Redeeming the Deception of Grace by
Grace Hashiver and Ewan, the Duke of Greys have spared with each other since they were children.
Their relationship is very complex and clever and their characters are intriguing. I felt for Grace and her insecurities. She is combating Ewan and his clever replies and teasing all through the story.
They have a run of conflict and attraction.
Now she is a gown lady and he is a known rake but her heart flutters every time he comes near. She is in love with him but must never let him know, as he would use it to compromise her with his rakish ways, at least she believes this.
Her mother likes the young Duke and would love to see a match between them, but Grace is sure he would never care for her.
They are always sparring when they meet but are polite. Grace spies a man she is attracted to at a ball and it seems the man is taken with her too. Shipley is an Earl but Ewan does not think he is suitable for Grace. In fact, he is sure that Shipley is a worse rake than he and out to ruin Grace.
Suddenly, he feels very jealous of this union and speaks to Graces' mom about letting him chaperone. He becomes quite green with jealousy.
This is a delightful story of romance and love with sweet characters and some humor. It lets you escape the cynical lives of the bored tun and find two people that are meant to be together.
I enjoyed this delightful story and hope to see more from this author in future. I enjoyed the characters and the conflict.
I would have loved to have it a little longer as these characters are most endearing. Maybe there could be a sequel.
I gave her four and one half stars out of five only because I wanted more.
Surely next story will be longer. Good luck with your writing.
Eternal Press Author
The Romance Reviews, Reviewer