The Heir and the Spare (Negligent Chaperone Series #1)

The Heir and the Spare (Negligent Chaperone Series #1)

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by Maya Rodale
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9781440620690
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/07/2007
Series:
Negligent Chaperone Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
52,825
File size:
539 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Heir and the Spare (Negligent Chaperone Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Jen: The Heir and the Spare by Maya Rodale is a splendid debut novel and the first in a series. Phillip and Devon are twins and the sons of a duke. Phillip is the heir and Devon the spare. Devon was always forced to pretend to be his brother and following a duel where he was almost killed, he fled to America. Five years later, he's back in London but only a select few know he's home. Emilia is an American heiress who is in London to find a husband. At her first ball, she trips on some stairs and falls into the arms of a handsome man and quickly falls in love. But is it Phillip or Devon? I met Ms. Rodale in an online chat where she was discussing this book and I was intrigued. When I came across it at the library, I snatched it off of the shelves. I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the plot and the characters (many of the secondary characters were a hoot and I hope they appear in future novels). While the mistaken identity and good twin/bad twin themes have been used in the past, Ms. Rodale finds a fresh and interesting spin.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Devon Kensington delayed his return trip from America to England for five years to be with his ailing father. However, in 1818, he finally comes home. At a ball he pretends to be his older twin brother, the Marquis Phillip, which enables him to meet, dance and hold visiting American heiress Emilia Highhart, attending her first ball.------------- Emilia has problems with her confused feelings for Phillip, who her aunt says is off limits as an unsuitable rake. At times she believes she loves him at other times she feels nothing for him. She is unaware that the man she loves is the spare and the man she feels nothing for is the heir.--------------- As the twins compete for Emilia, readers will enjoy this fine Regency romance. The key to refreshing this theme of good and bad seeds siblings is the jealousy and hatred Devon feels for his older brother by minutes. Fans will enjoy the competition for Emilia, as the confused female cannot grasp why one moment her body comes alive to seeing the marquis and another it remains dormant. This is a fun historical.-------------- Harriet Klausner
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