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The Other Duke
For years, Serafina McPhee has been committed to marrying the Duke of Hartholm, and for almost the same time, she struggles to find a way out of this engagement. When he suddenly dies, she does not cry but moved by the idea that she will be free. Unfortunately, the best plans go awry when the next in line for the title, his cousin Raphael "Rafe" Flynn, is forced to commit. But Serafina knows Rafe's reputation as a libertine and wants nothing to do with him, even though he is devastatingly handsome.
She offers him a deal: she agrees to the marriage and provides Rafe with his heir and a spare. Once you have done your duty, he will let you go. Rafe is intrigued by both his beauty and his total disgust at the idea of being his bride. Women usually fall at their feet, do not fear him. However, since the arranged marriage is not something he can escape from, he agrees to her terms.
But when, on their wedding night, he learns the truth about the torture she suffered at the hands of his predecessor, he is compelled not only to fulfill his bargain with his new wife but to introduce her to desire. As they approach, surrendering to perverse pleasures, dangerous emotions can violate every compromise they have made.
A woman on the verge of taking her religious vows.
A desperate flight from a murderous massacre.
One man comes to her rescue.
Another becomes her nemesis and captor.
And a life and death search
to reunite with her one true love.
In 10th century Naples, Saracens run rampant, annihilating villages, murdering women and children. Death and despair is everywhere. Alone in the world, Sara is a young novice plagued with doubts about taking her final vows to become a nun. When her convent is attacked, she flees for her life straight into the arms of a group of Saracens who leave her to die alone in the woods. An honorable cavaliere named Nicolo comes to her rescue and offers to take her to the safety of Naples. As they journey together, they are irresistibly drawn to each other. Believing Sara to be a nun, the honorable Nicolo is torn between love and duty to respect her vows. Heartbroken, he does what honor demands and sets her free before she can tell him the truth that she is not a nun. In her search to reunite with Nicolo, she encounters Umberto, a dark and dangerous man who will stop at nothing in his obsession to possess her. With her sharp intellect, and her heart, Sara must rely on her own courage and strength to escape her abuser and find the only man she will ever love. A story that burns with intensity, intrigue, and passion from the author of the novel Órfã da Oliveira, great international success and our future release