Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): A Tangled Ruse by Laura Beers

Posted July 3, 2018 by meezcarrie in giveaway, historical, Laura Beers, mystery/suspense, romance / 25 Comments

about the book

SERIES: The Beckett Files #4
GENRE: Clean Historical Intrigue/Romance
PUBLISHER: Phase Publishing
RELEASE DATE: July 1, 2018
PAGES: 305

After a failed abduction attempt, Lady Rachel is sent into hiding on her uncle’s estate near the sleepy village of Rockcliffe on the shores of Scotland. As she struggles to cope with the nightmares of her past, she unwittingly stumbles into even greater danger than she left behind. And this time, Shadow isn’t around to save her.

Luke Beckett, the Marquess of Downshire, was content running his stud farm in solitude, far from the scheming of the devious women of Society. That is, until his neighbor’s infuriatingly contrary niece rides into his life. Hiding behind the guise of a common horse trainer, he begins to form a peculiar friendship with Lady Rachel, without the constraints of his title. However, the longer the ruse continues, the more Luke realizes there is much more at stake than just their friendship.

With the looming threat of a French invasion, Luke and Rachel must work together to stop the tangled web of treachery before it is too late. When the truth is finally revealed, will they have the strength to trust each other with their hearts, or will the fear of rejection destroy their relationship before it has a chance to begin?

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England 1813

Do not show any sign of weakness, Lady Rachel thought as she stared at her formidable opponent. Do not let him intimidate you. He sat across from her in the coach, appearing oblivious to her internal struggle. Her eyes narrowed, and her lips tightened. The swaying of the coach was doing little to distract her from her objective: to engage Mr. Larson in a conversation. Not even a witty, informative discussion; a dull chat would suffice.

To the world, Mr. Larson was a stoic, dangerous man, but Rachel had witnessed on more than one occasion a softer, more vulnerable side of him. She needed to find a way to break through his defenses but was unsure how to accomplish that. Perhaps her assessment of him was wrong? No, she had to be right.

For the past three days, Rachel had done very little but dwell on why Mr. Larson was the way he was. At one point, she had concluded that he was secretly a lord concealing his identity, because his evil younger brother was trying to kill him. Eventually, she had given up on that theory, but she had an immense desire to crack the code that was Mr. Larson.

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about the author

Laura Beers spent most of her childhood with a nose stuck in a book, dreaming of becoming an author. She attended Brigham Young University, eventually earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.

Many years later, and with loving encouragement from her family, Laura decided to start writing again. Besides being a full-time homemaker to her three kids, she loves waterskiing, hiking, and drinking Dr. Pepper. Currently, Laura Beers resides in South Carolina.


Laura Beers is offering an ecopy of A Tangled Ruse to TEN of my readers! Open internationally, except where prohibited by law. This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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25 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): A Tangled Ruse by Laura Beers

  1. Debbie Clatterbuck

    I like the idea of intrigue and romance going hand in hand. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and good luck everyone.

  2. MS Barb

    hmmm…not letting a man intimidate main character, and engaging him in “dull chat!” LOVE it! I want to see how the author pulls off a “dull chat!” LOL!

  3. Winnie Thomas

    This sounds like a suspenseful and intriguing book! Sounds kind of romantic, too. I’d love to read it!

  4. Melissa

    Like the look of the cover. Its the way the lady looks back at the audience. Her countenance says, Mysterious.

  5. Faith Creech

    I love historical books with intrigue and romance. I also like that time period. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Melissa Andres

    The mystery party interests me most. I’ve never read any of these, so I’ve got some catching up to do!

  7. Alison Boss

    Historical fiction is my favorite genre to read! I love the cover of ‘A Tangled Ruse’…so alluring and mysterious! And the story itself sounds like it oozes of mystery, intrigue and romance! What’s not to like?! I can’t wait to read it!!! 🙂 This whole series sounds fantastic!!!

  8. Jocelyn

    I so enjoy historical fiction. This one sounds intriguing. Who doesn’t enjoy mystery and romance?

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