They married in haste. Would she repent at leisure?
A dark stranger....
Finding herself abandoned after the death of her father, Leandra Harcourt takes the greatest risk of her life. She accepts the marriage proposal of a complete stranger, the Duke of Derringer—a man the world calls Lord Heartless.
A heartless proposal....
A desperate girl with no prospects seems the perfect solution to Derringer's most recent problem: marry before his 30th birthday to gain his rightful inheritance, though marriage is the last thing he needs. The need to find his missing cousin takes priority over any silly marriage and he quickly abandons his new bride in the wreck of his family estate.
A perfect love....
Two people were never more suited for each other than the duke and his wife, but will they discover it before it's too late? With an assassin dogging his heels and a suitor wooing his wife, love will not have the luxury of time.
Comments about the new edition:
“Leandra and Derringer have a fun relationship that grows and develops as they get to know each other and their respective pasts."
~Clean Romance Reviews
“The richness and emotion of these characters will grab you by the heart and the story will not let you go!"
“I loved Heartless the first time around but I have to say the changes that Ms. Grant made me LOVE the story so much more!"
~Tifferz Book Review
“It was even better than most regencies I have read because it involved mystery, danger and secrets! ... I am a new reader of author Jaimey Grant and now a new fan!"
~Books Are Sanity!!!
Finding herself abandoned after the death of her father, Leandra Harcourt takes a chance on a dark stranger at a small inn. Married, she learns about her husband during his extended absences, discovering more truth and mystery than she ever could have dreamed.
The Duke of Derringer is feared and reviled wherever he goes; he is a man not to be crossed. Finding himself suddenly in need of a wife only interferes with the plans he has already set in motion. Vowing to marry the first woman he meets, he stumbles upon Leandra Harcourt, desperate and alone.
With only sporadic visits home, Derringer finds his wife intriguing, baffling, and oddly desirable. In her prosaic attitude and calm demeanor, he discovers a peacefulness that he's never known in his life and knows he will never find again. While facing a nameless assassin, his search for his missing cousin intensifies. Little does he realize that in reaching his goal, his enemies may reach theirs, endangering his new bride as well.
What a few readers have said about the first edition:
“Ms Grant wrote characters that came to life on the page and made me care about them."
~Sharon Cathcart, Amazon Vine Reviewer and author of In the Eye of the Beholder
“I am becoming quite a fan of Jaimey Grant! Her books are traditional historical romance with meat."
~Tammy, reader in the USA
“The characters were very well developed and I became attached to them as well as caught up in their emotional struggles from start of the story."
~Tifferz Book Review
“Along with this romance, Ms. Grant mixes in some family histories that need unraveling and a mystery that needs solving. An engaging read!"
~Bernadette Simpson, author and reader in Egypt
“A brilliantly written historical romance with a mixture of suspense an intrigue that are sure to meet anyones expectations when it comes to a must read novel."
~Pamela, reader in Alabama, USA
“Ms. Grant actively captured my attention with this story and held it to the end. I simply adored it!!!"
~Rachel Rager, author of By Love or By Sea
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England 1820. The Duke of Derringer must marry within one week. Disgusted with his father for such a stupid codicil, he vows to marry the first woman he meets. That woman is Leandra Harcourt, illegitimate daughter of the late Earl of Harwood. Derringer marries her, refusing to admit he's helping her more than himself. Meanwhile, some disobliging soul wants him dead.