A hero in disguise…
When a mystery man saves her from bandits, Emily Carrington cannot deny that she's intrigued. Perhaps infatuated is the better word. But she's got no time for such fancies. She has to marry quickly before her family's secrets are exposed and she is ruined. The problem is that no matter how hard she attempts to pay attention to her parade of suitors, one set of glittering dark eyes haunts both her waking and sleeping hours. Who is Emily's hero and will she ever get to see him again?
A lady in need…
Lord Lucas Cross, Duke of Northshire, fell in love with Emily Carrington the moment he first laid eyes on her. She's everything he'd ever dreamed of and the one woman he can never have. The daughter to his missing business partner, he's sworn to protect her from the very forces attempting to take his livelihood and his life. For her sake, he has to stay away.
But fate has other plans.
Brandon Winthrop, Duke of Lancaster, has worked for five years to reclaim the respectability to the family disgraced by his father, a traitor. As a partner in their father’s shipping company (something the Carrington sister don’t know), Brandon has two concerns. One to find those stealing from the company and the crown. Two to protect the Carrington sisters. The first time Brandon rescues Emily Carrington (she doesn’t know who he is yet) from bandits, they are smitten with each other. Can they make plans for the future before the criminals are stopped?
This is an exciting action-packed mystery and adventure, and a charmingly sweet love story. Brandon is the perfect hero, kind, caring, protective. Emily doesn't think there is anything special about her. Others see her special talents. She is quiet, kind, and full of concern for her family, and always able to provide comfort. They make a wonderful couple. Their story is filled with danger, drama, humor, and romance. A short trip at sea provides an interesting surprise or two. Great addition to the series. I look forward to the next one.
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