A Dash Of Disguise is a perfect beginning to a new series! Lady Perdita “Dita” Tinley gave her heart to Dashiell “Dash” West, the Earl of Beldon. Dash crushes Dita when he rejects her. Dita swears off marriage and devotes herself to assisting against the threat of Napoleon. Dash submerges himself in debauchery, trying to forget the only woman he’ll ever love. When Dita’s brother goes missing, Dash and Dita are thrown back together, risking their lives and hearts all over again.
I loved both Dash and Dita. Dash is a reprobate but has also sacrificed a lot. Dita took her broken heart and rose from the ashes as a strong, independent woman. The character development and strong connection between the couple were rich and vivid.
I felt the storyline dragged a little in the book’s first half. There were also too many secondary characters mentioned in the first half; I became confused about who was who and who was essential to the plot. That said, the story picked up speed and content in the second half and became a page-turner. Also, the number of characters was lessened, focusing on who was important. The second half of this story flew by and kept my attention.
A Dash Of Disguise is the first book in the new series A Lady’s School For Spies. I felt this book created a firm foundation for the following books. I would have liked an epilogue, but the story did conclude beautifully. Jacki Delecki has the beginnings of a unique, entertaining, passionate series. I am eagerly awaiting the next book! If you enjoy fresh, intriguing spy romances, this book is for you!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Book Sirens. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: November 22, 2022