Grace Callaway's 'The Duke Identity" is one of those books I will re-read. Yes, it's that good. The ferret is so cute in this story.
The Black family name is like the mob to the poor in London. Tessa is a girl who will do anything to help the family including card games and fighting. She's not your typical heroine, but you will love her. She's so different from any other heroine you have read about.
Henry is an undercover detective who is there to find the truth. Mystery and blackmail abound as well as love.
I really loved the no hints are given away. That kept this book moving and it kept me guessing.
Don't miss out on this exciting historical romance. It's the first in a series.
Welcome to the Game of Dukes, a series that draws from Victorian London's finest drawing rooms and its darkest rookeries. Some dukes are peers of the realm, others lords of London's underworld, but all are relentless in their pursuit of justice, power, and passion. These commanding men will meet their match--in the strong, feisty women who capture their hearts.
The Duke Identity
A Quest for Redemption
Shattered by betrayal, former scholar Harry Kent has made a new life for himself as a policeman. Sent on a dangerous covert mission, he must protect a clever and wicked beauty who specializes in disguises and mischief. She stands for everything he scorns--and seduces him with every look of her innocent eyes...
A Desire for Acceptance
A princess of London's criminal underworld, Tessa Todd wants to defend her family against cutthroat enemies. Her powerful grandfather, however, insists upon keeping her under lock and key. When she is assigned a stoic and damnably handsome new bodyguard, she resists his dominant ways--and a passionate war of wills begins...
A Love Unexpected
Thrown together by crisis, Harry and Tessa will test the bounds of desire, loyalty, and trust. On the run from their foes and from their own hearts, they must find salvation in each other--before time runs out.