A DOUBLE LIFE
Olivia Walgrave is finished with being a countess. Writing under a pen name, her controversial column for the scandal sheets provides her with some income and far more excitement than managing a country estate. Read more...
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A DOUBLE LIFE
Olivia Walgrave is finished with being a countess. Writing under a pen name, her controversial column for the scandal sheets provides her with some income and far more excitement than managing a country estate. Besides, in the three years since the wars have ended, her dashing husband hasn t spent one night under their roof. So Olivia has prepared a plan, and an annulment. All she needs is his consent
Harrison Walgrave, the Earl of Levesford, let his father coerce him into marriage, but his true devotion is to his Parliamentary career and his secret work for the Home Office. Yet now, with freedom in his grasp, he finds he cannot so easily release his wife. Seeing her stirs a hunger no other woman has reached. A distraction now, when he is a breath away from revealing a ring of traitors, could be deadly. Still, wherever his investigations lead, the thought of Olivia lingers. It might be obsession. It might be treason. But the only way to escape the temptation is to succumb
Rachael Miles knowledge of the time period she writes about adds a depth of authenticity that enriches every page. --Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-03
- Reviewer: Staff
Miless third Muses Salon Regency (after Chasing the Heiress) enmeshes opinionated countess Olivia Walgrave in a plot that involves spies, thespians, neer-do-wells, Parliament, the Home Office, and her absentee spouse. Olivia was abandoned by her husband, Harrison Walgrave, Earl of Levesford, just after their hasty nuptials. Shes enjoyed reigning over his estate for six years and has established herself as a competent overseer of his business affairs; secretly, shes also an outspoken critic of the Parliamentary status quo. Her essays appear in a broadsheet under the pseudonym An Honest Gentleman (AHG), protecting her anonymity and providing a reliable income. Harrison, a member of Parliament, both admires AHG and suspects the writer of scurrilous intent. The two eventually square off amid political and sexual fireworks. Regency fans fond of intrigue and detailed subplots will enjoy Miless impressive grasp of the eras politics and mores, but the authors fondness for showing off her research sometimes encumbers the story. Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary. (Nov.)