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The Layered Mask - Sue  Brown Lord Downe is not quite a confirmed bachelor. As heir to one of England’s oldest and richest titles, he knows that some day he will have to find a wife and “do his duty.” Edwin has never partaken of manlove, but he knows women do nothing to spark his carnal nature. He also knows that as his father’s only son, he must “do his duty.”

This is definitely historical romance done right. Sue Brown brings the madness of the ton to life brilliantly, as she has Downe courting Edwin. And whether he knew it or not…that is exactly what he was doing. Morning rides, secret conversations, and stolen kisses, all lead up to some hot bedroom action.

Due to their stations in life, neither man is free to follow his heart. But, neither are they willing to let each other go. I found it fascinating to learn how a man found ways to be together in a time when loving another man could get you killed.

This story is beautifully crafted. There were a few tense moments there at the end, where all hope seemed lost. But, the final solution was brilliant (if not a tad convenient.) Highly recommend.