Captain Ethan Santoro, youngest son of Valleria’s king and doctor in the Navy, has kept a lot of secrets. There was the time he officiated his brother’s elopement—his mother still hasn’t forgiven him for that—and all the many secrets he’s kept for his royal siblings. Keeping secrets, however, has its price.
He just didn’t think that price would be blood, namely his. All to protect the one woman he should stay away from, Anda Salamanca. The only woman who knows his secret, which, if revealed, could divide his royal family. But he’s not the only one with a secret…he knows hers, too, and he’ll risk death to keep it.
She might never survive the royal spotlight if they got together again (neither will he at this rate). She might never survive his family (especially if they learn the truth). She might never fall in love with him again either…Or will she?
If they can both survive the onslaught, they might just have a chance, as long as no one gets caught in the crossfire. This time, they’re not only fighting for their lives, but for each other.
It’s safe to say this isn’t your typical prince and a movie star romance.
No, nothing about them is typical at all. Yet, as he’ll soon discover, she’s worth the threat of death and of danger. Because she’s worth everything.
This novel features a second chance romance between an actress and a prince (set in past flashbacks and the present), a royal family that loves one another (even while they annoy each other), and a look behind fictional palace walls.
This is a standalone novel in the series with no cliffhanger, and features sexy scenes and swearing. Emotional trigger warning: potential assault.
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Meet the Royals of Valleria, a country as old as the fall of the Roman Empire. The reigning king and patriarch rules with his beloved queen. Nine children, now grown, ranging from the eldest twins to the youngest son, watch over the country they love and care for. Bound by honour, duty, and loyalty, follow their lives as they fall in love, face tragedies, and triumph against the evils facing them.
Want more Royals?
Book 1: Alexander & Rebecca
Book 2: Marcello & Grace
Book 3: Arianna & Finn
Book 4: Charlotte & Nate
Book 5: A Royal Holiday (novella)
Book 6: Catharine & Edward
Book 7: Royally Ever After
Book 8: Lorenzo & Lily
Book 9: Sarah & Vittorio
Book 10: Permanently Princess (novella)
Book 11: Ethan & Anda
Box Set: Books 1-3
Box Set: Books 4-6
Box Set: Books 7-9
MARIANNE KNIGHTLY is the pen name for the author of over twenty novels and novellas of contemporary romance and romantic suspense, and is most well known for her Royals of Valleria series set in her fictional country of Valleria. Marianne lives in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
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