THE LADY LIES
by Samantha Saxon

June 2005
ISBN: 0-425-20358-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback
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Burden weighed heavy on the shoulders of Lady Celeste Rivenhall. Those burdens increased on the arrival of Aidan Duhearst, Earl of Wessex. The man whose military exploits were legendary was taken prisoner. Celeste could not sit idly by and watch him hang. As a British agent undercover as a spy for the French, Celeste has the opportunity to save Aidan, which she does.


Aidan does not know the truth about Celeste. All he can see is an English traitor who is also Napoleon Bonaparte’s mistress. Another fact Aidan is unaware of is the amount of risk Celeste took in order to help him escape. He doesn’t even know it was she who had freed him, as a result Celeste has to watch her hero walk away from her with hatred spewing from his lips. A month later Aidan attends a ball where he sees the familiar face of his enemy: Celeste. He follows her and things become heated – in more ways than one.


Celeste’s mission is to find “The Lion”, which is paramount to her budding feelings for Aidan. Therefore, Celeste wills herself to complete her purpose. Aidan, on the other hand, makes it is his goal to find out more about the treasonous Lady Rivenhall. All the while not knowing that his quest could very well prove fatal for her. Once it is all said and done will Aidan still hate Celeste? Will it matter were his inquiries to go too far?


Samantha Saxon’s debut novel, The Lady Lies is a brilliant romance for fans of historical novels. It is well crafted and researched with fully drawn characters who round out this adventure. Ms. Saxon neatly weaves an erotic drama against a backdrop of political suspense. Readers are sure to be won over by this new author’s creative skill with the written word.


Reviewed in September 2005 by Rho.

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