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Definition of "Historical Romance Genre": This is a very popular subgenre in the massive Romance category. As with other subgenres of the Romance category, these books typically include the common elements of a romance ebook. So, the love and relationship between two people is central to the story, they have to overcome sometimes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fall in love, but they do end up in love at the end of the stories. Authors in the historical romance subgenre have another task in their writing, however, in that they need to set their stories not in contemporary times, but in times that typically are over a century in the past. Thus, if you appreciate history and the details specific to other times in our world as well as a love story this is a fantastic subgenre for you.
Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Historical Romance genre are Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Petra Durst-Benning (The Glassblower), Tracy Brogan (Highland Surrender), and Danielle Steele (Pegasus).
Mystical, sensual, passionate, intense... Their love is as magical as the woods it was born in, but can it survive in the real world?
Princess Lilliana is fighting for her freedom in a world governed by men and falling in love with its dominant, charismatic leader is not part of her plan…
When Princess Lilliana is abandoned by her cruel uncle in the perilous woods of Sapphira, she relishes the first moments of freedom in her restricted life and vows, if she survives, to never obey a man’s command again.
Lord Elijah finds a beautiful, naked woman dying in the woods. He is shocked to discover she is the princess of his deadliest enemies and stunned by the immediate onslaught of strange new feelings of love and tenderness when he looks into her eyes.
Lilliana and Elijah are thrust together in a desperate situation beyond their control – to ensure Lilliana’s safety they must promise themselves to each other and consummate their union in the woods that very night. Entranced by the tender, uninhibited passion of their lovemaking, they are propelled headlong into an intense, tempestuous relationship for which neither is prepared. All too soon, Lilliana realises she has fallen hopelessly in love with a dominant alpha male used to absolute obedience in all things...
Lilliana rebels against her powerful lover and his patriarchal world as together they embark on a passionate, sensual journey, fighting to retain the magic they found in the woods. Is Lilliana ready to embrace Elijah’s dark desires and domineering nature or will she begin a brave new life alone? And can Elijah accept his new-found vulnerability and learn to control his terrible fury before it destroys the woman he loves? Overwhelmed by the intensity of their love for each other, Lilliana and Elijah’s conflicting emotions spiral out of control, setting in motion a devastating chain of events that threaten to tear them apart forevermore…
Breathtakingly romantic and seductively sensual, discover the magical world of Lost in the Woods today!
If you enjoy the Regency romps of Georgette Heyer and prefer your heat levels scorching hot, you'll love this fun and romantic novella. In this super steamy historical romance, the Earl of Blythe turns the tables on a meddling Regency miss.
Determined to save her cousin from certain ruin at the hands a notorious rake, Miss Heloise Merrill impersonates her cousin and takes her place at the 'Chateau of Debauchery.' She intends to convince the rake – Sebastian Cadwell, Earl of Blythe -- to turn his attentions elsewhere.
Deprived of his intended guest, Sebastian decides to provide the meddling Miss Merrill a much deserved set-down. But when things take a decidedly hot turn, he finds he wants to go beyond a simple set-down.
Can Heloise stand her ground or will she surrender to the rake?
Glenn Ward needs a miracle. His wife is dying and leaving behind twin newborn sons. He returns from the war a changed man. Guilt stains his soul, and anger is growing in his heart.
Anika Coltrane needs a miracle of her own. After burying her husband and newborn daughter on the same day, she is in a desperate situation. How will she care for her six year old daughter?
An answered prayer brings two families together. Anika agrees to become a wet-nurse for the family. Delaney needs a safe place to grow up, away from sorrow and fear. Will they find shelter with the Ward family?
Two broken-hearted families must find a way to move past the pain and choose forgiveness. Will they feed the shadows growing in their hearts or allow God to heal their wounds.
1899... Rachel is young, charming and troubled - brought down by rumour and innuendo, she is a social outcast; then she meets Richard and things change for the better, although potential problems still abound. Her father is a self made man of influence, and she will have to convince him that Richard should be allowed to court her; a difficult task, even if things do go to plan. Richard is athletic and devil-may-care, but things change rapidly after he and Rachel meet. Keen to prove that he is worthy enough to take Rachel's hand, he errs when he enlists to fight in South Africa and leaves her under a cloud. Once there, one sobering experience is followed by another until he is captured by the enemy and sinks into despair. Meanwhile, still waiting at home, Rachel's safety is imperiled by an errant brother and drastic measures are required by her father to get her back...
