Undeceived will transport our beloved characters into a different era and scenario and it is certainly very different from any other book I’ve ever read.

In this book, Darcy and Elizabeth are CIA operatives working during the Cold War, and along with romance we will find in this book intrigue, mystery, suspense and some action.

It took me awhile to get into the story because I am more of an FBI kind of girl and not so much CIA, but with time I could not resist the growing tension between Elizabeth and Darcy.

Their first night together is memorable and reflects the book’s tendency for a steamy romance and a charming Darcy. In fact, Darcy was my favourite aspect of the book. I found him charming, sexy and irresistible. Elizabeth is what any girl would like to be, independent, caring, and intelligent even if a bit naive at times, and together they make an exciting couple. I liked to see them travel through different countries and get to know a little bit of each country through their missions.

I was surprised with what Karen Cox did with some characters, namely Mr. Collins and Mr. Bennet. They were very a interesting twist from the original, and even if you may see the smoke in this book, I doubt you’ll identify the fire 🙂 I could guess some of the things that were happening, but I did not expect the book to end as it did.

Karen M Cox did a fantastic job at keeping us from guessing everything and surprising us until the very end.

Undeceived is a fast paced book that will keep readers entertained and is perfect for those who want a different Pride and Prejudice story with lots of suspense and spicy moments.

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11 responses to “Undeceived

  1. Sophia Rose

    She does have a nice flair for romantic suspense. I loved all the culture references and the build of their relationship between action scenes. Oh yeah… that twist at the end. 🙂

    Enjoyed your review, Rita.


  2. Glynis

    I loved this book and totally agree about this version of Darcy. (Sigh, bliss).
    Didn’t see the ending either. A great book from Karen.


  3. karenmcoxbooks

    Reblogged this on Karen M Cox.


  4. karenmcoxbooks

    What a lovely surprise to find you’ve read and reviewed Undeceived, Rita! I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Yes, Darcy was one of my favorite parts of writing this book, too. His arrogance and underlying goodness translate well from Regency Gentleman to Cold War spy. I also enjoyed researching all the different locales in the book. Thanks for your lovely review!


  5. J. W. Garrett

    Excellent review Rita. I have this on a wish-list and look forward to reading it. I loved your statement ‘even if you may see the smoke in this book, I doubt you’ll identify the fire.’ Wow, I love it. Great job.

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  6. I enjoyed this as I have also enjoyed Karen’s other books. She is one of my favorite authors. Yes, her Darcy is a “man to die for”. This is a book I plan to read again sometime.

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  7. Christina Boyd

    Yes I may be a tad prejudiced about this book but absolutely agree with all Rita said: “…you may see the smoke in the book but doubt you’ll identify the fire.” Muahahahahahhaha.

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  8. caroleincanada

    Yes, I too, thoroughly enjoyed it! I also kept trying to tell Elizabeth not to listen to Wickham!!! She wouldn’t listen! LOL!

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  9. Mary

    ‘Even if you see the smoke,I doubt you’ll identify the fire’.
    Great quote,that I agree with!!! Got a huge shock when I read of the various twists and turns in the book!
    Lovely review,Rita!

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  10. Laura Capio

    Love, Love, Love this book! One of my favorite adaptations. I especially love the changes to the Georgiana and Caroline Bingley characters.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. I have it on my kindle–I need to read it



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