Author: Tiffany Dominguez
Genres: Other Speculative
Date: September 23, 2017
Raised by a merciless father who believes that all children should be contributing members of society, Lady Veronica Richmond never measured up. Tortured and beaten down in her endless, cruel etiquette and academic lessons, she refused to cave. Instead, she created for herself a secret alter-ego—a gentleman who rescues those very children her father believes to be worthless from a life of child slavery.
Tired of her failures in the classroom and in life, her father gives her a choice—either marry a rich, foreign prince to prove she can do something for the Richmond name or he’ll withdraw funding from the children’s shelter. Veronica must agree or lose the orphans who’ve filled her heart and life with a purpose. In the meantime, the steamtech baron she steals the children from—Lord Grillett—discovers Veronica’s true identity and threatens her if she doesn’t give herself up to him and return the orphans.
Wooed by the prince she’s supposed to marry, threatened by her father and Lord Grillett, and finding herself falling for the prince’s bodyguard, Veronica learns she cannot save everything—including her own heart—without first losing it all.
Rating: Moderate. Mild kissing; moderate violence or horror.