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Another captivating romance from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal and her daughter, featuring their “outrageously funny, loyal, and endearing” Chase family!
Lady Kendra Chase’s brothers insist it’s high time she wed. But although they’ve presented her with an abundance of suitable young men, no one has caught her fancy—until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When the two of them are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers demand they marry, Kendra is aghast. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?
Scottish-born Patrick “Trick” Caldwell is the new Duke of Amberley—and also the so-called Black Highwayman. But he’s about to learn that leading a double life isn’t nearly as complicated as marriage. When he’s compelled to wed beautiful, headstrong Kendra, he finds himself caught between his perilous secret mission and his watchful new bride. Can Trick untangle the web of half-truths and heartache before he loses his one chance at love?
PLEASE NOTE: This book is a SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE. If you’d prefer to read a steamy romance with a similar plot, look for “A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride” by Lauren Royal.
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!
Series: The Chase Brides, Book 4
Style: Sweet historical romance
Length: 102,500 words (about 410 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
Clean Read: No offensive language or explicit content*
* If you’d prefer to read a steamy version of this series, look for “A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride” by Lauren Royal.
“Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author
“Filled with likable characters, particularly Kendra, who takes the refreshing step of talking to her husband about his confusing behavior rather than generating conflict by jumping to conclusions.”
—Publishers Weekly (Forecasted review)
“Captures the true essence of Scotland…romance with enough adventure to keep the reader turning the pages.”
While The Duke’s Reluctant Bride can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:
The Chase Brides
1666 – The Earl’s Unsuitable Bride (Colin & Amy)
1667 – The Marquess’s Scottish Bride (Jason & Caithren)
1667 – The Laird’s Fairytale Bride (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 – The Duke’s Reluctant Bride (Trick & Kendra)
1673 – The Viscount’s Wallflower Bride (Ford & Violet)
1677 – The Baron’s Inconvenient Bride (Rand & Lily)
1677 – The Gentleman’s Scandalous Bride (Kit & Rose)
1651 – The Cavalier’s Christmas Bride (Joseph & Chrystabel)
1688 – A Chase Brides Christmas (A Family Reunion)
Regency Chase Brides
1815 – Alexandra (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 – Juliana (James & Juliana)
1817 – Corinna (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)
Renaissance Chase Family Series
1549 – Alice Betrothed (Adam & Alice)
Specially Priced Boxed Sets
Chase Brides Boxed Set One: The Chases
Chase Brides Boxed Set Two: The Ashcrofts
Regency Chase Brides: The Complete Trilogy