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Redeeming the Deception of Grace

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Sometimes all love needs is some healthy competition...

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

Ewan Emmett, Duke of Greys is perfectly thrilled to
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Published November 1st 2012 by Astraea Press
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Alisa
Mar 08, 2013 Alisa rated it it was amazing
Lady Grace Hashiver told a lie when she was 8 years old. A lie that led to Ewan Emmett, the future Duke of Greys, being punished. He has never let her forget it.

Ten years later she is a beauty and he never lets a chance go by to tease her. What he doesn't know is that even though she doesn't simper and coo around him like other ladies do, her heart still flutters whenever she is with him.

So it's a great relief to her when she meets Spencer Raleigh, Earl of Shiply who shows an interest in her an
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Jultri
May 30, 2014 Jultri rated it it was ok
Slightly simplistic writing style that assumes the readers are also simplistic themselves and spells out every thought and emotion experienced by the protagonists.
Linda Hays-Gibbs
Jul 20, 2013 Linda Hays-Gibbs rated it it was amazing
Redeeming the Deception of Grace Review by Linda Hays-Gibbs authored by
Kristin Vayden
Grace Hashiver and Ewan, the Duke of Greys have spared 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 ev
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Alanna Mooney
Lady Grace Hashiver has been friends with Ewan Emmett, Duke of Greys, since she was a child. The attraction she feels whenever she is around him is strong, but she fears that their childhood together will stand in their way. They tormented each other for years and Grace is worried that Ewan won’t be able to see her as anything but an annoying little girl. She decides that she will try to distract herself with the attentions of another. At this point, Ewan starts to feel something he wasn’t expec ...more
Melissa
Feb 09, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Redeeming the Deception of Grace is a nice reminder of why I love clean historical fiction. It has a bit of everything – beautiful setting, romance, witty banter- all that make up for a great reading experience, and a quick one at that too!

I certainly loved the relationship between Lady Grace and Ewan, the Duke of Greys. They seemed like little kids the way they argued or tormented each other, I swear they would almost stomp their feet every time something did not go as planned, especially Ewan.
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Gunnar
Nov 21, 2012 Gunnar rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
This sweet novella has a lot of chemistry between the characters, a simple plotline dominated by emotions rather than events, and a more readable writing style than the average debut epubbed novella.

Although the emotional machinations of the hero and heroine went on a bit long for this reviewer, and although there were the usual Regency-era historical inaccuracies such as a Christmas tree and modern language usage, none of that detracted a whit from my enjoyment of the story. On the contrary, wa
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Natalie Ryabenko
May 02, 2014 Natalie Ryabenko rated it it was ok
I'm sorry to say that I didn't enjoy this book. It might have been short, but there was no character growth and the two main characters faught through the whole book.
Megan
Jun 18, 2013 Megan rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a good, quick - feel good regancy romance - Look no farther, THIS IS YOUR BOOK!! The characters are loveable, especially Ewan! I loved how Grace's mother knew everyone's feelings when it came to the two of them and called them on it. The storyline was a step away from the typical ruin the girl, marry her out of honor, find out you love one another - and I found that refreshing and endearing! I loved watching the two discover their love for one another from childhood friend ...more
Gabriela Scheinberg
Feb 16, 2015 Gabriela Scheinberg rated it it was amazing
I am in love with this author. Her books are romance at its purest! Amazing!
Charissa
Mar 17, 2013 Charissa rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Fun, quick regency romance. Lady Grace and The Duke of Greys have known each other since they were children. As they blossom into adults, they continue to tease and trade witty barbs, but try to shun the intense attraction they feel in each other’s presence. When another suitor begins to pursue Grace, she is captivated by the attention, and Greys is insanely jealous. Can he leave behind his life of being a cad to pursue the woman he truly loves and treat her as she deserves to be treated?
Donna (More Than a Review)
Jan 04, 2014 Donna (More Than a Review) rated it really liked it
This sweet novella has a lot of chemistry between the characters, with fun banter between two people who grew up together as nemisis.
You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
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Kalinya Parker-Pryce
I enjoyed this story sufficiently to overlook some editing issues. It is a clean Regency romance. There is no sex, and the H doesn't kiss the h until the last few pages of the story.
I prefer stories that have a little more going on at all levels, but this was still a very enjoyable story. If you want a nice quick read, give it a go.
Nanette
Jul 09, 2013 Nanette rated it really liked it
Loved it!! I couldn't wait to tell my friends about this one -- and didn't even want to wait for one of my friends to buy it herself. I gifted it. Love the dynamic between Grace and Ewan -- definitely had me laughing.
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Apr 17, 2013 Rosellina rated it liked it
carino ma "leggero" come lettura
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