When a Lady Dares by Tara Kingston #BlogTour #Review

They must tear down their defenses and learn to trust their hearts.
Her Majesty’s Most Secret Service #2
Tara Kingston
Released May 15, 2017

Entangled Select Historical

Sophie Atherton knows a liar when she sees one. Perhaps because she’s so skilled at deception herself. Searching for clues to a string of mysterious deaths, the secret operative for the Crown has connived her way into a phony medium’s confidence. When a dashing archaeologist seeks out the charlatan’s services, Sophie suspects he’s after more than a long-lost heirloom. Their electric attraction storms her defenses, but loving the rakish scholar would threaten her investigation and the life she’s crafted.

Gavin Stanwyck is a man on a mission. Masquerading as a treasure hunter to trap the spiritualist, he’s drawn to the medium’s enigmatic assistant. As treacherous forces close in, passion awakens his hardened heart—he’ll protect Sophie at all costs, but he cannot give her his love. Uniting to survive a sinister plot, they must tear down their defenses and learn to trust their hearts.

When a Lady Dares is book 2 in the Her Majesty’s Most Secret Service series. I haven’t read the first book and had no trouble following along so it can be read as a standalone.
This is an intriguing story full of mystery and romance. It is one of the best historical romances I have read. It’s a different kind of historical from what I normally read with the mystery being involved and I found that I really enjoyed it. The characters are great and I loved reading their story. Even if historical romance isn’t your thing, I’d highly suggest you give this one a try!
Rating: 4.5 stars

Award-winning and Amazon.com best-selling author Tara Kingston writes historical romance laced with intrigue, danger, and adventures of the heart. A Southern belle-out-of-water in a quaint Pennsylvania town, she lives with her real-life hero and a pair of deceptively innocent-looking cats in a cozy Victorian. A former librarian whose love of reading is evident in her popping-at-the-seams bookcases, she’s thankful for the invention of digital books, thereby eliminating the need for yet another set of shelves. When she’s not writing, reading, or burning dinner, Tara enjoys movie nights, cycling, hiking, DIY projects, and cheering on her favorite football team.