The Perfect Duchess by Erica Taylor
This is a captivating, romantic and suspenseful story. Andrew is hard and cold on the outside, but to those who love him, he is kind and caring. He's forgotten how to relax and have fun. Clara is sweet, spunky and alone. She has been in love with Andrew since she was 10, but he chose her twin sister to marry. But the sister disappeared, leaving rumors that Clara had something to do with it. Years later Andrew and Clara dance at his birthday ball, and after that he can't stop thinking about her. When he goes to call on her, he finds her unconscious on the floor with her brother standing over her. He quickly whisks her home and tells his family that they are getting married. But she doesn't want to marry a man who doesn't love her, and was engaged to her sister. While Andrew tries to convince her of his love, she tries to believe him. And during this time he must protect her from the person who is trying to kill her. It has a great storyline and interesting characters, and should be added to your TBR list.
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