A Spanish noblewoman, kidnapped and far from home, must place her trust in the hands of a man who is the bitter enemy of her family.
Lisandro de Aguirre, Duke of Tolosa has few enemies greater than the Elizondo family. A bitter feud has existed between the two clans for over a hundred years.
Maria de Elizondo Garza is stolen from her home and taken to London as a hostage. A king's ransom now demanded by her secret captors.
With hope fading fast, Maria's brother turns to the one man he knows who can save his sister, Lisandro de Aguirre.
But when her family's enemy arrives to rescue her, Maria is determined not to go quietly.
A battle of wills soon turns into a war against simmering desire. How can the man she has been taught to hate, be the one who holds her heart?
A dangerous journey home has Maria and Lisandro both resisting the growing attraction between them, but a night of steamy passion makes them finally face up to the truth.
Back in Spain, all is not what it would seem; and they are forced to face the hardest question of all.
Can you truly trust your enemy?
Devoted to the Spanish Duke is an enemy to lovers, standalone book in the London Lords Series.
This is a lovely story, beautifully written, fast-paced and full of action, danger and adventure and best of all a great love story!
I just love the characters both main and secondary. The secondary characters, the London Lords added so much to this story I can’t wait to read their stories. The author does a wonderful job creating characters that you can relate to.
I could have easily fallen in love with Lisandro, Duke of Tolosa. He was noble, good and kind and so romantic. When he laid eyes on Maria de Elizondo Garza, daughter of the Duke of Villabona at a ball and it was clear from that moment on he knew he must have her. The fact that she was the daughter of a duke of a noble family feuding with his for 100 years posed its own set of problems. Maria was confident and brave and then she tried to resist he was simply irresistible.
The plotting was wonderfully done, filled with suspense. Emotions run high amidst the twist and turns. The imagery and the authors descriptive language was perfect. She makes it so easy to imagine yourself a part of the story. I couldn’t put this book down until the very last page. I especially loved the epilogue.
Thank you so much Miss Cottman for such a beautifully written story of romance and love!
Intrigue and Romance
The moment Lisandro de Aguirre, Duke of Tolosa, saw her, he was smitten. The problem? She is Maria de Elizondo Garza, daughter of the Duke of Villabona. The two families have been feuding for a century, so she is off limits. Then she is kidnapped and her brother comes to Lisandro to help find and rescue her. And rescue her he does. As they work their way back to Spain, they develop a plan to catch those responsible. Oh, and they fall in love. The story is set during a time of political uncertainty in Spain. People must take care. Opinions heard by the wrong people can be dangerous. This is a romance and an adventure. Lisandro and Maria are wonderful together. Both are smart and confident. Their story holds your attention start to finish. A good story with a great ending where we find out what the feud was about and how it was ended. I recommend it.
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