Neither wealth nor beauty will help Lady Francesca Gordon win custody of her young niece Georgina, saving the girl from a cruel stepmother; she needs London’s top solicitor for that. But when Edward de Lacey, son of the powerful Duke of Durham, hires away the one man who can do the job, Francesca decides Edward himself must champion her case . . . if only she can melt the dashing lord’s stony heart.
Edward has reason to be guarded, though. London’s tabloids have just exposed a secret that could ruin his entire family. When Francesca offers a unique chance to undo the damage, Edward is forced to agree to a partnership . . . and now, each moment together feeds the flames of his scandalous longing for the passionate widow. But when Georgina disappears, fate will test them both . . . and leave their love hanging in the balance.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Avon
The Truth About the Duke #1
How did I do those really short reviews now again...
Hero: I liked Edward, he wanted the best for his family.
Heroine: And I also liked Fran, she also wanted the best for her family but also saw reason.
Story: He needs a lawyer, she needs a lawyer. They strike a deal. They start to fall in love. There is lots of passion.
Interesting to see if they get what they want, and if they get each other (duh). Of course they get each other. Too bad though that I never got to see the whole Duke thing resolved.