WHAT THE DUKE DESIRES
Exhilarating, witty, sexy, unforgettable stories peopled with characters who come to life — that’s a romance by Jeffries. The first of the Duke’s Men series offers fans a totally engaging, adventurous love story, dovetailing with the Hellions of Halstead Hall series and delighting readers with a strong plot, steamy desire and an oh-so wonderful ending.
Lisette Bonnaud, the illegitimate daughter of a French actress and an English viscount, works with her private investigator brothers. The Duke of Lyons, Maximilian Cale, believes his kidnapped brother is dead — until Lisette’s brother, Tristan, tells him he’s alive. Even though she hasn’t heard from Tristan in months, Lisette is positive he is telling Max the truth, but she has to find him to prove it. Lisette agrees to go with Max to France, posing as husband and wife. Even as danger mounts, their desire tempts them to believe in a future together — until the real world, the past and the present try to pull them apart. (POCKET, Jun., 384 pp., $7.99)