Revealed

Revealed From the acclaimed author of Compromised comes a tale of love and war among the ton Phillippa Benning is the unrivaled beauty of the Season But when another lady challenges her for a marquiss attentio

  • Title: Revealed
  • Author: Kate Noble
  • ISBN: 9781101023648
  • Page: 425
  • Format: ebook
  • From the acclaimed author of Compromised comes a tale of love and war among the ton Phillippa Benning is the unrivaled beauty of the Season But when another lady challenges her for a marquiss attentions, Phillippa entices him to a secret rendezvousonly to stumble upon The Blue Raven, Englands most famous spy, lurking at the site of her planned tryst The Blue Raven has uFrom the acclaimed author of Compromised comes a tale of love and war among the ton Phillippa Benning is the unrivaled beauty of the Season But when another lady challenges her for a marquiss attentions, Phillippa entices him to a secret rendezvousonly to stumble upon The Blue Raven, Englands most famous spy, lurking at the site of her planned tryst The Blue Raven has uncovered an enemy plot directed at upcoming society functions, but hes unable to infiltrate London society Phillippa makes an offer in exchange for entre among the ton, he agrees to have his true identity revealed at the Benning Ballguaranteeing her unrivaled notoriety As the danger draws closer, the mysterious spy and Phillippa give in to mutual desire But when the game turns deadly, betrayal waits around the corner, and Phillippa must decide once and for allis it the myth that captured her heart, or the man

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    About "Kate Noble"

    1. Kate Noble

      akaKate RorickKate Noble is the national bestselling, RITA nominated author of historical romances, including the acclaimed Blue Raven series and the Winner Takes All series Her books have earned her numerous accolades, including comparisons to Jane Austen, which just makes her giddy In her other life as Kate Rorick, she is an Emmy award winning writer of television and web series, having written for NBC, FOX, and TNT, as well as the international hit YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Kate lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son, and is hard at work on her next book.

    422 thoughts on “Revealed”

    1. Nothing exhausts me faster than a Regency spy plot but after so many glowing reviews of this book, I decided to just hold my nose and hope for the best. And I’m so glad I did, because there’s life in that threadbare trope yet. I won’t go into those plot details but the story hold up well enough to frame a truly wonderful romance.Revealed also happens to be a sex reversal of one of my favorite tropes -- the alpha hero who falls in love against his will, especially with a rather ordinary her [...]


    2. I have to hand it to Kate Noble for really turning my opinion around with her latest release Revealed. For the first five chapters I couldn’t stand the heroine, Phillippa Benning. Phillippa annoyed me right from the start. She is a widow and the darling of the ton. Her beauty and fortune is unmatched and she can ruin someone with the bat of an eyelash. In other words, I found her to be a stuck up bitch. She grated on my nerves because she came across as a snobbish, spoiled, and a bit mean. Phi [...]


    3. No, the stereotype doesn't get any better when it's the woman rather than the man. I'm tired of rakes, even if they are female, as is the case here. I was so quickly so fed up with this attempt at another allegedly "strong female character", that it was touch and go that I didn't throw my kindle at the wall. Pairing a female rake with a male beta-hero, as perceived by Romancelandia, is disgusting in itself. Could someone please start writing people instead of sexist tropes?


    4. I am thoroughly enjoying this author's books. They are a bit different from the usual HR, with a strong mystery/adventure plot-line and challenging MCs.In this one, the heroine starts out as particularly unlikeable- very much a "mean girl" type. In other words, she can be a nasty, catty bitch. (In some ways, she was like a nasty version of the heroine inClueless) And she reverts to that type later in the book, just when we think she is going to let her true, nice self shine through. Her period o [...]


    5. This book pissed me off so badly that I have no idea how I did not throw it through the window or something like that. Revealed started getting on my nerves from page 10 and the annoying feeling did not stop until the end, which is after about 342 agonizing pages. Truth to be told, I started reading this book mainly because I expected a second Compromised. Was I ever more wrong about a book ? Let's summarize the things I did not like :-> The writing style: This book is so different from Compr [...]


    6. 4.5 Stars. Kate Noble's contribution to A Grosvenor Square Christmas was one of the highlights of that anthology, and having enjoyed "The Last First Kiss" so much I resolved to try her full-length fiction immediately. The widowed Phillippa Benning is a -- if not the -- leading light of the ton. Having quickly married -- and then just as quickly widowed -- and now in control of her fortune Phillippa is determined to revel in the freedom afforded her as a widow of means. She's sure she'll eventual [...]


    7. I suppose this is romance, but there was no emotional draw for me. Audiobook narrator was a bad fit.I was bored, I wanted to quit, but I hoped it would get better. It did not. But some readers loved this. I wonder if reading the book would have made it better for me than listening to it?Most of the book felt like meaningless chit chat, as if the author is describing a party. Phillippa attends parties, plans parties, gossips, flirts with Philip, then gets upset when someone else flirts with Phili [...]


