Redeeming the Deception of Grace

Kristin Vayden
Redeeming the Deception of Grace
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Astraea Press
Release Date
November 2012
Historical Romance

Lady Grace Hashiver has perfected the art of hiding behind a sarcastic wit when it comes to dealing with the rakish Ewan Emmett Duke of Greys, her childhood tormentor. Her wit protects her from betraying the attraction and desire she feels whenever she is around him.

Ewan Emmett, Duke of Greys is perfectly thrilled to torment Grace at every opportunity, until an old acquaintance begins an honest suit for Grace's hand. When Ewan begins to feel the pangs of jealousy causing him to question his reasons for his constant teasing of Grace, he discovers a depth of emotion he didn't know he harbored towards the golden haired beauty. Suddenly he is no longer the tease, but on the receiving end of the torment as he wonders if he‘s to late too fight for her love.

Book Review by Linda Hays-Gibbs (author,reviewer)
Mar 22, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
87 people found the following review helpful
Delightful and engaging!

Grace Hashiver and Ewan, the Duke of Greys, have sparred 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. However, 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 is out to ruin Grace. Suddenly, he feels very jealous of this union and speaks to Grace's 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. I loved the characters and the conflict. It lets you escape the cynical lives of the bored ton and find two people that are meant to be together.

I enjoyed this delightful story and hope to see more from this author in the future. I would have loved to have it a little longer as these characters are most endearing. Maybe there could be a sequel.
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