The stage was her past...
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The new blurb...
A retired actress...
Raven Emerson made a name for herself treading the boards. But things change and one mistake too many forces her to leave the stage. Unfortunately for Raven, retirement is boring.
An eccentric duke...
Lord Windhaven finds himself the center of his family’s matrimonial ambitions. An insane idea takes root, prompting him to approach an actress to seek her aid in thwarting his family’s plans.
The role of a lifetime...
Accepting the duke’s proposal relieves Raven’s boredom, but taking such a chance with her life leads to unforeseen complications...like falling in love.
The old blurb...
When Raven Emerson, actress extraordinaire, is asked to impersonate a missing noblewoman, she is curious enough to accept despite the risk to herself should she get caught. Delving into the mystery that is her new employer occupies her despite the physical temptation the man represents. Having sworn never to take another protector after the horrifying spectacle she'd made of herself with the last one, this is a challenge of monumental proportions.
Her employer, the elusive Duke of Windhaven, is desperate to make his family think he is happily and properly engaged. Hiring Raven is a means to an end. Falling in love with her merely increases his determination to call the beautiful actress his own. Staging a phony marriage ceremony to satisfy his grandmother helps reveal certain things about Raven that do not add up. Fighting demons from his own past, he convinces her to uphold the charade until he can uncover the secrets of her childhood.
Here's what some readers are saying about the first edition...
"So far, all of Jaimey Grant's books are worth reading!"
~Zette, a reader in the USA
"What I most admire about this novel is Grant's ability to bring her wonderful characters to life with an undeniable wit and pomp."
~Kevis Hendrickson, author of The Legend of Witch Bane
"It's not a genre I could relate to, but I was hooked and made to care about the ultimate fate of Raven."
~Paul Mitton, Blind Samurai Films
"...I found the book difficult to put down..."
~Joyce DiPastena, author of Illuminations of the Heart