They are the Renegade Royals, illegitimate sons of the Royal Princes, each finding his rightful place in society--and the woman destined to be his perfect match. . .
Some men are born into scandal. Others pursue it with a passion. Griffin Steele, secret son of the Duke of Cumberland, is guilty on both counts. Yet somehow London's most notorious scoundrel has been saddled with an abandoned baby boy--and with the unflappable, intriguing spinster summoned to nurse him. . .
Justine Brightmore may be a viscount's niece, but she's also a spy's daughter, determined to safeguard the infant when his suspected royal parentage makes him a target. Yet how to protect herself from the rakish Griffin? Marriage might shield her reputation, but it can only imperil her heart, especially with a groom intent on delicious seduction. . .
"Has all the elements of my favorite novels--a bad boy hero, a spirited heroine, a dash of intrigue, and a sizzling romance. Put her on your auto-buy list; you won't be disappointed." --Shana Galen
Kelly follows Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard with a strong Regency romance undermined by a weak premise. Griffin Steele, rakish by-blow of the Duke of Cumberland, and spinster Justine Brightmore are very finely developed characters brought together by a highly implausible event: a baby boy is dropped on the doorstep of the whorehouse Steele owns, with a message begging Steele to keep the infant safe. It's a tough assignment. As luck would have it, one of the "girls" can fill in as wet nurse, but there is still need of a nanny. Enter Justine, who fears no damage to her reputation; but when rumors spread about the unmarried woman living under Steele's roof, the suddenly honor-bound lord insists on marrying her. The diverting interactions between the two all but eclipse the limp suspense of the mystery babe. A bonus prequel novella provides some backstory about Griffin's mother, but the novel stands well without it.