Lady Catherine's Secret
Book 2, Secrets and Seduction
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Winner of the Where the Magic Begins contest for Best Historical Romance
London, 1853 – Lady Catherine and Alexander Gray share a passion… because Catherine IS Alexander Gray!
Despite Catherine’s love of fencing, she needs to stop pretending to be a boy and fraternizing with men…but not until after she competes in the upcoming fencing tournament! Her mother plans to marry her off by the end of the season, so this will be her last chance to enjoy her freedom. When she impulsively puts her reputation at risk to save the life of a dashing competitor, all seems lost when he sees through her disguise.
Can the Mad Marquess find a bride?
Daniel, Marquess of Huntley, needs to overcome rumors of his father’s madness to be embraced by London society. He’ll marry the most proper woman who will have him, and then raise stable, respectable children. He certainly isn’t interested in some hoyden with a penchant for masquerading as a boy and flaunting society’s rules. In fact, he’d prefer to keep his distance.
It comes down to a question of honor…
When an obsessed suitor discovers Catherine’s secret and threatens blackmail, the only path out of social ruin is marriage. But what kind of protection does matrimony provide when a vengeful suitor is plotting the ultimate revenge?
Note from the author:
My books aren't edgy or stomach-churning. If you're looking for something dark and twisty, go elsewhere. If you're looking for something to take your mind off the world for a while and leave you feeling a bit better about life, then this is the book for you!
+ This is not a cliffhanger. Each book's hero and heroine have their own complete romance and HEA (happily ever after). Characters from the books will reappear throughout the series, but in supplementary roles.
++ The romance scenes in this book are explicit, but not frequent.
Refreshing, Unusual and Romantic
I really like the fact that this isn't one of those "reluctant heroines" forced into a romance with a rake. Yuck. The heroine in this story is strong, and she and the hero are attracted to each other because they have stuff in common. How's that for a change? I found the story suspensful, interesting, romantic, and un-put-downable. I got it on Amz first because I didn't know Apple sold books. Surprise! Anyway, definitely give this one a try. It's worth it.
Loved it...another Great Book by Ms. Jeane
'Lady Catherine's Secret' by Sheridan Jeane is book two in the "Secrets and Seduction" series.
This is the story of Daniel, Marquess of Huntley and Lady Catherine. I do feel this was a standalone book, but I would tell you to read the previous book ' It Takes a Spy' just because it was such a great book.
Lady Catherine has been pretending to be Alexander Gray so that she can practice fencing along with her brother. Catherine and her brother are very close! So close that even when they were suppose to be learning to dance with they were practicing fencing. Without her brother's help she would not have had so much freedom to learn non-girl things.
While at a fencing lesson, she meets Daniel who she is attracted too.
If her fencing abilities and her presenting to be a man comes to light this will ruin her family. Her mother has hopes to marry her well... and her mother does not know of this fencing secret. But now we find some suitor who Catherine does not want is threatening her with this secret.
Daniel is looking for a wife to settle down claims and rumors that his father suffers from madness. To do this Daniel thinks he would have to marry a very popular lady of the town. But Daniel is attracted to Catherine.
There are no cliffhangers in this book but I cannot wait to read the next book since the last two were so good!
"My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
- Category: Historical
- Published: Dec 01, 2014
- Publisher: Flowers and Fullerton
- Seller: Sheridan Jean Edmondson
- Print Length: 398 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Secrets and Seduction