Fans of Bridgerton will love the this sparkling, witty, and sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author Julia London! With a young future queen in the market for a husband, and the charming—and opinionated—Scottish lord tasked to introduce her to the ton’s most eligible bachelors.
Charming. Cheeky. Cunning.
When Crown Princess Justine of Wesloria is sent to England to learn the ropes of royalty, she falls under the tutelage of none other than Queen Victoria herself. Justine’s also in the market for a proper husband—one fit to marry the future queen of Wesloria.
Because he knows simply everyone, William, Lord Douglas (the notoriously rakish heir to the Duke of Hamilton seat in Scotland, and decidedly not husband material), is on hand as an escort of sorts. William has been recruited to keep an eye on the royal matchmaker for the Weslorian prime minister, tasked to ensure the princess is matched with a man of quality…and one who will be sympathetic to the prime minister’s views.
As William and Justine are forced to scrutinize an endless parade of England’s best bachelors, they become friends. But when the crowd of potential grooms is steadily culled, what if William is the last bachelor standing?
Don’t miss The Duke Not Taken from New York Times bestselling author Julia London! A delicious and playful new frenemies-to-lovers romance set in Victorian England.
London (A Princess by Christmas) delivers the goods in her Royal Match series launch, as a crown princess searches for her match in Victorian England. Princess Justine Ivanosen, heir to the throne of Wesloria, travels to London so that Queen Victoria can train her to be queen while matchmaker Lady Lila Aleksander of Denmark finds her the perfect husband. Justine is reluctant about the arrangement, skeptical that a suitable match will be found and fearful that her ill father may die before she's able to return home. And she's less than thrilled to learn that William Douglas of Scotland, future Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, will serve as her escort as she meets with prospective husbands. Justine and William met years ago when she first visited London, and neither has fond memories of their contentious interaction. But as they spend more time together, Justine discovers that William, more than any of her suitors, may be her perfect match. To be together, however, they'll have to overcome the rumors of his tarnished reputation. London's prolific talent for historical romance shines through in her witty, engaging characters who provide an insightful view into the intrigue and subterfuge involved in ensuring the survival of a monarchy. Readers will be thrilled. Agent: Jenny Bent, Bent Agency.
Last Duke Standing
Soon to be queen Princess Justine is in need of a husband. William is sent to help Justine in any way possible. Their friendship deepens as Justine’s trust in William grows. Soon they find out that William is the best man Standing! Wonderful story.