What a delightful story! This book is a wonderful blend of humor, suspense and romance.
Elise is a master of disguise, using her skills as a part time actress in her undercover work for Chegarre & Associates, an agency that handles scandals discreetly for their wealthy and influential clients.
Elise finds her new assignment a particularly distressful one, as she goes in search of an heir to a dukedom, a man thought to be dead, but whose mother, who is being held captive in Bedlam asylum, insists is still alive. Finding the duke is imperative as his cousin, a man deeply in debt, is trying to lay claim to the title, by any means necessary.
Noah has been living under the radar all these years, but when Elise barges into his life, his hard fought bid for peace comes to an end.
First of all, the woman enchants him right from the start, but then drops a bombshell on him by explaining why she has sought him out. But, no matter what argument Elise presents, Noah steadfastly refuses to return to London, no matter how high the stakes.
I had a ball reading this book. Elise is smart, funny, and very clever and I loved how she draws Noah out and calms his fears, giving him the confidence he needs to take on the challenge of claiming his birthright.
Noah is a damaged soul, suffering from a speech impediment, which prompted his parents to send him away. The horrors he suffers as a child are heartbreaking and will have you wanting to hold him close.
Together Noah and Elise make a perfect team, balance each other, and they are always stealing each other’s lines, which is so cute!
If you enjoy light hearted historical romances with just a touch of suspense, lots of witty and sharp banter, and a sweet and sensual love story, featuring two very unique characters, then you can’t go wrong with this one!
Overall, this a very pleasant and captivating story! I recommend this one to all historical romance lovers!!
Love takes the stage . . .
Elise deVries is not what she seems. By night, the actress captivates London theatergoers with her chameleon-like ability to slip inside her characters. By day, she uses her mastery of disguise to work undercover for Chegarre & Associates, an elite agency known for its discreet handling of indelicate scandals. But when Elise is tasked with locating the missing Duke of Ashland, she finds herself center stage in a real-life drama.
Noah Ellery left the glamour of the London aristocracy to pursue a simpler life in the country. He's managed to avoid any complications or entanglements-that is, until he lays eyes on Elise and realizes there's more to this beautiful woman than meets the eye. But when Elise reveals her real identity-and her true feelings for him-the runaway duke must confront the past he left behind . . . to keep the woman he loves forever.