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Winner! 2016 Maggie Award

Historical Romance


Battlefields and bar rooms hold much more interest for Edward Westover, Duke of Strathmore, than some little girl’s dolls and lace.  But when he takes control of his enemy’s estate, everything that man held dear—including his daughter—now belongs to Edward.  Arrange for a governess, a dowry, give a few reassurances and be off on his way—that’s Edward’s plan.  But he’s in for the shock of his life.  For his new ward is a beautiful, impetuous, and utterly irresistible woman…



Kate Benton is stunned.  Who is this arrogant, infuriating man who’s invited himself into her home and taken over her life?  Her vow:  to do everything in her power to convince him to leave her—and Brambly House—alone.  But as chilly days melt into sultry nights, Kate sees glimpses of kindness underneath Edward’s cool façade…and a passionate nature that takes her breath away.  There’s so much she doesn’t know about this man.  But does she dare trust this devilish duke with her heart?


"4 & 1/2 Stars! HOT! Harrington’s latest pits strong-willed character’s against one another, and as the sparks ignite, passion is sure to follow. There is a depth of emotion that will leave the readers breathless. The pages fly, and though it may seem the ending comes too soon, everyone is sure to be satisfied.” 

 ~  RT Book Review

"A touching and tempestuous romance, with all the ingredients Regency fans adore."


~ Gaelen Foley

NY Times & USA Today

Bestselling author

"Harrington's emotionally gripping Regency-era debut, which launches the Secret Life of Scoundrels series, is ripe with drama and sizzling romance...The complex relationship between Edward and Katherine is intense and skillfully written, complete with plenty of romance angst that propels the novel swiftly forward. This new author is definitely one to watch." 


~  Publishers Weekly       

 (Starred Review)


As steamy as it is sweet as it is luscious. My favorite kind of historical!… A wonderfully stubborn, tender-hearted, passionate pair. Loved every page!


~ Grace Burrowes

NY Times Best Selling Author


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