    8. Loved all the characters except Byrne. WTF was his problem with Phillipa? He acted like a douchebag even after he got to know her real character and insulted her at every turn. It was unwarranted and I hate how there was no apology on his part for calling her a bitch. She has never personally said or done anything to him, and if Marcus and Mariah don't have a problem with her, why should he? He had to call her names, it only made him look cheap and vulgar. And he's the hero of the next book? Ugh [...]


    9. After my reading slump I seem to have an embarrassment of riches in excellent books! I have especially been impressed by the good romances.This was so exciting and funny! And the couple was so genuine and so perfect for each other. It was a really good build up. Lots of wackiness ensues! I love heroines who are strong and completely comfortable with themselves. And she was definitely a sassy one! Which made her a perfect foil for Marcus. At first unassuming, he has a marvelous snarky and sweet s [...]


    10. When the fine ladies at Smart Bitches Trashy Books recently gave high marks to Kate Noble's The Summer of You, I went out to research this lady--and leapt with great abandon upon Revealed, her second book, which you should definitely read if you wish to read The Summer of You, since the two are linked by common characters and events.I wasn't all that moved by her first book, Compromised. But this one? Now we're TALKING. Our heroine du jour is Philippa Benning, who's cutting through the ton of Lo [...]


    11. 4.25 StarsRead for the 2015 TBR Challenge--February--Recommended Reads. The challenge is hosted by Wendy the Super Librarian.Revealed is a book that was recommended to me early in the my blogging days though I do not remember who mentioned it to me. I got it back in 2012 and then it just sat on my shelf ever since. I think the main reason that I was so hesitant was that it involved Regency-era spies which is not my favorite theme. But, I am glad that I finally gave it a chance and am looking for [...]


    12. I have a policy to stop reading a book if it doesn't hook me by page 50. On exactly page 50, it got interesting. Previous to that, there was no real conflict. Sure there was the frivilous competition between Phillipa and Lady Jane, but I so don't care about all that society crap. I could care less about gowns and jewelry and the colors of cloth.So, p 50 was interesting. I kept reading. For the whole first half of REVEALED, I figured I'd give the book two or three stars. There were a lot of secti [...]


    13. Did not finish.Other reviewers have indicated that the book improves immensely further along. And to be fair, by the time I made it to Ch. 10, it did seem that Phillipa was becoming marginally more interesting. But here's the thing: if you're going to write such a horribly unlikeable and arrogant character, you better turn her around quickly, and I mean by chapter three at the most, not by chapter 10. And you better give her a fall that's nasty enough to make her re-evaluate her priorities and g [...]


    14. Just reread this as my church bookclub is reading it. Of course I liked it. I have readenough romance novels to know that this is a very good one. I like the mystery, the hero and heroine, the romance, etc. Fun book to read on a rainy or sad day to pickyou up.


    15. Lady Phillipa Benning is a young, beautiful, fantastically wealthy widow and the undisputed queen (and Mean Girl) of London society. She has set her eyes on the Marquis of Broughton, who is equally eligible, wealthy and popular, but her arch rival from school, Lady Jane Cummings also seems to have him in her sights and the vexing man is not beyond playing the two ladies against each other. Things start getting complicated after Philippa, having arranged a tryst with Broughton in a library, ends [...]


    16. Phillippa and MarcusFull review at Fiction Vixen Book ReviewsShe held up her hand in a nervous sort of wave and lowered it awkwardly. “It’s just me,” Phillippa said, her gaze never leaving his. The room held still, as if any movement would shatter the space.The Fieldstone cleared his throat and started forward with a smart bow. “Mrs. Benning, I’m please to see you looking so well. May I ask, er, how you got past the guards?”Phillippa gave that effortless, elegant shrug of hers. “I [...]


    17. Interesting premise to have the main character be potentially extremely dislikable. It’s almost as if someone suggested making Regina George the heroine of an action movie. Can you turn an mean, empty-headed, rich, queen bee into something more?Yes, argues Noble, suggesting that a lot of her meanness stems from the boredom of being so rich and successful without any real intellectual challenges that when a genuine piece of espionage lands in her lap, she can’t resist diving into danger.Meanw [...]


    18. The war is over, the Frogs are intermingling with London society, and Phillipa Benning is the star of every dazzling show in theton.Marcus is working in the somewhat secret war office shuffling papers where he is decidedly bored. When a long dead enemy threatens to resurface, Marcus immediately embarks on a critical mission to find him. Marcus and Phillipa happen to bump into each other along the way and the sparks, well…erm, dust flies. My first waltz with Kate Noble was satisfying. I rarely [...]


