This book is the 2nd book in this series, the first one was The Captive and this story follows on from that, and is about Sebastian St Clair otherwise known as Robert Girard – one of the supposed villains in the last book. Sebastian was abandoned in France when he was a boy, despite being an heir to an English Barony, he had to make impossible decisions to survive in the French army. When he returns to England he is known as the Traitor Baron and old enemies keep challenging him to duels to fight for his honour. Sebastian does not think that he will live till his old age as he is asked for numerous duels, so he tries not to accompany his aunt or Millicent very much as he is afraid that they will be hurt because they are associated to him.
Millicent Danforth is a companion to Lady Frederica, Baroness St Clair, the Traitor Barons aunt. She escaped her life to become a companion because she wanted to get away from her cousins and Lady Frederica had given her a life line and taken her in as her employ.
The story then goes on to tell you about Sebastian’s past and what he has had to endure and his and Millicent’s feelings towards each other as they grow. There are twist and turns to this story, some I never even guessed about, all in all I enjoyed this book more than the first in the series as it flows from one book to the next giving you more insight and depth into the characters that you met in The Captive. I thought I would hate Sebastian but I ended up loving his character, it is a well thought out way to make him a hero.
Title: The Traitor
Author: Grace Burrowes
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical Romance
As a young boy, British-born Sebastian St. Clair was abandoned in France and forced to join the French army to survive. Now that the war is over, he has returned to his beloved England and is determined to live a quiet life as a country gentleman. He’s struggling to make that wish come true when he falls for his elderly aunt’s practical and unpretentious companion, Miss Millicent Danforth. But an old enemy threatens this new love, and plots to destroy everything Sebastian holds dear. Sebastian will have to use all of his wits if he’s to hang on to his life, his honour…and Milly’s love.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes’ bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and Lady Eve’s Indiscretion. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.
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