A secret carried down the aisle!
Late one night, Susanna Lambert, the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Rockland, bursts uninvited into a stranger’s carriage, turning both their worlds upside down. Suddenly, fun-loving Justin Connor finds himself forced to consider marriage!
For Susanna, marrying Justin is a chance to finally escape her cruel stepmother and forget about the rake who ruined her. But as wedding bells begin to chime, Susanna discovers she’s carrying a huge secret…one that could turn to dust all promises of happiness as Justin’s wife!
REVIEW: London – 1818
Justin Connor is out in his carriage one evening when a strange young woman jumps in begging him to drive away. Before he can react, two men open the door and a fight ensues. It appears that the young woman is Miss Susanna Lambert who has slipped away from her home to meet and run away with a man who never showed. The men fighting Justin turn out to be her father, the Duke of Rockland, and her step-brother. When the Duke realizes they have the wrong man, he asks Justin to visit him the next day to compensate him for the misunderstanding.
Susanna is the illegitimate daughter of the Duke. He brought her into his home when her mother died. The Duke’s wife and her daughter had always treated Susanna with disdain. Now, the Duke is trying to marry her off and offering a thousand pound dowry to be rid of her.
When Justin arrives the next morning at the Rockland home, the Duke offers for him to marry Susanna and obtain her thousand pound dowry. Even though his recent investment in a ship was lost when it sank, Justin is inclined to refuse the offer. Currently, he is helping his friend, Philip, with his debt collection business and is hoping to save up enough money to become a wine merchant.
Susanna, is very happy with the offer and when she shares her previous experience with selling wine while living with her mother, Justin realizes she could be a true asset to him.
They marry right away and find that they have a true attraction to one another. However, a serious turn of events explodes that may destroy their marriage before it gets a chance to start.
I really enjoyed this book. Justin and Susanna just click together perfectly and the characters are very well written.
Connie for b2b
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