|The third in this trilogy can be read as a stand-alone or as part of the series. Lance recently became a duke upon his brother’s death, and that unresolved death, which may have been murder, hangs over him. So when the local magistrate offers up his daughter in marriage in exchange for Lance’s acquittal, he is sorely tempted. Little does he know what Marianne will bring to such a marriage…
I enjoyed this one greatly, and the mystery of Percy’s death is as intriguing as the possibility of romance. Recommended, for 18 and up.