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Publisher's Summary

A new duke and a woman with a secret in her past get a second chance at love in this delightful and charming Regency romance from the New York Times best-selling author of the Windham series.

Robert Rothmere is hiding a past no duke should have endured, but he's not hiding it well enough. Sooner or later, his enemies will learn that he spent years locked away at a private asylum. To get their hands on his wealth, they'll try to send him right back to his worst nightmares. If Robert is to foil their schemes, he needs to marry a perfectly proper, blessedly boring, deadly dull duchess, immediately - and he knows exactly which quietly delightful lady he'd love to entrust with that role.

Lady Constance Wentworth has cultivated a reputation for utter forgettability. She never speaks out of turn (in public), never has a daring thought (that she admits aloud), and never comes close to courting scandal...as far as anybody knows. Her path crossed Robert's years ago, though, and she's never forgotten the extraordinary lengths he traveled to keep her safe when she hadn't a friend in the world. She longs to be his demure duchess...but little does he know that to marry her would be utter madness.

©2020 Grace Burrowes (P)2020 Forever

Critic Reviews

"Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories...Grace Burrowes's romances have them all." (Mary Balogh, New York Times best-selling author)

"Grace Burrowes writes from the heart--with warmth, humor, and a generous dash of sensuality, her stories are unputdownable! If you're not reading Grace Burrowes you're missing the very best in today's Regency Romance!" (Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times best-selling author)

"An unusual pair of smart and worldly but reticent lovers; a modern sensibility about themes of consent, class, and disability; and a surprising and adventurous plot make Burrowes's latest Rogues to Riches Regency satisfyingly relatable nerdy escapism...will warm readers' hearts to the core." (Publishers Weekly, starred review, on When a Duchess Says I Do)

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Loved this book!!

This was a topic that many authors would not have written about but Grace has made it moving and beautiful and heartbreaking and loving and just WOW! I am sure that I will be reading it again because there was such hope and love, and family that I want to visit with them again. I loved it! Thank you Grace, you sure can write wonderful stories that touch my heart!

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Masterpiece Theater needs to snap this up

This makes Poldark or Bridgerton seem dull by comparison. I stayed awake far too long because I had to hear the ending. The absolute nail biting suspense of whether our hero would be found incompetent and stripped of everything due to epilepsy was handled so skillfully without any modern anachronisms sneaking in. So much more satisfying than perfect people!

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Refreshing subject matter for Regency romance

I really loved how this book tackled the subject of epilepsy and guardianships and the stigma associated with insanity. It was really well addressed. I appreciated the romance between the two, and how it had started years ago and quickly rekindled. They were both very empathic characters. The one thread that was left dangling for me was how does the community respond to this local couple who had instigated such negative acts. In the previous book we saw the lady thwarted at the party, but that was far more benign than the husband plotting to control the duke. I'd would have liked more about them - did they end up moving or how did they reform after this.

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Well-written, well-developed characters

Was so excited to read Robert's story. As with all the books in this series I was not disappointed. Robert came to life in this book, He makes a great hero. I love how Grace Burrowes brings the story's hero to the forefront yet allows previous heroes to take a step back....but still be heroic characters. This book is filled with strong characters, lots of romance, tasteful sex and just a little mystery for challenge

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Best in the Series (so far)

I love these characters and am delighted to have them continue in the books. This story is especially interesting because it deals with more controversial issues. As always, there are several situations that the characters are navigating. I had a bit of dread knowing what they were facing and had to remind myself that there was going to be a happy ending.

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Terrible narrator

Don’t waste a credit on this book, it’s terrible 11 hours I will never get back.