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Published by Avon on November 29th 2016
Genres: Historical Romance
New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney returns with the first novel in a new series about dashing, charismatic dukes—and the women who tame them…
Though raised as a gentleman’s daughter, Lorna Gordon is obliged to take a position as an upstairs maid at Blackhall Castle when her father dies. Alex Russell, the Duke of Kinross, is the most tempting man she’s ever seen—and completely unattainable—until, at a fancy dress ball, Lorna disguises herself as Marie Antoinette and pursues an illicit tryst…with scandalous consequences.
Months after his mysterious seductress disappears, Alex encounters her again. Far from the schemer the distrustful duke assumed her to be, Lorna is fiercely independent and resourceful. She’s the one woman capable of piercing his defenses. But when danger threatens Lorna, Alex must prove himself not just the lover of her fantasies, but the man who will fight to protect her.
Everyone really liked the characters. The heroine was especially liked for her independence and self-respect. Everyone was impressed with her study of herbs and writing her father’s book. Some felt the Duke’s aloofness and brisk nature made him hard to like at first, while others really liked that about him. Everyone really liked him by the end. And the Mother-in-law, the dowager duchess, was declared the best MIL ever! Those who listened also really loved the narration.