Author: Julie LeMense
Publication Date: June 22/15 by Crimson Romance
Genre: historical romance
Back Cover Blurb:
Caught up in a scandal of her father’s making, Jane is now an outcast in the society that once prized her refinement. When Lord Benjamin Marworth offers to help redeem her good name, she leaps at the chance.
Too bad his plan requires her very public demise.
To the ton, Benjamin is a dandy and a rake, but that’s merely a convenient disguise to spy for the Crown. Can he save both England and Jane by faking her death and reincarnating her as a French cousin who can ferret out the stolen war secrets he needs? Or will she discover Benjamin’s own dark secrets in the end?
It’s a proposition steeped in scandal if they’re caught — but love just might be worth the risk.
I found that the story was a bit slow at the beginning as LeMense built her characters. That said, I wasn’t ever bored, and the characters are fantastically well developed. We get to know them inside and out. I found the main characters to be so endearing. I truly enjoyed getting to know them, and liked them as individuals, even when they didn’t like themselves. The various tidbits from Fordyce’s at the beginning of every chapter made me smile throughout. I loved the differences between the ‘you should’ that they present and the real events of the story. They really made our heroine’s character shine.
LeMense’s polished style is very catching in this novel of romance & intrigue. It was a great way to spend a few afternoons and I am very glad to have read it.