A DEAD MAN’S DEBT
After publically humiliating a suitor, Miss Celeste Armitage is sent from the Ton in disgrace and resolves never to marry. But when she finds a sketch book of nude studies and discovers the artist is her hostess’s eldest son, Lord Ranulf Charing, she finds herself dangerously attracted to exactly the sort of rogue she is sworn to avoid.
Nothing is as it seems. Lord Ranulf’s life is a facade and he is being blackmailed over his late brother’s debts. But just as the darkly restless Ranulf unexpectedly learns to love, the vengeful fury of his nemesis unleashed. In order to protect Celeste, Lord Ranulf faces a stark choice between duty and true love…
However Ranulf has underestimated Miss Armitage’s stubborn resolve to clear his name, and in so doing places the woman he loves in mortal danger….
A DEAD MAN’S DEBT by Grace Elliot is a enduring historical romance set in Regency London. It is well written with details,depth,twists,turns,and fast paced.It has sweet sensuality,romance,betrayal,blackmail,secrets,unexpected love,family duty,trust,intrigue,discovery of love,deception,attempted murder,sacrifice,love of art,love of freedom,despair,finding your soul mate,and overcoming familial duty to follow your dreams.The hero, Ranulf,is handsome,sexy,a rake,a hard man,believes in familial duty,has a secret(he is really a artist at heart),believes his mother does not love him,just lost his brother(his mother’s favorite),does not want love or to marry,but enter….Celeste.The heroine,Celeste,is beautiful,plain but sexy,intelligent,strong willed,determined not to marry,wants to travel the world,make her own way,speaks her mind,his honest to a fault,and does not want to marry or fall in love….enter Ranulf.What follows is a true test of love for Ranulf is blackmailed into saving his family’s honor,after his brother’s death and Ranulf finds out all his gambling debts.But Ranulf has already fallen for the lovely Celeste.Her honesty,plain speaking,and desire to make her own way.Enter,the evil Lady Black,if you can call her a Lady.Celeste will do what she must to save her beloved Ranulf,after all he, did ask her to marry him.What follows is an action packed,thrill ride for Ranulf to save himself and Celeste.Will there be a happy ending for Celeste and Ranulf?You will have to read this intriguing story of soul mates,love,dishonesty,betrayal and finding the truth before it is too late.I would highly recommend this story especially if you enjoy a fast paced,action packed historical romance with twists and turns.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and author and details can be found at Solstice Publishing.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn