Unmasking the Earl

Unmasking the Earl

by Elizabeth Keysian
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Unmasking the Earl by Elizabeth Keysian

Devastated by the disappearance of his sister, the Earl of Stranraer has gone to extraordinary lengths to find the notorious rake responsible, and enters his household incognito to wreak his vengeance. But his enemy has an unexpected protector-the innocent but headstrong Miss Cassandra Blythe.

Cassie is determined to learn the art of seduction. But she is blindsided by her body's thrilling response to the wrong man-a mysterious servant who shows up at the most inauspicious moments to spoil her lessons in love with warnings of her imminent ruin. When she learns the handsome servant's identity and the reason for his deception, she resolves to help Stranraer, but only if he abandons his vow to destroy his enemy.

The earl is sorely tempted give the meddlesome beauty a lesson in seduction she'll never forget. But she turns the tables, and he gets his own lesson in forgiveness...and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781545553565
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/24/2017
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 832,091
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Unmasking the Earl 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
BarbaraVW 8 months ago
I received a free book and voluntarily chose to review it. I LOVED it. I had my strong woman that I look for in most of my books. Cassie is very strong and brave. This book has the lovers and a mystery which kept me reading each page hurrying to find out what will happen next. Then I was sad when the book ended.
RomanceNovelGiveaways 8 months ago
This book was quite the adventure! I really enjoyed getting lost in this story! (Not lost as in I couldn't follow along, but lost as in I read for three hours before I realized how long I had been reading for!) While I'm not that well-versed in historical romances, I found this one easy enough to understand and really liked all of the "scandalous" things that took place. Aside from Ned, what I liked most about this book was that I didn't have to wait until the end for the mysteries and conflicts to be resolved. Yes, one conflict held out until the last page, but I felt Elizabeth did a wonderful job of "tugging me along" by resolving one mystery, then hyping up the next one, then resolving that one, etc. I seriously couldn't put this down! I wasn't so sure about Cassie at first, but as the story went on, I really liked how, in spite of the aforementioned scandalous behavior, she didn't take any guff from anyone. I would even call her downright sassy at some points, which I got a kick out of. I really liked Ned. I especially liked his relentlessly protective streak when it came to Cassie. The final scene was absolutely adorable! This was my first Elizabeth book, but I very much like her characters and writing style and I can't wait to catch up with Ned and Cassie in subsequent books and maybe read a certain Captain's story next? ;) (I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)
tc1965 8 months ago
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review. Recipe for Romance: Ingredients: 1 cup naïve, headstrong female trying to convince her “true love” to view her as a desirable woman, not just a child-hood friend Add 1 hot-tempered, hot-blooded aristocrat posing as a servant trying to uncover the secrets surrounding his missing sister Throw in one dash of the pompous fop our heroine wants to wed (aka, “true love”) A pinch of the other aristocrat with secrets of his own to hide but a wonderful reputation as a rake (aka, Cassie’s “teacher” in seduction) And just a dash of “the other woman”, along with a dash of the Earl’s missing sister… Mix well, and you get “Unmasking the Earl” by Elizabeth Keysian! From Cassie’s throw of her wilted flowers, to her hair-brained idea to be taught lessons in seduction, this was fun. Ned is such a hero (sigh) and Cassie is just the right amount of stubborn. This story has humor, romance, passion, and intrigue. I will not divulge more in this review; no spoiler alerts coming from this end…but I truly encourage you to spend your time with these characters as they embark on their many adventures, including Cassie and Ned finding true love. It isn’t smooth sailing by any means, but it is worth each bump and turn in the roller-coaster ride that it is!
Ajgray 8 months ago
I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. Loved the book. The love story between Cassie and Ned is well written and a good read. The disappearance of his sister plays a big part in the book. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to read a good romance book which ends in a HEA.
JenB2725 8 months ago
I was given an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Ned and Cassandra had a fun chemistry to read about and her teachings in the art of seduction but I felt it was very slow paced and hard to keep my attention.
BookReview4you 8 months ago
