An Heir of Deception

· The Elusive Lords Book 3 · Beverley Kendall
87 reviews

About this ebook

"What drives this surprisingly deep novel are its revelations and their aftermath... Highly recommended for historical romance fans." ~ Library Journal, starred review


A man devastated by love

After three years of carousing and debauchery, Alex Cartwright, heir to the Duke of Hastings, has put his life back in order. Having embraced sobriety for two years, he has no intention of revisiting the past or risking his heart again. But the return of the very woman who introduced him to the darkest side of hell brings not only the painful, haunting memories of bittersweet love and abandonment, but the son he never knew he had...

A woman silenced by secrets

Threatened by the revelation of a secret that could destroy her family’s place in society and forever tarnish a dukedom, Charlotte fled England on her wedding day five years ago. Now, although it appears that secret is safe, when Alex discovers her other secret—their son—Charlotte has an altogether different battle ahead. She must now fight one love to hold onto the other—the man whose touch still makes her burn, for the child who is her very world.

Other books in The Elusive Lords series:

Sinful Surrender - Missy & James
A Taste of Desire - Amelia & Thomas
All's Fair in Love & Seduction (free novella) - Elizabeth & Derek

Connecting series: The Temptresses

Twice the Temptation - Catherine & Lucas
87 reviews
June 8, 2016
You could not help but loving this book , every time I turned the page there was a new surprise or a new feeling, no less than five stars for this love story!!!
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Angel Douglas
February 21, 2017
Not one of my favorites Charlotte irritated me no way should 5 years had passed. Also I've read the other books before this one and I hated the change in Alex. Yeah heartbreak changes you but missed his lightheartedness.
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Juanita Atwood
September 27, 2017
The anguish of an ill-fated decision and the uncertainty of whether love will prevail through possible scandal! Is love strong enough?
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About the author

Beverley discovered her love of books while growing up in, the then, small city of Barrie, Ontario Canada. With her love of books and romance, she always wished that everyone would find their happily ever after. She currently writes sexy historical, new adult and contemporary romances.

As the mother of one too bright and mischievous young boy, she pulls full-time duty on all fronts. When she's not writing full-time, running The Season review website or mothering, she's probably reading or sleeping and dreaming of a time when she'll have time for her favorite hobbies: knitting, crocheting and sewing.

Beverley has lived on two continents, in three countries, two provinces, and four states. She stopped her nomadic existence and settled in the southeast. All things artistic feed her creative passion, but none more than writing. Readers can visit her at:

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