The Duke's By-Blows: Book 4
October 13, 2020
The next steamy historical romance from USA Today Bestseller Jess Michaels. Imogen Huxley was already questioning her decision to seek out a lover at a notorious brothel, but never more so than after she witnesses a murder! She flees for her life and runs right into the arms of Oscar Fitzhugh, a mysterious club owner. She has no choice but to take his offer of protection while he tries to save her life. The passion that comes with that protection is just a bonus.Oscar Fitzhugh was at the brothel investigating the death of his former mistress. He’s one of the infamous by-blows of the Duke of Roseford, but he cut himself off from that life long ago. Now he lives his life, trying desperately to keep everyone around him at arm’s length. But Imogen is too intriguing not to protect and seduce.Danger is at every turn, pleasure in each touch. But as they circle ever closer to a future that could be everything they’ve ever needed, the murderer looking for Imogen is also coming nearer. If he finds them, all will be lost. Heat Level: Very sexy and a little frisky. Length: Full Length NovelThis book is part of the Duke’s By-Blows series but can be read as a stand-alone novel.
Jess Michaels never disappoints! With both an unconventional hero and heroine, who are each broken in their own ways, it was a nice change of pace from the usual "damsel in distress" scenario so often found in historical romances. Imogen and Oscar, instead save each other and in the process find the happily ever after they both deserve. There is, of course, with most Ms. Michaels books, a high level of steamy goodness but it's her insights into the deepest hearts of the characters that inevitably make this story shine.