A brooding duke finds his beautiful new neighbor way too intriguing for his liking in this delightful Regency romance.
“Grace Burrowes is terrific!” –Julia Quinn
Nathaniel, Duke of Rothhaven, lives in seclusion, leaving his property only to gallop his demon-black steed across the moors by moonlight. Exasperated mamas invoke his name to frighten small children, though Nathaniel is truly a decent man — maybe too decent for his own good. That’s precisely why he must turn away the beguiling woman demanding his help.
Lady Althea Wentworth has little patience for dukes, reclusive or otherwise, but she needs Rothhaven’s backing to gain entrance into Polite Society. She’s asked him nicely, she’s called on him politely, all to no avail — until her prize hogs just happen to plunder the ducal orchard. He longs for privacy. She’s vowed to never endure another ball as a wallflower. Yet as the two grow closer, it soon becomes clear they might both be pretending to be something they’re not.
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"All of Burrowes's secondary characters shine with wit and personality, and her sensitive development of two characters living with disabilities in the unaccommodating Regency era is particularly notable. This sparkling romance does not disappoint."—Publishers Weekly
"The latest in Burrowes's stunning Rogues to Riches Regency-era series shines as a standout in the historical romance subgenre but is also a powerful story all on its own...Highly recommended."—Library Journal, starred review
"Grace Burrowes is terrific!"—Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Another smart story from popular Burrowes."—Booklist
"Nathaniel is one of my favorite hero archetypes: the loveable curmudgeon who wants to protect those he cares about...a very comforting read."—Smart Bitches Trashy Books
"Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories...Grace Burrowes's romances have them all."—Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author
"Grace Burrowes writes from the heart--with warmth, humor, and a generous dash of sensuality, her stories are unputdownable! If you're not reading Grace Burrowes you're missing the very best in today's Regency Romance!"—Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author