    19. Re-read this during Isaac (and in fact all of this series there wasn't a lot to do with the power off for 5 days). I usually hate regency spy books because the spy plots are dumb, but for some reason I like this one. I think because Philippa is a character type we don't see often enough, done really well. She's the bitchy gorgeous queen of society, which doesn't usually work for me. But in this, it does. I particularly like how future books in this series reveal that falling in love and getting [...]


    20. Yes this is what historical romance should be like. Sweet, fun and just adorable in every way. Phillippa is the leading lady of the ton. She can sure be a bit snobbish, but that is not her true self. So I have to like her at once. She is funny, nice, she can be careless, she wants too much, she does not see what is in front of her, but everything just makes me like her more.The hero, Marcus Worth soon becomes entangled with her, and he regrets the day it happened. He is calm, analytic, nerdish, [...]


    21. This was an unexpected delight. One of the weird things about reading on the Kobo is the lack of back cover - I put books on my to-read list, and eventually get them from the library, often without remembering anything about them by that time. So I was actually tricked into thinking that the man the heroine started out flirting with was the man she was going to end up with, something that was helped by the fact the first 4 chapters were from her POV. And I was bored! They were both too perfect, [...]


    22. This book had a seriously unpromising start, with one of the most insufferable heroines I've ever read. I initially only kept reading in the hopes of something really bad happening to her. However, that being said, it turned out to be a very entertaining read. The hero is a lovely beta hero, definitely not run-of-the-mill, and while the heroine has a slight TSTL moment toward the end, it wasn't unforgivable. The narrative has a periodically sarcastic tone directed at the heroine - she wasn't tak [...]


    23. I enjoyed this book for the most part. The heroine was refreshing - rich, beautiful, uninhibited and bitchy. She was the rake while the hero was the wallflower, and as much as I like rakish heroes, I think I like rakish heroines better. A few things did bother me: Phillipa does something really horrible and undeserving to Mariah and I wanted to see more of remorse and redemption than a simple apology; the action takes over the second half of the book because of which the romance and character de [...]


    24. 3.5 Stars. Well-written characters and great, snappy dialogue. Exciting with a lot of action in the beginning and at the end, but it really dragged in the middle for me and I skimmed a bit. I would have preferred more romantic action, too. But the author pulled a fast-one on the heroine and me, and that impressed me--never saw it coming! Intrigued enough by two of the supporting characters to want to read their story in the subsequently released Summer of You, which I've just reserved at the lib [...]


    25. I loved this espionage themed regency of well to do widow, Phillippa Benning, leader of the ton, who accidentally gets herself tangled up into a French plot with "presumably" the notorious English agent, The Blue Raven. Of course, she is taken aback to find that the notorious war hero is none other than the bespectacled, gangly and bookish Marcus Worth! Little does she know! What an entertaining romance, filled with dry wit and plenty of red herrings! Looking forward to continuing with this Blue [...]


    26. Phillippa is not like any leading character I have read before. She is pretty, highly influential in her social circle and she can make or break you with just her word and she knows it. But at the same Phillippa was still a likable character and you cheer for her.Kate Noble is an excellent story teller, the words just flowed together. Never once did the dialog seemed forced or choppy. It was like reading a movie. This is not my usual genre that I read but I love it. And from the preview of Ms. N [...]


    27. 4.5 stars. This book is everything I love about historical romance. A wonderfully complex heroine and a true hero who made a great team discovering exactly why that is. I'd characterize the background plot less mystery - it's obvious from the get-go what's going on - than suspense, because the action in this book was masterfully done. I enjoyed the background cast and some of the reveals very much as they were all well foreshadowed and took advantage of the expectations readers bring into histor [...]


    28. Good banter. Good story. Annoying heroine for about 80% of the book. The only time she showed any redeeming qualities was when she hung out with the hero. The hero was a well-written, more-beta-than-alpha hybrid hero, and had good chemistry with the heroine. I swear at parts I questioned how he became the country's greatest spy, but I assume it's only the heroine who proves to be his weakness.


    29. Mean spirited, vindictice, selfish, self absorbed, cruel,oh-so full of herself, bitchy, shallow , shrewish , malicious All these and many many more adjectives for the heroine of this ,waste of my time, book.I rarely give such a low rating. Imagine how much I detest Phillipa Benning to be driven to thisBlech!


    30. More like 3.5 stars for me, but not quite 4. Plenty of reviews talking about the plot, so I'll leave off of that. Phillipa reminded me of Regina George in Mean Girls. Everyone loves her, looks up to her, but she's kind of a catty bitch-face. All in all, a surprisingly good spy plot novel! And I usually hate spy plots.


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