To Tame a Duke - Dukes, Bk 3 Author:Patricia Grasso THEY WERE MORTAL ENEMIES... BUT WHEN HE SOUGHT VENGEANCE, SHE DISARMED HIM, ENTICED HIM, AND MADE HIM WONDER HOW HE COULD EVER SET HIS LOVELY CAPTIVE FREE... — She is Lily Hawthorne -- the only daughter of a Boston tavern owner, a delicate, raven-haired beauty with sapphire eyes and a daring spirit. But as the war of 1812 rages on, few know that ... more »she is also the Gilded Lily, Boston's most notorious spy-catcher... a patriotic young woman who daily risks her life to aid her country's cause.
He is James Armstrong, the 14th Duke of Kinross -- a rakishly handsome British nobleman determined to avenge his older brother's death at the hands of the Americans. He vows he will not rest until he has tracked down the one most responsible. But when James finally corners the Gilded Lily, he receives a huge shock, for his quarry is no rough-hewn soldier but a foolhardy young woman who refused to be cowed. Now, lovely Lily is his prisoner to do with as he wishes. Yet when James sweeps her off to his gilded English estate, captor and captive alike will find themselves battling a blazing temptation... one that could endanger their lives, even as it joins their warring hearts...« less
To Tame A Duke, blends a combination of history and romance. It takes place during the war of 1812. Lord James Armstrong,14th Duke of Kinross is seeking the murder of his older brother. He travels to American to find a spy known as The Gilded Lady, responsible. He excepts to find a man. Instead he finds Lily Hawthorne, daughter of a Boston tavern owner. Although he had planned to seek revenge, by killing said spy, he kidnaps her and her disabled brother to his estate in England, until he can sort out what's to be done. Slowly the two start to fall in love. And that is when love and loyalties are tested. Great secondary characters. Humorous and sensual.