England & Scotland, 1668
Kendra Chase's brothers are telling her it's high time she get married. But although they've presented her with many wealthy, titled suitors, no man has caught her fancy--until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When she and the dangerous man are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers insist they wed, Kendra cannot believe it. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?
Patrick "Trick" Caldwell is the Duke of Amberley--and also the notorious Black Highwayman, an identity he has assumed in order to right past wrongs and serve his king. But his already complicated life becomes positively convoluted when he finds himself compelled to marry a red-headed temptress he's only just met. Caught in a web of half-truths and forced into a perilous mission, can Trick extricate himself and find love with the woman destined to steal his heart?
Book Three of Lauren Royal's Jewel Trilogy
Special Author's Cut Edition
A full-length novel of 105,000 words (about 420 book pages)
R-rated content: explicit love scenes
Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet)
This Author's Cut Edition e-book has been completely revised from the original and includes Bonus Material, including an Author's Note, a sneak preview of Lauren's next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in the book.
A Booklist Top Ten Romance of the Year, with a Romantic Times K.I.S.S. Award-winning hero!REVIEWS
"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Jo Beverley and Julia Quinn will love Lauren Royal!"
--Kira Morgan, author of Seduced by Destiny
"Lauren Royal sweeps readers up into the 17th century, bringing all the excitement and glamour of the Restoration to life with her colorful characters, vivid backdrop, and passionate romance."
--Kathe Robin, Romantic Times
"An impressive talent!"
--Publisher's Weekly (Forecasted review)
"A passionate tale that brings late seventeenth-century England vividly alive...fast-paced and filled with action from the very first page to the climax."
--Midwest Book Review