Never Fool a Duke
Author: Claudia Stone
Format: Kindle Edition
A Season of Shakespeare Continues...
Miss Violet Havisham is in a bind. Having agreed to help her twin brother disappear from London for a spell, she now finds that his presence is needed by Whitehall, to help them catch a spy. Not only that, but the man who has summoned him, is none other than the formidable Duke of Orsino.
Afraid of letting Sebastian down, Violet foolishly decides to try and impersonate her brother, but quickly finds that this involves sharing very close quarters with a devilishly handsome duke. To further add to her woes, Orsino decides that he has taken a shine to the real Violet, and soon she is battling against her attraction to the duke on two fronts.
Jack Pennelegion, the sixth Duke of Orsino, assumed his title following his brother's tragic death. Having spent a decade on the continent, fighting under Wellington, Jack has little to no experience in dealing with the female of the species. But once he spots Violet Havisham, Jack knows that he will have to cast his nerves aside, in order to make her his bride.
When chance hands Jack the opportunity to work with Violet's brother, he seizes it, hoping that the lad might help him with his cause. But Sebastian is oddly set against the duke wooing his sister, and the lady herself seems determined to fight against her attraction to him.
As Violet struggles to navigate her two roles, she begins to fall in love with the duke, who is not so fearsome as he first appears. But when the truth is revealed, will Orsino forgive her for trying to fool him?
This sweet Regency Romance is based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and is sure to delight readers of laugh-out-loud Regency Romps.