CLAIMED: SECRET ROYAL SON
CLAIMED: SECRET ROYAL SON (4.5) by Marion Lennox: Boat-builder Lily McLachlan entrusts her infant son, Michales, to her sister, Mia, while she's recuperating from life-saving surgery. When she tries to reclaim him, Lily learns he's been used by Mia and her husband as a pawn in a royal power-play and is now in the custody of his father, Alexandros Mykonis. When Alex learns Michales is his, he proposes -- to solidify the succession and for the good of the kingdom. Lily agrees because she loves him, but will Alex ever return her feelings? Lennox takes an overused premise and makes it her own with a couple of inspired twists. The characters are marvelous too, and there's a real spark between them.