Chloe Somerton, daughter of an infamous art forger, has known what it means to be poor. As a girl, desperate to aid her sisters, she'd picked a pocket…or two. Now her circumstances have changed and Chloe has the chance to marry a young, wealthy lord. Only his mentor—a dark, dangerous duke—stands in her way. He knows about her past and she'll do anything to keep him from spilling her secrets. The very moment Michael Keswick, Duke of Cameron, sees Chloe Somerton, he recognizes her as a fraud. The stunning beauty with sapphire eyes and golden hair now appears to be a proper lady, but he knows better. What begins as a battle of wills escalates into a much larger threat—a fierce attraction. With Chloe, Michale could find peace from the memories of war. But he'll never take a wife…and she won't settle for anything less.
This was my first time (that I can remember) reading this author so I didn’t go in with any expectations. IMO, the characters reminded me of Lizzy and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, which didn’t bother me at all. The plot was pretty straight-forward, but what makes this book is the depth of the characters. I like it when the author is able to successfully place things like PTSD in historical romances as they are usually only touched on in Contemporaries. I recommend.
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