Miss Celia Fitzgilbert’s grandfather has decreed she must marry a man with a title or he’ll never reveal her mysterious father’s identity. But her engagement to an Earl was already broken, leaving her steeped in scandal. She has all but given up until the reclusive Duke of Clairemont returns to Society and sweeps her off her feet, a potential solution to all her problems.
But things are not so simple for the duke. Aiden is not comfortable with his position in Society, perhaps because he is a fraud. In truth, Clairemont died months ago and the man playing him is a spy, bent on uncovering a dangerous secret. A flirtation with Celia, meant to help him fit in, quickly turns very real. But can Celia recover when the lies come out? Ad can Aiden keep them both alive long enough to even consider a future?
Length: Full-length novel
Sensuality level: Hot and steamy
This book can be read as a stand-alone novel, but is part of a series (Seasons).
- Original Title:A Spring Deception (Seasons #2)
- Author:Jess Michaels
- Rating:8.3 / 10
- Publisher:Published September 6th 2016 by The Passionate Pen
John Dane pulled his horse up in the circular drive and looked up and up and up at the castle before him. The stone fortress was an ostentatious display of a man’s power if he’d ever seen one, and he had seen many in his thirty-two years.
Of course, power hadn’t helped this particular man much. In fact, quite the opposite.
As he swung down from his mount a young man rushed through the imposing front doors and down the steps to greet him. “Good evening, Mr. Dane,” he said.
He sent the man a sharp look. “What have I told you, Corbett? There’s no mister. Hell, there’s hardly a Dane.”
“Of course, sir, I-I’m sorry,” Corbett stammered, motioning up the stairs to the entryway. “Lord Stalwood is waiting for you.”