The Lady's Secret
Former actress Georgiana Knight always believed she and her brother were illegitimate until they learn their parents were married, making them heirs to a great estate. To prove their claim, Georgy needs to find evidence of their union by infiltrating a ton house party as valet to Lord Nathaniel Harland. Though masquerading as a boy is a challenge, it pales in c...more
Like her actress mother, Georgiana works in a theatre, but is too prone to stage ...more
No wonder the part where the hero thought his valet is a guy and he attracted to him and terrifying with his feeling had written so good:)
If you love traditional HR, you probably won't love this book much because the way of our heroine thinking is too modern for her time. I don't mind in this case, no unnecessary angst to trick your emotion in this book and the girl is no fool, she knew exactly what she was doing.
Simply a very entertaining st ...more
I adore Joanna Chambers's writing, and I adored this crossdressing valet story, from the sex-positive heroine to the queer subplots I just... *happy sighs* this was just great fun from one of my favorite historical romance writers.
The best part was when the hero felt attraction for his valet without knwoing that said valet is a girl! It was hilarious to read his reactions and his fear of being gay! LOL
Unfortunately, while this book was intriguing and had some truly wonderful characters, there was way too much drama for my taste, which, to be fair, isn't hard, because I absolutely loathe drama if any kind. This had a few too many murders, attempted murders, crazy, gun-toting peers and their henchmen for me. I guess that was to be expected when the plot is about two siblings trying to prove their legitimate and an earldom is at ...more
I do like a gal in trousers historical. Usually they require a lot of 'suspension of disbelief', but in this case the author obviously thought about it a lot. What the pit falls would be in making it believable and how you could surmount them.
Before this, the only book I've read by this author was Unforgivable, and it is a super angst fest. But this book is much more even handed, and less stressful to read, with a lovely little epilogue.
Georgie and he ...more
But then after the ‘un-masking’, it became a routine story about a nobleman H and a h wth a decidedly un-tonnish heritage who can be good to bed but not to wed perhaps – interspersed by a simple whodunit and secrets that are right there in full view all the ...more
I have read over 200 historical romance books and I confess I didn't completely understand what being a valet entailed. Well, I learned with this book and let me tell you, I didn't realize it was so much freaking work! Just to put it in perspective, being a valet of a stylish Regency gentleman was like being in charge of wardrobe, makeup and styling of a celebrity who needs to be immaculately dressed twice a day, 7-days a w ...more
I don't remember much about this book, which perhaps speaks volumes. But I remember it being clumsily written, with strange dynamics between the H/h. Their liking or disliking of one another chopped and ch ...more
Historical romance at its best!
it made me cry and I love it when books do that! :)
what an interesting story of siblings trying to reclaim their birthright. by the end, I wanted to read their parents’ love story! (view spoiler)[ forbidden love between a son of a peer and an actress (hide spoiler)]
I liked that the book fast-forwarded through time, we didn’t have to read about the day-by-day activities an ...more
As a little girl, Georgiana Knight didn't give a thought to whether or not her parents were married. They were her mama and papa and they loved her and her twin brother Harry. They loved each other. Then her father died, and her mother, an actress in London, raised her and her brother in the theatre she loved so much. But her mother died as well, bleeding out in the street after being attacked by a mugger.
Or so the story goes. Georgy and Harry have other suspicio ...more