That is all I will tell you. If you want to know more, you'll have to read Forgiven to find out how it ends.
When Lawson does deep and meaningful, you do understand! Jean Hendy-Harris (author)
A story so good I didn't want it to end, so I read it twice. Diana Devine
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It began nearly four hundred years ago. The Conall clan and all their people were murdered in a surprise attack, their beloved castle and all evidence of who destroyed them burned to the ground with their bodies. In the centuries following, archaeologists searched through the ruins looking for any evidence of what or who had caused the untimely demise of such a powerful Scottish clan. All efforts were fruitless, until a spell put in place by an ancient Conall ancestor finally began to work its magic...
Texas kindergarten teacher, Brielle Montgomery, finds comfort in the mundane routines of her life, but when her archaeologist mother asks her to accompany her on a dig in Scotland, she decides to step out of her comfort zone. Once in Scotland, they discover a secret spell room below the castle ruins, and Bri finds herself transported back in time and suddenly married to the castle's ill-fated Laird. Now, she must work to change the fate of his people, all while trying to find a way to return to her home and century. But with each passing day, Bri finds herself falling more deeply in love with her new husband. If she can find a spell to bring her home, will she use it? And if she stays, will it ultimately mean her own death as well.
A young woman finds her loyalties tested beyond limit and her desires torn beyond measure in 1846 California.
After sailing around Cape Horn, and barely surviving the perilous journey, devout Protestant Rachel Tyler, arrives in California just in time for her father’s wedding and the unfolding of the Bear Flag Revolt. Though already engaged to marry a minister in Massachusetts, Rachel’s ambitious father arranges her betrothal to Roman Vasquez, a blue-blooded Catholic son of the gente de razón, the ruling class of California.
Roman, a proud, Spanish soldier is ready to fight and die for his homeland. As the Yankee rebels raise their bear flag in Sonoma square, the last thing Roman wants is an arranged marriage to the American daughter of his enemy Joshua Tyler. But his Uncle Pedro, the Patrón of the family, has other plans.
Neither Rachel nor Roman desire this unlikely engagement that assaults their religious beliefs, but they cannot escape the passion flaming between them as war looms on the horizon and bitter rivals rise up to destroy them amid the breathtaking backdrop of the last days of the Californios.
Until the Day Breaks is the first book in the sweeping saga of California Rising, a tale of love, intrigue, and destiny, where passionate men and women lay the foundation of the Golden State with their very lives.
A grieving widower. A strong lady. And a little girl who needs them both.
After losing his wife in an accident, GRAHAM ASTOR, DUKE OF KENSINGTON, decides that love is not worth the risk of having his heart broken all over again. Even his little daughter he keeps at a distance, afraid to hurt her with the darkness that now lives in his heart. Since he is unable to be the father she deserves, he vows to find her a mother who will heal her little heart.
At a garden party, Graham spots a young woman with a shy smile tending lovingly to her little cousins…and he knows his duty.
As the black sheep of her family, ROSABEL LANDER has no illusions about love. After her parents’ deaths, her aunt and uncle reluctantly took her in, demanding nothing short of complete obedience. Unable to live down her past, Rosabel only wishes for one thing: freedom.
However, before she dares to take the first step toward an independent future, a cold-hearted stranger asks for her hand in marriage…and as the obedient niece, Rosabel cannot refuse.
Will Rosabel find love after all? Or will the memory of Graham's late wife keep them both from finding happiness?
This Beauty and the Beast story by a USA TODAY bestselling author proves that the past can never be forgotten, but its regrets can be forgiven.
If you like marriage of convenience stories with a touch of mystery, a dash of humour as well as heartfelt emotion, then you’ll love this instalment of Bree Wolf’s emotionally charged Love’s Second Chance Series. Download FORGOTTEN AND REMEMBERED for FREE, grab a cup of tea, settle into your favorite reading spot and start this swoon worthy romance now!
