This is a Short Story, not a full length novel or novella.
It was previously published in the anthology, Fifty Ways to Kill Your Larry.
Miss Laura Stokes is a man with a mission. The wicked Marquess of Marstoke ruined her sister's life and she will exact justice--even if she has to dress as a gentleman to do it.
The Duke of Rothmore finds Mr. Lawrence McConnell a pest--until he discovers that he is a she--and then he cannot get the daring chit out of his mind. He must convince her to give up her vendetta--but can he also win her heart?
About the Author
A Golden Heart winner and Rita nominee, Deb grew up in Pennsylvania with her nose in a book. Luckily, she’d read enough romances to recognize the true modern hero she met at a college Halloween party—even though he wore a tuxedo t-shirt instead of breeches and tall boots. They married, settled in North Carolina and produced two handsome, intelligent and genuinely amusing boys. Though she spends much of her time with her nose in her laptop, for the sake of her family she does occasionally abandon her inner world for the domestic adventure of laundry, dinner and carpool. Despite her sacrifice, not one of the men in her family is yet willing to don breeches or tall boots. She’s working on it. Deb loves to hear from readers! You can visit her website at www.DebMarlowe.com or contact her at
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Short story , about 30 pages . I had a tough day and needed something to do with it . This story captured my attention . Yes, it's too short . And the Duke' character hadn't been developed, unfortunately . But I like some interesting turns in the development of the story itself . I wish there was love story , some feelings and passions before the proposal . Still , I enjoyed it . Definitely worth the time , and I will try to keep up with the latest books of this author . May I recommend that the readers of this story use their own fantasy to complete the missed pages . With my respect , G.K.
What a delightful story. More madcap spy novel than historical romance. Laura Stokes shows up at Half Moon Street dressed in men's clothing and with a twisted ankle. Upon entering the house she promptly faints. What can be going on? The story then proceeds to go back a few weeks to let us know how Laura got here. She's created an elaborate disguise and Mr Lawrence McConnell in an effort to take revenge on the Marquess of Marstoke who has ruined her sister. As part of her dealings as a man she meets the Duke of Rothmore. He seems to be working with Marstoke in a treasonous plot (but is he really?) Laura/Lawrence has the Duke fooled but not enough to get him to get her access to Marstoke who she is trying to kill. When the Duke discovers that Lawrence is actually a woman - he is intrigued and even more set on trying to protect her. I won't give away the end but suffice it to say that Marstoke gets what what he deserves and the Duke gets a new duchess. This is a fast enjoyable read that has enough surprises along the way to make it fun to discover what happens in the end. I would have liked to see how the story continued