Never Blow a Kiss
by Lindsay Lovise
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Pub Date 23 Jan 2024 | Archive Date Not set
The utterly charming Emily Leverton has a dark past and is determined to leave it behind in her respectable new role as a governess. But when she is recruited by a secret network of governesses who spy on the ton, it may just be a way to redeem the dark secrets of her past.
Straddling the worlds of the ton and the working class, as an ex-solider turned railroad magnate, Zach hunts killers for the Metropolitan Police by day and dutifully attends balls at night. In neither world has he met a woman with the brazenness to mock him. So when a saucy governess blows him a kiss he is determined to catch her, never expecting that when he does he will find an intelligent, quirky woman hiding more than her true name. As Zach peels back the layers of Emily’s lies, he falls for the street-wise woman who handles a dagger like a pro and kisses like a mistress. But when his affair with Emily intertwines with his hunt for a killer, he discovers Emily is hiding an explosive secret—one that could destroy them both.
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Average rating from 153 members
Never Blow a Secret had me captivated from start to finish. The protagonist, Emily, is an extraordinary heroine - resilient, intelligent, and courageous. Her character truly shines throughout the story. The book is filled with an air of mystery that kept me engaged and guessing until the very end. I particularly enjoyed the character of Zach, whose kindness and ability to truly understand Emily added depth to the narrative.
I was on the edge of my seat for this whole book! Emily is such an amazing heroine - resilient, smart, strong, and so courageous! I love the intrigue in the book too, it kept me guessing and invested throughout the whole thing. I also really liked Zach, especially his kindness and his ability to truly see Emily. Overall, I loved this book and I'm so pleased that it is the first in a series, I can't wait to read the next ones!!
I thought this book was amazing!! I really enjoyed the main characters- Emily and Zack. I thought they had a lot of substance and I really liked their chemistry. I loved the storyline- the romance and mystery. I definitely recommend this book!!
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read. The heroine was spunky, and I appreciated the fact that while the author used aspects of the heroine's common upbringing to make her impressively resourceful, she didn't resort to throwing in crass mannerisms to bring home the point.
The MMC was appropriately supportive (and as enchanted as I was) by Emily's self-reliance.
Will definitely read more from this author. The setup for the next book (don't worry, there's a clear cut ending and HEA for this one) already has me intrigued.