Love's Second Chance Series
#1 Forgotten & Remembered - The Duke's Late Wife (Rosabel & Graham)
#2 Cursed & Cherished - The Duke's Wilful Wife (Anna & Edmond)
#3 Despised & Desired - The Marquess' Passionate Wife (Ellie & Frederick)
#4 Abandoned & Protected - The Marquis' Tenacious Wife (Henrietta & Connor)
#5 Ruined & Redeemed - The Earl's Fallen Wife (Charlotte & Sebastian)
#6 Betrayed & Blessed - The Viscount's Shrewd Wife (Beth & Tristan)
#7 Deceived & Honoured - The Baron’s Vexing Wife (Madeline & Derek)
More to follow:
#8 Sacrificed & Reclaimed - The Soldier's Daring Widow (Meagan & Edward) (Bonus Novella)
#9 Condemed & Admired - The Earl's Cunning Wife (Violet & Oliver)
Romantic historical fiction. Fast-paced action, historical immersion, characters who come alive on the page, witty dialogue, and a touch of mystery.
Miss Alita Stanton's presentation to society at the Queen's Ball in Buckingham Palace ends in ruination. While on the ballroom floor she is involuntarily possessed by a prophetic trance revealing the powerful Black Panther dying on a desultory foreign battlefield. Still dazed from the nightmarish scene, Alita recounts her experience and is outcasted on the most important day of her life, destroying her dreams and confirming her conviction that it is necessary to keep her true nature hidden.
Socially shunned, Alita travels to a fashionable foreign venue while wagging tongues find other prey. Once in Egypt, she meets the last person she wants to see: Valerius Huntington, the fifth earl of Ravensdale, the man of her dreams, and the Black Panther of her vision.
Lord Ravensdale, Captain of the Princess Royals' 7th Dragoon Guards, unknowingly kills an Egyptian friend in the Battle of Tel-El-Kebir, in the process creating two orphans. Captain Ravensdale helps win Egypt and the Suez Canal for Britain while simultaneously placing his life in the balance.
Alita is compelled to warn Lord Ravensdale of danger both physical and metaphysical. It is imperative that Valerius hear her message to procure his future--which will necessarily be the end to hers. The academic earl of Ravensdale and Princess Royals' captain will not marry a quack or a soothsayer.
Alita must choose between her happiness--and his.
Historical fiction with a shade of magical realism
From USA Today Best Selling author Ali Parker
After having his hand slapped and career almost ruined several years back for falling for a student, Dr. Kendal Tarrington is done with love. Especially with the idea of it being with a younger woman. With no other choice, he's forced to start looking for someone to date far outside the scope of the university. The last place he expected to find her was at the hospital.
Dana Young is a double major, business and nursing, and is at the top of her class on both accounts. Her life consists of working hard in her internship at the hospital and wanting far more than she's getting in her current relationship. When a handsome, young professor catches her eye, things began to shift... for the better.
Too bad she's not at all aware of his rules.
+18 Explicit sexual content and foul language.
This is book 1 in a series. A cliffhanger is highly probable.
It’s already been a rough year for the Chicago Journal’s first-rate journalistic sleuth, Deuce Mora. After two agonizing investigations – one of which won her a Pulitzer Prize, the other of which forced her to kill a man – she claims she’s sworn off action-packed chases that cause nightmares. Still…from the moment she hears the earliest details of the first fire, her detective-instincts say the pieces don’t fit, and every other instinct tells the hard-hitting reporter she can’t walk away from the story – even though she knows she’ll regret it.
As a series of deadly fires destroys landmarks first, then occupied structures, the body count rises by scores and the city is gripped by terror at Christmastime, adding lost revenue to property damage in the hundreds of millions. Whole blocks of Chicago real estate are falling to an arsonist, but no one knows why and everyone suspects the worst – terrorism.
After the initial tip from the lead arson investigator (aka her boyfriend), Deuce is on her own to solve the mystery. Their relationship could endanger his reputation and his job if he’s even suspected of leaking information to her, so they’ve called a temporary halt. But she’s not exactly lacking for company – her old adversary, FBI agent Colter, has a tail on her, and Colter himself keeps popping out of the shadows. His presence at the crime scene and, even more revealingly, that of an NSA agent point to the suspicion of jihadist terrorism. But no terrorist group has claimed the mayhem.
