There were few people in the world the Duke of Rhuddlan could trust, least of all his scheming brother Nicholas. So when a spate of violence is perpetrated against people with a connection to the duke, Rhuddlan knows who is behind it. But how can he end this vicious campaign when Nick is backed by the King's own son?
Olivia Stone wants nothing more than to live quietly in her little cottage, but with a cruel suitor determined to possess her and an income that is steadily diminishing, she's left with no choice but to appeal to her wealthy cousin—whom she's never met—for assistance. Will he give it? Or will she be forced to marry a man she fears?
When Rhuddlan knocks on Olivia's door with a plan to help them both, she's skeptical but sees no other option. Working together sparks a flame between them neither could have predicted, but when Nick discovers the relationship, he becomes determined to destroy their hope for happiness. Can Rhuddlan finally put an end to his brother's devastation before someone is killed? Will Olivia still want him when she sees how ruthless he can be?
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Darkness turned to Light
People are not always what they seem and relatives can sometimes be deadly. The Duke of Rhuddlan has an enemy and he knows who it is but can he stop them? At the start, he is hit by an object in the back of his head and comes off his horse! Where did it come from? Luckily, Miss Olivia Stone and Mrs Davies, tenants of the Duke, came to his rescue and helped him until he could get back home.
But Olivia had her own problems. She was being "courted" by a vile man, Sir George, who she was very afraid of and could not get away from. Fearing for her life, she decided to go to Rhuddlan for help and protection. A bold move? Well, she almost had no choice.
Then the intrigue and suspense begins!!! Rhuddlan becomes her protector, but as her past comes out, would he still help her? The characters are so well drawn you can feel their emotions and as the plot thickens, so do their ties to each other. I loved Rhuddlan and Olivia, who both needed redemption and was anxious to see how the story ended.
I highly recommend this book and hope to go back and read all of the stories in this series!!!