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Less Than A Lady. by Eva Devon. Historical Romance. ARC Review.

To win a lord, you can’t be a lady…

Darcy Blake, Earl of Chase, is a solider, rogue, and a loyal King's man. Commanded to spy on the luscious actress Amelia Fox, Darcy must pretend to be her student for a court theatrical. He is certain he can school her in the art of seduction while discovering if she is a traitor. But to his shock, he finds Mrs. Fox teaching him an entirely different kind of lesson.
As London's most popular actress, Amelia is famous at court, and she doesn't have a husband to tell her what do. Unfortunately, the king has ordered her to train the rakehell, Lord Chase to act for the court. Before long, the Earl is driving her wild with desire and awakening her heart to love. As an actress, society dictates she can never be more than Lord Chase's mistress, and Amelia has vowed never to be less than a lady.

When Darcy learns the witty actress is indeed linked to a traitor, he'll have to decide if love or loyalty will rule the day.

This is set in the reign of King Charles the second. It is a tense time politically.  Not everyone is happy, so Charles needs to keep extra eyes on anyone who might cause him problems.
Lord Darcy Blake the Earl of Chase has been told he must get close to a suspected traitor. He is not at all happy with the way Charles has decided he must do it.
Amelia Fox is an actress and she has been commanded to train Lord Chase to take a very difficult part in a play for the King. Amelia has worked hard to keep her reputation,  because her Puritan father always said all actresses are whores. Although he is now dead Amelia and her brother are still being influenced by their upbringing.
There are  a lot of laughs in this story. Our hero is a very honourable man, whose family have always been loyal to the Crown. The feelings he is having are pushing his loyalty to the limit. Our heroine is a brave and loving sister, who is trying to keep her impulsive brother safe. The secondary characters are also good fun and deserve stories of their own.
A fun and sexy  book. I loved it.

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Eva Devon, was raised on literary fiction, but quite accidentally and thankfully, she was introduced to romance one Christmas by Johanna Lindsey's Mallory novella, The Present. A romance addict was born. She devoured every single Lindsey novel within a few months and moved on to contemporary and paranormal with gusto. Now, she loves to write her own roguish dukes, alpha males and the heroines who tame them. She loves to hear from her readers. So please pen her a note!


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