Heller’s chilling, diabolical plot promises fans of hard-boiled mysteries a substantial feast to sink their teeth into and a knock-your-socks-off ending.
“Good reporters do not always good novelists make, but Jean Heller is both.” -- The Boston Sunday Globe
WHO WILL LIKE IT: Fans of Chicago private investigators VI Warshawski and Libby Fischer Hellman’s Georgia Davis, get-the-story-or-die reporters like Hank Philippi Ryan’s Jane Ryland and Kelly Lange’s Maxi Poole, hard-boiled female protagonists like Marcia Muller’s Sharon McCone and Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan; and anyone who admires tough-minded women sleuths who’re good in a fight.
He's everything she didn't know she wanted. She's everything he thought he could never have.
The last thing I expect when I walk into The Hawkeye Club is to fall head over heels in lust. It’s supposed to be a rescue mission. I have to get my baby sister off the pole, into some clothes, and out of the grasp of the pussy peddler who somehow manipulated her into stripping. But the moment I see Savage Hawke and verbally spar with him, my ability to remain rational flies out the window and my libido takes center stage. I’ve never wanted a relationship—my time is better spent focusing on taking down the scum running this city—but what I want and what I need are apparently two different things.
Danika Eriksson storms into my office in her high heels and on her high horse. Her holier-than-thou attitude and accusations should offend me, but instead, I can’t get her out of my head or my heart. Her incomparable drive, take-no-prisoners attitude, and blatant honesty captivate me and hold me prisoner. I should steer clear, but my self-preservation instinct is apparently dead—which is exactly what our relationship will be once she knows everything. It’s only a matter of time.
The truth doesn’t always set you free. Sometimes, it just royally screws you.
***Savage Collision is the first book in The Hawke Family Series. While it is a complete story, it is NOT meant to be read as a standalone. The story of the Hawke siblings continues in book two, Tortured Skye, and book three, Stone Sober. These stories all build on one another and are intertwined. They need to be read in order to fully enjoy and understand the plots. Many reviews for Savage Collision contain MAJOR spoilers for the book without being marked as containing spoilers. This book is best enjoyed without the spoiler information. ***
From #1 NYT Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes Bachelors & Bridesmaids, a fun, romantic series about a group of female friends who start out as bridesmaids and end up as brides!
In Kiss Me Forever, news reporter Andrea Blain is supposed to cover the news, not make it. But whenever she is on the trail of a big story, things just . . . happen. Andrea is given one last chance to prove herself with the cover story on sexy billionaire heartbreaker, Alexander Donovan.
The wealthy philanthropist appears to be living the American dream, but Andrea is determined to uncover the real story. When Alex’s secrets are revealed, Andrea will have to choose between climbing the ladder of success or falling in love…
Also Available in the Bachelors & Bridesmaids Series
Steal My Heart (#2)
All Your Loving (#3)
Before I Do (#4)
Falling Into You (#5)
Forever Starts Tonight (#6)
Dreaming of You (#7) Coming Soon!
PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY NOVELS:
"Freethy is an expert at creating unforgettable characters." Library Journal
"A warm, moving story of the power of love." NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Daniel's Gift
"A warm and wonderful book about love, family and everything that’s important in life. Irresistible! I loved it!" NYT Bestselling Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on Ask Mariah
"A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love Golden Lies.” — Kristin Hannah
"In the tradition of Lavyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart-touching romance." NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets
“Hooked me from the start and kept me turning pages throughout all the twists and turns. Silent Run is powerful romantic intrigue at its best.” — NYT Bestselling Author JoAnn Ross on Silent Run
“If you love nail-biting suspense and heartbreaking emotion, Silent Run belongs on the top of your to-be-bought list. I could not turn the pages fast enough.” — NYT Bestselling Author Mariah Stewart
“Barbara Freethy writes with bright assurance, exploring the bonds of sisterhood and the excitement of blue water sailing. SUMMER SECRETS is a lovely novel.” — NYT Bestselling Author Luanne Rice
A most inconvenient marriage of convenience
Simon Kingsley is in desperate need of a wife. After years of searching, he finally found love. Unfortunately, she wed another, and now, it is time to settle for someone with whom he can share his life. A friend, a companion, a helpmate. Love is no longer an option for a man whose heart is irrevocably broken.
