The Earl of Dentin excels in his position as Securer of the Realm. But the king’s order to pluck an orphaned child from a loving home unsettles Dentin. When a dark-eyed woman challenges his honor regarding the mission, Dentin finds himself unable to justify his actions or get her out of his mind. Something about her lack of fear intrigues him.
Lady Elsa Reeve attempts to avoid the marriage of convenience her brother and mother demand of her. She understands the need to pay off her brother's massive debt. She only wants her family to consider her wishes in the process.
As Elsa becomes further entangled in a snare of her brother’s creating, only one man defends her. But can she trust Dentin, her unlikely champion, and his motives? With a murderer on the loose, Elsa’s fate in jeopardy, and a traitor plotting against the king, Dentin finds his priorities shifting in an unexpected direction.
While this is a book two, it can be read without confusion if you haven't read the first one (Duty) yet. That being said, I would recommend reading the first one first because 1- It's an awesome read. Delightfully unexpected and 2- I think you get to know Dentin better if you read about him in the first one. He isn't a major character, but the author gives you enough to let you know his skills and a little of his background.
I didn't know anything about this series coming into it, and after I finished the first one I greedily sped through this one. I can't tell you which one I liked more, but I can say that I will be re-reading them again in the near near future. I am also going to read other books from this author .
I liked the Medieval genre. Most Medieval books I've read are fantasy, and while I enjoy those, this has a regency flair...if that makes any sense at all. This is a clean romance that I would highly recommend.
Author: Rachel Rossano
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: February 2015
Source: I received an eCopy in exchange for a review.