My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really love Joan Wolf Regency romances (her historical fiction is good, too). I compare her Regency romances to champagne. They are light, fizzy, and enjoyable. The plots are well-crafted. The time period is drawn accurately and is well described. The hero and heroine both are three dimensional characters, complete with flaws. And if the heroine is often a little forward-thinking for the time period, well, that works for me.
“The Deception” is no exception. Kate is an appealing (and modern) heroine. Adrian is an almost (but not quite) perfect hero. There are some plot twists that are readily foreseeable but enjoyable all the same. And, of course, as with all good romances, the book ends happily ever after.
If you are looking for a light, easy summer read, Joan Wolf romances fit that description perfectly.