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Publisher Description

USA Today Bestseller!

“Julie Anne Long reinvents the historical romance for modern readers.” —Amanda Quick

From USA Today bestselling author Julie Anne Long comes the second book in an exciting new historical romance series, the first since her beloved Pennyroyal Green series.

He has devil’s blood in his veins. At least, that’s always been the legend. How else could the Duke of Brexford’s notorious bastard son return from the dead? The brutal decade since Lucien Durand, Lord Bolt, allegedly drowned in the Thames forged him into a man who always gets what—and who—he wants. And what he wants is vengeance for his stolen birthright . . . and one wild night in Angelique Breedlove’s bed.

Angelique recognizes heartbreak when the enigmatic Lord Bolt walks into The Grand Palace on the Thames, and not even his devastating charm can tempt her to risk her own ever again. One scorching kiss drives home the danger.

But in the space between them springs a trust that feels anything but safe. And the passion—explosive, consuming—drives Lucien to his knees. Now his whole life depends on proving his love to a woman who doesn’t believe in it . . . because his true birthright, he now knows, is guardian of Angelique Breedlove’s heart.

October 29

Customer Reviews

oo4chelle ,

The best ROMANCE book I’ve read.....

I anxiously waited for this book since the first in this series came out and it was absolutely worth the wait!

Lucien, while completely different than I imagined, was absolutely perfect for Angelique. I laughed so hard in some parts I had tears streaming down my cheeks and in other parts the tears were from heartbreak and kinship.

The author truly understands pain and regret and the futility of pride. She also conveys romance better than anyone else I have ever read.

This will be the standard for all other romance novels and I sincerely hope that there are more books in this series!

musique1 ,

So. Slow.

I usually fly through (and reread) JAL’s books, but this series is so painstakingly slow I have to force myself to get through it. The characters have none of the sparkle or depth seen in her other books (I see some recycled exchanges/sentiments, but they now ring hollow). And while the writing is fine, this boarding house setting is making me claustrophobic.

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