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Tristan and Alexandra's story — first in the Regency Chase Brides series!

England, 1815

Alexandra Chase has always liked being the perfect daughter, thank you very much. Why would she bother chafing against society’s restrictions when instead she could be basking in the warm glow of its approval? But when her brother’s best friend—and secret obsession—‐returns from a long spell abroad, she begins losing interest in the suitable young lord she’s expected to marry. Suddenly, family duty and a flawless reputation seem less important than the chance, however slight, that her girlhood crush might notice her now that she’s all grown up…

Tristan Nesbitt has done some growing up himself over the last few years, what with moving across oceans, inheriting a title, and facing a devastating scandal. But through it all, he’s never forgotten the Chases, the closest thing he had to a family back in his school days. When his old friend Griffin Chase requests a favor, he’s happy to oblige, as long as he can maintain enough distance from the family that his infamous past won’t tarnish their good name. Unfortunately, one Chase seems intent on getting much closer to him than she should…

Series Info: Regency Chase Brides

Playing matchmaking mama to three Regency ladies isn’t easy—especially if you’re not even a mama, but a clueless older brother thrust into unexpected responsibility. Alexandra is the dependable one, Juliana the schemer, and Corinna the artistic rebel. But Griffin Chase’s three younger sisters all prove equally maddening as he attempts to help them find love…while perhaps managing to secure a lady’s affections for himself…


Book Info

  • A full-length novel (equal to about 400 printed book pages)
  • PG-rated content: Kisses only, no love scenes! If you prefer steamy books, Lost in Temptation is a steamy version of this book.
  • See the Ram Pump featured in this book here.

Awards (for the original edition)

  • Top Ten Bestseller on Kindle, iBooks, and Nook
  • Finalist for the Holt Medallion!
  • Finalist for the Golden Quill Award!
  • Finalist for the Book Buyers Best Contest!
  • Finalist for the Award of Excellence!
  • Finalist for the Beacon Contest!

Quotes from Reviewers

…an amazing love story…as delicious as the recipes for sweets…a deeply satisfying and original read. —Marilyn Rondeau, Historical Romance Writers

the beguiling start to a new trilogy featuring the Chase sisters. —John Charles, Booklist

A wonderful Regency romance. —Harriet Klausner, The Best Reviews (Harriet rated it 10 out of 10 stars!)

This deliciously humorous, tender, touching romance, with a dash of recipes from the era that you can try, is a delight for the heart, soul and stomach. Royal takes history out of the doldrums and gives the era brightness and color that draws readers straight into the story. —Kathe Robin, Romantic Times BOOKclub Magazine

…charming characters, heartwarming romance, and [a] winning story —Sandra Brill, Romance Reviews Today

…an adventurous romp through love featuring a feisty heroine and a protective and ingenius hero. Together, they prove to be a winning duo that will quickly endear themselves to readers' hearts and minds…readers are in for an afternoon of delight. —Sarah, ARomanceReview.com

…a delightful and delicious tale…a read that will capture you from the first page with its mouth-watering recipes, ideal setting and wonderfully written and charming characters. —Laurel, TheMysticCastle.com

…a delightfully captivating tale. Rich period details, interesting characters…and a story that will not disappoint. —Nadine St. Dennis, Romance Junkies

...fascinating period details, delightfully conventional and unconventional characters, and a mystery that must be resolved. Run, don't walk, to get your copy today! —Shaiha, LoveRomances.com

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