faster than this. The Devious Debutante caught my heart and attention from the very first word and kept me going into the end with a bit of sadness that it had to come to an end. If you are a fan of the likes of Gaelen Foley, or Sabrina Jeffries (Like I am!!) then you need to pick up this book.

It’s the perfect blend of romantic suspense and hard hitting plot for every romance reader alike. Not only is the plot strong, but LeCoeur’s characters are both breathtaking and down to earth in the same breath. The chemistry between the two characters is palpable keeping the reader wanting more between the two lead characters. 4 out of 5 stars from this reviewer. I’ll be looking out for this author in months to come for her new books.


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