Peace is tenuous in the small kingdom of Oldenburg, and the looming threat of invasion from Napoleon weighs heavily on the royal family. Their country’s best chance for safety lies in strengthening their alliance with the English. So it is that Prince Hayes Wilhelm finds himself returning to England, where he hopes a prominent duke can help him protect his country.
Lady Elsie longs to make a difference in the world, but spying was not quite what she had in mind. So when her father, the Duke of Shelby, approaches her about keeping a close eye on the visiting crown prince of Oldenburg, she reluctantly agrees. But the outspoken young woman did not anticipate finding in Hayes a man who shares—and respects—her progressive ideas. Their mutual attraction is undeniable, but Elsie cannot forget her charge to spy on the man who is quickly stealing her heart. With the threat of war looming ever closer, Elsie and Hayes must consider carefully whom to trust—before their secrets tear them apart.
Hello, Prince Hayes, future king.
It's a pleasure to meet you. I met your brother in the last book and got a glimpse of your other brothers as well. There sure are a lot of you! I'm pretty sure that everyone that meets you loves you. You have a winning personality and I love your fierce loyalty to your country and people. Your desire to learn from others is impressive. Others may doubt you and your intentions, but I never did. Not once.
I especially loved how you stood up for Elise. You listened to her and you made her feel seen and heard. Respected. That makes you the best kind of man. Elise is something else, isn't she? A rare kind of woman in these days but thank goodness for that! Bucking social norms and forward thinking can only lead women to better places. Thank you for supporting her in this.
I am pleased to know you and I look forward to getting to know your brothers just as well. Have fun with your sheep! I hope they help the people in your country!
Your loyal and humble fan. I mean, servant.
Content: mild peril, kissing
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
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