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“The Duke’s Reluctant Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Amber” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!
England & Scotland, 1668: Lady Kendra Chase's brothers insist it's high time she wed. But although they've presented her with an abundance of suitable young men, no one has caught her fancy—until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When the two of them are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers demand they marry, Kendra is aghast. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?
Scottish-born Patrick “Trick” Caldwell is the new Duke of Amberley—and also the so-called Black Highwayman. But he’s about to learn that leading a double life isn’t nearly as complicated as marriage. When he’s compelled to wed beautiful, headstrong Kendra, he finds himself caught between his perilous secret mission and his watchful new bride. Can Trick untangle the web of half-truths and heartache before he loses his one chance at love?
PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Amber” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Amber.”
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!
Series: The Chase Brides, Book 4
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 102,500 words (about 410 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!
"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author
“Filled with likable characters, particularly Kendra, who takes the refreshing step of talking to her husband about his confusing behavior rather than generating conflict by jumping to conclusions.”
—Publishers Weekly (Forecasted review)
“Captures the true essence of Scotland…romance with enough adventure to keep the reader turning the pages.”
While THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:
The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON’S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)
Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer at the age of eight, after winning a “Why My Mother is the Greatest” essay contest. Now she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance novels. Lauren lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat. She still thinks her mother is the greatest.
DEVON ROYAL is the daughter of romance novelist Lauren Royal. After attending film school, she wrote an award-winning TV comedy pilot and spent several years working in digital video production before turning her focus to fiction writing. Devon lives in Southern California with her husband. She also thinks her mother is the greatest.