Caroline and the Duke by Sabrina Darby is an December 2013 release. I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Caroline, a widow with two sons, is free at last from a terrible marriage. She is determined to keep her freedom. Instead of being tied down in an oppressive marital situation, Caroline is looking for a lover with no emotional ties.
Sutbridge is a duke and much sought after for his title and lands. But, it was always Caroline he wanted. Now after ten years he intends to rectify the mistake he made in his youth and win her back, not only as his lover, but as his wife.
Obviously, Caroline and Sutbridge are not on the same page. Caroline loves her duke but is afraid of marriage and feels too old to produce the heir Sutbridge needs.
It looks as though they are at an impasse when a stunning revelation sends Caroline into a tailspin. Can the duke convince Caroline that he really loves her?
This is a regency period novelette. Although really short it tells a complete story of a second chance at love and you know you love that stuff! I do anyway.
This author is new to me and I am now interested in reading more of her work.
Overall this is a B+