One summer night, Edward Alcott gives in to temptation and kisses Lady Julia Kenney in a dark garden. However, the passion she stirs within him is best left in the shadows as she weds his twin, the Earl of Greyling. But when tragedy strikes, to honor the vow he makes to his dying brother, Edward must pretend to be Greyling until the countess delivers her babe. After her husband returns from a two-month sojourn, Julia finds him changed. Bolder, more daring, and more wicked-even if he does limit their encounters to kisses. With each passing day, she falls more deeply in love. For Edward the embers of desire sparked on that long-ago night are quickly rekindled. He yearns to be her husband in truth. But if she discovers his ruse, she will despise him-and English law prevents him from marrying his brother's widow. Yet he must dare to risk everything and reveal his secrets if he is to truly take all.
by Lorraine Heath
"Narrator Helen Lloyd delivers a pleasing performance of a historical romance with some difficult plot elements. The second installment of the Hellions of Havisham series can stand alone, though followers of the series may be more invested in the characters. In this story, the deception of a man posing as his dead twin makes for plenty of tension, and redemption often seems uncertain. Lloyd delivers the right balance of emotion and poshness for these upper-crust characters, though at times it's difficult to discern which lord or lady is speaking. If listeners can suspend disbelief at some of the plot twists and go along for the ride, they'll enjoy Lorraine Heath's latest outing. L.C.L. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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