What's a duke to do when he sullies the reputation of London's favorite bridesmaid?
Daniel, ninth Duke of Sussex, has big plans--and they don't include marriage. A member of the covert Free Fellows League, he's determined to become one of England's greatest war heroes. But his plans go awry when he's injured during a mission and forced to take refuge in the home--and bed--of Miranda, Lady St. Germaine, one of society's perpetual bridesmaids. Soon all of London is abuzz with gossip about Miranda's mysterious lover...
Realizing his stay has compromised Miranda's reputation, Daniel goes against his better judgment and proposes marriage. But Miranda will have nothing to do with a marriage of convenience--especially with the one man she's always secretly adored.
Unless, of course, she can convince him to make her truly his wife...
Book 3 of the "Free Fellows League" Series, which includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON)
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About the Author
She’s won a Waldenbooks Award, a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, several Romantic Times awards, been nominated for an RWA Rita Award and has been published in nine languages.
She currently lives in Georgia with her husband, her two beloved Quarter Horses, and a miniature schnauzer named after literary icon Harper Lee.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I RARELY GIVE A BOOK A FIVE. THIS ONE WAS WORTH ALL OF THEM. ON A SENSUAL SCALE IT IS AN 8. I WON'T GIVE ANYTHING AWAY EXCEPT TO SAY--YOU KNOW MIRANDA FROM THE VERY FIRST BOOK AND CAN FEEL SORRY FOR HER IN THIS THE LAST IN THE SERIES--UNTIL THE END OF COURSE. DANIEL-WHO COMES ACROSS AS NOT A NICE DUKE IN THE FIRST BOOK-REDEEMS HIMSELF NICELY IN THIS ONE.AND AS FOR DANIEL'S DOWAGER MOTHER-WELL-MS. LEE COULD HAVE HAD HER EATEN BY A RABID RACOON AND I WOULDN'T HAVE FELT SORRY FOR HER.
I loved the characters, Daniel and Miranda. I have enjoyed the series and hope Hagen Lee continues it, although if I am counting correctly, there in only one more unmarried Free Fellow left. Please recruit more!
In 1813, though he hates sailing Daniel is at sea near the French side of the Channel working as an undercover smuggler when shots are fired. Daniel is hit; on English soil he is sewed up, given whiskey to hide the pain and travels by coach to attend his mother¿s annual ball. Daniel¿s aide delivers the information they gathered to his partners the Free Fellows League. At the gala, his wound opens up. He dances a waltz with Miranda, who is extremely tall and strong so is able to help him make it to the coach. To protect her from scandal, the intoxicated Daniel convinces Miranda, who loves him, to marry him. They do via his connections before she takes him to property she owns.--- Miranda tends Daniel¿s wounds but when he recovers he forgot their marriage. They make love before he leaves to meet with his League friends. Miranda is heartbroken, but refuses to mention their marriage. She leaves him with the papers so that he can choose to acknowledge their nuptials or not. Daniel who fears his love for Miranda ponders how brave his beloved giantess is while wondering who in the Home Office betrayed him on his last mission.--- Miranda is an intriguing courageous heroine who freshens up the latest Free Fellows League Regency romance as women, not just Miranda, once again prove more than capable doers. The story line is exciting and is character driven, a trademark of this series (see BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, and HARDLY A HUSBAND). Fans of the series and the sub-genre will appreciate the love story between the magnificent Miranda and the daring (except for his feelings for her) Daniel. --- Harriet Klausner