Reckless in Red

· The Muses' Salon Series Book 4 · Zebra Books
5 reviews

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Lena Frost is a force to be reckoned with. A woman who has made her way in society without family or fortune, she’s about to realize her first big success as an artist. . . . Until her business partner makes off with her money, leaving her with little more than her hopes—and a dead body in her studio. Now Lena is at the mercy of a strikingly handsome stranger demanding answers she dare not reveal . . .

Is it her seductive eyes, or his suspicion that she’s up to no good that have Clive Somerville shadowing Lena’s every move? Either way, his secret investigation for the Home Office has him determined to uncover Lena’s hidden agenda. But the closer he gets to her, the more he longs to be her protector. Is she a victim of circumstance? Or a dark force in a conspiracy that could destroy everything Clive holds dear? Discovering the truth could have dire consequences, not only for Lena, but for his heart . . .

Praise for the Muses’ Salon series

“Rachael Miles’ knowledge of the time period she writes about adds a depth of authenticity that enriches every page.”
—Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author

“Fans of Jo Beverly and Mary Jo Putney as well as all readers who value Regency-set romances that are expertly grounded in the era’s history will be delighted!”

“A delicious, original read.”
—RT Book Reviews
5 reviews
Lori Dykes
November 4, 2019
This is the first story I have read by this author and I have to say it pulled me in and did not let go until the end! Her detailed descriptions had me feeling I was there with the characters and could also imagine walking in their steps and feeling their thoughts. I was wrapped in the mystery immediately when the heroine Lena found her business partner Horatio gone and the money they had collected to open the exhibition with him. But there was a note with one word on it "RUN." It was at that time when she was alone that a man, looking like a classical god come to life! She was able to escape acting like she was looking for someone too. The journey is long, filled with a lot of twist and turns, mystery, suspense, secrets and a slow romance that makes you want to hurry and turn the pages to see what will happen. I really want to go back and start at the beginning and catch up on the other characters who appear. If you like a mystery with your history and romance, you cannot miss with this great story. Thank you Netgallery and the Publisher for helping me find this new author! Looking forward to reading more
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Cathy Geha
November 6, 2019
Reckless in Red by Rachael Miles Muses Salon #4 Complex, complicated and completely captivating...this book had my attention from the first to the last page! What I liked: * The time period * The slow unfolding of the story * The strength of the main male and female characters * Learning about Panoramas and how they were created as well as what a big deal they must have been long ago * Clive’s family...all of them * The intrigue provided by the spy-factor * Resurrectionist information shared in the story * The mystery and quest Lena and Clive were involved in * The Muses and the strength of the women together * The path Clive chose to follow as a younger son * The slow building of trust between Clive and Lena * The way Lena thought in terms of color, composition and character – it reminded me of taking up watercolor and how I began to see the world in a completely different way * and more What I did not like: * Charters (& Flute)….think he must eventually, in this series, get his comeuppance (at least I hope so!) * Lena’s father and the woman who ran the school she attended for awhile * The horrible childhood that Lena endured * The lack of value some put on a human life * Having to say goodbye to the characters at the end of the story. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington-Zebra for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
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Reckless in Red by Rachael Miles Muses Salon #4 Complex, complicated and completely captivating...this book had my attention from the first to the last page! What I liked: * The time period * The slow ...

About the author

Rachael Miles has always loved a good romance, especially one with a bit of suspense and preferably a ghost. She is also a professor of book history and nineteenth-century literature whose students frequently find themselves reading the novels of Ann Radcliffe and other gothic tales. A native Texan, Rachael lives with her indulgent husband, three rescued dogs, and an ancient cat. Visit her at

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