A Duke in Time

Janna MacGregor. St. Martin’s, $8.99 mass market (400p) ISBN 978-1-250-76159-0
MacGregor (Wild, Wild Rake) packs this saucy Regency-era romp, the first in the Widow Rules series, with scandalous secrets and sordid affairs that threaten the welfare of a successful businesswoman. Boutique owner Katherine “Kat” Greer married her husband, Meriwether Varek, never suspecting that she was but one of Meriwether’s three wives. His polygamy only comes to light after his death, when the three widows meet at the reading of his will. Christian Varek, the Duke of Randford, has never been close to his family, but he feels it’s his duty to help the women who have been duped by his younger half brother. He teams up with Kat, the savviest of the trio, to protect their reputations, and is soon seduced by Kat’s intelligence and humor, while she is drawn to his playful side. Meanwhile, Meriwether’s widows find comfort in each other and band together to form a family of their own. But when Kat’s toughest business competitor uncovers a secret from her past, he blackmails her into choosing between her business—upon which her employees’ livelihoods depend—and her relationship with Christian. Throughout all the drama, the slow-burning love between Christian and Kat is the eye of the storm, and their convincing connection will melt readers’ hearts. With powerful themes of acceptance, forgiveness, and second chances, this impassioned series launch promises more good things to come. (June)
Reviewed on : 03/01/2021
Release date: 06/29/2021
Genre: Romance/Erotica
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