An ex-soldier is charged with bringing an earl’s daughter home from the shabby orphanage she's running but finds himself drawn to the woman and the children—and is tempted for the first time ever to ignore his mission.
A former soldier in the Napoleonic War, Maj. Neil Wraxall is the illegitimate yet claimed son of the Marquess of Kensington. When Neil’s father asks him to bring the daughter of the Earl St. Maur home from the orphanage she’s taken over, he expects to simply drag her out of the building. However, when he arrives to find the place in chaos and Lady Juliana threatened by a local crime lord, he realizes she won’t think of abandoning the dozen boys in her charge. Rolling up his sleeves literally and metaphorically, he sets out to put the place in order so she’ll be willing to leave, but the more he spends time there, the more he understands she never intends to leave—and maybe he doesn’t want to, either. Getting his wartime brothers in arms to help him ease the physical threat in the neighborhood does nothing to shield him from the emotional risk Lady Juliana represents, since as a bastard son and a psychologically wounded warrior, he's not the man for her. On the other hand, she is the most determined woman he’s ever met, and if she decides to convince him to stay, he might reconsider. Galen (Third Son’s a Charm, 2017, etc) continues her Survivors series with another compelling title that combines complicated emotional issues with humor, suspense, and blazing sexual tension while highlighting the power of empathy, conviction, and honor.
Bright, funny, poignant, and entertaining—everything historical romance fans could ask for.