Most debutantes meet their intendeds at polite societal gatherings, not over a duel in Hyde Park.
However, Greyland Kingston is not your typical young lady, and her family is far from conventional.
Alexander Hamilton, Duke of Ravenswood, is about to find out how unique the family is when he becomes unwittingly entangled with the newly arrived Kingston's from New Orleans—one family member in particular. With her spirited personality and innocent aversion to all things proper, Greyland Kingston completely throws him off his well-established game.
The gossip fans start to flutter when Greyland, her two older brothers and distinguished father, make their debut. Who is this family? How do they know The Queen? Why does the patriarch look like the ghost of the long-ago Plantagenet King, Edward the IV?
Trouble ensues in the form of jealous women, ambitious men, and a vengeful Irish clan. Alexander quickly finds that having Greyland for his own will come at a steep price…
And he must risk everything to keep her protected.
The sound of thundering hooves trampling over the earth brought Alex’s mind right back to the present. All three men jerked their heads toward the intrusion. A bay steed burst through the bush carrying a wild-eyed girl. Her beautifully carved slender legs were exposed up to her knees and she was missing one of her slippers.
The horse immediately sensed the wolf and reared straight up. Surprisingly, the bareback rider managed to hug tight to the beast’s neck and stayed on. As the front hooves made contact with the ground—and before the horse could rise in protest again—the girl catapulted off the side and unsuccessfully grabbed for the reins. The mare bolted away.
“Damn!” she said, simply annoyed, as if she had lost a shilling rather than a thoroughbred.
“What on earth!” Perkin’s previous calm appearance all but shattered into a thousand pieces in front of them.READ MORE
“Is that a wolf?” The girl’s sites fixated on Malikite, a glint in her bright eyes, her breathing coming hard, causing her small breasts to rise and fall, threatening to escape a much-too-slack bodice.
Alex stared. Who on earth had helped this poor woman dress? Clearly a dressing-maid with a vengeance. Unless the young lady before them was newly escaped from the asylum. Which might explain the entry.
The girl was completely disheveled. A twig dangled from her raven-black curls. Windblown pink cheeks decorated her milk-white skin and a bead of perspiration highlighted her cupid-bow lips. Her eyes were like the palest green of the sea, and they raged as wild as a developing storm. Never in his wildest dreams had he ever thought a woman could be this...inspiring. Captivating. Alive! She had to be from the asylum, Alex concluded. Someone’s daughter or young bride that had lost her wits and had to be committed.COLLAPSE
Reviewer on Amazon wrote:
I was impressed from the beginning! A question was posed- What really happened to the two young princes of York, who were held prisoner in the tower of London by their ambitious uncle following the death of their father, King Edward of York? And, of course, the book does answer that question, quite splendidly in my opinion, for a debut book!
Under His Protection has all the things I look for in a book. Swoon-worthy men, feisty females, descriptions that put you in the room, an exciting story and just enough romance to liven things up! The main characters are all written with great detail and a vast array of emotions are captured.
I must admit to falling a bit in love with most of the characters, and found myself utterly enchanted with this book.
There was no evidence of any grammatical errors, the time line flowed well and the book moved at a very fast clip. I look forward to reading more from this author!
Reviewer on Amazon wrote:
Wow!! What a great book, it was very fast-pace but well written. I love reading historian books like this, I haven’t read one in a while but I’m glad I got to read this book. The author does a fantastic job with the details of the storyline and the character development. Reading this book made me feel as if I was right alongside the characters. The book starts off intense with a brawl. It was very exciting and It had me gasping. But after that the story unfolds into a great romance. It has some twist and turns, which made the story even more exciting. I love Alex and Greyland, they have to be my new favorite book couple. I don’t want to give any of the storyline away but this book is a must read, and this author is fantastic at what she does. I will definitely be reading more of this author’s book she is very talented. Thank you for writing a wonderful book.
This is my first time reading a historical romance. Wow this book drew me in from the beginning. This a fast pace book. I had all kinds of emotions. Stacey Von Haegert wrote this book so that I felt like I was Greyland Kingston. When Greyland met Alexander Hamilton, Duke of Ravenswood, it was love at first sight. Alexander is handsome, strong and Nobel. Swoon. He's exactly what every woman wants. This book leaves you wanting more. Thank goodness this is the first of a trilogy. I recommend this book to every romance and historical reader.
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