The Actor and the Earl
Elizabethan actor Sebastian Hewel takes his bow at the proscenium only to embark on the role of a lifetime. When his twin sister, Bronwyn, reneges on the arrangement to marry Earl Anthony Crofton, Sebastian reluctantly takes her place. At nineteen, Sebastian knows his days as a leading lady are... show more
Elizabethan actor Sebastian Hewel takes his bow at the proscenium only to embark on the role of a lifetime. When his twin sister, Bronwyn, reneges on the arrangement to marry Earl Anthony Crofton, Sebastian reluctantly takes her place. At nineteen, Sebastian knows his days as a leading lady are numbered, but with this last performance, he hopes to restore his family's name and pay off his late father's debts. Never mind the danger of losing his head should he be discovered. He didn't expect Anthony to be so charming and alluring-not to mention shrewd. While he applauds Sebastian's plan, Anthony offers a mutually beneficial arrangement instead. Sebastian will need every drop of talent he has to survive with both his head and his heart intact, because this is the best part he's ever had.
Publish date: November 30th 2012
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
Series: The Actor and The Earl (#1)
** This review is copied word-for-word from my review of The Crofton Chronicles bundle. **Book 1: The Actor and the EarlLength: 0-23%POV: 3rd person, one character (Sebastian)Star rating: ★★★★★Wow!This was a fantastic, charming story that really lifted me reading-mood, after a few bad reads. I'd los...
Did I read the same book as the other reviewers? Because to me it was bad, very bad and poorly executed. I was so eager to read it, and to turned out like this... An actor who dresses as a woman and has to marry an Earl? Said Earl knows his real gender and he is delighted by it? My kind of story. Bu...
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Yes, the plot is flimsy. And yes, the main love interest is kind of an ass. But I have to say I did enjoy this, although I can't tell you why. I'll try nonetheless.I liked Sebastian. I liked the comedy of errors aspect with the twins (although despite Bronwyn being in Kent, did anyone think to c...
3,5 to 4 stars.This was rather entertaining. A very unplausible plot and I am not sure how well researched it was (e.g. the Earl was addressed as "your grace" - which normally is reserved for Dukes). The language for sure didn't feel very Elizabethan (though some references to Shakespeare were inter...