With each adventure of the Renegade Royals, author Vanessa Kelly has created a nearly epic storyline that just keeps getting better and better as it goes. This is the prequel to the series, and introduces us to the darkest and most debonair Renegade Royal of them all: Dominic Hunter. We are also introduced to the lovely Chloe Steele, the delightfully strong willed miss who Dominic has loved for years. I was enthralled by Dominic’s past, having met the secretive spy master in the later books. Chloe is highly intriguing, having known Dominic for years, and having captured the enigmatic man’s attention. This sizzling prequel is a perfect beginning to a lovely series of hot men, beautiful ladies, and the scorching hot love they each desire. It’s perfect for a cold afternoon.
Dominic Hunter has always known what he wanted from life. Even as a street waif, he knew, deep in his heart, that he would always protect those who are near and dear to him. As he grew, he would move among many circles, ultimately becoming a magistrate. Yet he never forgot the beauty he found in the alluring Chloe Steele. Now, as an adult, he is more determined than ever to watch over and protect the lovely Miss Steele. She, however, is more than a little disconcerted over who Dominic has become. Confused by the feelings he inspires in her, Chloe does her best to ignore him, while Dominic is busy unraveling the lies that kept them apart for all those years. Can Dominic finally figure out what has kept them apart for so many years? Can Chloe learn to trust her heart and her feelings for Dominic? Or will they be eternally separated, each torn from the other and leave both hearts tragically broken?
He's the man behind the mission to track down the illegitimate children of England's Royal Princes and help them get their due. But his deepest desire is far more personal. . .
Magnificent and stubborn. Fourteen years apart had not changed Chloe Steele, or Dominic Hunter's love for her. He'd been a street urchin, a boy raised at court, and finally a magistrate, yet he'd never belonged anywhere--except by her side. Now Chloe devoted herself to girls threatened by scandal--like she had been. But she was in danger, and Dominic was determined to help--and hopefully make up for lost time. . .
Even in childhood, Dominic had made Chloe feel safe. Now she also felt thrillingly flustered by the powerful man he'd become, and by the longing he inspired. Because Dominic meant not only to protect her, but to untangle the lies that had separated them. Yet for Chloe, surrendering to temptation may be easier than risking a future that could ruin them both. . .