When you have twins expect trouble! From a young age Phillip and Devon did not get along and as they got older things got worse. Devon was always the whipping boy and Phillip got away with things. When Phillip becomes part of a duel Devon is sent in his stead. Phillip is the oldest and Devon is the spare, if one of them is to die it should be Devon. After the duel Devon disappears and Phillip tells society that he is dead. When Devon returns years later he pretends to be Phillip. While masquerading as Phillip he meets Emilia Highhart and there is an instant connection.
During the season Emilia meets both Phillip and Devon and she just can't figure out what's odd. She believes them to be the same person, but something is off. Will Emilia figure out what's going on by herself or will and extraordinary instance have to take place? Will Phillip make sure that Devon is never seen again?
This is Maya Rodale's debut novel and she is going to be one you will not want to miss. If you love historicals or are looking to try one pick this book up as it' won't disappoint. Emilia is a bit of a klutzy and her little bloopers will have you chuckling. Ms. Rodale also has a wonderful way with words that just draws you into every scene. The Heir and the Spare is a book not to be missed.
In London, under the not-so-watchful eye of her chaperone, newly-arrived American Emilia Highhart is unknowingly courted by twins-and only one of them is the love of her life.