The Princess Deception by Nell Stark

A little deception for a whole lot of love.

What was the book about?
Hoping to avoid a major scandal that involves her twin brother Prince Sebastian, Princess Viola decides to impersonate him and continue with the FIFA World Cup Soccer Bid. Missy Duke or as her friends and fans call her, Duke, has had a life changing injury and is now part of the Press Corp covering the Belgian bid. By sheer luck she is invited into the Royal area by a young fan where she meets “Sebastian”. To Duke there is something not quite right and she suddenly realises that Sebastian is not all he seems to be. In search of the story of her fledgling career Duke decides not to mention anything and decides to go along with “Sebastian”. Little do they know they are deceiving each other!

“Conceal me what I am, and be my aid for such disguise as haply shall become the form of my intent.” 
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night 

Featured Tropes: Romance, Scandal, subterfuge, Butch-Femme

Book Strengths:
This is the last book in the series, but each book can be read separately. The way Nell Stark weaves a story is wonderful. You become totally invested in their characters. Viola is a strong woman, but her vulnerability comes across clearly in her love and need to protect her brother. However, in relationships there is no question who leads. Duke’s character shows the determination that made her one of the best soccer players but only to have her hopes dashed through injury. The background the story has is vivid and help to bring depth to the story. 

Book Weaknesses:
I wish there were more Lesbian princesses for Nell to write about!

Character Chemistry:
This was off the charts the moment Viola and Duke met and the chemistry between them evolved into something wonderful. 

Heat Rating: 5

Wrap up:
William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night just a major rewrite and for the better… Trust me! I wish we could rewrite all great romances with a lesbian twist.

Star Rating: 5

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