Mina Ashbrook longs for a loving marriage but accepts that at the age of thirty, she is unlikely to find it. Facing a lifetime of being the spinster sister living on her brother’s charity, Mina considers something she never thought she would—a marriage of convenience. She knows Simon is not marrying her for love but hopes it will blossom in his heart if only she can convince him that love comes in many forms.
Will Mina find a way to heal Simon’s heart? Or will the shadows of the past keep them from finding happiness together?
Set in Regency era England, Flame and Ember is a sweet romance about overcoming the pains of the past and learning to love.
Book One in the Regency Love Series. Buy your copy today!
An Entertainment Weekly TOP 10 ROMANCE BOOKS OF THE YEAR
A Bookpage TOP PICK
A Kirkus BEST BOOKS OF 2017
A Vulture TOP 10 ROMANCE BOOKS OF 2017
A Publishers Weekly BEST BOOKS OF 2017
A Booklist TOP 10 ROMANCE FICTION 2017
“Richly detailed setting, heart-stopping plot, and unforgettable characters.” —Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author
As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past . . .
Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South—to spy for the Union Army.
Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he’s facing his deadliest mission yet—risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia.
Two undercover agents who share a common cause—and an undeniable attraction—Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy's favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost—even if it means losing each other . . .
Praise for the novels of Alyssa Cole:
“Rich in atmospheric details and rife with unexpected dangers.”—RT Book Reviews
“Sweet, sensual, and suspenseful . . . rousing and entertaining.”—Publishers Weekly
Christmas is a time for family, decorations and love. Take a ride to Colorado where this holiday will be filled with heartwarming stories about sexy cowboys who know how to make a holiday shine! Six amazing stories by some of Western Romance’s best-known authors.
Christmas Gifts by Cindi Myers
Newly divorced mom Sheri Wallace isn’t looked forward to Christmas in her new home in what was once her family’s summer cabin. She and her daughter, Bri, are trying to make a fresh start, but it’s tougher than Sheri anticipated. Her handsome but grumpy neighbor isn’t making things easier. Ever since his wife and young son died a few days before Christmas four years ago, rancher Chris Drake has hated the holiday. But Sheri and Bri might just be the best Christmas gift a lonely cowboy ever received.
Smoldering Ink by Pamela Jane Larson
It’s nearly Christmas in Palisade, Colorado, and romance is in the air. But so is smoke! And it’s up to Lisa Connors, the town’s newspaper reporter, to break the story, and hopefully, protect the town from an arsonist. Josh isn’t exactly the town marshal, but he rides a palomino and drives a squad car. Can Lisa and Josh spark a romance and douse an arsonist?
A Cowboy’s Christmas Chance by Marje Porter
Addie Jackson didn't have time for romance in her life--especially with a cowboy.
After a rocky marriage and bitter divorce, Cade Taylor didn't need his family's past exploited by a nosy journalist.
Neither one expected to find passion during the Christmas season. But is their relationship destined as a one-night stand or a forever love?
Mistletoe Cowboy by mary ellen blackwood
Tour guide Lila Bianco travelled the world over only to find a homegrown cowboy poet who fills her head with dreams of love and family.
Rancher Mac Gallagher, a busy widower with a young daughter, finds a spark of love come alive when her group stays at his ranch.
Can Mac trust a little mistletoe to fan the flames?
Rock Hard Cowboy: A Mile High Matched Novella by Christina Hovland
A supercouple for Christmas…
Rock 'n' roll cowboy Tucker McKay is ready to leave the music industry, and he’s done everything he can to ensure his reputation shines for his eventual return to the public eye. He’s not prepared for the paparazzi frenzy after America’s Sweetheart, Mackenzie Bennett, falls face down on his lap at L.A.’s trendiest new nightclub. While a fake relationship might drum up the publicity needed to save both of their careers, a small-town family Christmas may be just what they both need to figure out what truly matters…
His Christmas Hope by D’Ann Lindun
Widower Christian Vega believes he’ll never find true love again. Broke, and desperate for a way to buy his kids Christmas gifts, he takes a job as stunt double on a movie set. An actress catches his eye, but she’s way out of this cowboy’s league.
