Originally published in the All I Want for Christmas is Duke anthology.
Lady Jane left the ton behind to enjoy life on the stage. Receiving letters from Mr. X, she thinks she has found her soulmate. When Mr X reveals himself, they are soon married. But weeks into the marriage, Jane finds out the truth... the man she married is not her Mr. X. Tragedy strikes that same night when Jane is made a widow. After her disastrous marriage, she find herself living a simple life away from the public.
Martin Nicholas Pierce, the Duke of Somerset, has been in love with Jane for years. He is the true Mr. X. When they have a chance encounter, Martin decides to do whatever he must to win Jane's heart.
What will Jane do when she learns the true identity of her Mr. X?
This was an enjoyable, quick read. The attraction between Jane and Martin practically jumped off the page. The story line was a nice change in pace. Martin falls in love with Jane when he was just 17. Much too young for a woman of 22. But when they meet again , the age difference doesn't matter. It also gave Martin the time that he needed to grow into the man that he was out from under his father's thumb.
A must read on a cold, winter night!
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