~Winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense~
~National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award Finalist~
"This book had it all: drama, laughter and a few tears as well. The chemistry between Harry and Tessa just sizzled off the pages....If I could I would give this book ten stars, but I'm only allowed to give 5/5 stars." -Boonies123 Book Review
He's a policeman on a hunt for justice. She's a proud daughter of the London criminal underworld. Danger brings them together...and desire binds them in this passionate enemies to lovers romance!
Shattered by betrayal, former scholar Harry Kent has made a new life for himself as a policeman. Sent on a dangerous covert mission, he must protect a clever and wicked beauty who specializes in disguises and mischief. She stands for everything he scorns—and seduces him with every look of her innocent eyes…
A princess of London’s criminal underworld, Tessa Todd wants to defend her family against cutthroat enemies. Her powerful grandfather, however, insists upon keeping her under lock and key. When she is assigned a stoic and damnably handsome new bodyguard, she resists his dominant ways—and a passionate war of wills begins…
Thrown together by crisis, Harry and Tessa will test the bounds of desire, loyalty, and trust. On the run from their foes and from their own hearts, they must find salvation in each other—before time runs out.
Length: Full-length novel
Sensuality level: This is a steamy romance
The Duke Identity is the 1st novel in the Game of Dukes series, which features hot, sexy romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery/ adventure. While this book can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. The chronological order for Grace's series follows below:
The Game of Dukes series:
Book 1: The Duke Identity (Harry & Tessa)
Book 2: Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie)
Book 3: Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby)
Book 4: The Duke Redemption (Wickham & Beatrice)
Book 5: The Return of the Duke (Severin & Fancy, Preorder today!)
The Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series:
Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)
The Mayhem in Mayfair series:
Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)
Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot Victorian gothic paranormal romance):
Book 1: Abigail Jones
About the Author
USA Today & International Bestselling Author Grace Callaway writes steamy and adventurous historical romances. Her debut book, Her Husband's Harlot, was a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Finalist and a #1 Regency Bestseller, and her subsequent novels have topped national and international bestselling lists. She’s the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/ Suspense and the Passionate Plume Award for Historical Novel. Her books have also been finalists for numerous awards, including the National Reader's Choice Awards, the Maggie Award of Excellence, and the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan and lives with her husband, son, and rescue dog in Northern California.
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The Duke Identity
What a great read! I did not want to put it down. Well done Grace, well done!
Got thru 10 chapters but decided I didn’t need to get depresses reading a historical romance novel. The writing was fine but everything and everyone had a very dark feeling.
I loved reading this story about a granddaughter of the underworld’ king. How she gets along and is befriended by an undercover policeman is so exciting. What the two of them get into and out of is so believable.