Author: Elizabeth Michels
The Spare Heirs Society Cordially Invites You to Meet Ash Claughbane: The Imposter
Lady Evangeline Green is living a lie. To please her family, she masquerades as the perfect debutant…until she meets the wickedly charming Lord Crosby. With him, there are no rules. She’s finally free to do as she desires—but freedom comes with a price, and Lord Crosby is not what he seems…
Ash is not Lord Crosby. He’s a con artist, a noble Spare Heir living off his silver tongue. When the Green family ruined his, he swore he’d make them pay, and he never doubted his devotion to revenge…until he met Evangeline. Now, caught in a web of lies, torn between duty and desire, what’s a con to do but deceive all of London and steal the one lady who dared match wits with the devil himself?
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
5 out of 5 stars
According to my Goodreads account it took me almost a month to read this book, but in reality that is not the case. I actually read it in a matter of days after getting back to it after putting it aside for almost a month to read other books and I got to say I'm kicking myself for having put this book aside for almost a month because this book was absolutely amazing. The story was even better than the first book in this series. I have not one complaint about this book. Ash and Evie's love story was a thrilling experience that the author executed perfectly from start to finish. Ash was an A+ historical romance hero. He straddles the line between bad and good in all the best ways and you can't help but love him. As for Evie, she was a delightful heroine. She played the part of the perfect daughter, etc, but she was so much more than that. When it really came down to it she had a lot of spirit and backbone and like Ash it was impossible not to love her character. The romance in this book was absolutely amazing. I really loved the way everything began between these two with Ash not remembering who Evangeline was. It made everything a lot more interesting and all also made all their interactions afterward so much more satisfying because it caused a lot of swoon-worthy back and forth goodness between these two. And the non-romantic storyline focused on the con job that Ash was trying to pull, was also a lot of fun to read about and I loved how this author wrapped everything up at the last minute. She had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure how these two were going to get their HEA and then when she finally did put these two out of their misery and gave them their happy ending it was everything I wanted to be in more. Overall, this book was an absolutely phenomenal historical romance! Definitely one of my top all-time favorites!