Hope Snowden swears she’ll never date another out-of-work actor again after her last boyfriend dumped her the minute she got him a role. Then she falls for a cowboy-turned-stuntman…
"There was no black and white in my world. It was black or blacker. And I was the blackest of them all."
Xavier "X" Blood only remembers the last few years of his life.
Trained as an emotionless and deadly assassin, he goes through each day crossing out names on a never-ending list, not once asking why they deserve what he delivers. Death.
Then one day, his programming starts to unravel and it's all because of her.
Mercy Reid has a secret. A big one. The kind that will get her killed if it gets out.
Looking to get lost, she runs from one hopeless situation and falls into the clutches of a monster. A monster that was programmed by the worst of the worst to kill without remorse. A man who is looking for her.
When X is given his latest target, things become muddy. He knows his mark is right in front of his eyes, but he doesn't want to acknowledge it. He's literally losing his mind after all.
Will he defy his programming and save the woman who has made him feel again?
Or will he pull the trigger?
From International Bestselling author, Amity Cross, comes Royal Blood, the first full length novel in the thrilling Romantic Suspense series of the same name.
*DEBUT REGENCY ROMANCE by Jodi Marie Mackin*
When the duke’s youngest daughter Violet disappears in the night, Allaster Baston agrees to keep a watchful eye on Isabella Avery, the duke’s unconventional and very stubborn eldest daughter. When their journey unexpectedly leads to a dangerous carriage ambush, Allaster finds himself caring for the young woman more than he ever thought possible.
Isabella was more than a little annoyed when her father assigned his man-of-affairs as her personal guard. Able to handle daggers and pistols, she was perfectly capable of taking care of herself. But, when Isabella finds herself unable to resist Allaster’s charms and they share their first kiss… guilt swells in her chest. How can she possibly give her heart to a gentleman while her sister was still missing, or perhaps even dead?
Recent heiress, Miss Amanda Sharp, is out in Society for the first time and enjoying the social whirl, especially when she dances her first dance with the handsome Lord Somersby. She’s aware of his bad reputation with ladies, but she’s confident she can lead him down the aisle to the altar without raising a scandal. Headstrong, and determined to reform Lord Somersby, Amanda finds herself in danger of losing more than a hand of cards to the scandalous lord.
After several months of licking the wounds he received at a disastrous Christmas party, Richard, Lord Somersby, has another wager to win. He must woo and jilt three young ladies in a month’s time in order to win his racing stable before donning the leg shackle of marriage with a duke’s daughter. His third victim is Miss Amanda Sharpe, a refreshingly determined young woman who makes her interest in him well known. It should be child’s play for the villainous Richard to woo her, make her think he’s in love with her, then spurn her. A plan that might work if he can keep his mind on winning rather than on the lady’s entrancing form and fiery spirit.
The final book in the #1 bestselling Regency romance series!
Lewis Knight left behind his life as the son of nobleman years ago. The rough, scarred man is quite content to use his brute force and bad reputation to help the Earl of Redmere with his smuggling—a ruse to aid the war effort. Knight doesn’t care too much about the reasons behind the subterfuge, so long as he gets paid.
And stays busy enough to forget his past for good.
That’s not so easy, however, when he’s forced to return home. And thanks to the earl’s meddling, he’s accompanied by the woman who plagues his thoughts far too often…
Louisa has been too busy running her inn to think too much about the dark, brooding Knight. Even if she does steal the occasional glance at those broad shoulders. However, when a man arrives in Cornwall with lifechanging news and Louisa’s inn is threatened, she must investigate. With Knight’s help, she digs into this stranger’s past and stirs up more danger than she thought possible.
Now that Knight is driven to protect her, the barriers between them feel harder than ever to keep in place. Somehow, she keeps working her way under his unyielding exterior. But Knight knows he’s not worthy of a woman like Louisa—not while his past shadows his every move.