Elizabethan actor Sebastian Hewel takes his bow at the proscenium only to embark on the role of a lifetime. When his twin sister, Bronwyn, reneges on the arrangement to marry Anthony Redbourn, Earl of Crofton, Sebastian reluctantly takes her place. At nineteen, Sebastian knows his days as a leading lady are numbered, but with this last performance, he hopes to restore his family’s name and pay off his late father’s debts. Never mind the danger of losing his head should he be discovered.
He didn’t expect Anthony to be so charming and alluring—not to mention shrewd. While he applauds Sebastian’s plan, Anthony offers a mutually beneficial arrangement instead. Sebastian will need every drop of talent he has to survive with both his head and his heart intact, because this is the best part he’s ever had.
Rainbow Book Reviews: The story is well written, with some unexpected twists to spice it up. I enjoyed the cultural education which was well integrated into the theme. I recommend this book to lovers of historical romance, exquisite descriptions, well formed characters, and, of course a happy, although well earned, ending. Thanks, Rebecca, for introducing me to Anthony and Sebastian. Read the rest here.