Determined to retain her brother's inheritance, Lady Antonia Lamb masquerades as her twin brother, who is missing at sea, but she runs into trouble when her handsome guardian vows to make "Tony" into a real man.
Great book to read....but come on the main male charater a little slow to see the female is dressed as a male toward the end of the book.
Shorn of her glorious raven tresses and dressed as a man, Lady Antonia Lamb became Lord Anthony Lamb, desperate to keep the property entailed to her twin brother, who is missing at sea. Trapped--and liberated--by her masquerade, Tony meets her new guardian, the devastatingly dangerous Adam Savage, who has returned from his plantation in Ceylon, determined to turn the innocent "boy" into a worldly man.
In the late1700's , spirited Lady Antonia Lamb is looking forward to her first London season when her twin brother, Anthony, who has inherited thier father's title and estate, is lost at sea. Desperate to keep the title from falling into the hands of a greedy cousin, Antonia dresses as a man and passes herself off as her brother. Both trapped and liberated by her masquerade,Antonia soon meets her new guardian Adam Savage. He has made a fortune on his Ceylon plantation and returns home to England. A rake and legendary adventurer, Adam introduces "Anthony" to city life and is determined to make him a man.
When her brother becomes missing at sea, Lady Antonia Lamb decides to impersonate her twin brother in order to keep their home. Tony starts to enjoy her new freedom dressed as her bother, and finally meets her new guardian who comes to turn Tony into a worldly man. Will he guess her secret? Will her brother ever turn up alive? Will the person trying to kill her brother kill her as well?
Not a big fan of Mrs. Henley, this was actually rated a desert isle keeper, but not on mine.