Review: A Lady’s Charade by Eliza Knight

A Lady’s Charade by Eliza Knight
Release Date: July 27, 2011
Publisher: self published
Page Count: 339
Source: from author for review

From across a field of battle, English knight, Alexander, Lord Hardwyck, spots the object of his desire—and his conquest, Scottish traitor Lady Chloe.

Her lies could be her undoing…

Abandoned across the border and disguised for her safety, Chloe realizes the man who besieged her home in Scotland has now become her savior in England. Her life in danger, she vows to keep her identity secret, lest she suffer his wrath, for he wants her dead.

Or love could claim them both and unravel two countries in the process…

Alexander suspects Chloe is not who she says she is and has declared war on the angelic vixen who’s laid claim to his heart. A fierce battle of the minds it will be, for once the truth is revealed they will both have to choose between love and duty.

Review: After reading the initial blurb of the book I must say I was intrigued with the story line and looked forward to diving in. Unfortunately after the initial attack on the keep I struggled to stay focused . However, once Alexander saves Chloe about 100 pages in, things finally picked up and I started to feel more of a connection with the characters. The remaining two-thirds of the story held some unexpected twists and turns which were a complete shock. Kudos to Ms. Knight because I never saw them coming.

The Rebecca angle however was a bit discouraging. I kept waiting for her to make good on her “promise” but apparently she was all talk and no action because we never heard from her again. I realize we hear third person that she hooked up with Maude but I expected Rebecca to try something herself at the very least. We don’t even find out if she remains at the keep.

Overall, once I got beyond the initial 100 pages or so I found myself interested in the story and looked forward to finding out what happened between Alexander and Chloe.

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