The fifth thrilling romance in the 1797 club series by USA Today bestseller Jess Michaels
Baldwin Undercross, Duke of Sheffield, has a secret he’s keeping from almost everyone he knows and loves. He is destitute, thanks to gambling by his late father and his own bad decisions. There is only one option now, marry for money and do it soon. An opportunity presents itself when a rich American woman arrives in Society hunting for a title in trade for a huge dowry.
Helena Monroe is the companion to her entitled cousin and she is miserable. But once she encounters Baldwin on a terrace, her time in England starts to look up. She quickly realizes he believes she is her cousin and everything starts to fall apart.
Baldwin is now torn between a future that will save his family legacy and one with a woman he is growing increasingly attached to. Will he choose safety or passion, obligation or love?
Okay, not great
This story was good, but, in my opinion, not nearly as good as the others. The main characters were likable but they didn't seem to have as much depth or strength of character and the female antagonist just suddenly went from being a witch to nice in the blink of an eye? It was still a good, quick read but I was a little let down after having been anticipating this one for so long.
Wonderful story and a great continuation of the series
So very good!
Mistaken identity and a forbidden attraction are at the center of this wonderful book.
Baldwin Undercross, the Duke of Sheffield’s life changed the day his father died. As days turned into months Baldwin found all the duets his father hid from his family. Now to save his family from ruin he must marry and marry well. Baldwin see an enchanting woman out on the terrace who evokes feelings he’s never known and is surprised by her American accent. She must be the heiress his mother wants him to meet, this might not be as bad as he fears.
Helena Monroe faced scandalous ruin in Boston, she is now her cousin Charity’s companion on her search for a titled husband in London. Escaping the crush of the ball Helena is out on the terrace when she meets a man who sparks long forgotten feelings. Never getting his name, she unknowingly met the man at the top of Charity’s list, Baldwin Undercross.
Baldwin and Helena dance around each other, fighting their attraction knowing it can go nowhere. Love has a way of trumping everything, can they have the love that they want or will all be taken away?
This is such a great series and a must read!