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Jason and Caithren's story…
second in the Chase Family Series!

England and Scotland, 1667

Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood, is out to bring a blackguard to justice when he crosses paths with a woeful Scottish lad. When the lad turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass, he realizes she must be the notorious bounty hunter Emerald MacCallum. Convinced they're after the same man and her very life may be in danger, Jason decides he must keep Emerald close…

In Caithren Leslie's view, there couldn't be enough distance between her and the handsome but overbearing Englishman. She's searching for her wayward brother, but Jason won't let a little thing like the truth interfere with his absurd conviction that she's living under an assumed identity. Mindful of the dangerous traveling conditions, Cait grudgingly accepts his protection. Until, that is, she begins to suspect that mistrust isn't the only emotion between them…and their mission for justice just might turn out to be a quest for love...

Series Info: Chase Family Series

The Marquess of Cainewood and his siblings are eminent members of King Charles II’s merry English court. But Jason, Colin, Kendra, and Ford are also family—which means they’re loud, argumentative, and always meddling in each other’s lives. As the four Chases find their paths toward true love, they help and hinder one another through bouts of passion and despair on their way to happily ever after…

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Book Info

  • A full-length novel of 118,200 words (about 475 printed book pages)
  • R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! If you prefer sweet books, The Marquess's Scottish Bride is a sweet version of this book.
  • Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet Books)


  • Top Ten Bestseller on Kindle, iBooks, and Nook
  • Nominated for Colorado RWA's Award of Excellence!
  • Finalist for Booksellers' Best Award!

Quotes from Reviewers

Emerald, the second Chase historical romance, is a passionate tale that brings late seventeenth century England vividly alive. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action from the very first page to the climax. The lead couple is an engaging duo who glitters when together. —Harriet Klausner, Painted Rock Reviews

Following Amethyst in the Chase family series, Emerald is a lively, fast-paced romance that holds your attention. The well-drawn backdrop adds depth to the characterization and enhances the plotline. Lauren Royal will certainly garner more readers with this glittering gem of a novel. —Kathe Robin, Romantic Times Magazine (4-star review!)

Emerald is brimming with action, adventure, love, and characters who at times will make you laugh. Jason and Caithren are a dynamic couple who are brought to life three-dimensionally…Ms. Royal brings Restoration England to life right before the reader's eyes…there are many twists and surprises sprinkled throughout the story…Emerald is fast-paced and well-written…an exciting, adventurous tale that will keep you up past your bedtime and stands very well on its own. I highly recommend Emerald! —Carol Durfee, Romance Reviews Today

Add excitement, suspense, and a shocking revelation to a completely satisfying conclusion and you have not just a delightful read, but a winning keeper in Emerald, the second in the Chase Family Series by Lauren Royal, an author on her way to becoming a favorite of historical romance readers. —Carol Carter, Under The Covers

…a wonderful and warm romance with a delightful plot. The main characters are beautifully defined and the tale is full of captivating historical flavor. Peppered with many twists and turns, the story is one that will enthrall fans. For those who enjoy fast-paced and exciting historical adventures, Emerald is definitely one not to be missed! —Elena Channing, Heart Rate Reviews

…Anyone who enjoys a good historical romance would find this a treasure. —Amanda Killgore, MyShelf.com

This story is filled with twists and turns that will leave you wondering what will happen next. Lauren Royal has brought us another wonderful story of the Chase family, giving excitement and vivid detail to 1667 England. —Emerald, Love Romances.com

A passionate tale that brings late seventeenth-century England vividly alive…fast-paced and filled with action from the very first page to the climax.Midwest Book Review

With strong characters and an action-filled plot, Emerald is a royal flush.Affaire de Coeur

An entertaining read. When the two [protagonists] come together, they make for a fun-loving, sensual couple.The Romance Reader

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