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He’s a bad boy duke in disguise. She’s a former bar maid and the mother of his secret baby. Fate reunites them, but will their secrets tear them apart? Find out in this sizzling reunion romance!
One wicked night of passion results in life-altering consequences for innocent bar maid Maggie Goode. Years later, she’s a respectable widow, but her troubles are far from over. With debts looming, she must salvage her fossil shop to support herself and her beloved daughter. Fate leads her to a man who can save her business…but he’s also the biggest mistake from her past.
The son of an English aristocrat and a Chinese merchant’s daughter, Rhys Cavendish, the Duke of Ranelagh and Somerville (“Ransom”), hides his secret pain behind a rakish façade. Yet he cannot hide from his debts, and now he’s on the run from cutthroat moneylenders—and the necessity of marrying for convenience. His last hope: the inheritance his uncle left him in the form of a treasure map. When he goes to hire help for his expedition, he comes face to face with a woman he’s never forgotten…and a daughter he never knew he had.
Dangerous secrets smolder between Maggie and Rhys, but neither can resist a scorching reunion. Personal demons and hidden enemies rise to threaten their passionate romance. Will they defy all odds to find the ultimate treasure—a love for all time?
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Narrator: Marian Hussey
Runtime: 11h 36m
“Could not put this story down…. Ransom and Maggie were perfect for each other and the sparks fly throughout the entire book! It gets really steamy at times. I usually hate secret baby tropes, but this one was perfectly executed and I loved it!”
– Candace, Goodreads
“Another thoroughly enjoyable book by a consistently good author. I was so glad that she wrote this book about Ransom. He wasn’t very likeable in the first book of the series, but I knew his story would be good. Ms. Callaway does a good job of redeeming him. The book was very sexy and Glory, the little girl was a delight.”
– Nancy, Goodreads
“I adored this book, it’s one that gave me a fuzzy feeling of hope inside, showing that through all adversity, you can get where you want to be….It has hope, love, faith, tension, and it’s pretty steamy in parts…that adds up to a great book and I can’t wait for the next.”
– Maggie, Goodreads
“A highly charged story with great characters that will take you through on an adventure and back again.”
– Lori, Goodreads
“When I found out the Duke of Ranelagh and Somerville was the hero of the second addition to the series I was a bit taken aback. He was somewhat of a villain in the novel that preceded this one. Wow, I should have remembered to trust Miss Callaway. She was able to take this villainous rake and have me sympathize with him…His vulnerabilities were explored and exposed. The way he open himself up to his heroine Maggie was wonderful and I felt invested in their relationship…The chemistry between our heroine and hero was HOT.”
– Jan, Goodreads
“Seeing Rhys’ journey to redemption will put a smile on your face and some tears in your eyes. Maggie and Rhys are so right for each other. I also love seeing strong, independent women in stories and Maggie and her sister-in-law are fantastic people that characterize these qualities…If you love second chances with a lot of hope and redemption, then read this book.”
– Angela, Goodreads
- New England Readers’ Choice Contest Finalist
- Golden Quill Finalist
- Maggie Award for Excellence Finalist
The DetailsPublished: December 27, 2018
Publisher: Grace Callaway Books
ISBN-10: 1939537401 ISBN-13: 978-1939537409 ASIN: B07KWRRN8W
Genres & Tropes
Historical Romance, Regency London, Regency England