'Unmasking the Earl' by Elizabeth Keysian is book Two in the "Wayward in Wessex" series. This is the story of Lord Edmund Talbot, the Earl of Stranraer 'Ned" and Miss Cassandra Blythe 'Cassie". I have read the other book but feel this is easily a standalone book. Cassie thinks she is in love with Julian Carnforth. Julian just thinks of her as a little sister. So Cassie wants to learn to seduce him. When Cassie sees Julian going off with a lady named Lucy at a party she feels she needs to save him from this women. Captain Francis Wycherley is who brought Lucy to the party and who has a relationship with her. So Cassie and the Captain go off to confront the two wayward couple. Ned is pretending to be a servant to be in the Captain's house hold to look for clues about what happened to his sister. Ned's sister went missing after a fire happened Ned feels that the Captain has something to do with his missing sister. Ned intervenes when Cassie tries to get the Captain to help her learning how to seduce Julian. But they both find that they can't help fighting their feelings. I enjoyed this story and their banter. Ned was frustrating a few times but overall really loved this book! "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
etoile1996 8 months ago
the second book in the wayward in wessex series, unmasking the earl, follows miss cassandra blythe and her quest to get her childhood crush, julian carnforth, to notice her as a woman instead of the little sister he treats her like. after joining forces with captain francis wycherly to prevent julian and captain wycherly's current lover from indulging in a dalliance, cassie has the idea that wycherly might be the perfect person to help her attract julian's attentions. if only his pesky manservant, ned ganstridge weren't around all the time and interrupting at the most inopportune moments. the thing is, cassie can't stop thinking about him. she's never felt this odd magnetic attraction with anyone. and suddenly she finds that she has to work hard to remember that she wants to kiss julian, because ned is all she thinks about. but ned isn't really a lowly manservant. he's on a quest to discover the whereabouts of his missing sister and he believes that wycherly is connected to it somehow. and considering his opinion of wycherly, he is doing his best to protect cassie without blowing his cover. but because he can't stop himself from interfering, it's only a matter of time before cassie learns who he is, and what he is up to. and then she can't stop herself from getting involved. the chemistry between cassie and ned is intense. whenever they are in the same scene together they can't stay apart from each other. and it's only a matter of time before cassie admits that she may not be as in love with julian as she thought she was. cassie and ned just need to stop focusing on the nonsense around them and start communicating with one another honestly. **unmasking the earl will publish on may 15, 2017. i received an advance reviewer copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (scandalous) in exchange for my honest review.
TamWindsor_69 8 months ago
Unmasking literary delight! Cassie has her hands full: She thinks she is in love with man #1 (Julian), thinks man #2 (the Captain) can teach her how to seduce man #1 (Julian), and finds herself fighting the chemistry with man #3 (Ned), who is the presumed servant of man #2 (the Captain). Ned (man #3) is working undercover as a servant in the household of the Captain (man #2), because he feels like he may have had something to do with the disappearance of his beloved sister. Now: Enter Cassie and her unconventional notions, and let the fireworks begin! This book was a combination of all the best things in a storyline: romance, suspense, mystery, unexpected chemistry, humorous banter, quirky characters and sparks galore all rolled into a wonderfully-written tale with a distinctively-historical flavor and Regency feel combined. Even though this is the second novel in the Wayward in Wessex series, it can easily be enjoyed as a stand alone. I am eagerly looking forward to the next offering from the uber-talented Keysian! *I received a complimentary ARC of this book from NetGalley & Entangled Publishing, LLC in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
repsgoddess 8 months ago
Unmasking the Earl by Elizabeth Keysian is Book 2 of the Wayward in Wessex Series. A delightful read with interesting and engaging characters; you will be captivated and quickly pulled into this story. Heat index is about a 2 but that’s not saying the characters don’t have a plenty of chemistry between the two of them. It was a very refreshing change and made it that much more enjoyable. Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
RATNA PANDEY 8 months ago
Great 2nd book in the series but can be read as standalone. Well written and well paced. After the Earl goes undercover as a servant to discover the whereabouts of his sister, he meets Cassie who is trying to learn the art of seduction. Definitely a 4 on the heat scale, as they both learn lessons in passion, love and forgiveness. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review