forcing him to choose a bride who would be queen. All he wanted was to uncover the answers denied him from birth. Instead, he found saucy Claire Wentworth, a fearless woman with grass-green eyes who needs his protection—and his love—whether she knows it or not.
Fallen from grace, Claire Wentworth stalks her at every turn. She needs a champion, but what she gets instead is a royal mystery. The man all of London hails as "Prince" instead strikes her as a rogue adventurer—who no doubt rouses her slumbering heart to wide-awake desire.
Read the The Impostors Series in Order:
Book 1: Seduced by a Prince
Book 2: A Crown for a Lady
As I really enjoyed reading Seduced by a Prince, I also had to read A Crown for a Lady and find out how Ian fared after he left his unconscious brother behind (long story...). Taking the place of his brother at court is surprisingly easy though there are other challenges that are much harder to deal with and Ian has a hard time to resist temptation.
The more he learns about his brother and his life, the more he eventually learns about his own life as well. What he discovers is a tragic story of love and betrayal, lost hope and lost love. Maybe he will be able to find a way to turn back the time, at least a little bit and right some wrongs while reuniting with his twin, the brother he never knew about.
I liked Ian and his heroine, Claire, who desperately tries to find the money to her brother who was kidnapped a couple of weeks earlier. I must admit that I had certain ideas where the story might lead us and thought that I'd know what to expect before I read the book. Well, let's just say that Tany Anne Crosby surprised me once again. A story full of unexpected twists and turns, great characters and a captivating storyline even though towards the end some parts of it were a bit rushed and I was left without answers to some of my questions. On the whole, I enjoyed reading the book even though I liked the first book in this series a bit better.
If you haven't read Seduced by a Prince yet, you should start there as A Crown for a Lady is the second book in the Impostor series. You should be aware though that both books are relaunches so if you have read The Impostor's Kiss and/or The Impostor Prince, you might already know this story. A Crown for a Lady was published in 2006 with the title The Impostor Prince.