In Heart of the Ruler (2), by Marie Ferrarella, part of the Capturing the Crown series, Lord Russell Southgate, Duke of Carrington, is sent to fetch Princess Amelia for her marriage to the Prince of Silvershire. Amelia seduces a very willing Russell and they fall in love. When the Prince of Silvershire is found dead, Russell becomes the next in line for the crown. But obstacles stand in the way of Amelia and Russell's happily-ever-after, and their love is put to the test. Long-buried secrets are revealed, and the story is left open-ended. This is a slow read with a disappointing ending.
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Kari Thomas