19 Oct 2018

First Line Fridays 40: Fool Me Twice by Philippa Jane Keyworth

I'm back again after a week hiatus. I've been doing a fair deal of reading, but also been a little busy and other the weather the last few days, and it turns out I have contracted Hand, Foot and Mouth disease from my infant nephew. Sounds nasty, but its not too severe and hopefully I will get over it soon.

Today I am going to share a book which has just recently come out in audio. Its a Regency written by a British author. Her previous two books were tremendous fun, and this one looks to be as well.

In the gaming hells of eighteenth century London, orphan Caro Worth is leading a double life. By day she plays a proper gentlewoman on the lookout for a wealthy husband. By night she plays the infamous Angelica, her fictional half-sister with a talent for cards and an ability to finance the life her respectable self has built.
An introduction to a rich Marquis brings marriage and security within Caro’s grasp…until the arrival of the unpredictable and totally ineligible Mr. Tobias Felton.

Dismayed by Felton’s persistent appearances, shocking frankness, and enigmatic green eyes, Caro watches helplessly as he comes closer than anyone to guessing her secret, but when complete and utter ruin threatens, she finds that Felton’s suspicions just might become her salvation.
As the walls she has built to protect herself crumble down around her, Caro learns that no matter how careful your plans, life and love have a habit of falling quite spectacularly out of control!

The First Line reads: 

"Are you always so demanding?" asked Lord Avers, smiling saucily and flashing his white teeth as he gave up a card to the player beside him.

That's My First Line for this week. Don't forget to click the Meme and see what everyone else is reading. 



  1. This sounds like a fun read! You say it's the third in a series - is it best to read the series in order, or could I start here?

    I've just finished reading Things Left Unsaid by Courtney Walsh (one of those books I opened to get the first line to share, but it hooked me so now I'm sharing the first line after I've read the last. And I'm sharing a day late. #SorryNotSorry). Here's the first line:

    "This is it, Lyndie. Don't blow it."

    On my blog, I'm sharing from an old favourite Australian contemporary Christian romance that's recently been re-released: Return to Baragula by Mary Hawkins. I hope you get a chance to check it out.

    1. Sorry, I might have given the impression this book was part of a series. I don't think it is.
      The author wrote two other Regency novels before this one, but they are all standalone books, so they can be read in any order.

      Happy Weekend Reading.

  2. This week on my blog I shared Ours for a Season by Kim Vogel Sawyer but I'm currently reading Chosen People by Robert Whitlow so here I'll share the first line from my current chapter (26): "Hana had trouble containing her excitement during her morning Skype session with Daud." Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading!


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