When a master of disguise marries a woman who sees right through him…Lady Daphne, daughter of the Duke of Warcliffe, is one of the Three Suns. Society revolves around her. But there's one person who doesn't seem to know she's alive—her own husband. Lady Daphne was thrilled to marry Colin FitzRoy, the son of her mother's dear friend, seven years before. But then he left for the army and their marriage never really had a chance. Now she's in trouble, and Colin has reentered her life. She's determined to refuse his help, especially after the way he's treated her, but Colin can be persuasive…especially when he has her alone.
Baring it all is part of the seduction.Colin FitzRoy was known as The Pretender during the war. He's an expert in the art of disguise, but even when he takes off the mask, he hides who he really is. Colin pretends he doesn't have feelings, but when he's thrust together with his estranged wife, his buried emotions resurface. Before long Colin is juggling an elderly pug, a wife-hunting Scotsman, and a duplicitous streeturchin in an effort to keep Daphne safe. But his greatest challenge is not only to seduce her but to win her heart.
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Loved the hero
Colin FitzRoy married Lady Daphne at his mothers request. After a not so great wedding night he leaves for war and stays away for 7 years. Lady Daphne is a little in love with Colin when they marry and has very high hopes for their marriage but is heartbroken when Colin leaves. Seven years later Colin is back and has been asked by his mother in law to help Daphne with whatever trouble she is in. Although Daphne does not want Colins help she definitely needs it. As Colin and Daphne work together they finally get to really know one another and fall in love.
I usually avoid second chance romances because the hero usually sleeps around while the heroine is celibate which is not romantic to me. But in Colin we have a true Hero, one who is celibate and committed to his vows! Yay! There are not enough of them in romance novels.
Lady Daphne, a dukes daughter, married Colon FitzRoy seven years ago. They were both inexperienced and it didn’t go well the first time. Colin then promptly left her for seven years with no contact.
Can The Pretender woo and win back his wife that he has been married to for seven years? She’s in a spot of trouble and he insists on aiding her.
What I liked? Colin was inexperienced and wasn’t a rake or a rogue. I loved that!
That they only got to truly know each other after years of marriage (it helps if they are actually on the same continent).
That Daphne is all emotions and Colin is the opposite.
Loved Daphne & Colin
After a less than satisfactory wedding night seven years ago, Lady Daphne’s husband, Colin Fitzroy left for the war and she hasn’t seen him since, even though he’s been back in town for a while. He reenters her life after he hears she may be in trouble, and seeing her again brings up some of those pesky feelings he’s tried so hard to bury. Lady Daphne is definitely in trouble and even though she’s brave and resourceful, she’s in over her head and can certainly use Colin’s help. I loved seeing this couple work out their problems and begin to trust each other. Lady Daphne deserved to have an actual husband, instead of being married in name only, and Colin needed a wife like her to help him stop hiding and start living. Although I’ve enjoyed all of the stories in the Survivors series, this one was one of my favorites.