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The Baron's Betrothal (Dangerous Lords #1) by Maggi Andersen. Historical Romance, Release & ARC Review.

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Book One in the exciting Dangerous Lords series from Maggi Andersen. Read for free in Kindle Unlimited! 

London 1816 

Guy Fortescue comes to England to claim his inheritance, Rosecroft Hall, abandoned over thirty years ago when his father fled to France after killing a man in a duel. But England proves to be a dangerous place - someone wants Guy dead. As Guy seeks to discover who lies behind the attacks on his life, he arranges a faux betrothal with Miss Horatia Cavendish. 

Unfortunately, things don’t go according to plan. An aspiring poet, Hetty proves to have a mind of her own but in spite of that, Guy finds her far too alluring. 


Headstrong and lovely, Hetty agrees to the betrothal because it allows her to go to London where she can attend literary societies with her aunt. While her affection for Guy grows deeper, she must not forget the betrothal isn’t real. Guy will choose a bride from the beau monde - it will not be a colonel’s daughter from Digswell. 

But Hetty is soon drawn in to Guy's life, more and more, and not entirely against her will. He is handsome and brave, and the attraction between them is undeniable. Soon, she can no longer resist her desire for him and the fact that someone is out to kill him only feeds her innate protectiveness of the man she is betrothed to. As attempts are made on Guy’s life, Hetty and his sister ,Genevieve, work together to keep him alive, and a love that has been denied finally comes to fruition in the exciting conclusion. 

Publisher's Note: This book was previous released in the UK under the title A Dangerous Deception, but new content has been added and the story edited to produce a quality, new tale. Enjoy! 


Guy Trusedale , Baron Fortescue  has come to England to claim his birthright.  This is not a good time for those with French blood to come to England.  There are spies everywhere.  Someone seems determined to stop Guy from claiming his place.  Is it the relative who has been looking after the estate all this time,  or is someone else out to kill him ???
Miss Horatia ( Hetty)  Cavendish is a clever and independent young lady,  pushing against the rules applied to young ladies of her time.  She loves nothing more than riding her father's huge horse across the countryside.  She never expected to find someone unconscious on the road. 
There is a lot going on behind the scenes that our characters know nothing about.  Our hero's past could come back to haunt him through not fault of his own. 
A very exciting story that takes our characters, and us into a world they know nothing about. Lots of action and very romantic. 
  A stand alone book that might link to others. 
 Just one word to our author,  if she wants our bride to have a happy marriage,  NO (tear)drop pearls for the bride at a wedding.  Very bad luck. 
I loved every page. 


Maggi Andersen wrote her first book for publication after gaining a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing. She lives with her husband, a retired lawyer in an historic country town near Sydney, Australia. She wrote her first adventure story at 8 years old. Her novels are still adventure stories, but also seductive romances. Georgette Heyer and Victoria Holt among others, inspired her Regencies and she also writes contemporary romantic suspense, darker, Victorian mysteries and young adult novels.

Maggi supports the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals) and animals often feature in her books, IFAW and Youth off the Streets.

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